9 days in Reykjavik & Vatnajokull National Park Itinerary

9 days in Reykjavik & Vatnajokull National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Reykjavik & Vatnajokull National Park Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  34​h
End: Toronto

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Strokkur (in Geysir), Thingvellir (Galgaklettur & Thingvellir National Park) and Blaskogabyggd (Gullfoss Falls & Haukadalur). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder app .

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in October, things will get slightly colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Thingvellir, Thermal Spas, Strokkur
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Thermal Spas

2
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park vacation builder website .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Vatnajokull National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Vatnajokull National Park sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park ©
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

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