10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Iceland visit planner

Make it your trip
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hraunfossar and The Statue of Leif Eiriksson. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Barnafoss (in Reykholt), The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes) and Grindavik (Thermal Spas & Gunnuhver Hot Springs). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik online trip itinerary maker.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Reykjavik is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Playa del Carmen in September, with highs in Reykjavik at 13°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:

Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, then stroll through Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Vik day trip planning website.

Getting from Reykjavik to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Blaskogabyggd

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, experience rural life at Fridheimar, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Geysir.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd driving holiday tool.

Getting from Vik to Blaskogabyggd by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

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.