10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Paphos
Fly:  13​h
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Skogar
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Paphos

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

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

Paphos, Cyprus to Reykjavik is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Paphos to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Paphos in September; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 13°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

1
night
Skogar

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by Seljalandsfoss, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Skogar trip planner .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Skogar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Skogar can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Skogar

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Dyrhólaey, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Seljalandsfoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

2
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 27th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Geysir.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Skogar to Blaskogabyggd by combination of bus and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur, Geysir
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, wildlife, parks, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Blaskogabyggd to Akureyri in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. September in Akureyri sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

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