15 days in Iceland & Eastern India Itinerary

15 days in Iceland & Eastern India Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland & Eastern India Itinerary

New Delhi, India
Fly:  18​h 30​min
Geysir, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Puri, India
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
New Delhi, India

2
days
Geysir, Iceland

Geysir ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): cruise along Golden Circle Route. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Gullfoss and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Geysir online visit planner .

New Delhi, India to Geysir is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 5 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: highs in Geysir hover around 4°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Gullfoss, Golden Circle Route
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Golden Circle Route ©
Golden Circle Route
Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

2
days
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 26th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then make a trip to Dyrholaey, and finally take an in-depth tour of Skogasafn. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Crashed DC 3 Plane, then kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogasafn
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey

5
days
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Eskimos Iceland, Blue Lagoon and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Perlan and The Settlement Exhibition. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online journey planner .

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Blue Lagoon
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Eskimos Iceland ©
Eskimos Iceland
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
days
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), stroll the grounds of South Park Street Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalighat Kali Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then take a stroll through Park Street, and finally make a trip to Mother House.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kolkata (Calcutta) sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 18.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Kolkata (Calcutta) is 5 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in February: high temperatures in Kolkata (Calcutta) hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puri.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

2
days
Puri, India

Puri ©
An important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Puri features a wealth of holy and historic sites that draw in believers and tourists alike.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the striking features of Konark Sun Temple and then kick back and relax at Chandrabhaga Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Puri Beach, then kick back and relax at Konark Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagannath Temple.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Puri trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Puri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Konark
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Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach
Konark Sun Temple ©
Konark Sun Temple
Konark Beach ©
Konark Beach

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