20 days in Iceland Itinerary

20 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 7 nights
Drive
2
Hella
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Bus
4
Vik
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Lucknow

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Reykjavik — 7 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Blue Lagoon (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir (Almannagja & Thingvellir National Park). Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, trot along with a tour on horseback, and admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip builder tool.

Lucknow, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Lucknow in November: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Hella.
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Hella — 2 nights

Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gljúfrafoss. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre and then head outdoors with Hekluhestar.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hella road trip tool.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hella are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can fly to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 4 nights

Explore Vatnajokull National Park's surroundings by going to Askja (in Reykjahlid) and Jokulsarlon (Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, Diamond Beach Jokulsarlon, &more). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Hella to Vatnajokull National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Vik.
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Vik — 4 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vik: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Stjornarfoss, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more) and Kvernufoss (in Skogar). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, admire all the interesting features of Dyrhólaey, and take in a show at Lava Show.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vik holiday builder website.

You can take a bus from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Geysir.
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Geysir — 1 night

Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Blesi, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Geysir tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Geysir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.
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