38 days in Iceland, Norway & Oulu Itinerary

38 days in Iceland, Norway & Oulu Itinerary

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38 days in Iceland, Norway & Oulu Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Geysir, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Hveragerdi, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Grindavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Oslo, Norway
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Bergen, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Oulu, Finland
— 13 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Atlanta, United States


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2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skalholt Cathedral, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall and Thingvellir National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik online travel planner .

Atlanta, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Atlanta to Reykjavik. Traveling from Atlanta in June, things will get much colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 55°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Skalholt Cathedral
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall ©
Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
Skalholt Cathedral ©
Skalholt Cathedral

1
night
Geysir, Iceland

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Geysir journey builder app .

Getting from Reykjavik to Geysir by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Geysir sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hveragerdi.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gullfoss Falls
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Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

2
nights
Hveragerdi, Iceland

Hveragerdi ©
Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the south of Iceland located 45 km to the east of Reykjavík on Iceland's main ringroad, Route 1.The river Varmá runs through the town.OverviewThe surrounding area is part of the Hengill central volcano, and is geothermally active and experiences very frequent (usually minor) earthquakes. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get a tailor-made plan with Eldhestar Volcano Horses. Keep things going the next day: boost your wellbeing at Blue Lagoon.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Hveragerdi road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Geysir to Hveragerdi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hveragerdi are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grindavik.

Things to do in Hveragerdi

Tours Spas

Side Trip

Blue Lagoon
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Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon

1
night
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.
To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindavik itinerary planner .

Drive from Hveragerdi to Grindavik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in June, and nighttime lows around 45°F. You will leave for Oslo on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Grindavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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10
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.
Appreciate the collections at Norsk Folkemuseum and Vigeland Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Sognsvann Lake and Maerrapanna Bathing and Recreational Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oslo: Kjosterudjuvet (in Drammen), Norwegian Mining Museum (in Kongsberg) and Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) (in Halden). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, glide through natural beauty at Nordmarka, appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka, and step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Oslo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Oslo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in June: highs in Oslo hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

World's End, Maerrapanna Bathing and Recreational Area, Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress), Kjosterudjuvet, Norwegian Mining Museum
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Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Leprosy Museum. Popular historic sites such as Bryggen and St John's Church are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Bergen to Norheimsund to see Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring at Hardangerfjord. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Milde, explore the activities along Lille Lungegaardsvannet, and get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bergen trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Oslo in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bergen: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
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Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall ©
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

13
nights
Oulu, Finland

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Raahe Museum and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Nallikari Beach and Syote Ski & Nature Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Rokuan Kansallispuisto (in Ahmas), Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Kemi (SnowCastle of Kemi, Kemi Church, & more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, delve into the distant past at Kierikkikeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, and make a splash at Jukupark Kalajoki.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bergen to Oulu. Traveling from Bergen to Oulu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Oulu sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kemi, Tornio, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Syote Ski & Nature Resort
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Rokuan Kansallispuisto ©
Rokuan Kansallispuisto

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