10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Bus
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 day
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd holiday website.

London, UK to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 6-hour flight. In June, Blaskogabyggd is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vik online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Vatnajokull National Park

— 1 night
On the 13th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park travel planner.

Take a bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park in 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Vatnajokull National Park are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks · Nature
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Akureyri

— 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): shop like a local with Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): cast your line with Whale Watching Hauganes and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri day trip site.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Akureyri with the Route module. In June in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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Reykjavik

— 4 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: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 16th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for gifts at Alfagull, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik itinerary planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

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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.