14 days in Iceland Itinerary

14 days in Iceland Itinerary

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14 days in Iceland Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Skogar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Reykjavik
— 9 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
New York City

2
days
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 12th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Golden Circle Route. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Geysir trip planner .

New York City, USA to Geysir is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Geysir due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in Geysir to be a bit cooler, around 46°F, while days are much colder, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Skogar.

Things to do in Geysir

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Nature

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gullfoss, Golden Circle Route
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Golden Circle Route ©
Golden Circle Route
Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

2
days
Skogar

Skogar ©
On the 14th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss, and then explore the striking landscape at Myrdalsjokull Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): stroll through Black Sand Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dyrholaey, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gljufrafoss.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Skogar trip planning tool .

Getting from Geysir to Skogar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skogar

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Vik, Gljufrafoss, Seljalandsfoss
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss

9
days
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visit Hallgrimskirkja and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) for their historical value. Perlan and The Settlement Exhibition are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir--about 44 minutes away. On the 22nd (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Skogar to Reykjavik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

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Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Scuba & Snorkeling
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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