23 days in Norway & Iceland Itinerary

23 days in Norway & Iceland Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
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Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly to Reykjavik, Bus to Vik
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Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
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Oslo, Norway

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Explore hidden gems such as Frogner Park and Sognsvann Lake. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Oslomarka, explore the activities along Bygdøy, and appreciate the history behind Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Oslo trip planner.

Montevideo, Uruguay to Oslo is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Montevideo to Oslo due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Oslo when traveling from Montevideo in September, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

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Tromso, Norway

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tromso Botaniske Hage and Lyngstuva. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Telegrafbukta Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Graff Brygghus, explore the world behind art at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, and stroll around Prestvannet Lake.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tromso travel route planning tool.

Getting from Oslo to Tromso by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Oslo in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tromso: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

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Bergen, Norway

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Stoltzekleiven, then take an in-depth tour of Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market. Keep things going the next day: hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, then take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bergen trip builder site.

Fly from Tromso to Bergen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tromso in October, things will get a bit warmer in Bergen: highs are around 14°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then take an in-depth tour of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, and finally enjoy the sea views from Grotta Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Tjornin, then explore and take pictures at Ring Road, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

Fly from Bergen to Reykjavik in 6 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bergen to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bergen in October, things will get slightly colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

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Akureyri, Iceland

Capital of North Iceland

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 6th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, then take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Nordurslod - Into the Arctic. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: race across the water with a speed boat tour, see the interesting displays at The Aviation Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn).

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

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Reykjahlid, Iceland

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dettifoss Waterfall and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Hverir, stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, explore the activities along Lake Myvatn, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip maker app.

Drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

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Vik, Iceland

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, explore the striking landscape at Mýrdalsjökull, take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Reynisdrangar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vik trip maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Reykjahlid to Vik in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vik when traveling from Reykjahlid in October, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Vik

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

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Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Strokkur, witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Geysir, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Blaskogabyggd road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Blaskogabyggd takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Blaskogabyggd are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.