13 days in United Kingdom, Iceland & Faroe Islands Itinerary

13 days in United Kingdom, Iceland & Faroe Islands Itinerary

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Fly
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Bus to Reykjavík, Shuttle to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Fly to Sorvagur
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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
— 2 nights
Fly to Sumburgh Airport, Drive to Lerwick
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Lerwick, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Drive to Sumburgh Airport, Fly to Kirkwall Airport, Drive to Stromness
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Stromness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Strokkur (in Geysir). Spend the 6th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online road trip planner.

London, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 6-hour flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in Reykjavik hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Vik, Iceland

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reynisfjara Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally listen to music at Icelandic Lava Show.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vik trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Vik sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vagar Island.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Mulafossur Waterfall, explore the activities along Lake Leitisvatn, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Trollkonufingur.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vagar Island holiday builder tool.

Traveling by combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from Vik to Vagar Island takes 10 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Vagar Island can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Lerwick.

Things to do in Vagar Island

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

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Lerwick, United Kingdom

Lerwick is the main port of the Shetland Islands, Scotland centred 123mi off the north coast of mainland Scotland on the east coast of the Shetland Mainland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stop by The Shetland Fudge Company Ltd, examine the collection at Shetland Museum and Archives, then see the interesting displays at Shetland Textile Museum, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Croft House Museum, then explore the ancient world of Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement, and then visit a coastal fixture at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lerwick journey maker app.

Explore your travel options from Vagar Island to Lerwick with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Lerwick

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

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Stromness, United Kingdom

Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Yesnaby Cliffs, delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, admire the landmark architecture of Skaill House, then explore the ancient world of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Standing Stones of Stenness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, and then stroll through Brough Of Birsay.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Stromness trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lerwick to Stromness. In May, daytime highs in Stromness are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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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.

Faroe Islands travel guide

3.9
Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
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.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Orkney Islands travel guide

4.6
Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites