10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Hvolsvollur
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Bus:  4​h
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  10​h 45​min
End: Portland

1
day
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback and then learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hvolsvollur trip planner .

Portland, USA to Hvolsvollur is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Portland in June: highs in Hvolsvollur hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre

2
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Rutshellir Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then admire the landmark architecture of Reyniskirkja Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vik, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hvolsvollur to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Vik sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull, take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park trip planner .

You can take a bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park in 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and finally explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Hverfjall, get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Reykjahlid tour builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. June in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thingvellir National Park and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Get in touch with nature at Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Horseback Riding Tours. Step out of Reykjavik to go to Borgarnes and see The Settlement Center, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Aurum by Guobjorg Jewellery, examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum, and stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

The Settlement Center, Thingvellir National Park, Horseback Riding Tours, Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Horseback Riding Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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