7 days in Iceland Itinerary

7 days in Iceland Itinerary

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7 days in Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  20​h
1
Akureyri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Reykjahlid
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Reykjavik
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 3rd (Thu), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Godafoss, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Akureyri itinerary builder site .

Mumbai, India to Akureyri is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in October; daily highs in Akureyri reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

3
nights
Reykjahlid

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hverfjall and Hverir. Take a break from the city and head to Krafla Lava Fields and Grjotagja Cave. Step out of Reykjahlid to go to Husavik and see The Húsavík Whale Museum, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid driving holiday site .

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Reykjahlid are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Húsavík Whale Museum
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Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
The Húsavík Whale Museum ©
The Húsavík Whale Museum

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 7th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Laugavegur, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Reykjahlid to Reykjavik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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