10 days in Scandinavia & Iceland Itinerary

10 days in Scandinavia & Iceland Itinerary

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10 days in Scandinavia & Iceland Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Oslo, Norway
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
4
Grindavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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.
On the 16th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then wander the streets of Nyhavn, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and finally examine the collection at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at The Round Tower, wander the streets of Stroeget, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Saviour, and finally wander the streets of Christiania.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Copenhagen itinerary builder.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Copenhagen is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 6 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in April; daily highs in Copenhagen reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), then admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, and then wander the streets of Karl Johans gate.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oslo vacation planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Oslo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Copenhagen in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Oslo, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Karl Johans gate ©
Karl Johans gate

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, examine the collection at Skansen, then see the interesting displays at Abba The Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stockholm Old Town, head off the coast to Sodermalm, head off the coast to Langholmen, then take a stroll through Stureplan, and finally see the interesting displays at Fotografiska.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Stockholm are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Grindavik.

Things to do in Stockholm

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Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen

1
night
Grindavik, Iceland

Grindavik ©
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Strandarkirkja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then get a new perspective on nature at Folk Museum in Gardur & Lighthouses.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grindavik trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Grindavik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Stockholm to Grindavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Stockholm in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Grindavik: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Grindavik

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Folk Museum in Gardur & Lighthouses, Strandarkirkja
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Folk Museum in Gardur & Lighthouses ©
Folk Museum in Gardur & Lighthouses
Strandarkirkja
Strandarkirkja

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