18 days in Denmark, Norway & Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Denmark, Norway & Iceland Itinerary

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18 days in Denmark, Norway & Iceland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Odense, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Billund, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Aalborg, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Stavanger, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Flam, Norway
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h
8
Hofn, Iceland
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Copenhagen, Denmark

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Denmark and Nyhavn. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and take in the views from Cirkelbroen.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen day trip website .

If you are flying in from Denmark, the closest major airport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. July in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Odense.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Theme Parks Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

1
night
Odense, Denmark

Odense ©
The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Afgrunden Ved Vissenbjerg, then shop like a local with Gallery Galschioet, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Mal Ravn Art Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Odense journey planning website .

Traveling by train from Copenhagen to Odense takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Billund.

Things to do in Odense

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mal Ravn Art Gallery ©
Mal Ravn Art Gallery
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Afgrunden Ved Vissenbjerg ©
Afgrunden Ved Vissenbjerg

1
night
Billund, Denmark

Billund ©
Billund centers around everything LEGGO, as the seat of the internationally renowed company's headquarters (and also home to the Billund airport, built by the LEGGO company).
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Billund.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Billund trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Odense to Billund in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Billund are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Aalborg.

Things to do in Billund

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
LEGOLAND Billund ©
LEGOLAND Billund

2
nights
Aalborg, Denmark

Aalborg ©
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lokken Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Saebygaard Skov - Saeby. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Hadsund Dyrehave, then get engrossed in the history at Lindholm Hoeje Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Springeren - Maritimt Oplevelsescenter.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Aalborg online vacation planner .

You can drive from Billund to Aalborg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Aalborg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Aalborg

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Lokken Beach, Saebygaard Skov - Saeby, Hadsund Dyrehave
Highlights from your plan
Lindholm Hoeje Museum ©
Lindholm Hoeje Museum
Lokken Beach ©
Lokken Beach

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sola Strand, kick back and relax at Sjobadet Myklebust, and then steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Stavanger journey planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aalborg to Stavanger. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Aalborg in July: highs in Stavanger hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sjobadet Myklebust
Highlights from your plan
Sola Strand ©
Sola Strand
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, look for gifts at Gunvor Handmade Illustration, then take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, and finally contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bergen travel planner.

You can fly from Stavanger to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Bergen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

1
night
Flam, Norway

Flam ©
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurlandsdalen, take in the dramatic scenery at Brekkefossen, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Flam road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bergen to Flam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Flam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Aurlandsdalen, Naeroyfjord
Highlights from your plan
Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Aurlandsdalen ©
Aurlandsdalen
Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen

1
day
Hofn, Iceland

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Hoffellsjokull Glacier and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hofn trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Flam to Hofn takes 76 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Flam, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hofn, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Nature Parks

1
night
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
On the 2nd (Fri), appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dyrholaey, and finally stroll through Black Sand Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vik online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
Highlights from your plan
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 3rd (Sat), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja. On the next day, see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Make your Reykjavik itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Vik to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
Highlights from your plan
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Ingierstrand Beach and Nordmarka. Popular historic sites such as Oslomarka and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum, take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, and explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Oslo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Oslo. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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