16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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16 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Hellnar
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Mumbai


1
night
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland, then take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, and finally make a trip to Vaolaheioi Utsynispallur. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at The Aviation Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri journey planner.

Mumbai, India to Akureyri is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in November, expect Akureyri to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hverarond and The Husavik Whale Museum. Get outdoors at Krafla Lava Fields and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip planner .

Getting from Akureyri to Reykjahlid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Selfoss Waterfall, The Husavik Whale Museum
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverarond ©
Hverarond

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hof journey planner .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Hof in 6 hours. Traveling from Reykjahlid in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hof, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svartifoss Waterfall, Diamond Beach
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon

1
night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Stjornarfoss, take in breathtaking views at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, then contemplate the geological forces at Skaftarstofa, then admire the sheer force of Systrafoss, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkjugolf.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kirkjubaejarklaustur, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hof to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Stjornarfoss ©
Stjornarfoss
Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then get engrossed in the history at Skogasafn, and finally appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Gljufrafoss, explore the fascinating underground world of Rutshellir Cave, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then admire the striking features of Reyniskirkja Church, and finally stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vik road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Skogar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Perlan and Domkirkjan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gunnuhver Hot Springs and Laugardalslaug. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Selfoss) and Kotstrandarkirkja (in Hveragerdi). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, make a trip to Reykjavik Open Air Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Holavallagardur, and appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik road trip tool .

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vik in December, Reykjavik is little chillier at night with lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Hellnar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Kotstrandarkirkja, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

2
nights
Hellnar

Hellnar ©
On the 8th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Pakkhus Snaefellsbaejar, pause for some serene contemplation at Olafsvikurkirkja, enjoy the sand and surf at Dritvik and Djupalonssandur, then stroll through Skardsvik Beach, and finally make a trip to Londrangar Basalt Cliffs. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bjarnarfoss, explore the different monuments and memorials at Budir Church, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave Vatnshellir, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Djúpalónssandur beach.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hellnar online journey planner .

Getting from Reykjavik to Hellnar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hellnar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Snaefellsbaer, Olafsvik, Budir Church
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Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Bjarnarfoss ©
Bjarnarfoss
Olafsvikurkirkja ©
Olafsvikurkirkja

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