10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Bilbao
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Snaefellsbaer
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
2
Vik
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Skaftafell
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Bilbao

1
day
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Malariff Lighthouse, stroll the grounds of Budir Church, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Snaefellsbaer itinerary planning app .

Bilbao, Spain to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bilbao to Snaefellsbaer is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Hellnar, Budir Church
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Malariff Lighthouse ©
Malariff Lighthouse

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vik online tour planner .

You can drive from Snaefellsbaer to Vik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Skaftafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Myrdalsjokull Glacier
Myrdalsjokull Glacier

3
nights
Skaftafell

Skaftafell ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Diamond Beach. Popular historic sites such as Svartifoss Waterfall and Glacier Lagoon are in your itinerary. Step out of Skaftafell to go to Kirkjubaejarklaustur and see Fjadrargljufur Canyon, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Skaftafell National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Skaftafell road trip app .

Traveling by bus from Vik to Skaftafell takes 3 hours. In June in Skaftafell, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skaftafell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Skaftafell National Park
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

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nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, then admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), then get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Videy Island. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, look for all kinds of wild species at Aurora Borealis, then get engrossed in the history at The Settlement Center, and finally explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik driving holiday planner .

Getting from Skaftafell to Reykjavik by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Thingvellir National Park
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

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