10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Hellnar
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Vik
— 1 day
Drive:  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
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Toronto

1
day
Hellnar

Hellnar
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, explore the stunning scenery at Rauofeldsgja, then Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Budir Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hellnar road trip planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Hellnar is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Budir Church
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1
day
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, get engrossed in the history at Skogasafn, then take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrafoss.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Hellnar to Vik takes 4.5 hours. In September in Vik, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Husavik Whale Museum and Husavikurkirkja. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dimmuborgir Lava Formations and Krafla Lava Fields. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and go for a walk through Viti Crater.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Vik to Reykjahlid takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vik in October since evenings lows in Reykjahlid dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can 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)
Hverir ©
Hverir

1
night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja, take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan).

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Escape the urban bustle at Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Settlement Center and Perlan. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur) and Skalholt Cathedral (in Fludir). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tjornin, stroll through Videy Island, and visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik journey planner .

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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