10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  26​h
1
Akureyri
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Bangkok

1
day
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri trip itinerary planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Akureyri is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 7 hours. In October, Akureyri is much colder than Bangkok - with highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Industry Museum ©
The Industry Museum

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, then look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and then take in the natural beauty of Hverarond.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planning website .

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Hverir ©
Hverir
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Jokulsarlon Lagoon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hof driving holiday planner.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Hof by car takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Reykjahlid in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hof, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svartifoss Waterfall
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sólheimajökulll and Skogasafn. We've included these beaches for you: Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Skaftarstofa) and Laugavegur (in Landmannalaugar). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrafoss, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Hof to Vik takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Laugavegur, Skogar Museum
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

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night
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then examine the collection at Perlan, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online holiday planner .

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
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Perlan ©
Perlan

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