10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Bus to Blaskogabyggd
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Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
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Vik
— 2 nights
Drive
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Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 4 nights
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Blaskogabyggd

— 1 day
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

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Milan, Italy to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Milan to Blaskogabyggd due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in October, things will get slightly colder in Blaskogabyggd: highs are around 46°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Vik

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskirkja Church. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Icelandic Lava Show and then make a trip to Dyrhólaey.

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Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Vik, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trip

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Landmannalaugar

— 1 night
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): go for a walk through Landmannalaugar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laugavegur.

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You can drive from Vik to Landmannalaugar in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Landmannalaugar can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Reykjahlid

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields.

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Getting from Landmannalaugar to Reykjahlid by car takes about 6.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Reykjahlid when traveling from Landmannalaugar in October, with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Reykjavik

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 15th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, explore the world behind art at Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

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Traveling by flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.