10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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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
Shuttle + 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.
On the 25th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Geysir online driving holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Geysir is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 4 hours. In December, Geysir is colder than Dubai - with highs of 2°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir, Gullfoss Falls
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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.
Visiting Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Skogar Museum and Rutshellir Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Skaftarstofa (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur), Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella) and UNA Local Product (in Hvolsvollur). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, and appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vik online tour planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Geysir in December, Vik is a bit warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Skaftarstofa, Reynisdrangar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, UNA Local Product
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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.
Let the collections at National Museum of Iceland and Aurora Reykjavik capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Thingvallakirkja church) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Laugavegur, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kolaportid Flea Market.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Vik in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of -3°C in Reykjavik. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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