10 days in Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Geysir
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Vik
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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.
Visiting Gullfoss and Hekla will get you outdoors. Step out of Geysir with an excursion to Icelandic HorseWorld in Hella--about 1 hour away. Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Golden Circle Route.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Geysir trip generator.

San Francisco, USA to Geysir is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Geysir is 8 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Geysir at 54°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fridheimar, Gullfoss, Icelandic HorseWorld, Hekla
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Icelandic HorseWorld ©
Icelandic HorseWorld

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 2nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrholaey, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vik travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visiting Thingvellir National Park and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Spas & Wellness in Grindavik--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to The Pearl (Perlan), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Reykjavik itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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