12 days in Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Iceland Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15 h
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Jokulsarlon
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Snaefellsbaer
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Vik
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Domkirkjan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Videy Island and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). There's much more to do: stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, explore and take pictures at Ring Road, and steep yourself in history at Cemetery Holavallagardur.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary builder tool.

New Delhi, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in September: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 13°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Jokulsarlon.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Langjokull Glacier, Ring Road
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Videy Island ©
Videy Island
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

1
night
Jokulsarlon

Jokulsarlon ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon, and then kick back and relax at Diamond Beach.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jokulsarlon online tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Jokulsarlon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Jokulsarlon sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Jokulsarlon

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

4
nights
Snaefellsbaer

Snaefellsbaer ©
Visit Dritvik and Djupalonssandur and Skardsvik Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Budir Church and Gatklettur. Get out of town with these interesting Snaefellsbaer side-trips: Stykkisholmur (Volcano Museum & Stykkisholmskirkja), Hellnar (Djúpalónssandur beach & Londrangar) and Bjarnarhofn Shark Museum (in Bjarnarhofn).

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Snaefellsbaer trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Jokulsarlon to Snaefellsbaer in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hellnar, Stykkisholmur, Grundarfjorour, Ingjaldscholskirkja, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier
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Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Stykkisholmskirkja ©
Stykkisholmskirkja
Gatklettur ©
Gatklettur

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 10th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Rutshellir Cave, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, thenstroll through Reynisfjara Beach, thenstop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vik trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Snaefellsbaer to Vik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Vik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

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