10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  11 h 45 min
1
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h
3
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Akureyri
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Berlin

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 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, then stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vik trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Vik is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Vik due to the time zone difference. In August in Vik, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

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 9th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs and then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Thingvellir National Park
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Reykjadalur Hot Springs ©
Reykjadalur Hot Springs
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, take in the dramatic natural features at Mud Pots, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, and finally make a trip to Viti Crater.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip builder site .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri trip planning tool .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Húsavík Whale Museum
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The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja

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