10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  11 h 15 min
1
Vik
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Vatnajokull National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h
4
Grindavik
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
End: Brussels

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Reynisfjara Beach and Skogasafn. Escape the urban bustle at Dyrholaey and Skogafoss. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Vik is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

2
nights
Vatnajokull National Park

Vatnajokull National Park
On the 18th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vatnajokull National Park tour planner.

You can take a bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
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3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Myvatn and Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn). Step off the beaten path and head to Dettifoss and Hverarond.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid. In September in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Grindavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Goðafoss Waterfall
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Grjotagja Cave ©
Grjotagja Cave
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

2
nights
Grindavik

Grindavik ©
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Explore hidden gems such as Reykjavik 871 +/- 2 The Settlement Exhibition and Volcano Tours. Let the collections at Volcano House and National Museum of Iceland capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindavik: Reykjavik (Hallgrimskirkja, Laugavegur, & more). There's more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grindavik itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Grindavik takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Grindavik, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grindavik

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Reykjavik
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

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