10 days in Grindavik & North Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Grindavik & North Iceland Itinerary

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Grindavik ©
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): test the waters at a local thermal spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Krysuvik, take in the dramatic natural features at Brimketill, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Gunnuhver Hot Springs, and finally take an in-depth tour of Viking World.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grindavik tour planning site.

New York City, USA to Grindavik is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Grindavik, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Grindavik: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Grindavik

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trips

Keflavik, Reykjanes Peninsula, Horseback Riding Tours
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Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
Thermal Spas
Viking World ©
Viking World


Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Step out of Akureyri to go to Reykjahlid and see Grjotagja Cave, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, and admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Grindavik to Akureyri in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Akureyri when traveling from Grindavik in October, with lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Grjotagja Cave
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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
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