10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru
+4
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly + Bus:  22 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Akureyri
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 45 min
4
Vik
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Johor Bahru

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 19th (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at Laugardalslaug, then appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally see the interesting displays at Perlan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and then take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner .

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Reykjavik is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Johor Bahru in November, expect Reykjavik to be much colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjadalur Hot Springs ©
Reykjadalur Hot Springs
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, then look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at The Husavik Whale Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and then Head underground at Grjotagja Cave.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in November, Reykjahlid is little chillier at night with lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Húsavík Whale Museum
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum

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Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip app .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Akureyri sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja
The Industry Museum ©
The Industry Museum

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day
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Skogasafn, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vik road trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Akureyri to Vik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Akureyri in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vik, with lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

2
nights
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): head outdoors with Golden Circle Route. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Strokkur and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Geysir sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Geysir sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gullfoss Falls
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls

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