10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 1 night
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly

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Grundarfjorour

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with Laki Tours, kick back and relax at Ytri Tunga Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grundarfjorour itinerary site.

Atlanta, USA to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Akureyri

— 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

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 1st (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, take an in-depth tour of Nordurslod - Into the Arctic, and then get a new perspective on things with Keli Sea Tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Grundarfjorour to Akureyri by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Wildlife · Spas · Nature · Parks
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Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Leirhnjukur, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, then examine the collection at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Skutustaoagigar. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Hverir, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and then get outside with Hofdi.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Hofn

— 1 night
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 4th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take an in-depth tour of The Thorbergur center.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hofn trip maker site.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hofn in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hofn are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): trek along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vik online road trip planner.

Getting from Hofn to Vik by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Vik sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Reykjavik

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Ring Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin, then steep yourself in history at Cemetery Holavallagardur, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Dogsledding Iceland, then get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at The Statue of Leif Eiriksson.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik planner.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

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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.