16 days in Iceland, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

16 days in Iceland, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

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Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
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Selfoss, Iceland
— 1 night
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
5
Stavanger, Norway
— 1 night
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Jorpeland, Norway
— 1 night
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Odda, Norway
— 1 night
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Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
9
Hellesylt, Norway
— 1 day
10
Alesund, Norway
— 1 night
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights

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Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, Diamond Beach, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at Blue Lagoon, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, admire all the interesting features of Rutshellir Cave, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally admire the sheer force of Kvernufoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, then take in breathtaking views at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, and finally don't miss a visit to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vik travel route planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Vik is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Edmonton to Vik, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Edmonton in May: highs in Vik hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Selfoss.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar, Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Diamond Beach, Blue Lagoon
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Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

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Selfoss, Iceland

Selfoss ©
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Oxararfoss, Thingvellir National Park, Bruarfoss Waterfall, and other attractions.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Selfoss itinerary planner.

Getting from Vik to Selfoss by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Selfoss are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Selfoss

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Thingvellir, Gullfoss Falls, Strokkur, Bruarfoss Waterfall
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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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.
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You can drive from Selfoss to Reykjavik in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Copenhagen.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
You've added Designmuseum Danmark, Tivoli Gardens, M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Nyhavn, take a stroll through Christiania, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Reykjavik to Copenhagen in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Reykjavik to Copenhagen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in May, with highs in Copenhagen at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Helsingoer, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
The Little Mermaid ©
The Little Mermaid

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Stavanger.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Stavanger trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Copenhagen to Stavanger in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Copenhagen in May, you will find days in Stavanger are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jorpeland.

Things to do in Stavanger

Historic Sites
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Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger

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Jorpeland, Norway

Jorpeland ©
On the 23rd (Sat), get great views at Pulpit Rock. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Kjerag.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Jorpeland tour planning app.

You can drive from Stavanger to Jorpeland in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Odda.

Things to do in Jorpeland

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Forsand Municipality
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Kjerag ©
Kjerag
Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock

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Odda, Norway

Odda
Odda is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Odda travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Jorpeland to Odda takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will leave for Bergen on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Odda

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Flam Railway as well as Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with The Flam Railway.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bergen trip planner.

You can drive from Odda to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Hellesylt.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Flam Railway
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
The Flam Railway ©
The Flam Railway

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Hellesylt, Norway

Hellesylt ©
Hellesylt is a small village in Stranda Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Hellesyltfossen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sunnylven Church, then admire the masterpieces at Peer Gynt Galleriet, and finally don't miss a visit to Tverrelva.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hellesylt online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bergen to Hellesylt takes 6 hours. May in Hellesylt sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Alesund.

Things to do in Hellesylt

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Tverrelva
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Hellesyltfossen ©
Hellesyltfossen
Peer Gynt Galleriet ©
Peer Gynt Galleriet
Sunnylven Church ©
Sunnylven Church

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Alesund, Norway

Alesund ©
A lively seaport renowned for its high concentration of Art Nouveau buildings, Alesund stretches over seven islands and features a compact city center almost entirely surrounded by water.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Romsdalseggen as well as Rampestreken. On the 28th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Rampestreken and then hike along Romsdalseggen.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Alesund itinerary planning app.

Getting from Hellesylt to Alesund by car takes about 2 hours. May in Alesund sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Alesund

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Andalsnes
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Romsdalseggen ©
Romsdalseggen
Rampestreken ©
Rampestreken

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, then examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Street Art at Ingens gate, then stroll around Vigeland Park, and then explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oslo visit planning tool.

Getting from Alesund to Oslo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alesund in May: highs in Oslo hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Park ©
Vigeland Park

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