10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
2
Vik
— 2 nights
3
Hofn
— 1 night
4
Akureyri
— 1 night
5
Reykjavik
— 3 nights

2
nights
Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
On the 23rd (Sun), see majestic marine mammals with Laki Tours, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain, and then see the interesting displays at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ingjaldscholskirkja, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, thenHead underground at Cave Vatnshellir, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Djúpalónssandur beach.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Grundarfjorour itinerary planner.

Denver, USA to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Denver to Grundarfjorour, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hellnar, Ingjaldscholskirkja, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Cave Vatnshellir
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Laki Tours ©
Laki Tours
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain

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nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull. On the next day, see True Adventure, thencontemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

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Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Vik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Skogar
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True Adventure ©
True Adventure
Icelandic Lava Show ©
Icelandic Lava Show
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

1
night
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): do sightseeing your way with Glacier Adventure and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Hofn trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Glacier Adventure ©
Glacier Adventure

1
night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): race across the water with a speed boat tour, thenadmire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Akureyri online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hofn to Akureyri by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Akureyri, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bruarfoss Waterfall and Horseback Riding Tours. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gunnuhver Hot Springs will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik travel planner.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Grindavik, Horseback Riding Tours, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park
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Horseback Riding Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Thermal Spas

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