10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Geysir
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hella
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Husavik
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
day
Geysir

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Iceland Riverjet as well as Scuba & Snorkeling. On the 30th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, race across the water with Iceland Riverjet, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss, and finally tee off at Geysir Golf Course.

Make your Geysir itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

New York City, USA to Geysir is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Geysir, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Geysir hover around 58°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Hella.

Things to do in Geysir

Outdoors Golf Nature

Side Trips

Gullfoss Falls, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Hella

Hella ©
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. On the 31st (Wed), admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then get impressive views of Southcoast Adventure, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hella sightseeing app .

You can drive from Geysir to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hella

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Southcoast Adventure ©
Southcoast Adventure
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 1st (Thu), kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey, then hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vik attractions site .

Getting from Hella to Vik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church, explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, then explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon, and finally admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hof trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Vik to Hof in 2 hours. August in Hof sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svartifoss Waterfall
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

1
night
Husavik

The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
On the 4th (Sun), enjoy some diversion at Husavik Swimming Pool, then take in the dramatic natural features at Rauoanes Point, then admire the landmark architecture of Husavikurkirkja, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Husavik trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hof to Husavik takes 7.5 hours. In August in Husavik, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Husavik

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Husavikurkirkja ©
Husavikurkirkja

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Hallgrimskirkja and National Museum of Iceland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), kick back and relax at Yntri Tunga Beach, get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

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You can fly from Husavik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ytri Tunga Beach, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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