11 days in United Kingdom, Iceland & Faroe Islands Itinerary

11 days in United Kingdom, Iceland & Faroe Islands Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
— 2 nights
Fly to Sumburgh Airport, Drive to Lerwick
Lerwick, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive to Sumburgh Airport, Fly to Kirkwall Airport, Drive to Stromness
Stromness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights


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: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Strokkur (in Geysir). Spend the 19th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary website.

Bristol, UK to Reykjavik is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. May in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Vagar Island.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands

On the 23rd (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Mulafossur Waterfall, then explore the activities along Lake Leitisvatn, and then explore the striking landscape at Trollkonufingur.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vagar Island online journey planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Vagar Island by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Vagar Island can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lerwick.

Things to do in Vagar Island

Parks · Nature
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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. On the 25th (Tue), look for gifts at The Shetland Fudge Company Ltd, then see the interesting displays at Shetland Museum and Archives, then examine the collection at Shetland Textile Museum, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Croft House Museum, steep yourself in history at Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement, and then visit a coastal fixture at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lerwick trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vagar Island to Lerwick. May in Lerwick sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Lerwick

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Stromness, United Kingdom

Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Yesnaby Cliffs, then explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, then admire the landmark architecture of Skaill House, and finally delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, then get to know the fascinating history of Brough Of Birsay, then steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness, and finally delve into the distant past at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Stromness travel website.

Explore your travel options from Lerwick to Stromness with the Route module. In May, daily temperatures in Stromness can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Iceland travel guide

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

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

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

Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites