10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Reykjahlid
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Isafjordur
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h
5
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
day
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd planning website .

New York City, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 13-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Blaskogabyggd is 5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Blaskogabyggd reach 46°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Golf Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Geysir
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Geysir Golf Course ©
Geysir Golf Course

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey, then see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, then trek along Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vik online vacation planner .

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vik are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

1
night
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Myvatn Nature Baths (Jardbodin vid Myvatn).

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid tour planning site .

You can drive from Vik to Reykjahlid in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Reykjahlid when traveling from Vik in October, with lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isafjordur.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

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day
Isafjordur

On the 7th (Mon), examine the collection at The Old Bookstore, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then examine the collection at The Arctic Fox Centre.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Isafjordur day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Isafjordur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Reykjahlid in October, Isafjordur is a bit warmer at night with lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Isafjordur

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Old Bookstore, The Arctic Fox Centre
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Arctic Fox Centre ©
The Arctic Fox Centre

3
nights
Reykjavik

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 Tales from Iceland capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Yntri Tunga Beach. Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), shop like a local with Laugavegur, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik attractions planner .

You can fly from Isafjordur to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

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

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