12 days in Denmark & Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Denmark & Iceland Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Lake Myvatn, Iceland
— 1 night
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Geysir, Iceland
— 1 night
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Vik, Iceland
— 1 night

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Visit Carlsberg Brand Store, Christiania and Tivoli Gardens. Head to Torvehallerne and Illums Bolighusfor plenty of shopping. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nyhavn and Stroeget. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid and take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip planning tool.

Ankara, Turkey to Copenhagen is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ankara to Copenhagen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ankara in August, expect nights in Copenhagen to be much colder, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lake Myvatn.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Stroeget ©
Stroeget
Torvehallerne ©
Torvehallerne

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Lake Myvatn, Iceland

Lake Myvatn ©
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Hverir and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn and then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Myvatn online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Copenhagen to Lake Myvatn. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Lake Myvatn due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in August; daily highs in Lake Myvatn reach 16°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Lake Myvatn

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Hverir ©
Hverir
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
For shopping fun, head to Handknitting Association of Iceland or Kraum. Step out of the city life by going to Thingvellir National Park and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Blomasetrid in Borgarnes (about 1 hour away). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kolaportid Flea Market, stop by Penninn Eymundsson, and learn and have fun at Skumaskot.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Lake Myvatn to Reykjavik takes 6 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

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Geysir, Iceland

Geysir
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral and then take in the natural beauty of Strokkur.

Discover how to plan a Geysir trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Strokkur
Strokkur

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Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall. On the 28th (Mon), kick back and relax at Reynisfjara Beach, then make a trip to Dyrhólaey, then get engrossed in the history at Skogar Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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