10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
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Grindavik
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Hella
— 2 nights
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Geysir
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Vik
— 1 night
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Svinafell
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Egilsstadir
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Reykjahlid
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Akureyri
— 1 night
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Blonduos
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Reykjavik
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Reykjavik — 2 nights

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 Dogsledding Iceland and Oxararfoss. Escape the urban bustle at Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Olfuss), The exhibition Quake 2008 (in Hveragerdi) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at The Icelandic Punk Museum, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik tour itinerary maker website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Reykjavik is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Reykjavik, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in January, expect Reykjavik to be colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grindavik.
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Grindavik

A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Blue Lagoon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grindavik visit planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Grindavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Hella.
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Hella — 2 nights

Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Keldur, admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, then look for gifts at Litla Lopasjoppan, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Caves of Hella. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Hekla Centre, contemplate the geological forces at Hekla, head outdoors with Hekluhestar, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then admire the sheer force of Urridafoss Waterfall, and finally don't miss a visit to Njalurefill.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hella attractions planner.

Drive from Grindavik to Hella in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Geysir.
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Geysir

Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Geysir online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hella to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hella in January, Geysir is a bit cooler at night with lows of -1°C. You'll set off for Vik on the 11th (Wed).
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Vik — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 12th (Thu), hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Reynisfjall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vik online road trip planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Geysir in January, Vik is a bit warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Svinafell.
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Svinafell

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Svinafell trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Vik to Svinafell in 2 hours. January in Svinafell sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Egilsstadir.
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Egilsstadir

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You can drive from Svinafell to Egilsstadir in 5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Svinafell in January since evenings lows in Egilsstadir dip to -4°C. You will leave for Reykjahlid on the 13th (Fri).
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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid trip planning app.

Getting from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. You'll set off for Akureyri on the 13th (Fri).
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Akureyri — 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Saurbaejarkirkja, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Vadlaheidargong Tunnel, get a taste of the local shopping with Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, then make a trip to Hearts in Akureyri, and finally admire the natural beauty at Akureyri Botanical Garden. On the next day, ski along the peaceful trails at Hlíðarfjall and then examine the collection at Akureyri Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Blonduos.
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Blonduos

Blönduós is a town and municipality in the north of Iceland. To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Blonduos trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Akureyri to Blonduos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for Reykjavik on the 15th (Sun).
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Reykjavik

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik tour website.

Drive from Blonduos to Reykjavik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sun).
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.
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