10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly + bus:  18​h
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Skaftafell
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Mexico City

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day
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir Hot Springs, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd trip planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Blaskogabyggd is 6 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mexico City in July: high temperatures in Blaskogabyggd hover around 17°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Geysir, Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dyrholaey, enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Reyniskirkja Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Skaftafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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nights
Skaftafell

Skaftafell ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Skaftafell: Hofskirkja Church (in Hof) and Jokulsarlon (Jokulsarlon Lagoon & Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon). Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at Skaftafell National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Skaftafell online day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Vik to Skaftafell takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Skaftafell can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skaftafell

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Jokulsarlon, Hofskirkja Church
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

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nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and then have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, then pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik day trip planning website .

Fly from Skaftafell to Reykjavik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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