8 days in West Region, South Region & Reykjavik Itinerary

8 days in West Region, South Region & Reykjavik Itinerary

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8 days in West Region, South Region & Reykjavik Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Hellnar
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Landmannalaugar
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Reykjavik
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
End: New York City


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1
day
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Djúpalónssandur beach, then kick back and relax at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ytri Tunga Beach.

To see ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Hellnar trip itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Hellnar is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Hellnar

Beaches Parks Outdoors

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Ytri Tunga Beach
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Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Ytri Tunga Beach ©
Ytri Tunga Beach

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day
Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Landmannalaugar and then stroll through Laugavegur.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Landmannalaugar trip planner .

Getting from Hellnar to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 5.5 hours. September in Landmannalaugar sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Vik.

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Parks Outdoors Trails
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 10th (Tue), kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip planner .

Getting from Landmannalaugar to Vik by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

1
night
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 (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, then tee off at Geysir Golf Course, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Geysir online itinerary planner .

Getting from Vik to Geysir by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Geysir, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
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Geysir Golf Course

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nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, then appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Drive from Geysir to Reykjavik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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