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
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Ilulissat, Greenland
— 3 nights
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Vik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights

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Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Torshavn ©
Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. Get outdoors at Mulafossur Waterfall and Trollkonufingur. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tinganes and Kirkjubour Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torshavn: Gasadalur Tunnel (in Gasadalur) and Nolsoyar Viti (in Nolsoy). There's much more to do: push the limits with RIB62, expand your understanding of the military at Skansin Fortress, examine the collection at National Museum of the Faroe Islands, and don't miss a visit to Torshavn Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Torshavn road trip planning website.

Pune, India to Torshavn is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Torshavn is minus 5.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Torshavn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ilulissat.

Things to do in Torshavn

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Tinganes ©
Tinganes
Kirkjubour Cathedral ©
Kirkjubour Cathedral
Mulafossur Waterfall ©
Mulafossur Waterfall

3
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Ilulissat, Greenland

Ilulissat ©
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 take in the dramatic natural features at Ilulissat Icefjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape 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 8.5 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 · Adventure
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Ilulissat Icefjord ©
Ilulissat Icefjord
Eqip Sermia Glacier ©
Eqip Sermia Glacier
PGI Greenland ©
PGI Greenland

4
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Vik, Iceland

Vik
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 Reyniskyrka Church. Explore Vik's surroundings by going to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Scenic Green Lava Walk, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, &more). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Zipline, admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, and fly like a bird with True Adventure.

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 11 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.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
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True Adventure

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
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 Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd), Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt) and Strokkur (in Geysir). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Grábrók Volcano, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic scenery at Glanni Waterfall, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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