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:  3​h
2
Hof
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Reykjavik
— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then make a trip to Dyrholaey, then look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Vik day trip site .

Toronto, Canada to Vik is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Vik. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in September: highs in Vik hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Hof

Hof ©
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell National Park. On the next day, explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then stroll through Diamond Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hof journey app .

Traveling by car from Vik to Hof takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svartifoss Waterfall, Skaftafell National Park
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Myvatn and then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip planner .

You can drive from Hof to Reykjahlid in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Hof in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Reykjahlid, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)

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Akureyri

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 26th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then admire the sheer force of Godafoss.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Akureyri online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Godafoss ©
Godafoss

2
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 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Settlement Center, then view the masterpieces at Kogga - Ceramic Studio - Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Settlement Center
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The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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