11 days in Iceland Itinerary

11 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Newark
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Husafell
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Grindavik
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 45 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eimverk Distillery. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik travel itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Newark in September: highs in Reykjavik hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Husafell.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Husafell

Husafell ©
Husafell is known for nature and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar, surround yourself with nature on The Cave, and take in the natural beauty of Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Husafell trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Husafell takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Husafell sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Husafell

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Reykholt, Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring
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Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Barnafoss ©
Barnafoss
The Cave ©
The Cave

2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Special Tours - Puffin Express has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Special Tours - Puffin Express. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik road trip website.

You can drive from Husafell to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grindavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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2
nights
Grindavik

Grindavik ©
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grindavik vacation maker.

Drive from Reykjavik to Grindavik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Grindavik can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. You will leave for home on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Grindavik

Nature Parks Spas
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Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
Thermal Spas

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