16 days in Iceland, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

16 days in Iceland, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

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16 days in Iceland, Denmark & Norway Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly + Bus:  7 h
1
Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
2
Selfoss, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
5
Stavanger, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Jorpeland, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
7
Odda, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
8
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
9
Hellesylt, Norway
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
10
Alesund, Norway
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Edmonton, Canada

1
night
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
You've added Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, Diamond Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): boost your wellbeing at Blue Lagoon, admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, take in the dramatic scenery at Gljufrabui Waterfalls, explore the ancient world of Rutshellir Cave, then admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kvernufoss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): kick back and relax at Diamond Beach, then explore the striking landscape of Skaftafell / Vatnajökull National Park, then explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon, and finally make a trip to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck.

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Edmonton, Canada to Vik is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Edmonton in May: highs in Vik hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Selfoss.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Skogar, Reynisdrangar, Diamond Beach, Blue Lagoon, Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
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Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss

1
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Selfoss, Iceland

Selfoss ©
Sitting on the banks of the picturesque Olfusa River, the laid-back town of Selfoss provides a good location to relax and enjoy some of the country's natural delights.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oxararfoss, Thingvellir National Park, Bruarfoss Waterfall, and other attractions you added.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Selfoss visit planning tool .

You can drive from Vik to Selfoss in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Selfoss, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Selfoss

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Thingvellir, Geysir, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

1
night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Selfoss to Reykjavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
You've added Designmuseum Danmark, Tivoli Gardens, M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Nyhavn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg, and stop by Christiania.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip builder.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Copenhagen in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in May: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Helsingoer, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
The Little Mermaid ©
The Little Mermaid

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Stavanger itinerary maker.

Fly from Copenhagen to Stavanger in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Copenhagen in May, expect nights in Stavanger to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Jorpeland.

Things to do in Stavanger

Historic Sites
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Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger

1
night
Jorpeland, Norway

Jorpeland ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kjerag.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jorpeland trip planner.

Drive from Stavanger to Jorpeland in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Jorpeland are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Odda.

Things to do in Jorpeland

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Forsand Municipality
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Kjerag ©
Kjerag
Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock

1
night
Odda, Norway

Odda
Odda is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Odda online trip builder.

Drive from Jorpeland to Odda in 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Odda are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 25th (Mon), you're off to Bergen.

Things to do in Odda

Parks Outdoors Tours
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Flam Railway as well as Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken. On the 25th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, then trek along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with The Flam Railway.

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You can drive from Jorpeland to Bergen in 6 hours. In May, daytime highs in Bergen are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hellesylt.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

The Flam Railway
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
The Flam Railway ©
The Flam Railway

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day
Hellesylt, Norway

Hellesylt ©
Hellesylt is a small village in Stranda Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Hellesyltfossen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sunnylven Church, then admire the masterpieces at Peer Gynt Galleriet, and finally don't miss a visit to Tverrelva.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hellesylt road trip planning site.

You can drive from Bergen to Hellesylt in 6 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hellesylt can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alesund.

Things to do in Hellesylt

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tverrelva
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Peer Gynt Galleriet ©
Peer Gynt Galleriet
Hellesyltfossen ©
Hellesyltfossen
Sunnylven Church ©
Sunnylven Church

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Alesund, Norway

Alesund ©
A lively seaport renowned for its high concentration of Art Nouveau buildings, Alesund stretches over seven islands and features a compact city center almost entirely surrounded by water.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Romsdalseggen as well as Rampestreken. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Rampestreken and then trek along Romsdalseggen.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Alesund trip planner.

Fly from Stavanger to Alesund in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Alesund can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 26th (Tue), you're off to Valldal.

Things to do in Alesund

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Andalsnes
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Romsdalseggen ©
Romsdalseggen
Rampestreken ©
Rampestreken

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): visit Street Art at Ingens gate, walk around Vigeland Park, and then explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Oslo travel route app.

Traveling by flight from Alesund to Oslo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Alesund, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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