10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  11 h
1
Hellnar
— 1 day
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Vik
— 1 day
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Toronto

1
day
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, then take in breathtaking views at Rauofeldsgja, then Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Budir Church.

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Toronto, Canada to Hellnar is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Hellnar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Budir Church
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Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

1
day
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll.

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You can drive from Hellnar to Vik in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Get a sense of the local culture at The Húsavík Whale Museum and Husavikurkirkja. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Vik to Reykjahlid takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Vik in October, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Reykjahlid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

1
night
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 4th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan).

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri trip builder site.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Akureyri sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Historic Sites Parks
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Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan) ©
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan)

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Popular historic sites such as Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Skalholt Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes) and Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin, step off the mainland to explore Videy Island, and enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

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Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Settlement Center, Skalholt Cathedral, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

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