12 days in Mumbai & Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Mumbai & Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Mumbai & Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
1
Mumbai, India
— 1 day
Fly:  18​h 30​min
2
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Hof, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Akureyri, Iceland
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  20​h
End: Mumbai, India

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Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, admire the landmark architecture of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Crawford Market, and finally cruise along Marine Drive.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mumbai route builder app .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Mumbai are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and then stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik road trip website .

Getting from Mumbai to Reykjavik by flight takes about 18.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in July: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 17°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Museums Wildlife
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

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Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, then hike along Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vik day trip planner .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Vik sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Hof.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogar Museum
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Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

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night
Hof, Iceland

Hof ©
Nestled in a narrow strip of land between the sea and the glacier, Hof remains best known for its 1883 turf church--the last of its kind to be built in the old Icelandic style of architecture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, explore the activities along Jokulsarlon Lagoon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, and finally admire the sheer force of Svartifoss Waterfall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hof trip planner .

You can drive from Vik to Hof in 2 hours. July in Hof sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Hof

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Svartifoss Waterfall
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Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall

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nights
Reykjahlid, Iceland

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations, then identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, take in the dramatic natural features at Mud Pots, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hverarond, and finally go for a walk through Viti Crater.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Hof to Reykjahlid by car takes about 7 hours. In July, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dimmuborgir Lava Formations ©
Dimmuborgir Lava Formations
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

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Akureyri, Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Herring Era Museum and Horseback Riding Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate Glaumbaer Museum and Folk Music Center. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Akureyri trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Siglufjordur, Glaumbaer Museum
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Horseback Riding Tours
Herring Era Museum ©
Herring Era Museum
Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum

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