18 days in Sweden, Norway & Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Sweden, Norway & Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Stockholm, Sweden
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Bergen, Norway
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  11 h
5
Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
7
Akureyri, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
End: Reykjavik, Iceland

2
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 inner history buff will appreciate Skogskyrkogarden and Monteliusvagen. Get some cultural insight at Vasa Museum and Royal Armory. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Storkyrkan, take an in-depth tour of Nordiska Museet, and see the interesting displays at Medeltidsmuseet.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm road trip planner.

In October, daytime highs in Stockholm are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Strandvagen ©
Strandvagen

3
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.
On the 20th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology, admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), and finally see the interesting displays at 22 July Centre.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Oslo trip app.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October in Oslo, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) ©
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Stavanger and Skagenkaien. Step out of the city life by going to Borestranden Beach and Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Breidablikk, identify plant and animal life at Rogaland Arboret, make a trip to Paseo por la calle, and hike along Tide Reiser Kjerag.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Stavanger attractions site.

Fly from Oslo to Stavanger in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Stavanger. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag, Rogaland Arboret, Borestranden Beach
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Rogaland Arboret ©
Rogaland Arboret
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Breidablikk ©
Breidablikk

4
nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bergenhus Festningsmuesum and St John's Church. When in Bergen, make a side trip to see Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall in Norheimsund, approximately Norheimsund away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, browse the different shops at Gulating Olutsalg avd. Vestkanten, identify plant and animal life at Gronevika, and trek along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bergen attractions app.

Getting from Stavanger to Bergen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Bergen are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Vik.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall ©
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall

1
night
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 29th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Bergen to Vik takes 12 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Bergen in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Vik: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Skogar
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Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, admire all the interesting features of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, thentake an in-depth tour of Tales from Iceland, and finally examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Holavallagardur, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, and finally cruise along Ring Road.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip maker site.

Getting from Vik to Reykjavik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Ring Road
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Tales from Iceland ©
Tales from Iceland
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get in touch with nature at Goðafoss Waterfall and Lofthellir Lava Cave. Museum-lovers will appreciate Nordurslod - Into the Arctic and The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Hlíðarfjall, pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, get outside with Hofdi, and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri tour planning website.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Akureyri can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Hlíðarfjall ©
Hlíðarfjall
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Hofdi ©
Hofdi

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