10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Akureyri
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Vik
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  29​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 26th (Fri), witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs, then see the interesting displays at The Settlement Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yntri Tunga Beach. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Make your Reykjavik itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

New York City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Reykjavik at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Reykjadalur Hot Springs, The Settlement Center, Ytri Tunga Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Reykjadalur Hot Springs ©
Reykjadalur Hot Springs

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 28th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan).

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri online vacation planner .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan) ©

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Husavikurkirkja, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get a new perspective on nature at The Husavik Whale Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, and then don't miss a visit to Viti Crater.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip planner .

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to 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 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
On the 31st (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Svinafell Glacier, admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hof trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Hof takes 7 hours. Traveling from Reykjahlid in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hof, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull National Park
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, hike along Laugavegur, and then get engrossed in the history at Skogasafn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): trek along Sólheimajökulll, take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Vik day trip planning app .

You can drive from Hof to Vik in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar Museum, Laugavegur, Reynisdrangar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur

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