10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + bus:  15​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:  10​h 30​min
End: Lisbon


1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Gljufrafoss, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vik trip maker .

Lisbon, Portugal to Vik is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Lisbon, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Vik, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Reynisdrangar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

1
night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkjugolf, admire the sheer force of Stjornarfoss, admire the sheer force of Systrafoss, then contemplate the geological forces at Skaftarstofa, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kirkjubaejarklaustur route planning site .

Drive from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

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

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church, and finally admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hof road trip planner .

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hof in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Diamond Beach, Svartifoss Waterfall
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, then look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, then take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, and then explore the striking landscape at Mud Pots.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid journey builder website .

You can drive from Hof to Reykjahlid in 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hof in September since evenings lows in Reykjahlid dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverarond ©
Hverarond

1
night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 25th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, get interesting insight from Tours, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip planner .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 26th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik holiday planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Perlan ©
Perlan

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