16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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16 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Hella
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Lake Myvatn
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  38 h
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.
Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Grindavik to see Blue Lagoon about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, get outside with Rent A Rod Reykjavik, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 15- hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Reykjavik, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Reykjavik is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lagafellslaug in Mosfellsbaer, Blue Lagoon
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon

4
nights
Hella

Hella ©
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Venture out of the city with trips to Skogar Museum (in Skogar) and Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths (in Laugarvatn). It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall and take a pleasant ride with Hella Horse Rental.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hella trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Reykjavik to Hella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Hella sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will leave for Vik on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Hella

Spas Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Skogar Museum, Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths
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Hella Horse Rental ©
Hella Horse Rental
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

3
nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Explore Vik's surroundings by going to Fjadrargljufur Canyon (in Kirkjubaejarklaustur), Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park (in Vatnajokull National Park) and Laugavegur (in Landmannalaugar). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and make a trip to Dyrhólaey.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vik online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hella to Vik takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Vik, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Lake Myvatn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogafoss, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, Laugavegur
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Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

2
nights
Lake Myvatn

Lake Myvatn ©
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna.
Explore Lake Myvatn's surroundings by going to Goðafoss Waterfall (in Akureyri) and North Sailing (in Husavik). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and explore the striking landscape at Hverir.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Myvatn road trip planner.

You can drive from Vik to Lake Myvatn in 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Myvatn

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Goðafoss Waterfall, North Sailing
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

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