17 days in Sweden & Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Sweden & Iceland Itinerary

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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 1 night
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Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights

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Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Maritiman, then steep yourself in history at Skansen Kronan, then examine the collection at Aeroseum, and finally don't miss a visit to Kvarnbyn. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Trollhätte Canal, then make a trip to Bohus Fastning, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Masthuggskyrkan.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gothenburg holiday maker tool.

Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Gothenburg is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Yogyakarta in August, expect nights in Gothenburg to be slightly colder, around 13°C, while days are cooler, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Kvarnbyn, Bohus Fastning, Trollhätte Canal
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Maritiman ©
Maritiman
Bohus Fastning ©
Bohus Fastning
Masthuggskyrkan ©
Masthuggskyrkan

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Reykjavik Open Air Museum and Videy Island. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hraunfossar and Horseback Riding Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur), Gunnuhver Hot Springs (in Grindavik) and Hvalsneskirkja (in Sandgerdi). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Settlement Center, steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, stroll around Hellisgerdi Park, and stroll through Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Reykjavik takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Gothenburg in August, with highs in Reykjavik at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotstrandarkirkja, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Krysuvik, The Settlement Center
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Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum

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Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Saurbaejarkirkja.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Akureyri online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature · Spas · Parks
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Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa ©
Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan) ©
Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan)
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja

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Reykjahlid, Iceland

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Take a break from the city and head to Lofthellir Lava Cave and Horseback Riding Tours. Get some cultural insight at Moorudalur Farm and Sigurgeirs Bird Museum. Take a break from Reykjahlid with a short trip to Thermal Spas in Husavik, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: get outside with Hofdi, explore the striking landscape at Skutustaoagigar, and take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Reykjahlid trip builder.

You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Husavik, Moorudalur Farm
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Thermal Spas
Lofthellir Lava Cave ©
Lofthellir Lava Cave
Hofdi ©
Hofdi

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Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Explore hidden gems such as Sólheimajökulll and Horseback Riding Tours. Get in touch with nature at Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Hjorleifshofoi. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church, kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vik online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Reykjahlid to Vik takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Skogar Museum, Fjadrargljufur Canyon
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Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

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