10 days Iceland itinerary – Part I

The low-down to our Iceland trip! You can choose to adjust this according to your preference, bearing in mind the number of daylight hours you have. We went in October so the sunset was normally around 6pm. For drives more than 20 minutes, I made an indication so you have an idea of what to expect. One last thing, I did a separate entry on our accomodation so you can check it out 🙂

Disclaimer: We don’t believe in getting up at 6am every day so we sleep in and we normally cook before heading out so our stomachs are filled for the day – thus you will notice we reach our first destination around 11am or later. 

Day 1  – Arrive in Iceland

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15:00 – Arrive in Iceland. Change money, get simcard and alcohol from the airport. Pick up car from Lagoon Car Rental.

TML’s tip: Get all the duty-free alcohol you need from the airport because only government owned shops called Vínbúðin sell them outside the airport and there’s only 12 of them in the country. We love how we could just leave our cans of beer in the backseat and whip one out (like out of the fridge kind of cold) in the middle of our long drives. 

16:30 – Stock up at Bonus Supermarket.  Check-in to airbnb. We had an early night on our first day to battle the jet lag and to be at The Blue Lagoon by 8am.

TML’s tip: Bonus is a pretty awesome budget supermarket. We also like Netto when we couldn’t locate a Bonus.

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All within 15 minutes of each location.

Day 2 – The Blue Lagoon, Geysir hot-spring area, Strokkur and Gullfoss Waterfall.

08:00 – The Blue Lagoon

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TML’s tip: Highly recommend to go there early as we hear the queue is 45 minutes long in the evening and you can imagine how crowded it gets. As The Blue Lagoon is really near the airport, a lot of transit passengers (mostly American traveling in Europe) make this a necessary pitstop.

12:30 – Order a burger for S$20 at Bullan. Quite a steal for a meal in Iceland.

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14:30 – Geysir hot-spring area, Strokkur, Gullfoss Waterfall

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17:00 – Hotel Gullfoss

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Reykjavik → The Blue Lagoon U+21A0.svg 40 mins
The Blue Lagoon → Reykjavik U+21A0.svg 40 mins
Reykjavik → Geysir, Strokkur, Gullfoss Waterfall U+21A0.svg 90 mins

Day 3 – Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Skogafoss Waterfall, Reynisfjara Beach, Lava Field

12:30 – Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss Waterfall

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15:00 – Reynisfjara Beach

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17:00 – Lava Field

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17:30 – Airbnb

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Hotel Gullfoss → Seljalandsfoss/Skogafoss Waterfall U+21A0.svg 90 mins
Skogafoss Waterfall → Reynisfjara Beach U+21A0.svg 50 mins
Reynisfjara Beach → Lava Field U+21A0.svg 40 mins

Day 4 – Laki, Foss a Sidu, Dverghamrar, Skeidararsandur, Skaftafellsjokull & Svinafellsjokull Glacier, Ice Diamonds of Breiðamerkursandur

11:00 – Laki, Foss a Sidu and Dverghamrar

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12:30 – Arrive at Skeidararsandur  & National Park

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14:45 – Arrive at Skaftafellsjokull & Svinafellsjokull Glacier

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16:30 – Diamond of Breiðamerkursandur

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19:00 – dinner at Humarhofin

22:00 – Check-in!

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Dverghamrar → Skeidararsandur U+21A0.svg 36 mins
Svinafellsjokull Glacier → Ice Diamond U+21A0.svg 45 mins
Ice Diamond → Humarhofin U+21A0.svg 60 mins
Humarhofin → airbnb 90 mins

 

That’s the end of Part I! Watch out for the next entry on Part II 🙂

xxx

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