13 days in Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Iceland Itinerary

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13 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + bus:  21​h 30​min
1
Vik
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Skaftafell
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Husavik
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 30​min
5
Geysir
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 18th (Tue), kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, stroll through Black Sand Beach, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dyrholaey, then trek along Sólheimajökulll, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vik sightseeing planner .

Mumbai, India to Vik is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Vik. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in June, with highs in Vik at 12°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Skaftafell.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey

3
nights
Skaftafell

Skaftafell ©
Step out of the city life by going to Jokulsarlon Lagoon and Diamond Beach. Step out of Skaftafell with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Hofn--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring nature at Skaftafell National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Skaftafell tour itinerary planning app .

Take a bus from Vik to Skaftafell in 3 hours. June in Skaftafell sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skaftafell

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Vatnajokull National Park, Jokulsarlon, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Iceland and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition. Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, steep yourself in history at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and shop like a local with Kogga - Ceramic Studio - Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik travel route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Skaftafell to Reykjavik takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Husavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

2
nights
Husavik

The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Rauoanes Point, learn more about the world around you at The Húsavík Whale Museum, then admire the striking features of Husavikurkirkja, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Exploration Museum, examine the collection at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Husavik holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Husavik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Geysir.

Things to do in Husavik

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sigurgeirs Bird Museum, Krafla Lava Fields
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum

1
night
Geysir

Geysir ©
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 28th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Geysir Hot Springs, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, and finally admire the sheer force of Gullfoss.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Geysir online journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Husavik to Geysir in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Geysir
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

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