11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Husavik
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Svinafell
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Geysir
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h 45 min
End: New York City

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant (in Svartsengi) and Viking World (in Keflavik). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik day trip site.

New York City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Reykjavik. In January, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant, Viking World
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the striking features of Husavikurkirkja, get a new perspective on nature at The Húsavík Whale Museum, thenget some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Husavik trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Husavik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, Husavik is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Svinafell.

Things to do in Husavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Thermal Spas
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum

2
nights
Svinafell

Svinafell
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, thenexplore the activities along Glacier Lagoon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Flaajokull Glacier, thenadmire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

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Traveling by car from Husavik to Svinafell takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Husavik in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Svinafell, with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Svinafell

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Jokulsarlon, Hofskirkja Church
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Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, thenmake a trip to Dyrhólaey, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, and finally stop by Vik Wool Vikurprjon. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, thenkick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vik trip app.

Drive from Svinafell to Vik in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in January, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Geysir trip website.

You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Vik in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Geysir, with lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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