10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
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Reykjavik — 5 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant (in Svartsengi), Viking World (in Keflavik) and Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik). Spend the 16th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, see Off-Road Tours, admire all the interesting features of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Reykjavik is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, expect Reykjavik to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Vik.
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Vik — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

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Drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Landmannalaugar.
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Landmannalaugar — 1 night

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): go for a walk through Landmannalaugar, then hike along Laugavegur, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjallabak Nature Reserve, and finally explore the activities along Ljótipollur.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.
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Blaskogabyggd — 1 night

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Blesi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Landmannalaugar to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.
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