20 days in Iceland Itinerary

20 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Akureyri
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vatnajokull National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Hella
— 1 night
Drive
5
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geysir
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to New Delhi

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Reykjavik — 5 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: Thingvellir (Thingvellir National Park & Kaldidalur Valley). Spend the 29th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, see Off-Road Tours, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip builder website.

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. In May, Reykjavik is colder than New Delhi - with highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Akureyri.
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Akureyri — 4 nights

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Take a break from Akureyri with a short trip to Speed Boats Tours in Husavik, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

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Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park — 4 nights

Go for a jaunt from Vatnajokull National Park to Jokulsarlon to see Glacier Lagoon about 1h 55 min away. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vatnajokull National Park trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Akureyri to Vatnajokull National Park. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Hella.
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Hella — 1 night

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 (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hella trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vatnajokull National Park to Hella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hella can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vik.
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Vik — 3 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and stroll through Black Sand Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vik itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Hella to Vik in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Geysir.
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Geysir — 2 nights

Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Geysir online route planner.

You can drive from Vik to Geysir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Geysir, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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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