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


2
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Perlan and Laugardalslaug. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Skumaskot, and have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik attractions planner.

Mumbai, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Reykjavik. In November, Reykjavik is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Scuba & Snorkeling
Laugardalslaug ©
Laugardalslaug

1
night
Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 28th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd tour website .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Blaskogabyggd in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. November in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strokkur, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Skalholt Cathedral
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall ©
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall

2
nights
Vik

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then take an in-depth tour of Skogasafn, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, then admire the landmark architecture of Reyniskirkja Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vik itinerary planner .

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Vik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Vik, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

2
nights
Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Stjornarfoss, admire the sheer force of Skaftarstofa, take in breathtaking views at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkjugolf, and finally admire the sheer force of Systrafoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Laki Craters and then contemplate the long history of Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kirkjubaejarklaustur holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Hof.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Laki Craters ©
Laki Craters
Stjornarfoss ©
Stjornarfoss

1
night
Hof

Hof ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofskirkja Church, kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon, then take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, and finally appreciate the history behind Skeioara Bridge Monument.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hof tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hof takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Diamond Beach, Jokulsarlon Lagoon
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Hofskirkja Church ©
Hofskirkja Church

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hverarond and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Change things up with a short trip to The Husavik Whale Museum in Husavik (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, go for a walk through Viti Crater, explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave, and take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Hof to Reykjahlid takes 6 hours. Traveling from Hof in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Reykjahlid, with lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and Horseback Riding Tours. There's lots more to do: see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, admire the sheer force of Godafoss, get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Akureyrarkirkja.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Akureyri attractions website .

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Akureyri sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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