20 days in Faroe Islands & Iceland Itinerary

20 days in Faroe Islands & Iceland Itinerary

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20 days in Faroe Islands & Iceland Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Torshavn, Faroe Islands
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Sandavagur, Faroe Islands
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Vik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
6
Akureyri, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Toronto, Canada


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3
nights
Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Torshavn ©
Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. Change things up with a short trip to Nolsoyar Viti in Nolsoy (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum of the Faroe Islands, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkjubour Cathedral, stroll through Hvannhagi, and enjoy the sea views from Skansin Fortress.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Torshavn trip itinerary maker site .

Toronto, Canada to Torshavn is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Torshavn is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect Torshavn to be somewhat warmer, temps between 7°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sandavagur.

Things to do in Torshavn

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kirkjubour, Nolsoyar Viti, Klakkur, National Museum of the Faroe Islands, Hvannhagi
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Skansin Fortress ©
Skansin Fortress
National Museum of the Faroe Islands ©
Kirkjubour Cathedral ©
Kirkjubour Cathedral

2
nights
Sandavagur, Faroe Islands

Sandavagur ©
Sandavágur is a city on the south coast of the Faroese island of Vágar, and has been voted the most well-kept village in the Faroes twice. On the 23rd (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Leitisvatn, take in the dramatic scenery at Mulafossur Waterfall, and then don't miss a visit to Gasadalur Tunnel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sandavagur Church and then take in the dramatic natural features at Trollkonufingur.

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Getting from Torshavn to Sandavagur by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Sandavagur

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vagar Island, Gasadalur Tunnel
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Mulafossur Waterfall ©
Mulafossur Waterfall
Lake Leitisvatn ©
Lake Leitisvatn
Gasadalur Tunnel
Gasadalur Tunnel

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 (Wed), meet the residents at Slakki Petting Zoo, admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sandavagur to Blaskogabyggd. Traveling from Sandavagur in December, expect Blaskogabyggd to be slightly colder, temps between 2°C and -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

3
nights
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Change things up with a short trip to UNA Local Store in Hvolsvollur (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, and contemplate the geological forces at Katla Volcano.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vik journey maker .

You can drive from Blaskogabyggd to Vik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Blaskogabyggd in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Vik, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

South Region, Skogafoss, Reynisdrangar, UNA Local Store
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

5
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore Reykjavik's surroundings by going to Hvalsneskirkja (in Sandgerdi), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Vik in December since evenings lows in Reykjavik dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Hvalsneskirkja, Thingvellir National Park, Kerið, Thermal Spas
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, wildlife, parks, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Krafla Lava Fields, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, expect little chillier with lows of -5°C in Akureyri. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn

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