10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
4
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive
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Skagafjordur
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blue Lagoon as well as The Reykjavik Food Walk. On the 31st (Tue), savor the flavors at The Reykjavik Food Walk. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then test the waters at Blue Lagoon, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik online vacation planner.

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from London in August, expect Reykjavik to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Spas · Museums · Historic Sites

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Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vik driving holiday planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Vik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Hofn

— 1 night
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hofn online tour planner.

Drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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Reykjahlid

— 1 night
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Reykjahlid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hofn in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Reykjahlid, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Skagafjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Skagafjordur

— 1 night
To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Skagafjordur trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Skagafjordur takes 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You'll set off for Reykjavik on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Skagafjordur

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Step out of Reykjavik to go to Thingvellir and see Thingvellir National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Explore Reykjavik further: contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), shop like a local with Laugavegur, see Off-Road Tours, and surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planning website.

Getting from Skagafjordur to Reykjavik by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.

Lake Myvatn travel guide

4.3
Waterfalls · Hot Springs · Geologic Formations
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna. This shallow body of water is well known among birdwatchers for the vast number of birds that visit here, particularly ducks. However, it is perhaps the flocks of midges that leave a more lasting impression on visitors. The dense population of these tiny flies actually gives the lake its name: Myvarn translates into "the lake of midges." Nevertheless, with a healthy dose of bug spray, visitors can still enjoy the wild, weird, and wonderful landscape for which Iceland is famous.