15 days in Faroe Islands & Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Faroe Islands & Iceland Itinerary

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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
— 1 night
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Mulafossur Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Leitisvatn, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Trollkonufingur.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Vagar Island online road trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Vagar Island is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Riyadh to Vagar Island due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Riyadh in January, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Vagar Island: temperatures range from 6°C by day to 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a combination of to Torshavn.

Things to do in Vagar Island

Nature · Parks
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands

— 2 nights
Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Skansin Fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torshavn Cathedral, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkjubour Cathedral. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at The Nordic House, then enjoy the sea views from Nolsoyar Viti, then explore the galleries of Listasavn Foroya, and finally browse the exhibits of National Museum of the Faroe Islands.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Torshavn trip website.

Traveling by combination of from Vagar Island to Torshavn takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Torshavn

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Thingvellir National Park and Off-Road Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Oxararfoss (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 9th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see some colorful creatures with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, and see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online trip maker.

Getting from Torshavn to Reykjavik by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Torshavn in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -1°C in Reykjavik. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:

Akureyri, Iceland

— 3 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Step out of the city life by going to Goðafoss Waterfall and Mývatn Nature Baths. Change things up with these side-trips from Akureyri: Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes) and Bjorbodin Spa (in Dalvik). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Hverir and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri planning tool.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -5°C in Akureyri. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Vik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dyrhólaey, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vik travel site.

You can drive from Akureyri to Vik in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Akureyri in January, Vik is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 17th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, experience rural life at Fridheimar, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Vik to Blaskogabyggd in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Vik in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Blaskogabyggd, with lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Faroe Islands travel guide

3.9
Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Tourist Spots
Remote and picturesque, Faroe Islands represent a mosaic of green pastures and treeless moors. While on tour of Faroe Islands, you'll find that the sea is never more than a stone's throw away, even when you're deep inland. Traditions remain strong in the self-governing archipelago, known for coastlines made of steep cliffs and deep fjords. Your sightseeing in Faroe Islands options include long walks across the interior, where you'll have to brave shifty weather, and schooner or wooden sloop expeditions to see the fjords.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.