10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland vacation planner

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Fly to Reykjavik, Bus to Vik
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Lester B. Pearson International Airport

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Reykjavik

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, then kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Holavallagardur, explore and take pictures at Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

Plan my day in Reykjavik using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect Reykjavik to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Akureyri journey maker tool.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, then take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Reykjahlid takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vik day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Reykjahlid to Vik in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjahlid in June, you will find days in Vik are little chillier (12°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Grundarfjorour

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, then pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church, and finally examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with Laki Tours and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kirkjufellsfoss.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grundarfjorour online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Grundarfjorour takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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.