17 days in Faroe Islands, Greenland & Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Faroe Islands, Greenland & Iceland Itinerary

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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ilulissat, Greenland
— 3 nights
Fly to Reykjavik, Bus to Vik
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Vik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands

— 3 nights
Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. Get outdoors at Mulafossur Waterfall and RIB62. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tinganes and Skansin Fortress. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torshavn: Gasadalur Tunnel (in Gasadalur), Trollkonufingur (in Sandavagur) and Nolsoyar Viti (in Nolsoy). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkjubour Cathedral, browse the exhibits of National Museum of the Faroe Islands, admire all the interesting features of Torshavn Cathedral, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ostrom.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Torshavn trip planner.

Pune, India to Torshavn is an approximately 120-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Pune to Torshavn. August in Torshavn sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ilulissat.

Things to do in Torshavn

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Ilulissat, Greenland

— 3 nights
Ilulissat, formerly Jakobshavn or Jacobshaven, is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 350km north of the Arctic Circle. On the 5th (Fri), see the winter wonderland with PGI Greenland, go for a walk through Sermermiut, and then stroll through Ilulissat Icefjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jakobshavn Glacier and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Eqip Sermia Glacier.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ilulissat trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Torshavn to Ilulissat takes 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to West Greenland Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Torshavn in August, with highs in Ilulissat at 11°C and lows at 3°C. On the 7th (Sun), you're off to Vik.

Things to do in Ilulissat

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Vik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Black Sand Beach and Reynisfjara Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Skogar Museum and Rutshellir Cave. Explore Vik's surroundings by going to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Scenic Green Lava Walk, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal, whizz through the canopy at Zipline, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vik trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ilulissat to Vik takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from West Greenland Standard Time (WGT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Ilulissat in August, Vik is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 5 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Reykjavik Open Air Museum and The Settlement Center. Popular historic sites such as Videy Island and Hallgrimskirkja are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Strokkur (in Geysir). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, steep yourself in history at Cemetery Holavallagardur, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik day trip website.

Drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Faroe Islands travel guide

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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.

Greenland travel guide

4.1
Nature & Parks · Museums · Art Museums
An autonomous Danish territory, Greenland combines the power of Mother Nature with some of the most stunning scenery in the world. A trip to Greenland takes you to the planet's largest non-continental island, with the sparsest population in the world. Don't let that stop you from choosing a holiday in Greenland, the perfect chance to discover small towns and photogenic villages known for their colorful wooden cottages. The improving tourist network includes many hotels and hostels, as well as a slew of tour operators providing exiting outdoor activities.

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.