10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Keflavik
— 1 night
Drive
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Hella
— 1 night
Drive
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive
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Hofn
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly
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Reykjavik
— 1 night
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Keflavik — 1 night

Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Keflavik trip itinerary site.

Larnaca, Cyprus to Keflavik is an approximately 120-hour car ride. Traveling from Larnaca to Keflavik, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Larnaca in May; daily highs in Keflavik reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling 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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Skogafoss, Gljúfrafoss and Katla Ice Cave Kerlingardalsvegur.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hella trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Keflavik to Hella by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Hella, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur — 1 night

Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Nupsstadur, then explore the striking landscape at Skaftareldahraun, then admire the sheer force of Systrafoss, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Skaftarstofa.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip planner.

Getting from Hella to Kirkjubaejarklaustur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hofn.
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Hofn — 1 night

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hofn road trip planning app.

Getting from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hofn by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Hofn sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid — 2 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, and finally don't miss a visit to Viti Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Myvatn and then take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid online route maker.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Reykjahlid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

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 26th (Fri): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Akureyri road trip planning app.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Akureyri sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik — 1 night

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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