15 days in Faroe Islands & Iceland Itinerary

15 days in Faroe Islands & Iceland Itinerary

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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
— 1 night
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Mulafossur Waterfall, explore the activities along Lake Leitisvatn, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Trollkonufingur.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vagar Island vacation planning tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Vagar Island is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 3 hours. In September, Vagar Island is cooler than Riyadh - with highs of 13°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a combination of to Torshavn.

Things to do in Vagar Island

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

— 2 nights
Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Skansin Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Torshavn Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkjubour Cathedral, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at MM Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at The Nordic House, then visit a coastal fixture at Nolsoyar Viti, then explore the galleries of Listasavn Foroya, and finally browse the exhibits of National Museum of the Faroe Islands.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Torshavn online attractions planner.

Do a combination of from Vagar Island to Torshavn in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Torshavn can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Torshavn

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Thingvellir National Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Oxararfoss (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 6th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, discover the deep blue sea with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

Before you visit Reykjavik, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Torshavn to Reykjavik by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

Akureyri, Iceland

— 3 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Step out of the city life by going to Whale Watching Hauganes and Mývatn Nature Baths. Step out of Akureyri to go to Dalvik and see Bjorbodin Spa, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Vik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then stroll through Dyrhólaey, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and finally stroll through Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vik trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Akureyri to Vik in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Akureyri in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Vik, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, relax in the rural setting at Fridheimar, then take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Blaskogabyggd itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Faroe Islands travel guide

3.9
Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Tourist Spots
Remote and picturesque, Faroe Islands represent a mosaic of green pastures and treeless moors. While on tour of Faroe Islands, you'll find that the sea is never more than a stone's throw away, even when you're deep inland. Traditions remain strong in the self-governing archipelago, known for coastlines made of steep cliffs and deep fjords. Your sightseeing in Faroe Islands options include long walks across the interior, where you'll have to brave shifty weather, and schooner or wooden sloop expeditions to see the fjords.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.