10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly to Keflavik International Airport, Drive to Geysir
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Geysir
— 1 night
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Vik
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
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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.
On the 25th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Geysir online driving holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Geysir is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 4 hours. In December, Geysir is colder than Dubai - with highs of 2°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Vik

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Visiting Skogafoss and Sólheimajökulll will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Reyniskyrka Church and Skogar Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to UNA Local Product (in Hvolsvollur), Skaftarstofa (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur) and Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, explore the fascinating underground world of Rutshellir Cave, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vik when traveling from Geysir in December, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Let the collections at National Museum of Iceland and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hallgrimskirkja and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Thingvallakirkja church). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Laugavegur, examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, trot along with a tour on horseback, and hunt for treasures at Kolaportid Flea Market.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vik in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of -3°C in Reykjavik. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.