10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Fly + Drive:  15 h
1
Hvolsvollur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Albuquerque

3
nights
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Venture out of the city with trips to Skogar (Skogafoss & Rutshellir Cave), Vik (Sólheimajökulll, Black Sand Beach, & more) and Laugavegur (in Landmannalaugar). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, steep yourself in history at Keldur, get outside with Gljúfrafoss, and stop by UNA Local Store.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hvolsvollur trip maker site .

Albuquerque, USA to Hvolsvollur is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Albuquerque in May: highs in Hvolsvollur hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vik, Hella, Skogar, Laugavegur
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, then admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd travel route website .

Getting from Hvolsvollur to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Strokkur, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip planner .

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thermal Spas

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