10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Keflavik
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
3
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
7
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Reykjavik
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
9
Keflavik
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Boston

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day
Keflavik

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

Boston, USA to Keflavik is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in May, expect nights in Keflavik to be a bit cooler, around 3°C, while days are cooler, around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Keflavik

Spas

Side Trip

Blue Lagoon
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Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
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 CityWalk Reykjavik as well as Whales of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for gifts at 12 Tonar, see CityWalk Reykjavik, and then stop by Thorvaldsens Bazar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Whales of Iceland, take an in-depth tour of Saga Museum, then explore the activities along Lake Tjornin, then wander the streets of Laugavegur, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Keflavik to Reykjavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
CityWalk Reykjavik ©
CityWalk Reykjavik

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night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
You've now added CityWalk Reykjavik to your itinerary.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik travel itinerary planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours
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CityWalk Reykjavik ©
CityWalk Reykjavik

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night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

1
night
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jokulsarlon Lagoon as well as Vatnajokull Glacier. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at Huldusteinn, explore the striking landscape of Vatnajokull National Park Visitor Center, then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull Glacier, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jokulsarlon Lagoon.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hofn trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hofn

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vatnajokull, Glacier Lagoon
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, then look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, and finally admire the sheer force of Dettifoss.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hofn to Reykjahlid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hofn in May, Reykjahlid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Strokkur as well as Gullfoss. On the 8th (Mon), cruise along Golden Circle Route and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Blaskogabyggd in 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Reykjahlid in May since evenings lows in Blaskogabyggd dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Strokkur, Hekla
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Hekla ©
Hekla

few
hours
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes CityWalk Reykjavik as well as Whales of Iceland.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik itinerary planner.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Keflavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums
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CityWalk Reykjavik ©
CityWalk Reykjavik
Whales of Iceland ©
Whales of Iceland

1
night
Keflavik

Keflavik ©
To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Keflavik trip planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Keflavik in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Keflavik

Spas

Side Trips

Blue Lagoon, Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant
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Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant ©
Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant

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