18 days in Sweden, Norway & Iceland Itinerary

18 days in Sweden, Norway & Iceland Itinerary

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Start: Stockholm, Sweden
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Bergen, Norway
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  11 h
5
Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
7
Akureyri, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
End: Reykjavik, Iceland

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace and Strandvagen. Get some cultural insight at Vasa Museum and Fotografiska Stockholm. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Skogskyrkogarden, explore the engaging exhibits at Nordiska Museet, examine the collection at Medeltidsmuseet, and stroll around Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm tour itinerary maker tool.

In October, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Fotografiska Stockholm ©
Fotografiska Stockholm

3
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.
On the 20th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology, admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, then see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), and finally see the interesting displays at 22 July Centre.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Oslo trip app.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October in Oslo, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) ©
Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum)
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

2
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Stavanger and Borestranden Beach. Let the collections at Breidablikk and Solvberget bibliotek og kulturhus capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: stroll through Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag, take a leisurely stroll along Skagenkaien, identify plant and animal life at Rogaland Arboret, and hike along Tide Reiser Kjerag.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Stavanger trip planner.

Getting from Oslo to Stavanger by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Stavanger when traveling from Oslo in October, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag, Rogaland Arboret, Borestranden Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rogaland Arboret ©
Rogaland Arboret
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Breidablikk ©
Breidablikk

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Gronevika. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bergenhus Festningsmuesum and Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. When in Bergen, make a side trip to see Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall in Norheimsund, approximately Norheimsund away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, buy something for everyone on your list at Gulating Olutsalg avd. Vestkanten, take in the spiritual surroundings of St John's Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Milde.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bergen trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Stavanger to Bergen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Vik.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall ©
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

1
night
Vik, Iceland

Vik
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Rutshellir Cave, take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull, then explore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Bergen to Vik takes 11 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Bergen in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Vik: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Skogar
Highlights from your plan
Mýrdalsjökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Sólheimajökulll ©
Sólheimajökulll
Skogar Museum ©
Skogar Museum

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, admire all the interesting features of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, then take an in-depth tour of Tales from Iceland, and finally examine the collection at The Icelandic Punk Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery Holavallagardur, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, then visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, and finally cruise along Ring Road.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip maker site.

Getting from Vik to Reykjavik by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Ring Road
Highlights from your plan
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Tales from Iceland ©
Tales from Iceland
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

3
nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Get in touch with nature at Goðafoss Waterfall and Hlíðarfjall. Museum-lovers will appreciate Nordurslod - Into the Arctic and The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan), explore the fascinating underground world of Lofthellir Lava Cave, head outdoors with Hofdi, and contemplate the long history of Saurbaejarkirkja.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Akureyri travel route website.

Getting from Reykjavik to Akureyri by flight takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Akureyri sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
Highlights from your plan
Hlíðarfjall ©
Hlíðarfjall
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Hofdi ©
Hofdi

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