10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  14 h
1
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Hofn
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Egilsstadir
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
6
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Akureyri
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  5 h 30 min
8
Snaefellsbaer
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
9
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h
End: New Orleans

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Blue Lagoon Iceland has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at Blue Lagoon Iceland and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip builder website .

New Orleans, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, things will get cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 46°F and lows about 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blue Lagoon
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon

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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
On the 23rd (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, get impressive views of Skaftarstofa, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftareldahraun.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Skaftareldahraun ©
Skaftareldahraun

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skogafoss as well as Black Sand Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vik online trip planner .

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Vik sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hofn trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vik to Hofn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Vatnajokull
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

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Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
On the 25th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Fardagafoss, then explore the activities along Lagarfljot, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Litlanesfoss.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Egilsstadir trip builder .

Drive from Hofn to Egilsstadir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Parks Nature
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Litlanesfoss ©
Litlanesfoss
Fardagafoss ©
Fardagafoss

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn), Lofthellir Lava Cave, Dettifoss, and other attractions you added. On the 26th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss, then Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, and then take in the natural beauty of Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): go for a walk through Viti Crater, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), then head outdoors with Hofdi, and finally identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in October, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

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Akureyri

Akureyri
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Akureyri trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Akureyri sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 33°F at night. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
The Freezer Theatre has been added to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Snaefellsbaer journey planning app .

Do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Akureyri to Snaefellsbaer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Nightlife
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The Freezer Theatre ©
The Freezer Theatre

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik
For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik tour planning website .

You can drive from Snaefellsbaer to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and flight. On the 30th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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