17 days in Norway & Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Norway & Iceland Itinerary

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Tromso, Norway
— 1 night
2
Geiranger, Norway
— 1 night
3
Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 2 nights
4
Akureyri, Iceland
— 2 nights
5
Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland
— 1 day
6
Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
7
Selfoss, Iceland
— 3 nights


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Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): watch a film at Verdensteatret Kino and then kick back and relax at Telegrafbukta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords, look and learn at Northern Norwegian Science Center, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Catholic Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Roald Amundsen Monument.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tromso trip planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Tromso is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Tromso is minus 4.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in May; daily highs in Tromso reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords
Telegrafbukta Beach ©
Telegrafbukta Beach
Northern Norwegian Science Center ©
Northern Norwegian Science Center

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): cruise along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters, thenget a tailor-made plan with eMobility Geiranger, and finally stop by Geiranger Sjokolade. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Geiranger Church, make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger, head outdoors with Storseterfossen, thentake in breathtaking views at Flydalsjuvet, and finally get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Geiranger travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Geiranger takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Tromso in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Geiranger, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Geiranger

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Ornevegen - Ornesvingen ©
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen
eMobility Geiranger ©
eMobility Geiranger
Flydalsjuvet ©
Flydalsjuvet

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Reykjahlid, Iceland

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Krafla Lava Fields and Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Step out of Reykjahlid to go to Husavik and see The Húsavík Whale Museum, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Lofthellir Lava Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, admire the sheer force of Hverfjall, and explore the activities along Lake Myvatn.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjahlid trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Geiranger to Reykjahlid with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Geiranger, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Reykjahlid, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, The Húsavík Whale Museum
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Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Hverfjall ©
Hverfjall

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Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall and then stop by Flora, Akureyri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Akureyri route planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Akureyri, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Tours Nature
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) ©
Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn)
Photography Tours

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Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
On the 30th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Skaftarstofa, admire the sheer force of Systrafoss, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Skaftareldahraun, thenadmire the sheer force of Stjornarfoss, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kirkjubaejarklaustur road trip app.

You can drive from Akureyri to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vik.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Fjadrargljufur Canyon ©
Fjadrargljufur Canyon
Systrafoss ©
Systrafoss
Stjornarfoss ©
Stjornarfoss

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Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 31st (Fri), kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally stop by Wool Gallery Vik i Myrdal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vik trip planner.

Drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Vik in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vik can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Selfoss.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Skogar
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull

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nights
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.
Attractions like Reykjadalur Hot Springs and Haukadalur make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Fridheimar. Get out of town with these interesting Selfoss side-trips: Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Hekluhestar (in Hella). It doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kerið.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Selfoss road trip app.

You can drive from Vik to Selfoss in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selfoss

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Blaskogabyggd, Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Fridheimar, Hekluhestar
Highlights from your plan
Kerið ©
Kerið
Horseback Riding Tours
Reykjadalur Hot Springs ©
Reykjadalur Hot Springs

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