26 days in Europe & Greenland Itinerary

26 days in Europe & Greenland Itinerary

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26 days in Europe & Greenland Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Nuuk, Greenland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 day
+3
bus + Fly + tram + train:  11​h 15​min
4
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Bergen, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Oslo, Norway
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

5
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, trot along with a tour on horseback, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik day trip planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Reykjavik is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Kuwait City in December, things will get cooler in Reykjavik: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nuuk.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Nuuk, Greenland

Nuuk ©
Home to a quarter of the nation's population, Nuuk represents the nation's cultural and economic center and holds the title as the world's smallest and northernmost capital.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Evigheds Fjords, don't miss a visit to Qornok, then don't miss a visit to Nuuk Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Greenland National Museum and Archives, and finally admire the masterpieces at Nuuk Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of University of Greenland, then explore the activities along Prince Christian Sound, then get your game on at Greenland Simulation Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Hans Egedes hus.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nuuk sightseeing website .

Explore your travel options from Reykjavik to Nuuk with the Route module. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Nuuk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in December, things will get a bit cooler in Nuuk: highs are around -5°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Nuuk

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Evigheds Fjords, Prince Christian Sound
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Evigheds Fjords ©
Evigheds Fjords
Nuuk Art Museum ©
Nuuk Art Museum
Nuuk Cathedral ©
Nuuk Cathedral

1
day
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nuuk to Blaskogabyggd. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Nuuk to Blaskogabyggd due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nuuk in December; daily highs in Blaskogabyggd reach 2°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Haukadalur ©
Haukadalur

5
nights
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aberdeen: Dunnottar Castle (in Stonehaven), Maggie Law Maritime Museum (in Gourdon) and Speyside Way Long Distance Route (in Aviemore). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Glenfarclas Distillery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Glen Garioch Distillery, enjoy some diversion at Bubble Soccer Scotland, and see the interesting displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Aberdeen road trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Blaskogabyggd to Aberdeen takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Blaskogabyggd in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Aberdeen: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Museums Parks Golf

Side Trips

Cruden Bay Golf Club, Loch Muick, Angus Archives, Glen Garioch Distillery, Gardenstown Heritage Centre
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Peterhead Prison Museum ©
Peterhead Prison Museum
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Glen Garioch Distillery ©
Glen Garioch Distillery

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.
Bergen is known for nature, museums, historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Planning Bergen trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can fly from Aberdeen to Bergen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Aberdeen to Bergen is 1 hour. In December in Bergen, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Voss
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Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Stoltzekleiven ©
Stoltzekleiven

7
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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, walk around Vigelandsparken, get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, and fly down the slopes at Ski & Guide.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bergen in December, Oslo is slightly colder at night with lows of -5°C. On the 7th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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