17 days in Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Iceland Itinerary

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17 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Akureyri
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Hofn
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Vik
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Hella
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Geysir
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22 h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online tour planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Reykjavik is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Reykjavik. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in April; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nature & Wildlife Tours
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

2
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Akureyri

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri, take in the dramatic scenery at Godafoss, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri online tour planner .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. April in Akureyri sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Parks Nature
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Photography Tours
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

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nights
Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Jokulsarlon Lagoon (in Jokulsarlon) and Djupivogur (Sveinsstekksfoss, Eggin i Gledivik, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull, explore the world behind art at The Thorbergur center, enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach, and cool off at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hofn planning app .

You can drive from Akureyri to Hofn in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Akureyri in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hofn, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Djupivogur, Jokulsarlon, Vatnajokull
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Glacier Lagoon ©
Glacier Lagoon
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach

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nights
Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Take a break from Vik with a short trip to Kvernufoss in Skogar, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vik trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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

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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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, then contemplate the geological forces at Southcoast Adventure, and then get outside with Gljúfrafoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss, take in the dramatic scenery at Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss, then get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hella route maker website .

Traveling by car from Vik to Hella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Gljufrabui Waterfalls
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Southcoast Adventure ©
Southcoast Adventure
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Gljufrabui Waterfalls ©
Gljufrabui Waterfalls

1
night
Geysir

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss.

Discover how to plan a Geysir trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Hella to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Geysir are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geysir

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Geysir Golf Course ©
Geysir Golf Course

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