56 days in Western Europe Itinerary

56 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Kotka, Finland
— 1 night
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Kouvola, Finland
— 2 nights
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Koli National Park, Finland
— 4 nights
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Tampere, Finland
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Kalmar, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Malmo, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Aero, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Billund, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
Train to CPH Lufthavn, Fly to Gothenburg
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly to Hornafjörður Airport, Drive to Hofn
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Hofn, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
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Skogar, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Hella, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Geysir, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Helsinki, Finland

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Family-friendly places like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route planner.

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Helsinki. Traveling from Hong Kong in May, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Kotka, Finland

— 1 night
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip planning tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kotka are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums

Kouvola, Finland

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at Model Railroad Museum Kouvola and then get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kouvola trip builder site.

You can drive from Kotka to Kouvola in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Koli National Park, Finland

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: Joensuu (Joensuu Church, Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Pielinen, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Kouvola to Koli National Park in 5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Tampere, Finland

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday planning website.

Getting from Koli National Park to Tampere by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Stockholm City Hall, then admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Stockholm takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Tampere to Stockholm, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Stockholm can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly to Kalmar.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kalmar, Sweden

— 2 nights
Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Stadsparken, then relax in the rural setting at Skalby 4H-gard, and then snap pictures at Ölandsbron. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Kalmar County Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalmar Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Stortorget.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kalmar journey planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Kalmar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kalmar can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Malmo.

Things to do in Kalmar

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Malmo, Sweden

— 2 nights

Sweden's Berlin

A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): walk around Kungsparken, take an in-depth tour of Malmohus castle, then admire the landmark architecture of HSB Turning Torso, and finally make a trip to Little Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): take in the views from Oresund Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lund Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens (Botaniska Tradgarden), and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Petri (St. Peter's Church).

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Malmo journey planner.

Drive from Kalmar to Malmo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Malmo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Malmo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 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.
Bring the kids along to Tivoli Gardens and Rosenborg Castle. There's much more to do: visit Nyhavn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen travel route website.

You can drive from Malmo to Copenhagen in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aero.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Aero, Denmark

— 2 nights
Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the waterfront at Marstal Havn og Marina, pause for some serene contemplation at Aeroskobing Kirke, take a stroll through AEroskobing Torv, take in the waterfront at The Nightwatch of Aeroeskoebing, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bregninge Kirke, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Voderup Klint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marstal Kirke, examine the collection at Flaske Peters Samling, then enjoy the sea views from Skjoldnaes Fyr, then play a few rounds at Aero Golf Club, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Badehusene pa Vesterstrand.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Aero route builder site.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Aero in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Aero

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Museums

Odense, Denmark

— 2 nights

Odin's Shrine

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Funen Village, step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, and then explore the galleries of Valdemars Slot. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Danish Railway Museum, then see the interesting displays at H. C. Andersens House, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Odense ZOO, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Munke Mose Gardens.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Odense day trip tool.

You can drive from Aero to Odense in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Odense are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Billund.

Things to do in Odense

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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).
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Billund. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience the excitement of LEGO House, then make a splash at Lalandia, and then walk around Skulpturpark.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Billund online tour planner.

You can drive from Odense to Billund in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Billund

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games

Aarhus, Denmark

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Den Gamle By, look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and then admire the striking features of Aarhus Rådhus. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Moesgard Forrest, then see the interesting displays at Moesgaard Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helligaandskirken.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Aarhus trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Billund to Aarhus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 2 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
On the 29th (Mon), have fun and explore at Universeum, then admire the natural beauty at Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen), then admire the natural beauty at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Liseberg amusement park.

Plan trip to Gothenburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of train and flight from Aarhus to Gothenburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. May in Gothenburg sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oslo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Oslo, Norway

— 2 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.
Family-friendly places like Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Viking Ship Museum will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, stroll around Vigeland Park, get a sense of history and politics at Stortinget, and find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Oslo trip builder.

You can drive from Gothenburg to Oslo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gothenburg in May since evenings lows in Oslo dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Bergen, Norway

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at Theta Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, take in the waterfront at Bryggen, then get a taste of the local shopping with Dmg Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Bergen route app.

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Oslo in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bergen: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Geiranger, Norway

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet, then admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters, then don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Geiranger Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Geiranger trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Bergen to Geiranger in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Hofn.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Hofn, Iceland

— 3 nights
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Attractions like Glacier Lagoon and Walking tours make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hofn: Jokulsarlon (Fellsfjara & Fjallsarlon Iceberg Lagoon). There's much more to do: try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hofn trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Geiranger to Hofn with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Geiranger in June, you will find days in Hofn are a bit cooler (13°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Akureyri, Iceland

— 3 nights

Capital of North Iceland

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 12th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn) and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. On the next day, admire the striking features of Husavikurkirkja, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

Before you visit Akureyri, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Hofn to Akureyri takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Akureyri are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Vik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Vik, Iceland

— 1 night
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Icelandic Lava Show.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vik trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Akureyri to Vik in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Akureyri, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vik, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Skogar.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Skogar, Iceland

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at Skogar Museum, then explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally hike along Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Katla Volcano, admire the sheer force of Gljufrabui Waterfalls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Skogar attractions planner.

Skogar is just a short distance from Vik. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hella.

Things to do in Skogar

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hella, Iceland

— 2 nights
Hella is a small town in southern Iceland on the shores of the river Ytri-Rangá and has, as of 2011, 781 inhabitants.Hella is situated to the east of Reykjavík on the Hringvegur (Route 1) between Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.OverviewThe name of the town comes from caves near the river. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Keldur, then get a new perspective on nature at Lava Centre, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally admire the sheer force of Urridafoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): look for gifts at UNA Local Product, take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and then cast your line with MudShark Tours.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hella trip planning website.

Drive from Skogar to Hella in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Hella, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Geysir.

Things to do in Hella

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Geysir, Iceland

— 2 nights
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
On the 20th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, admire the sheer force of Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, then experience rural life at Fridheimar, and finally get to know the resident critters at Slakki Petting Zoo. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, then play a few rounds at Geysir Golf Course, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, and finally take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Geysir route tool.

Drive from Hella to Geysir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Geysir are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hallgrimskirkja and Food Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 46 minutes away). Spend the 22nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, make a trip to The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, and see Off-Road Tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Reykjavik using our trip planner.

You can drive from Geysir to Reykjavik in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
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.

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.

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.