16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly + Shuttle:  20 h
1
Reykjavik
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Reykjahlid
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Jokulsarlon
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Vik
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Hvolsvollur
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Reykholt
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Horseback Riding Tours. Shop till you drop at 12 Tonar and Bonus. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll (in Keflavik) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Tales from Iceland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, explore the striking landscape at Geothermal area krysuvik, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Reykjavik. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 11°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, Horseback Riding Tours, Thermal Spas
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Tales from Iceland ©
Tales from Iceland
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

2
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get outside with Hofdi and then explore the activities along Lake Myvatn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): go for a walk through Viti Crater, explore the striking landscape at Leirhnjukur, and then examine the collection at Sigurgeirs Bird Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Jokulsarlon.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Hofdi ©
Hofdi
Viti Crater ©
Viti Crater

1
night
Jokulsarlon

Jokulsarlon ©
On the 8th (Sun), explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, then kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jokulsarlon attractions planner.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Jokulsarlon in 6 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Jokulsarlon

Parks Nature Beaches
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon

2
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, then explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, then stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, and finally look for gifts at Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vik online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Jokulsarlon to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rutshellir Cave
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

1
night
Hvolsvollur

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". On the 11th (Wed), stop by Seljalandsfoss, then get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Hvolsvollur tour website.

You can drive from Vik to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hvolsvollur are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Horseback Riding Tours
Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss

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 12th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

Plan trip to Geysir with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Hvolsvollur to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Geysir are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Reykholt.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls, Geysir
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Geysir ©
Geysir
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

2
nights
Reykholt

Reykholt ©
Reykholt is a village in the valley of the river Reykjadalsá, called Reykholtsdalur. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Barnafoss, admire the sheer force of Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, then sample the tasty concoctions at Brugghus Steoja, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Glanni Waterfall. On your second day here, Head underground at Surtshellir Lava Cave and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykholt day trip site.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Reykholt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Reykholt, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykholt

Nature Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Husafell, Barnafoss, Glanni Waterfall, Hraunfossar Lava Waterfall, Brugghus Steoja
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Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Glanni Waterfall ©
Glanni Waterfall
Barnafoss ©
Barnafoss

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