10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Prince George
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Hellnar
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Prince George

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get some historical perspective at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Grotta Lighthouse. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nordic Store and Blomasetrid. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Hraunfossar (in Husafell), The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes) and Brugghus Steoja (in Hvanneyri). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, look for gifts at Handknitting Association of Iceland, enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip builder site .

Prince George, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Prince George to Reykjavik, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Prince George in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Reykjavik, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Hraunfossar, Brugghus Steoja
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, take an in-depth tour of Skogasafn, then explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrafoss.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vik driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Vik are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

1
night
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". Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall, and then look for gifts at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall & Shop.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvolsvollur trip site .

You can drive from Vik to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Hvolsvollur can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Hellnar.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Urridafoss Waterfall
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Urridafoss Waterfall ©
Urridafoss Waterfall

2
nights
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
On the 7th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Ingjaldscholskirkja, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Djúpalónssandur beach.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hellnar day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Hvolsvollur to Hellnar takes 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ingjaldscholskirkja, Cave Vatnshellir
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Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach

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