27 days in Iceland & India Itinerary

27 days in Iceland & India Itinerary

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1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
2
Akureyri, Iceland
— 4 nights
3
Vik, Iceland
— 3 nights
4
Hella, Iceland
— 3 nights
5
Leh, India
— 5 nights
6
Manali, India
— 5 nights


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5
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
For shopping fun, head to Laugavegur or Listvinahusid. Get a sense of the local culture at Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Hallgrimskirkja. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Kerið (in Selfoss) and Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur). Make the 1st (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planning site.

New Delhi, India to Reykjavik is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in June, with highs in Reykjavik at 15°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Kerið, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

4
nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get outdoors at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and Goðafoss Waterfall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saurbaejarkirkja and Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, and take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Akureyri sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Speed Boats Tours
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields

3
nights
Vik, Iceland

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You'll get in some beach time at Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Sólheimajökulll and Mýrdalsjökull. Get out of town with these interesting Vik side-trips: Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Skaftarstofa). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church, and explore and take pictures at Dyrhólaey.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vik journey planner.

Traveling by car from Akureyri to Vik takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hella.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Skogar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll

3
nights
Hella, Iceland

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. Step out of the city life by going to Horseback Riding Tours and Gullfoss Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lava Centre and Seljalandsfoss. Step out of Hella to go to Reykholt and see Fridheimar, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Gljúfrafoss and admire the sheer force of Urridafoss Waterfall.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hella attractions planner.

You can drive from Vik to Hella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Hella, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Gullfoss Falls, Fridheimar, Urridafoss Waterfall
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Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre
Urridafoss Waterfall ©
Urridafoss Waterfall
Horseback Riding Tours

5
nights
Leh, India

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Get outdoors at Khardung La and Nubra Valley. Shanti Stupa and Spituk Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, explore the activities along Kyagar Tso, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Leh route builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hella to Leh. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time is 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Nubra Valley, Khardung La
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Nubra Valley ©
Nubra Valley
Shanti Stupa ©
Shanti Stupa
Khardung La ©
Khardung La

5
nights
Manali, India

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Hidimba Devi Temple and Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Jogini Waterfall and Beas Kund. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the awesome beauty at Friendship Peak, take in the dramatic scenery at Rozy Falls, and cruise along Rohtang Pass.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Manali trip builder website.

You can drive from Leh to Manali in 9 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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