16 days in Norway & Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Norway & Iceland Itinerary

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Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Bus to Geysir
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Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 6 nights
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Bergen, Norway

— 3 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.
Take a break from Bergen with a short trip to Gone Paddling AS in Herdla, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, make a trip to Interkommunalt arkiv i Hordaland, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Akvariet i Bergen.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bergen trip planner.

Tampa, USA to Bergen is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Bergen is 6 hours. Traveling from Tampa in December, expect Bergen to be much colder, temps between 43°F and 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oslo, Norway

— 5 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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, and steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Oslo itinerary planner.

Getting from Bergen to Oslo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bergen in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oslo, with lows of 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

— 1 night
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Haukadalur, then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Blaskogabyggd online tour itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Oslo to Blaskogabyggd in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Oslo to Blaskogabyggd, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Oslo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Blaskogabyggd, ranging from highs of 36°F to lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 6 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thingvellir (Thingvallakirkja church & Thingvellir National Park), Viking World (in Keflavik) and Grindavik (Thermal Spas & Hopsnes Lighthouse). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Blaskogabyggd to Reykjavik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.