24 days in Oslo & Iceland Itinerary

24 days in Oslo & Iceland Itinerary

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1
Oslo, Norway
— 1 day
2
Oslo, Norway
— 11 nights
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
4
Akureyri, Iceland
— 3 nights
5
Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland
— 2 nights
6
Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
7
Hvolsvollur, Iceland
— 2 nights

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): walk around Ekebergparken, don't miss a visit to Street Art at Ingens gate, thentrek along Damstredet & Telthusbakken, and finally explore the activities along Akerselva River.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Oslo journey maker site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Oslo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect Oslo to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Ekebergparken ©
Ekebergparken
Akerselva River ©
Akerselva River
Damstredet & Telthusbakken ©
Damstredet & Telthusbakken

11
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Visiting Oslomarka and Sognsvann Lake will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Heddal Stave Church and Oscarsborg Fortress. Change things up with these side-trips from Oslo: Brekkeparken (in Skien), Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution (in Eidsvoll Verk) and Gressvik (Maerrapanna Bathing and Recreational Area, Foten Beach, &more). See even more of Oslo: steep yourself in history at Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress), appreciate the extensive heritage of Brygga i Toensberg, admire the striking features of Ostbanehallen, and kick back and relax at Larkollen Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oslo visit planning app.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gressvik, Heddal Stave Church, Brekkeparken, Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution, Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress)
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Heddal Stave Church ©
Heddal Stave Church
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) ©

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 21st (Mon), cruise along Ring Road, thenget a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Oslo to Reykjavik in 6 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Oslo in September: highs in Reykjavik hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Ring Road
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Cemetery Holavallagardur ©
Cemetery Holavallagardur

3
nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Industry Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, thensee the interesting displays at The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church (Katholska Kirkjan).

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri journey planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Akureyri sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vatnajokull National Park.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Varmahlid
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The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
Glaumbaer Museum ©
Glaumbaer Museum
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours ©
Lytingsstadir Riding Tours

2
nights
Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland

Vatnajokull National Park ©
On the 24th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Svinafell Glacier, and then explore the activities along Lac Polaire. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Skaftafellsjokull.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Akureyri to Vatnajokull National Park. In September, daily temperatures in Vatnajokull National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Vik.

Things to do in Vatnajokull National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Skaftafellsjokull ©
Skaftafellsjokull
Svinafell Glacier
Svinafell Glacier

2
nights
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Rutshellir Cave, get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sólheimajökulll, thenstroll through Reynisfjara Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskyrka Church. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Reynisdrangar, thenappreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Mýrdalsjökull.

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Getting from Vatnajokull National Park to Vik by bus takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hvolsvollur.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Hvolsvollur, Iceland

Hvolsvollur
Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gjain and Eldfell. Get in touch with nature at Hekla and Nauthusagil Waterfall. When in Hvolsvollur, make a side trip to see Sagnheimar Folk Museum in Vestmannaeyjar, approximately Vestmannaeyjar away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Saga Center, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Natturugripasafn Vestmannaeyja), and steep yourself in history at Keldur.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hvolsvollur route maker tool.

You can drive from Vik to Hvolsvollur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Hvolsvollur, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hvolsvollur

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Heimaey Island, Hekla, Gjain, Sagnheimar Folk Museum, Keldur
Highlights from your plan
Eldfell
Eldfell
Gjain ©
Gjain
Nauthusagil Waterfall ©
Nauthusagil Waterfall

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