10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Thingvellir
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  33​h
End: Boston

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 Dolphin & Whale Watching, Tales from Iceland and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Reykjavik road trip planning tool .

Boston, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Boston in August, you will find days in Reykjavik are colder (57°F), and nights are a bit cooler (47°F). On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reynisfjara Beach, Reynisdrangar and Black Sand Beach. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vik trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

2
nights
Thingvellir

Thingvellir ©
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Thingvellir tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Vik to Thingvellir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Strokkur, Gullfoss Falls, Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

1
night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mr. Puffin as well as Sun Voyager.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Reykjavik day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thingvellir to Reykjavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

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