10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland planner

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Hvolsvollur
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Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hellnar
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly

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Hvolsvollur

— 1 night
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". On the 1st (Fri), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and finally look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hvolsvollur trip maker site.

London, UK to Hvolsvollur is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from London in June, things will get little chillier in Hvolsvollur: highs are around 12°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 2nd (Sat), stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Rutshellir Cave. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Reynisfjall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, get impressive views of Icelandic Lava Show, then appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vik online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Vik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hellnar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Hellnar

— 1 night
On the 4th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, then kick back and relax at Djúpalónssandur beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hellnar tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hellnar takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 5th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), then go for a walk through Viti Crater, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, and finally head outdoors with Hofdi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid online trip planner.

You can drive from Hellnar to Reykjahlid in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Reykjavik

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visit Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Settlement Center and Videy Island. Change things up with a short trip to Glymur in Akranes (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.