10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Reykjavik
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Hella
— 1 night
Drive
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Vik
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4
Hof
— 1 night
Drive
5
Jokulsarlon
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6
Vatnajokull National Park
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7
Hofn
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8
Djupivogur
— 1 night
Drive
9
Stodvarfjordur
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10
Seydisfjordur
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Egilsstadir
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12
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
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13
Husavik
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Akureyri
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15
Varmahlid
— 1 night
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Hvammstangi
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Stykkisholmur
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Rif
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19
Hellnar
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Arnarstapi
— 1 night
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Geysir
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Thingvellir
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Reykjavik
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
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Raleigh, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Raleigh to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Raleigh in October, plan for cooler days in Reykjavik, with highs around 9°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 3°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hella.
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Hella — 1 night

Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. On the 3rd (Mon), admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hella attractions planning app.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.
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Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, and then stroll through Black Sand Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vik travel route planner.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Vik sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hof.
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Hof — 1 night

Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hof trip planner.

Getting from Vik to Hof by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Jokulsarlon.
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Jokulsarlon

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Jokulsarlon travel route tool.

Getting from Hof to Jokulsarlon by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vatnajokull National Park day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Jokulsarlon to Vatnajokull National Park with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You will leave for Hofn on the 5th (Wed).
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Hofn

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Hofn. In October in Hofn, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Djupivogur.
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Djupivogur — 1 night

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Djupivogur trip planner.

Getting from Hofn to Djupivogur by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Djupivogur can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 6th (Thu), you're off to Stodvarfjordur.
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Stodvarfjordur

Stöðvarfjörður is a village in east Iceland. To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Stodvarfjordur journey builder site.

You can drive from Djupivogur to Stodvarfjordur in 1.5 hours. October in Stodvarfjordur sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Seydisfjordur.
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Seydisfjordur

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Seydisfjordur driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Stodvarfjordur to Seydisfjordur takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Seydisfjordur are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You will leave for Egilsstadir on the 6th (Thu).
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Egilsstadir

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Egilsstadir tour site.

Egilsstadir is just a short distance from Seydisfjordur. October in Egilsstadir sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 1 night

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip planner.

Drive from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Husavik.
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Husavik

The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Husavik holiday planner.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Husavik in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Husavik can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Akureyri.
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Akureyri

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Akureyri trip planner.

You can drive from Husavik to Akureyri in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Varmahlid.
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Varmahlid — 1 night

For maps and tourist information, read our Varmahlid trip builder.

You can drive from Akureyri to Varmahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Varmahlid can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. You'll set off for Hvammstangi on the 8th (Sat).
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Hvammstangi

Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County, with a current population of about 580 people.OverviewHvammstangi is an important service center for the surrounding area. To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hvammstangi road trip site.

Drive from Varmahlid to Hvammstangi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to Stykkisholmur.
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Stykkisholmur

Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Stykkisholmur attractions planning site.

Drive from Hvammstangi to Stykkisholmur in 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Rif on the 8th (Sat).
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Rif

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Rif trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Stykkisholmur to Rif in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Hellnar.
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Hellnar

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hellnar tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rif to Hellnar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Arnarstapi on the 8th (Sat).
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Arnarstapi — 1 night

Arnarstapi or Stapi is a small fishing village at the foot of Mt. To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Arnarstapi travel route planner.

Arnarstapi is just a stone's throw from Hellnar. You will leave for Geysir on the 9th (Sun).
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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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Geysir tour planner.

Getting from Arnarstapi to Geysir by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October in Geysir, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), you're off to Thingvellir.
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Thingvellir

One of Iceland's most popular tourist destinations, Thingvellir represents a national park steeped in historical, cultural, and geological significance, as evidenced by its designation as a World Heritage Site.
On the 9th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at Blue Lagoon.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Thingvellir trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Thingvellir takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Thingvellir can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 2 nights

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thingvellir to Reykjavik takes an hour. You will leave for home on the 11th (Tue).
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.
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