10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  14​h 45​min
1
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
4
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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Toronto, Canada to Vik is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in August, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Vik: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Get outdoors at Hverfjall and Lake Myvatn. Explore hidden gems such as The Húsavík Whale Museum and Dettifoss. Step out of Reykjahlid to go to Husavik and see Husavikurkirkja, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Vik to Reykjahlid by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) 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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Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall
Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

1
night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 7th (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours, admire the sheer force of Godafoss, and then stop by Flora, Akureyri.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri route planner .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Godafoss ©
Godafoss
Flora, Akureyri ©
Flora, Akureyri

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 Fishing Charters & Tours and Thingvellir National Park. Hallgrimskirkja and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes) and Kerið (in Selfoss). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Settlement Center, Kerið, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kerið ©
Kerið

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