10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Warsaw
Fly + Shuttle:  8 h
1
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h
4
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
5
Snaefellsbaer
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Warsaw

2
nights
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 30th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at The Statue of Leif Eiriksson. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs, and then try out the rides at Sundhollin Public Baths.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planning site.

Warsaw, Poland to Reykjavik is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Warsaw to Reykjavik. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Warsaw in April; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Gunnuhver Hot Springs
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), then explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and finally admire the sheer force of Hverfjall.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations ©
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations

1
night
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, then admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Flaajokull Glacier.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vatnajokull National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reykjahlid to Vatnajokull National Park. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Nature Parks
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Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Flaajokull Glacier ©
Flaajokull Glacier

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 5th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik trip planner.

You can take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik in 4 hours. In May in Vik, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Skogar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Rutshellir Cave ©
Rutshellir Cave

4
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Cave Vatnshellir. Step out of the city life by going to Djúpalónssandur beach and Ytri Tunga Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum in Bjarnarhofn (about 46 minutes away).

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Snaefellsbaer travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Vik to Snaefellsbaer takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, car, and ferry. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Hellnar, Grundarfjorour, Budir Church, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Ytri Tunga Beach
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Cave Vatnshellir ©
Cave Vatnshellir
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain

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