13 days in Bergen & Reykjavik Itinerary

13 days in Bergen & Reykjavik Itinerary

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Bergen, Norway
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Bergen, Norway

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.
Explore Bergen's surroundings by going to Gone Paddling AS (in Herdla), Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall (in Norheimsund) and Fossen Bratte (in Eikedalen). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, and hike along Mount Lovstaken.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bergen vacation tool.

Omaha, USA to Bergen is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Omaha to Bergen, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Omaha in July: highs in Bergen hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Blaskogabyggd (Haukadalur & Gullfoss Falls), Thingvellir (Galgaklettur & Thingvellir National Park) and Strokkur (in Geysir). Spend the 11th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Reykjavik takes 6 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bergen to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. In July, Reykjavik is a bit cooler than Bergen - with highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Western Norway travel guide

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Mountains · Flea Markets · Piers & Boardwalks
Admire the mighty glaciers, traverse the scenic fjords, and visit the historical cities of Western Norway, the country's traditional gateway to the world. From ancient fishermen and fierce Vikings, to medieval traders and modern industry, the area's link with the sea has never been broken. Whatever the season, Western Norway offers an abundance of opportunities for sightseeing and vacation activities. The region is a great destination for hiking, cycling, skiing, or fishing, while the charming villages and small coastal towns offer peaceful, friendly hospitality. Throughout the region you can find superb examples of traditional wooden architecture, and the larger urban centers, like Bergen and Stavanger, combine modern facilities with historical monuments. The area is famous for its seafood and fresh mountain water, so make sure to sample the local specialties.