21 days in Iceland & Portugal Itinerary

21 days in Iceland & Portugal Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
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Hvammstangi, Iceland
— 1 night
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 1 night
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Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 6 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 1 night
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja and then appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik attractions planner.

New Delhi, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Reykjavik is minus 5.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in January, expect nights in Reykjavik to be a bit cooler, around -1°C, while days are colder, around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sat) before leaving for Hvammstangi.

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Hvammstangi, Iceland

— 1 night
Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County, with a current population of about 580 people.OverviewHvammstangi is an important service center for the surrounding area. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): catch the contagious excitement of FL Hestar Horse Rental.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hvammstangi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Hvammstangi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hvammstangi

Fun & Games · Casinos
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Akureyri, Iceland

— 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Akureyri Botanical Garden and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Akureyri online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hvammstangi to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Parks
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Reykjahlid, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard).

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid travel planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature · Parks

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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 6 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd), Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur) and Strokkur (in Geysir). Spend the 23rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. See some other sides of Reykjavik: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Iceland, and take in panoramic vistas at Perlan.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly to Porto.

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Side Trips

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Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cais da Ribeira, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Porto visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Porto takes 10 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in January, with highs in Porto at 16°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Câmara Municipal, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.