10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  11​h
1
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll get in some beach time at Reynisfjara Beach and Black Sand Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vik Church and Skogasafn. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, and don't miss a visit to Dyrholaey.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vik trip builder.

London, UK to Vik is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

2
nights
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 5th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Blaskogabyggd tour planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strokkur, Skalholt Cathedral
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Skalholt Cathedral ©
Skalholt Cathedral

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Settlement Exhibition and Volcano House. Get some historical perspective at Videy Island and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Domkirkjan, and enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Videy Island ©
Videy Island
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

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