10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  20 h
1
Akureyri
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Bus:  12 h 45 min
3
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 45 min
5
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

1
day
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Flora, Akureyri, and then admire the sheer force of Godafoss.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri planning website .

Mumbai, India to Akureyri is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in June: high temperatures in Akureyri hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Shopping
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

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nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take in the natural beauty of Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn). On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Hverfjall and then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid route planning site .

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall
Lofthellir Lava Cave ©
Lofthellir Lava Cave

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Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Nupsstadur, steep yourself in history at Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar, then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaftareldahraun, then contemplate the geological forces at Skaftarstofa, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kirkjubaejarklaustur travel planning app .

Drive from Reykjahlid to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Skaftareldahraun ©
Skaftareldahraun
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar ©
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar

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nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey, then look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vik online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vik are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

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

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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 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Reykjadalur Hot Springs ©
Reykjadalur Hot Springs

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