10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland route builder

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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly
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Akureyri
— 3 nights
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Fly to Reykjavik, Bus to Vik
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Bus to Reykjavík, Fly to San Francisco

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Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Iceland and Volcano House. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Thingvallakirkja church) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Perlan, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik road trip app.

San Francisco, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 55°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akureyri

— 3 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Herring Era Museum and Folk Music Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at The House of Shark Jorundur and Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akureyri: Husavik (The Exploration Museum, The Húsavík Whale Museum, &more) and Varmahlid (Lytingsstadir Riding Tours & Glaumbaer Museum). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri trip tool.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Reykjahlid

— 1 night
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn and then take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

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Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in June, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Vik

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 12th (Sat), make a trip to Dyrhólaey, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vik travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Reykjahlid to Vik takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Reykjahlid in June: highs in Vik hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Blaskogabyggd

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.