11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 15 min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hvolsvollur
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Newark

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik travel route builder.

Newark, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Reykjavik is 5 hours. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for cooler days in Reykjavik, with highs around 46°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
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 15th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall and then admire the verdant scenery at Gjain.

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You can drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in October, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Gjain, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

4
nights
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hvolsvollur: Skogar (Rutshellir Cave & Skogafoss), Laugavegur (in Landmannalaugar) and Vik (Sólheimajökulll, Dyrhólaey, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, get impressive views of Hekla, stop by UNA Local Product, and head outdoors with Gljúfrafoss.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hvolsvollur journey planning site.

You can drive from Geysir to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hvolsvollur are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Vik, Hekla, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Laugavegur
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

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