10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 1 day
Drive
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Hella
— 2 nights
Bus to Reykjavík, Fly to Hofn
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Hofn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vopnafjordur
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive
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Rif
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindavik
— 1 night
Fly

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Reykjavik

— 1 day
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Viking Village, Perlan and Hallgrimskirkja. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, and then steep yourself in history at The Viking Village.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Reykjavik is an approximately 5.5-hour travel. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in June, you will find days in Reykjavik are cooler (15°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Hella

— 2 nights
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. You've added Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, Gullfoss Falls, Geysir, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, take in the natural beauty of Geysir, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hella trip planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Hella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Hella sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Hofn.

Things to do in Hella

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hofn

— 2 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Your day by day itinerary now includes Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park as well as Hofn Swimming Pool. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hofn trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hella to Hofn in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Vopnafjordur.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Vopnafjordur

— 1 night
Vopnafjörður is a village and municipality in Northeast Iceland, standing on a peninsula in the middle of a mountainous bay by the same name. On the 17th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at The Elephant Ljosastapi.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Vopnafjordur using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vopnafjordur takes 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Vopnafjordur can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vopnafjordur

Parks · Nature

Reykjahlid

— 1 night
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes North Sailing, Grjotagja Cave, Leirhnjukur, and other attractions you added. On the 18th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take in breathtaking views at Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), and then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through North Sailing. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Viti Crater, then Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Leirhnjukur.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip builder tool.

You can drive from Vopnafjordur to Reykjahlid in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rif.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rif

— 2 nights
You've added Lysuholslaug, Ytri Tunga Beach, Kirkjufell Mountain, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 20th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain, stroll through Ytri Tunga Beach, witness a stunning natural landmark at Lysuholslaug, then kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and finally don't miss a visit to Ingjaldscholskirkja.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Rif trip site.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Rif in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Grindavik.

Things to do in Rif

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindavik

— 1 night
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Krauma as well as Blue Lagoon. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): boost your wellbeing at Krauma, make a trip to Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant, enjoy the sea views from Hopsnes Lighthouse, then explore the ancient world of Selatangar, then take in the views from Bridge Between Continents, and finally explore the striking landscape at Brimketill.

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Traveling by car from Rif to Grindavik takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Grindavik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Grindavik

Parks · Spas · Nature · Historic Sites

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.

Lake Myvatn travel guide

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Waterfalls · Hot Springs · Geologic Formations
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna. This shallow body of water is well known among birdwatchers for the vast number of birds that visit here, particularly ducks. However, it is perhaps the flocks of midges that leave a more lasting impression on visitors. The dense population of these tiny flies actually gives the lake its name: Myvarn translates into "the lake of midges." Nevertheless, with a healthy dose of bug spray, visitors can still enjoy the wild, weird, and wonderful landscape for which Iceland is famous.