10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Akureyri
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Tampa

2
nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Visit Akureyrarkirkja and Saurbaejarkirkja for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Krafla Lava Fields and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Godafoss, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, and explore the striking landscape at Hverir.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip itinerary builder site .

Tampa, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Tampa to Akureyri, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Tampa in October: high temperatures in Akureyri hover around 44°F and lows are around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Vik Church. Visit Reyniskirkja Church and Nupsstadur for their historical value. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and stroll through Reynisfjara Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vik itinerary site .

Getting from Akureyri to Vik by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Akureyri in October since evenings lows in Vik dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Kirkjubaejarklaustur
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Vik Church ©
Vik Church
Reyniskirkja Church ©
Reyniskirkja Church

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Food Tours. Grotta Lighthouse and Videy Island will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Selfoss to see Kerið about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, browse the exhibits of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and get your game on at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik visit planning website .

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Kerið
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse
Videy Island ©
Videy Island

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