10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+2
tram + foot + Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h
2
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Akureyri
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Geysir
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 27th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Reykjavik Open Air Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Laugardalslaug, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then don't miss a visit to Hveradalir, and then take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik tour planner.

Dallas, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of tram and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. Traveling from Dallas in August, things will get much colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 57°F and lows about 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Hveragerdi
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Perlan ©
Perlan
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Explore hidden gems such as Krafla Lava Fields and The Husavik Whale Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Husavik Whale Museum
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Hverarond ©
Hverarond
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 1st (Sat), take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri trip planning site .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akureyri are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Akureyri

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Industry Museum ©
The Industry Museum

3
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Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 2nd (Sun), take a memorable drive along Golden Circle Route. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Geysir trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Akureyri to Geysir by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Gullfoss, Horseback Riding Tours, Lava Centre
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre

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