10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + bus:  18​h 15​min
1
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey, then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Vik is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Vik is 8 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in Vik hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

1
night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Minningarkapella ser Jons Steingrimssonar, contemplate the geological forces at Skaftarstofa, take in the dramatic scenery at Systrafoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Stjornarfoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftareldahraun, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kirkjubaejarklaustur online itinerary maker .

Getting from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Hof.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Stjornarfoss ©
Stjornarfoss
Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss

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Hof

Hof ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, explore the activities along Lac Polaire, make a trip to Diamond Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Jokulsarlon Lagoon, and finally explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hof vacation planner .

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hof in 1.5 hours. August in Hof sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Jokulsarlon, Diamond Beach
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 11th (Sun), make a trip to Viti Crater, then identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and finally get a new perspective on nature at The Husavik Whale Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mud Pots, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid journey builder app .

Getting from Hof to Reykjahlid by car takes about 6 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Husavik Whale Museum
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
The Husavik Whale Museum ©
The Husavik Whale Museum

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Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 13th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri driving holiday app .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Laugardalslaug, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja. Keep things going the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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