47 days in Iceland & Paris Itinerary

47 days in Iceland & Paris Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Keflavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Tour arctic shots:  5 h 30 min
2
Jokulsarlon, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Borgarnes, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Snaefellsbaer, Iceland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Keflavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
7
Paris, France
— 36 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
8
Keflavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h
End: Vancouver, Canada

1
night
Keflavik, Iceland

Keflavik ©
Keflavík is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. On the 30th (Wed), don't miss a visit to The Giantess in the Mountain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hvalsneskirkja, and then see the interesting displays at Rokksafn Islands - The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Keflavik day trip website.

Vancouver, Canada to Keflavik is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Keflavik due to the time zone difference. In September, Keflavik is a bit cooler than Vancouver - with highs of 12°C and lows of 7°C. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jokulsarlon.

Things to do in Keflavik

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rokksafn Islands - The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll, Hvalsneskirkja
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Hvalsneskirkja ©
Hvalsneskirkja

2
nights
Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Jokulsarlon ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Glacier Lagoon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Svinafellsjokull Glacier, pause for some serene contemplation at Hofskirkja Church, and then explore the activities along Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jokulsarlon trip itinerary app.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Keflavik to Jokulsarlon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Jokulsarlon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hofskirkja Church, Svinafellsjokull Glacier
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Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon ©
Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon
Svinafellsjokull Glacier ©
Svinafellsjokull Glacier

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night
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 3rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

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You can drive from Jokulsarlon to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

1
night
Borgarnes, Iceland

Borgarnes ©
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). On the 4th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Grábrók Volcano, take in the dramatic scenery at Hraunfossar, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Glymur, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurora Borealis, and then get engrossed in the history at The Settlement Center.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Borgarnes day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Vik to Borgarnes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Snaefellsbaer.

Things to do in Borgarnes

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring, Glymur, Hraunfossar, Grábrók Volcano
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Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Grábrók Volcano ©
Grábrók Volcano
Aurora Borealis ©
Aurora Borealis

1
night
Snaefellsbaer, Iceland

Snaefellsbaer
To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Snaefellsbaer trip builder app.

You can drive from Borgarnes to Snaefellsbaer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Keflavik.

Things to do in Snaefellsbaer

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Keflavik, Iceland

Keflavik ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Krysuvik, explore the activities along Kleifarvatn, and then examine the collection at Duushus Museum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Keflavik trip planner.

Getting from Snaefellsbaer to Keflavik by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Paris.

Things to do in Keflavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Reykjanes Peninsula
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Kleifarvatn ©
Kleifarvatn
Krysuvik
Krysuvik

36
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Vieux Rouen, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

To find photos and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Keflavik to Paris with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Keflavik in October, with highs in Paris at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Keflavik.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Versailles, Honfleur, Fondation Claude Monet, Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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nights
Keflavik, Iceland

Keflavik ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Keflavik Maritime Center, then get engrossed in the history at Viking World, and then contemplate the long history of Stekkjarkot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Brimketill, take in the views from Bridge Between Continents, take in the natural beauty of Gunnuhver Hot Springs, then take an in-depth tour of The Icelandic Saltfish Museum, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Krysuvik.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Keflavik road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Paris to Keflavik. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Keflavik. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in November: high temperatures in Keflavik hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Keflavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Grindavik, Reykjanes Peninsula
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Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs
Thermal Spas
Krysuvik
Krysuvik

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