10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Grundarfjorour
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Bus to Reykjavík, Fly to Husavik
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly

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Grundarfjorour

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with Laki Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church, then admire the sheer force of Kirkjufellsfoss, and finally examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Djúpalónssandur beach, Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, and then explore the striking landscape at Gatklettur.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grundarfjorour trip itinerary planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Grundarfjorour is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 4th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vik sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Grundarfjorour to Vik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and finally explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Vik to Reykjahlid takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Akureyri

— 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 8th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri online road trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Reykjavik

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, get engrossed in the history at Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and then step off the mainland to explore Videy Island. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Dogsledding Iceland, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and finally stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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.