10 days in Reykjanes Peninsula & Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Reykjanes Peninsula & Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Keflavik
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hveragerdi
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Billings

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Keflavik

Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Keflavik trip planner.

Billings, USA to Keflavik is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 7 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Billings in July: highs in Keflavik hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Reykjavik.

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Reykjavik

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik tour planner.

You can drive from Keflavik to Reykjavik in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nightlife

Grundarfjorour

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with Laki Tours and then take in the awesome beauty at Kirkjufell Mountain.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grundarfjorour tour planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Grundarfjorour takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Akureyri.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Akureyri

— 3 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Akureyri road trip app.

You can drive from Grundarfjorour to Akureyri in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in July, and nighttime lows around 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Hveragerdi.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Hveragerdi

— 2 nights
Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the south of Iceland located 45 km to the east of Reykjavík on Iceland's main ringroad, Route 1.The river Varmá runs through the town.OverviewThe surrounding area is part of the Hengill central volcano, and is geothermally active and experiences very frequent (usually minor) earthquakes. To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hveragerdi trip planner.

Getting from Akureyri to Hveragerdi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Hveragerdi sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hveragerdi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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.