10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28 h
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 45 min
2
Borgarfjordur Eystri
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Selfoss
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Thingvellir
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Sydney

1
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 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and then get engrossed in the history at Tales from Iceland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore the striking landscape at Langjokull Glacier, then get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio, and finally cruise along Ring Road.

To find out how to plan a trip to Reykjavik, use our trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Reykjavik is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Reykjavik to be colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Borgarfjordur Eystri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Langjokull Glacier, Ring Road
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Langjokull Glacier ©
Langjokull Glacier
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

1
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Borgarfjordur Eystri

Borgarfjordur Eystri
On the 20th (Fri), explore the activities along Raudamelsolkelda.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Borgarfjordur Eystri trip tool.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Borgarfjordur Eystri in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In November, daily temperatures in Borgarfjordur Eystri can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Borgarfjordur Eystri

Parks Nature
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2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 21st (Sat), kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then contemplate the long history of Rutshellir Cave, and finally explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Borgarfjordur Eystri to Vik. Traveling from Borgarfjordur Eystri in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vik, with lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Selfoss.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

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Selfoss

Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
On the 23rd (Mon), trot along with a tour on horseback, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Urridafoss Waterfall.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Selfoss trip builder app.

Drive from Vik to Selfoss in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Selfoss are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Thingvellir.

Things to do in Selfoss

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Urridafoss Waterfall
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Urridafoss Waterfall ©
Urridafoss Waterfall
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Thingvellir

Thingvellir ©
One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Galgaklettur, cruise along Kaldidalur Valley, then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Oxararfoss.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Thingvellir travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Selfoss to Thingvellir takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November in Thingvellir, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thingvellir

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Oxararfoss ©
Oxararfoss
Galgaklettur ©
Galgaklettur

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