10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  5 h
1
Snaefellsbaer
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Hunavatnshreppur
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Reykjahlid
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Faskrudsfjordur
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Hofn
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
7
Hvolsvollur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Keflavik
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Boston

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night
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Skardsvik Beach, then explore the stunning scenery at Rauofeldsgja, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bjarnarfoss, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Berserkjahraun.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Snaefellsbaer online attractions planner .

Boston, USA to Snaefellsbaer is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Boston to Snaefellsbaer. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Hunavatnshreppur.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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Bjarnarfoss ©
Bjarnarfoss
Berserkjahraun ©
Berserkjahraun

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night
Hunavatnshreppur

Hunavatnshreppur ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Anastadastapi, take some stellar pictures from Svalbard Seal Watching Site, then explore the striking landscape at Hvitserkur, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Borgarvirki. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Kjalvegur.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hunavatnshreppur trip maker app .

Drive from Snaefellsbaer to Hunavatnshreppur in 3.5 hours. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hunavatnshreppur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Vatnsnes
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Hvitserkur ©
Hvitserkur
Borgarvirki ©
Borgarvirki

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nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hunavatnshreppur to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Spas Parks
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The Aviation Museum ©
The Aviation Museum
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa ©
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan) ©
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan)

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Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, then go for a walk through Viti Crater, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Faskrudsfjordur.

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Lake Myvatn
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Lofthellir Lava Cave ©
Lofthellir Lava Cave
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Grjotagja Cave ©
Grjotagja Cave

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Faskrudsfjordur

Faskrudsfjordur ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at The French Museum and then take in the exciting artwork at Auroras Iceland.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Faskrudsfjordur trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Faskrudsfjordur in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Faskrudsfjordur

Museums Shopping
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Auroras Iceland ©
Auroras Iceland

1
night
Hofn

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hofn trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Faskrudsfjordur to Hofn takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hofn are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Hofn

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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nights
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stop by Seljalandsfoss, then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and then get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback, contemplate the long history of Keldur, take in the dramatic scenery at Nauthusagil Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, and finally make a trip to Njalurefill.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hvolsvollur online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hofn to Hvolsvollur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 26th (Mon), you're off toKeflavik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hella, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Nauthusagil Waterfall ©
Nauthusagil Waterfall

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Keflavik

Keflavik
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. On the 26th (Mon), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Keflavik trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Hvolsvollur to Keflavik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Keflavik, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keflavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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