17 days in Scandinavia & Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Scandinavia & Iceland Itinerary

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17 days in Scandinavia & Iceland Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Vik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Reykjavik, Iceland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
Grindavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Hvolsvollur, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Open Air Museum, The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) and Copenhagen ZOO. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Copenhagen ZOO, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue). On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Open Air Museum, examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, and then steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen online tour planner .

Toronto, Canada to Copenhagen is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nordiska museet as well as Gamla Stan Thai Massage. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace and Skogskyrkogarden. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vasa Museum and Stockholm Old Town. Take a break from Stockholm with a short trip to Tyresta National Park in Tyreso, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen, see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, and appreciate the history behind Gustav II Adolfs Statue.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm travel route planner .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Stockholm, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Stockholm

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tyresta National Park
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

2
nights
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Pulpit Rock has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Aviation History.

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You can fly from Stockholm to Stavanger in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Stavanger can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock, The Museum of Aviation History
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Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Viking Biking & Viking Hiking has been added to your itinerary. Let the collections at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Nesoya Nature Reserve and Kjosterudjuvet. There's much more to do: stop by Mathallen Oslo, see the interesting displays at Viking Ship Museum, admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Oslo driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Stavanger to Oslo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stavanger in May, Oslo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Nesoya Nature Reserve, Kjosterudjuvet
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Kjosterudjuvet ©
Kjosterudjuvet
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

3
nights
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vik Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Myrdalsjokull Glacier, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Rutshellir Cave, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Vik trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Oslo to Vik takes 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Oslo in May, plan for little chillier days in Vik, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

few
hours
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik day trip website .

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grindavik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites
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Grotta Lighthouse ©
Grotta Lighthouse

2
nights
Grindavik, Iceland

Grindavik ©
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Lagoon. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): boost your wellbeing at Blue Lagoon.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grindavik online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Grindavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Grindavik can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Grindavik

Historic Sites Spas Nature

Side Trip

Bridge Between Continents
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Selatangar ©
Selatangar
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon

1
night
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gullfoss. On the 10th (Sun), appreciate the views at Gjain and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Blaskogabyggd online travel planner .

You can drive from Grindavik to Blaskogabyggd in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gjain, Geysir
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Gjain ©
Gjain
Geysir ©
Geysir

1
night
Hvolsvollur, Iceland

Hvolsvollur ©
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Seljalandsfoss has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss and then admire the sheer force of Nauthusagil Waterfall.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hvolsvollur online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Blaskogabyggd to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Hvolsvollur sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will leave for home on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Nauthusagil Waterfall ©
Nauthusagil Waterfall

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