10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Boston
Fly:  9 h
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h
5
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Boston

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, thenboost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, thenget your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, thentake an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Boston, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Boston to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in September, you will find days in Reykjavik are much colder (52°F), and nights are slightly colder (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): play a few rounds at Akureyri Golf Club, thenhit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, thentake an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Akureyri online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Akureyri sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Golf Outdoors Parks
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours
The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 6th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, thenstroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and then admire the striking features of Husavikurkirkja.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavikurkirkja
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

1
night
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park travel app.

Explore your travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 9th (Mon), kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, thenadmire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey, and finally kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach.

Before you visit Vik, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik in 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Geysir, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd road trip site.

Getting from Vik to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Geysir, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

1
night
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". Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get outside with Hekluhestar, thenlook for gifts at UNA Local Product, thenadmire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hvolsvollur trip planner.

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Hvolsvollur are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hella, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Hekluhestar ©
Hekluhestar
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

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