10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
— 3 nights
2
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
3
Vik
— 3 nights
4
Grundarfjorour
— 2 nights

3
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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Thingvellir National Park and Aurora Borealis. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Reykjadalur Hot Springs (in Hveragerdi) and The Settlement Center (in Borgarnes). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Tales from Iceland, steep yourself in history at Cemetery Holavallagardur, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip maker website.

Toronto, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Reykjavik is 5 hours. When traveling from Toronto in September, plan for cooler days in Reykjavik, with highs around 13°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Thingvellir National Park, Horseback Riding Tours
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
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". Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stop by Seljalandsfoss, then admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally see the interesting displays at Lava Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hvolsvollur vacation builder.

Getting from Reykjavik to Hvolsvollur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sólheimajökulll and Horseback Riding Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Skogar Museum and Rutshellir Cave. Step out of Vik with an excursion to Fjadrargljufur Canyon in Kirkjubaejarklaustur--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, don't miss a visit to Dyrhólaey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, and stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Vik day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hvolsvollur to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Vik, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grundarfjorour.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Fjadrargljufur Canyon
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

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Grundarfjorour

Grundarfjorour ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Budir Church, Head underground at Cave Vatnshellir, then stroll through Djúpalónssandur beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pakkhus Snaefellsbaejar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Baejarfoss, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Olafsvikurkirkja.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Grundarfjorour online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Vik to Grundarfjorour takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grundarfjorour

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Olafsvik, Hellnar, Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum, Budir Church, Cave Vatnshellir
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Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum ©
Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum
Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir

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