56 days in Norway, Denmark & Iceland Itinerary

56 days in Norway, Denmark & Iceland Itinerary

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Bergen, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly
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Andalsnes, Norway
— 2 nights
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Geiranger, Norway
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ålesund rutebilstasjon hurtigbåtkai, Fly to Oslo
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Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 5 nights
Drive
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Billund, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Aero, Denmark
— 5 nights
Drive
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 7 nights
Fly
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Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 5 nights
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 8 nights
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Landmannalaugar, Iceland
— 4 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Nuremberg

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Bergen, Norway

— 4 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Step out of Bergen with an excursion to Gone Paddling AS in Herdla--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, take in the exciting artwork at Dmg Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, and get curious at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bergen sightseeing tool.

Nuremberg, Germany to Bergen is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Nuremberg in August, expect nights in Bergen to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Andalsnes.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Andalsnes, Norway

— 2 nights
Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): trek along Romsdalseggen. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Rampestreken, take a memorable drive along Trollstigen, then admire the sheer force of Stigfossen Waterfall, and finally take in the awesome beauty at The Romsdalen Valley.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Andalsnes trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Andalsnes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Andalsnes can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Andalsnes

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Geiranger, Norway

— 4 nights

Pearl of the North

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Explore Geiranger's surroundings by going to Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) (in Stryn) and Bergsetbreen (in Jostedal). Spend the 11th (Wed) among the memorable landscape of Geiranger Fjord. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, pause for some serene contemplation at Geiranger Church, head outdoors with Storseterfossen, and make a trip to Flydalsjuvet.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Geiranger travel route planner.

You can drive from Andalsnes to Geiranger in 2.5 hours. August in Geiranger sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Oslo, Norway

— 4 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), see the interesting displays at Munch Museum, walk around Vigeland Park, and admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oslo travel planning tool.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Geiranger to Oslo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. August in Oslo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Aarhus.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Aarhus, Denmark

— 5 nights

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Aarhus is known for museums, childrens museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, examine the collection at Moesgaard Museum, walk around Marselisborg Deer Park, and appreciate the history behind Vagnende kvinde (Aarhuspigen).

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Aarhus tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Aarhus takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in August since evenings lows in Aarhus dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Billund.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Billund, Denmark

— 2 nights

Home of LEGO

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).
On the 26th (Thu), find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Billund. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): let little ones run wild at LEGO House, have fun and explore at Teddy Bear Art Museum, and then cool off at Lalandia.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Billund trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Billund takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Billund sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Aero.

Things to do in Billund

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Childrens Museums

Aero, Denmark

— 5 nights
Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
Venture out of the city with trips to Faaborg (Elsographical Museum of Drejet, Arresten, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hammerichs Hus, admire the landmark architecture of Badehusene pa Vesterstrand, tee off at Aero Golf Club, and take a leisurely stroll along The Nightwatch of Aeroeskoebing.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Aero trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Billund to Aero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aero

Museums · Historic Sites · Golf · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Nyhavn, ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and stop by Christiania.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aero to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 7 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Change things up with these side-trips from Reykjavik: Strokkur (in Geysir), Gullfoss Falls (in Blaskogabyggd) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 6th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, identify plant and animal life at Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kerið.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Reykjavik takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Reykjavik. Traveling from Copenhagen in September, expect Reykjavik to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to fly to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Reykjahlid, Iceland

— 5 nights
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Step out of Reykjahlid with an excursion to Hafragilsfoss in Vatnajokull National Park--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir, and get outside with Vindbelgjarfjall.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Reykjahlid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Akureyri, Iceland

— 8 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore Akureyri's surroundings by going to Hvoll Folk Museum of Dalvik Iceland (in Dalvik), Whale Watching Hauganes (in Hauganes) and Skagafjordur (Langhus Farm & Monumento a Stephan Stephansson). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, see the interesting displays at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, trot along with a tour on horseback, and get engrossed in the history at Folk Music Center.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri day trip planning app.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Akureyri are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Akureyri

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Landmannalaugar, Iceland

— 4 nights
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Take a break from Landmannalaugar with a short trip to Gjain in Svartsengi, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: trek along Laugavegur, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur, contemplate the geological forces at Katla Volcano, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjallabak Nature Reserve.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Landmannalaugar online road trip planner.

You can drive from Akureyri to Landmannalaugar in 6.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Landmannalaugar when traveling from Akureyri in September, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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.

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Piers & Boardwalks · Gardens · Monuments
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
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.