In our last road trip series, we did a 14-day road trip but we have been requested to also do a shorter one for those of you who do not have much time to visit our beautiful country. We have then created another great itinerary and this time it is counterclockwise, welcome to Iceland Road Trip – 10 Days Around Iceland Itinerary.
Iceland is full of great nature wonders and it is almost impossible to see every single one in such a short period of time but it does not mean you will miss the essence of Iceland. Many of these sites do summarize quite well what Icelandic nature has to offer and I am sure that once you discover our land, you will come back for a second round! Let’s then get started with this Iceland Road Trip – 10 Days Around Iceland Itinerary, shall we?
Just like the other itinerary, this is thought for those travelers coming to Iceland for a self-drive tour. Be sure to check for the best car or motorhome rental.
Day 1: arrival in Iceland. If you had a daytime flight, you can gather energy for this Iceland Road Trip – 10 Days Around Iceland Itinerary upcoming trip and have a relaxing walking around Keflavik or Reykjavik. wherever your start point is. If you have a nighttime flight, be sure to have a good and restful sleep.
Day 2: The golden Circle, the most famous area in Iceland where you will get to see one of the most impressive geyser and beautiful waterfalls:
- Thingvellir National Park
- Selfoss (stay overnight)
Day 3: We are now heading to the breathtakingly beautiful area of the south east
- Seljalandfoss beautiful waterfall
- Dyrholaey cliffs
- Reynisfjora beach
- Vik (stay overnight)
Day 4: We will keep on heading east to get our first touch with glaciers.
- Fjadrargljufur Canyon
- Skaftadell National Park, here you can also check the Svartifoss waterfall.
- Vatnajökull Glacier
- Höfn (stay overnight)
Day 5: We will visit the fishing town of Höfn with amazing views of the Vatnajökull Glacier.
- Egilsstadir town where you can hike to Hengifoss
- Eskifjordur a town where you can stay overnight, its natural port is stunning.
Day 6: We are already getting to the northeast of the island. We will be visiting:
- Detifoss: the most powerful waterfall in Europe
- Jökulsárgljúfur National Park, close to Detifoss, its amazing canyon- Ásbyrgi- will leave you breathless!
- Mývatn lake, you can stay overnight at any of the two towns that lie by the lake: Reykjahlíð and Skútustaðir.
Day 7: We are going to spend the day at the most amazing place for this Iceland Road Trip – 10 Days Around Iceland Itinerary, and there are many! But I just love Askja so much. You will be able to visit a volcano caldera and the area looks otherworldly. To all of our readers out there, it is good to point out that Askja is accessible only during the summer time as the F-roads to this area are closed during the winter time.
- Akja excursion
- Spend the night at Mývatn
Day 8: we will explore the mývatn area and afterwards, west bound!
- Krafla Lava Fields
- Godafoss, nicknamed “the beautiful” waterfall by the locals.
- Hofsós Thermal bath
- Blönduós a town located at the Húnaflói bay (stay overnight)
Day 9: Before directly heading southeast, we are going to visit the capital of the north!
- Off to Reykjavik (spend the night here)
Iceland Road Trip – 10 Days Around Iceland Itinerary
Day 10: Of course we could not miss the capital city in this Iceland Road Trip – 10 Days Around Iceland Itinerary, you have now a whole day to wander around the streets of Reykjavik and enjoy your last day in Iceland
As you can see, this trip is very doable and enjoyable. You will get to see many magnificent places around the island. As always, before hitting the road, we highly recommend you to check the road and weather conditions.
If you make this route, share your experience with us in the comments right below! We would love to hear all about your Iceland trip!