10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Dubai

1
night
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Geysir, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Geysir trip itinerary website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Geysir is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dubai to Geysir, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in December: high temperatures in Geysir hover around 2°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Geysir, Gullfoss Falls, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get some historical perspective at Vik Church and Reyniskirkja Church. Get in touch with nature at Black Sand Beach and Skogafoss. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vik: UNA Local Store (in Hvolsvollur) and Skaftarstofa (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, and pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Vik itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vik when traveling from Geysir in December, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar, Skaftarstofa, UNA Local Product, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

5
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hallgrimskirkja and Thingvallakirkja church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thingvellir National Park and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Change things up with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Grindavik (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Laugavegur, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, trot along with a tour on horseback, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find out how to plan a trip to Reykjavik, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vik in December since evenings lows in Reykjavik dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thingvellir, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Thermal Spas

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