17 days in Greenland & Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Greenland & Iceland Itinerary

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17 days in Greenland & Iceland Itinerary

Start: Paphos, Cyprus
Fly:  28​h
1
Ilulissat, Greenland
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Nuuk, Greenland
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Vik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Paphos, Cyprus


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3
nights
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. Your list of things to see and do now includes World of Greenland, PGI Greenland, Eqip Sermia Glacier, and other attractions. Step off the beaten path and head to Ilulissat Museum and Ilulissat Art Museum. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Jakobshavn Glacier and go for a walk through Sermermiut.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ilulissat road trip app .

Paphos, Cyprus to Ilulissat is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Western Greenland Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In August, Ilulissat is much colder than Paphos - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Nuuk.

Things to do in Ilulissat

Parks Nature Museums
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Eqip Sermia Glacier ©
Eqip Sermia Glacier
Ilulissat Icefjord ©
Ilulissat Icefjord
PGI Greenland ©
PGI Greenland

3
nights
Nuuk, Greenland

Nuuk ©
Home to a quarter of the nation's population, Nuuk represents the nation's cultural and economic center and holds the title as the world's smallest and northernmost capital.
On the 19th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Greenland National Museum and Archives, don't miss a visit to Qornok, and then make a trip to Nuuk Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Prince Christian Sound, admire the masterpieces at Nuuk Art Museum, and then enjoy some diversion at Greenland Simulation Center.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nuuk online visit planner .

Paphos, Cyprus to Nuuk is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paphos to Nuuk is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Paphos in August, expect Nuuk to be cooler, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Nuuk

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Prince Christian Sound
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Nuuk Art Museum ©
Nuuk Art Museum
Nuuk Cathedral ©
Nuuk Cathedral

1
night
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 25th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nuuk to Blaskogabyggd. The time zone changes from Western Greenland Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Nuuk in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Blaskogabyggd, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Outdoors Golf Nature

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Geysir Golf Course
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall ©
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall

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nights
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Let the collections at Skogar Museum and Lava Centre capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Vik Church and Reyniskirkja Church are in your itinerary. Explore Vik's surroundings by going to Eldheimar (in Vestmannaeyjar) and Gljufrabui Waterfalls (in Skogar). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, steep yourself in history at Rutshellir Cave, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take in the awesome beauty at Reynisfjall.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Vik trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Vik, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar, Eldheimar, Lava Centre
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Lava Centre ©
Lava Centre

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Step out of the city life by going to Thingvellir National Park and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Reykjavik Open Air Museum and The Settlement Center will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Borgarnes Museum (in Borgarnes), War and Peace Museum (in Akranes) and Grábrók Volcano (in Bifrost). There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take in the natural beauty of Reykjadalur Hot Springs, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Borgarnes, Horseback Riding Tours, Grábrók Volcano, Thingvellir National Park, War and Peace Museum
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Videy Island ©
Videy Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

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