10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Bus:  16 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
4
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 3rd (Thu), examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, then see the interesting displays at Reykjavik 871 +/- 2 The Settlement Exhibition, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Reykjavik is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Reykjavik, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in August; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 16°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Museums
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Aurora Reykjavik ©
Aurora Reykjavik

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Visiting Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn) and Hverarond will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Dettifoss and Mud Pots.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vatnajokull National Park travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
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Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 8th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vik vacation trip planner.

You can take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church

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nights
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
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 10th (Thu), explore the activities along Kerid Crater, then have fun at Fridheimar, and then get impressive views of Hekla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Icelandic HorseWorld, examine the collection at Saga Center, and then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hvolsvollur itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Hvolsvollur, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hella, Kerið, Hekla, Fridheimar
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Icelandic HorseWorld ©
Icelandic HorseWorld
Hekla ©
Hekla

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