17 days in Greenland & Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Greenland & Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ilulissat, Greenland
— 3 nights
2
Nuuk, Greenland
— 3 nights
3
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
4
Vik, Iceland
— 4 nights
5
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights

3
nights
Ilulissat, Greenland

Ilulissat ©
Ilulissat, formerly Jakobshavn or Jacobshaven, is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 350km north of the Arctic Circle. You've added World of Greenland, PGI Greenland, Eqip Sermia Glacier, and other attractions to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Ilulissat Art Museum and Ilulissat Museum. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Jakobshavn Glacier and take in the pleasant sights at Sermermiut.

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Paphos, Cyprus to Ilulissat is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paphos to Ilulissat is minus 5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Paphos in August: high temperatures in Ilulissat hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Nuuk.

Things to do in Ilulissat

Parks Museums Nature
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Eqip Sermia Glacier ©
Eqip Sermia Glacier
Ilulissat Icefjord ©
Ilulissat Icefjord
PGI Greenland ©
PGI Greenland

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Nuuk, Greenland

Nuuk ©
Home to a quarter of the nation's population, Nuuk represents the nation's cultural and economic center and holds the title as the world's smallest and northernmost capital.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Greenland National Museum and Archives, thenmake a trip to Qornok, and then don't miss a visit to Nuuk Cathedral. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Prince Christian Sound, admire the masterpieces at Nuuk Art Museum, and then get your game on at Greenland Simulation Center.

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Getting from Ilulissat to Nuuk by flight takes about 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nuuk are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will leave for Blaskogabyggd on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Nuuk

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Prince Christian Sound
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Greenland National Museum and Archives ©
Greenland National Museum and Archives
Nuuk Art Museum ©
Nuuk Art Museum
Nuuk Cathedral ©
Nuuk Cathedral

1
night
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, thenadmire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and finally tee off at Geysir Golf Course.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd sightseeing website.

Traveling by flight from Nuuk to Blaskogabyggd takes 8.5 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Nuuk to Blaskogabyggd due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nuuk in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Blaskogabyggd. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir Golf Course
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Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall ©
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall

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Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Reyniskyrka Church and Rutshellir Cave. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sólheimajökulll and Mýrdalsjökull. Explore Vik's surroundings by going to Lava Centre (in Hvolsvollur), Gljufrabui Waterfalls (in Skogar) and Eldheimar (in Vestmannaeyjar). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Skogar Museum, pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue, take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vik online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Lava Centre, Eldheimar
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

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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.
Visit Hallgrimskirkja and Reykjavik Open Air Museum for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Thingvellir National Park and Reykjadalur Hot Springs. Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Grábrók Volcano (in Bifrost), War and Peace Museum (in Akranes) and Borgarnes (The Settlement Center & Borgarnes Museum). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Videy Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take an in-depth tour of Tales from Iceland.

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Getting from Vik to Reykjavik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Reykjavik sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Grábrók Volcano, War and Peace Museum, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Thingvellir National Park
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Videy Island ©
Videy Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

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