9 days in New Delhi & Iceland Itinerary

9 days in New Delhi & Iceland Itinerary

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9 days in New Delhi & Iceland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
2
Akureyri, Iceland
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h
3
Skogar, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India

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night
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ayyappa Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chhatarpur Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodhi Garden. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at The Great India Place, then contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, and then contemplate the long history of Rajpath.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip builder tool .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In September in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

The Great India Place
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Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Chhatarpur Temple ©
Chhatarpur Temple

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nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get outdoors at Goðafoss Waterfall and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Glaumbaer Museum and Saurbaejarkirkja are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, explore the striking landscape at Hverir, and go for a walk through Viti Crater.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip builder app .

Getting from New Delhi to Akureyri by flight takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in September; daily highs in Akureyri reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Skogar.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Glaumbaer Museum
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Hverir ©
Hverir
Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum

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Skogar, Iceland

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dyrhólaey, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Skogar trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Akureyri to Skogar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Akureyri in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Skogar. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Vik
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Vik Church ©
Vik Church
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

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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 20th (Fri): shop like a local with Laugavegur, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park and then test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik day trip app .

Drive from Skogar to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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