10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  9​h
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Hornafjorour
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Breiddalsvik
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Egilsstadir
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
6
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Saudarkrokur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Borgarnes
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Keep things going the next day: test the waters at a local thermal spa and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik online travel planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon in September, you will find days in Reykjavik are much colder (13°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Spas Nature

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 30th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vik road trip planning app .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Vik, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hornafjorour.
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Voyages Friendship Statue ©
Voyages Friendship Statue
Solheimasandur Plane Wreck ©
Solheimasandur Plane Wreck

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Hornafjorour

Hornafjorour ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Hvalnes Lighthouse.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Hornafjorour trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hornafjorour in 3.5 hours. In October in Hornafjorour, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll set off for Breiddalsvik on the 2nd (Fri).

Things to do in Hornafjorour

Historic Sites
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Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse

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night
Breiddalsvik

Breiddalsvik ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): experience rural life at Fjalladyrd, enjoy the sea views from Streitisviti Lighthouse, then admire the natural beauty at Petra Stone Collection, then head outdoors with Beljandi, and finally see the interesting displays at Breiddalssetur Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Breiddalsvik sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Hornafjorour to Breiddalsvik in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Breiddalsvik when traveling from Hornafjorour in October, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Breiddalsvik

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Petra Stone Collection, Fjalladyrd, Streitisviti Lighthouse
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Petra Stone Collection ©
Petra Stone Collection

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night
Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Gufufoss, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seydisfjordur Church, and then head outdoors with Hengifoss.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Egilsstadir trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Breiddalsvik to Egilsstadir in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Seydisfjordur
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Hengifoss ©
Hengifoss

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid online attractions planner .

Getting from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. October in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saudarkrokur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mývatn Nature Baths
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Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

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night
Saudarkrokur

Saudarkrokur ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Holar Cathedral.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Saudarkrokur vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Reykjahlid to Saudarkrokur by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Saudarkrokur can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Saudarkrokur

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Holar Cathedral, Glaumbaer Museum
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Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum
Puffin and Friends ©
Puffin and Friends
Grettislaug ©
Grettislaug

1
night
Borgarnes

Borgarnes ©
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). On the 7th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Glanni Waterfall and then take an in-depth tour of The Settlement Center.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Borgarnes tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Saudarkrokur to Borgarnes by car takes about 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Glanni Waterfall
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The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Glanni Waterfall ©
Glanni Waterfall

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