10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  25​h
1
Blaskogabyggd
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
5
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  22​h 15​min
End: Belo Horizonte

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Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 25th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary builder website .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 25-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 3 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Belo Horizonte in September; daily highs in Blaskogabyggd reach 13°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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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 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then don't miss a visit to Dyrholaey, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip planner .

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Krafla Lava Fields and Dettifoss. Step out of the city life by going to Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Hverir. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjahlid: Husavik (Husavikurkirkja & The Húsavík Whale Museum). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, go for a walk through Viti Crater, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjahlid travel route tool .

You can drive from Vik to Reykjahlid in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vik in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Reykjahlid, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverir ©
Hverir

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night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Matthiasarhus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Godafoss.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri trip app .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Godafoss ©
Godafoss
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, then wander the streets of Laugavegur, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjavik by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

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