10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  20​h
1
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Minneapolis

1
night
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 29th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, then admire the sheer force of Godafoss, and then steep yourself in history at Saurbaejarkirkja. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Akureyri trip planner .

Minneapolis, USA to Akureyri is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Akureyri, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Minneapolis in August: highs in Akureyri hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Godafoss ©
Godafoss
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mud Pots and Hverarond. Get in touch with nature at Hverfjall and Krafla Lava Fields. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and head outdoors with Vindbelgjarfjall.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

1
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 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dyrholaey, and finally look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vik trip builder .

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Vik takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Reykjahlid in September, Vik is a bit warmer at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Perlan, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Kerið and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Reykjavik online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kerið, Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Kerið ©
Kerið
Fishing Charters & Tours
Helicopter Tours

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