10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
On your second day here, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Reykjavik is an approximately 10- hour flight. When traveling from Lisbon in September, plan for cooler days in Reykjavik, with highs around 13°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vik road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. 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

1
night
Hornafjorour

Hornafjorour ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Hvalnes Lighthouse.

Discover how to plan a Hornafjorour trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vik to Hornafjorour in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Hornafjorour can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Breiddalsvik.

Things to do in Hornafjorour

Historic Sites
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Hvalnes Lighthouse ©
Hvalnes Lighthouse

1
night
Breiddalsvik

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

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Breiddalsvik route builder website.

Traveling by car from Hornafjorour to Breiddalsvik takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Hornafjorour in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Breiddalsvik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Egilsstadir.

Things to do in Breiddalsvik

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Streitisviti Lighthouse, Fjalladyrd, Petra Stone Collection
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Petra Stone Collection ©
Petra Stone Collection
Breiddalssetur Museum ©
Breiddalssetur Museum
Beljandi ©
Beljandi

1
night
Egilsstadir

Egilsstadir ©
On the 4th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Gufufoss, then pause for some serene contemplation at Seydisfjordur Church, and then head outdoors with Hengifoss.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Egilsstadir day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Breiddalsvik to Egilsstadir takes 1.5 hours. In October in Egilsstadir, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

Outdoors Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Seydisfjordur
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Hengifoss ©
Hengifoss
Seydisfjordur Church ©
Seydisfjordur Church
Gufufoss ©
Gufufoss

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 see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip builder site.

Traveling by bus from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Saudarkrokur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mývatn Nature Baths
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Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

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night
Saudarkrokur

Saudarkrokur ©
On the 5th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Holar Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saudarkrokur planning app.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Saudarkrokur in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Saudarkrokur

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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). Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Glanni Waterfall and then take an in-depth tour of The Settlement Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Borgarnes trip builder website.

Getting from Saudarkrokur to Borgarnes by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Borgarnes can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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