38 days in Faroe Islands, Iceland & Norway Itinerary

38 days in Faroe Islands, Iceland & Norway Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
2
Akureyri, Iceland
— 5 nights
3
Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
— 1 night
4
Torshavn, Faroe Islands
— 2 nights
5
Bergen, Norway
— 5 nights
6
Alesund, Norway
— 2 nights
7
Geiranger, Norway
— 4 nights
8
Trondheim, Norway
— 2 nights
9
Oslo, Norway
— 8 nights

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Hvolsvollur (Seljalandsfoss & Lava Centre) and Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall (in Hella). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park, explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online trip builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Reykjavik is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Reykjavik, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Reykjavik, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Hvolsvollur, Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Hverir.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Akureyri vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Akureyri, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Vagar Island.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands

Vagar Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Leitisvatn, thenadmire the sheer force of Mulafossur Waterfall, and then make a trip to Gasadalur Tunnel. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sandavagur Church, explore the striking landscape at Trollkonufingur, thensee the interesting displays at Vestmanna Saga Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vestmanna Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vagar Island online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Akureyri to Vagar Island. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a combination of to Torshavn.

Things to do in Vagar Island

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vestmanna
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Mulafossur Waterfall ©
Mulafossur Waterfall
Lake Leitisvatn ©
Lake Leitisvatn
Gasadalur Tunnel
Gasadalur Tunnel

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Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Torshavn ©
Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Torshavn Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Skansin Fortress, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Tinganes, thenlook for gifts at Ostrom, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkjubour Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Vioarlundin Park, thendon't miss a visit to The Nordic House, thenadmire the masterpieces at Listasavn Foroya, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Faroe Islands.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Torshavn day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of from Vagar Island to Torshavn in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Torshavn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Torshavn

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

National Museum of the Faroe Islands, Kirkjubour Cathedral
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Tinganes ©
Tinganes
Kirkjubour Cathedral ©
Kirkjubour Cathedral
National Museum of the Faroe Islands ©
National Museum of the Faroe Islands

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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.
Step out of Bergen to go to Eikedalen and see Fossen Bratte, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, head outdoors with God Tur, stroll through Mount Lovstaken, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bergen holiday builder website.

Fly from Torshavn to Bergen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Torshavn to Bergen. When traveling from Torshavn in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bergen: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Alesund.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Iskanten, Fossen Bratte
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Alnes Lighthouse, thenlearn more about the world around you at Sunnmoere Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Fjellstua Viewpoint, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statute of Joachim Ronneberg. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aksla Mountain, see the interesting displays at Jugendstilsenteret and Kunstmuseet Kube, thendon't miss a visit to Tourist Cinema - View The Fjords, and finally don't miss a visit to Brosundet i Alesund.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Alesund itinerary planning website.

Fly from Bergen to Alesund in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Geiranger.

Things to do in Alesund

Museums Nature Parks
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Sunnmoere Museum ©
Sunnmoere Museum
Fjellstua Viewpoint ©
Fjellstua Viewpoint
Alnes Lighthouse ©
Alnes Lighthouse

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Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Go for a jaunt from Geiranger to Stryn to see Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) about 1h 55 min away. Spend the 24th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Geiranger Fjord. The adventure continues: get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, get outside with Storseterfossen, explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet, and make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Geiranger road trip app.

Getting from Alesund to Geiranger by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen)
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba ©
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters

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Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Rockheim, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Munkholmen batteri, and then take in the views from Old Town Bridge. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Stiftsgarden, take in panoramic vistas at Tyholttarnet, thenexplore the galleries of Kristiansten Fortress, and finally stop by Bakklandet.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Trondheim visit planner.

Do a combination of bus and train from Geiranger to Trondheim in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kristiansten Fortress ©
Kristiansten Fortress
Bakklandet ©
Bakklandet
Old Town Bridge ©
Old Town Bridge

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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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, and see the interesting displays at Munch Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Oslo trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Trondheim to Oslo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Trondheim in July, you will find days in Oslo are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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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