10 days in Iceland & Greenland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland & Greenland Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
+3
Bus + Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  12 h 45 min
1
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Nuuk, Greenland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  21 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

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day
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 9th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd online trip maker.

New York City, USA to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 13- hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of subway, train, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Blaskogabyggd. January in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

1
night
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally examine the collection at Skogar Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vik, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Blaskogabyggd in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Vik, with lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Vik in January since evenings lows in Reykjavik dip to 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Nuuk.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
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Nuuk, Greenland

Nuuk ©
Home to a quarter of the nation's population, Nuuk represents the nation's cultural and economic center and holds the title as the world's smallest and northernmost capital.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Evigheds Fjords, then make a trip to Qornok, then admire the masterpieces at Nuuk Art Museum, and finally make a trip to Nuuk Cathedral. On the next day, explore the activities along Prince Christian Sound, then examine the collection at Greenland National Museum and Archives, and then get your game on at Greenland Simulation Center.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nuuk online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Nuuk in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to West Greenland Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, things will get little chillier in Nuuk: highs are around 24°F and lows about 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nuuk

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Prince Christian Sound, Evigheds Fjords
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Evigheds Fjords ©
Evigheds Fjords
Greenland National Museum and Archives ©
Greenland National Museum and Archives
Nuuk Cathedral ©
Nuuk Cathedral

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