17 days in Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Iceland Itinerary

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17 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kirkjubaejarklaustur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Hof
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Akureyri
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Thingvellir to see Thingvellir National Park about 38 minutes away. On the 28th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip builder .

Mumbai, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in November; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 30th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd travel tool .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November in Blaskogabyggd, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Strokkur
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

1
night
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lava Centre, take some stellar pictures from Sveitabuoin Una, then get outside with Gljúfrafoss, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss, and finally stop by Seljalandsfoss Waterfall & Shop.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hvolsvollur trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Hvolsvollur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Hvolsvollur can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Seljalandsfoss
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Gljúfrafoss ©
Gljúfrafoss
Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 2nd (Sun), look for gifts at Vikurprjon Wool Factory, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, explore the striking landscape at Dyrholaey, then look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, then enjoy some diversion at Vik Swimming Pool, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Gljufrafoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Vik tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hvolsvollur to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Skogafoss, Gljufrafoss, Reynisdrangar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey

1
night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Minningarkapella ser Jons Steingrimssonar, admire the sheer force of Skaftarstofa, explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, then admire the sheer force of Stjornarfoss, then admire the sheer force of Systrafoss, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kirkjugolf.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kirkjubaejarklaustur tour itinerary app .

Getting from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hof.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Stjornarfoss ©
Stjornarfoss

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
On the 5th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Diamond Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Jokulsarlon Lagoon, explore the striking landscape at Flaajokull Glacier, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Polaire, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hof itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hof in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjahlid: Husavik (The Husavik Whale Museum, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss, take in the natural beauty of Hverarond, take in the dramatic natural features at Mud Pots, and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Reykjahlid using our trip planner.

Drive from Hof to Reykjahlid in 6 hours. Traveling from Hof in December, Reykjahlid is slightly colder at night with lows of -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik
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Dettifoss ©
Dettifoss
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Akureyri

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 9th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Akureyri sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

#Tours, #Parks
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