31 days in Sweden, Norway & Iceland Itinerary

31 days in Sweden, Norway & Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly:  32 h
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Halmstad, Sweden
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Stavanger, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
6
Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Christchurch, New Zealand

5
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.
Let the collections at Vasa Museum and Moderna Museet - Stockholm capture your imagination. Visiting Riddarholmen and Agesta naturistbad will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Stockholm Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), examine the collection at Skansen, and kick back and relax at Langholmen.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online itinerary planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Stockholm is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Christchurch in March, with highs in Stockholm at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Halmstad.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

4
nights
Halmstad, Sweden

Halmstad ©
Halmstad is a port, university, industrial and recreational city at the mouth of Nissan in the province of Halland on the Swedish west coast. Step out of the city life by going to Beach Promenade and Getteron 1:a vik. You'll get in some beach time at Skansenbadet and Morgonbryggan. Venture out of the city with trips to Falkenberg (Langasand Strand & Grimsholmen Nature Reserve), Rabocka (in Angelholm) and Akulla Bokskogar (in Rolfstorp). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hallands Vadero, get outside with Ostra Strandens Gokartbana, stroll through Ostra Stranden, and take in the pleasant sights at Steningekusten.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Halmstad day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Halmstad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Halmstad can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Halmstad

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Falkenberg, Torekov, Varberg, Rabocka, Skansenbadet
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Langasand Strand ©
Langasand Strand
Rabocka ©
Rabocka
Ostra Stranden ©
Ostra Stranden

4
nights
Gothenburg, Sweden

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Visiting Tjurpannans Naturreservat and Villa Giacomina Parken will get you outdoors. Explore Gothenburg's surroundings by going to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Hono), Roro naturreservat (in Ockero) and Stangehuvud Naturreservat (in Lysekil). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hornborgasjon.

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Drive from Halmstad to Gothenburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Gothenburg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oslo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Tjurpannans Naturreservat, Roro naturreservat, Natureserve Mollungen, Villa Giacomina Parken
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Ramsvikslandet ©
Ramsvikslandet
Hornborgasjon ©
Hornborgasjon

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Oslomarka and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vigeland Museum and Nordisk bibelmuseum. Take a break from Oslo with a short trip to Foten Beach in Gressvik, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Nordmarka, examine the collection at 22 July Centre, take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hvervenbukta.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Gothenburg to Oslo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. March in Oslo sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Foten Beach
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Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

3
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 get in some beach time at Orre Beach and Sande Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Borestranden Beach and Vigdelstranden. When in Stavanger, make a side trip to see Sele Beach in Voll, approximately Voll away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Sjobadet Myklebust, shop like a local with Touscene, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vaulen Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Stavanger tour itinerary app.

You can fly from Oslo to Stavanger in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in March since evenings lows in Stavanger dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Stavanger

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sola Municipality, Sele Beach, Orre Beach, Halandsvannet, Borestranden Beach
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Orre Beach ©
Orre Beach
Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach
Halandsvannet ©
Halandsvannet

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 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach and then kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach. On the next day, contemplate the geological forces at Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then make a trip to Dyrhólaey.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Vik sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Stavanger to Vik in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Stavanger to Vik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Stavanger, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Vik, ranging from highs of 4°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Skogafoss, Volcano Eyjafjallajokull
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar) and Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Gullfoss Falls and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip maker app.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Vik in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Reykjavik, with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Falls
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Thermal Spas
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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