10 days in Norway & Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Norway & Iceland Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Oslo, Norway — 2 nights

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Let the collections at Vigeland Museum and Viking Ship Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Fram Museum. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, walk around Vigeland Park, and take a stroll through Karl Johans gate.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oslo driving holiday planner.

Doha, Qatar to Oslo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in July; daily highs in Oslo reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Stavanger.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Stavanger, Norway — 2 nights

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.
On the 4th (Mon), kick back and relax at Borestranden Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Orre Beach, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Touscene and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sande Beach.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stavanger driving holiday planner.

Fly from Oslo to Stavanger in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Oslo in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Stavanger, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Bergen.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Bergen, Norway — 2 nights

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Gone Paddling AS and then take in the exciting artwork at Blekk. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Dmg Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, then hunt for treasures at Fish Market, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bergen online travel route builder.

You can fly from Stavanger to Bergen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bergen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Reykjavik.
Shopping · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 3 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 8th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cast your line with a fishing tour and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

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Fly from Bergen to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bergen to Reykjavik. In July, Reykjavik is little chillier than Bergen - with highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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 · Spas · Churches
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.