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
— 2 nights
Drive
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Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly

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Grundarfjorour

On the 11th (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with Laki Tours, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kirkjufellsfoss, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grundarfjorour online holiday maker.

Athens, Greece to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Grundarfjorour is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

2
nights
Svinafell

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, then take in the local highlights with Local Guide of Vatnajokull, then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon, then kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, and then make a trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Svinafell holiday planning site.

Drive from Grundarfjorour to Svinafell in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
night
Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 15th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then kick your exploration up a notch at Zipline, and finally listen to music at Icelandic Lava Show.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vik planner.

Traveling by car from Svinafell to Vik takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 4°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir (Galgaklettur & Thingvellir National Park). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, make a splash at Sundhollin Public Baths, and admire all the interesting features of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vik in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Reykjavik, with lows of -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Iceland travel guide

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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.