10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Denver
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  13 h 45 min
1
Geysir
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  12 h
End: Denver

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Geysir trip builder app.

Denver, USA to Geysir is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Denver to Geysir, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in May, expect Geysir to be little chillier, temps between 49°F and 38°F. You'll set off for Vik on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Fridheimar, Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Fridheimar ©
Fridheimar

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Venture out of the city with trips to Laugavegur (in Landmannalaugar) and Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik tour builder tool.

You can drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vik are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Laugavegur, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Laugavegur
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Spend the 10th (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and explore and take pictures at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik road trip website.

Getting from Vik to Reykjavik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
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Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

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