38 days in Reykjavik & Scandinavia Itinerary

38 days in Reykjavik & Scandinavia Itinerary

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38 days in Reykjavik & Scandinavia Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly + Shuttle:  15 h 30 min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  9 h
2
Narvik Municipality, Norway
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  45 min
3
Bodo, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Trondheim, Norway
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Flam, Norway
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Bergen, Norway
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h
8
Stavanger, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
9
Odense, Denmark
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h
10
Vejle, Denmark
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
11
Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
12
Hoor, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
13
Stockholm, Sweden
— 7 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Calgary, Canada

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Thingvellir National Park and foa. Museum-lovers will appreciate Borgarnes Museum and National Museum of Iceland. Venture out of the city with trips to Hraunfossar (in Husafell), Strokkur (in Geysir) and Glanni Waterfall (in Bifrost). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, explore the striking landscape at Askja, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik vacation planner.

Calgary, Canada to Reykjavik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Calgary in July, you will find days in Reykjavik are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Narvik Municipality.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hraunfossar, Borgarnes Museum, Glanni Waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur
Highlights from your plan
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

1
night
Narvik Municipality, Norway

Narvik Municipality
Although it represents one of northern Norway's most populous administrative regions, Narvik Municipality tourism remains relatively undeveloped compared to some of its coastal neighbors.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Narvik Municipality trip builder.

Getting from Reykjavik to Narvik Municipality by flight takes about 9 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bodo.

Things to do in Narvik Municipality

Museums

1
night
Bodo, Norway

Bodo ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Bodin Church and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mjelle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Bodo travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Narvik Municipality to Bodo by flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Bodo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Trondheim.

Things to do in Bodo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mjelle ©
Mjelle
Bodin Church ©
Bodin Church

1
night
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Ilen kirke, then see the interesting displays at Ringve Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nidarosdomen.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Trondheim travel planner.

Getting from Bodo to Trondheim by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nidaros Cathedral ©
Nidaros Cathedral
Ilen Kirke ©
Ilen Kirke
Ringve Museum ©
Ringve Museum

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Viking Ship Museum and Fram Polar Ship Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Vigeland Museum and Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump Tower. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradisbukta, explore the world behind art at The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, and see the interesting displays at The Ibsen Museum.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Oslo itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Trondheim to Oslo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Oslo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Flam.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum

5
nights
Flam, Norway

Flam ©
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kaupanger Stave Church and FjordSafari. Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Finse will get you outdoors. Step out of Flam to go to Voss Municipality and see Kayaking & Canoeing, which is approximately 1:05 hours away. The adventure continues: trek along Flam Hiking AS, take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rallarvegen, and admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Flam online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, car ferry, and car from Oslo to Flam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Rallarvegen, Stegastein Lookout, Kaupanger Stave Church, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Stegastein Lookout ©
Stegastein Lookout
FjordSafari ©
FjordSafari
Kayaking & Canoeing

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Theta Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Fish Market, then get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bergen trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Flam to Bergen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Bergen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can fly to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Theta Museum ©
Theta Museum

3
nights
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 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Gand Kirke, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Borestranden Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Jaeren. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Old Stavanger, kick back and relax at Sola Beach, and then kick back and relax at Sola Strand.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Stavanger itinerary maker.

Getting from Bergen to Stavanger by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. In July in Stavanger, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Odense.

Things to do in Stavanger

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Borestranden Beach, Gand Kirke
Highlights from your plan
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach
Sola Strand ©
Sola Strand

4
nights
Odense, Denmark

Odense ©
The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
You'll explore and learn at The Town Jail Museum and Faaborg Museum. Get in touch with nature at Thuroe Minigolf and Gorilla Park Svendborg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Odense: Broholm (in Gudme), Nyborg Slot (in Nyborg), Svanninge Bjerge (in Faaborg) and Fyns Hoved (in Martofte). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, examine the collection at Johannes Larsen Museet, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Skeby Church, Otterup.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Odense trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Stavanger to Odense takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and car ferry; or do a combination of train and car ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Vejle.

Things to do in Odense

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Faaborg, Svendborg, Kerteminde, Nyborg Slot, Skeby Church
Highlights from your plan
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Broholm Castle ©
Broholm Castle
Nyborg Slot ©
Nyborg Slot

2
nights
Vejle, Denmark

Vejle ©
Vejle is a town in Denmark, in the southeast of the Jutland Peninsula at the head of Vejle Fjord, where the Vejle River and Grejs River and their valleys converge. Explore hidden gems such as Vejers Strand and Blaavand Beach. Explore Vejle's surroundings by going to Blaavand (Blåvandshuk Fyr & West Coast Minigolf). Pack the 25th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at LEGOLAND Billund Resort.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vejle trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Odense to Vejle in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Odense in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Vejle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Aarhus.

Things to do in Vejle

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Blaavand, LEGOLAND Billund, Vejers Strand
Highlights from your plan
LEGOLAND Billund ©
LEGOLAND Billund
Vejers Strand ©
Vejers Strand
Blaavand Beach ©
Blaavand Beach

2
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Porskaer Stenhus, then admire the masterpieces at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aarhus trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Vejle to Aarhus in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can do a combination of to Hoor.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Porskaer Stenhus
Highlights from your plan
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By

3
nights
Hoor, Sweden

Hoor ©
Höör is a locality and the seat of Höör Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden with 7,865 inhabitants in 2010.The town's original spelling was Hör. Step off the beaten path and head to Stenshuvud National Park and Hallands Vadero. Change things up with these side-trips from Hoor: Kreativum Science center (in Karlshamn), Hovs Hallar (in Bastad) and Christinehofs Ekopark (in Tomelilla).

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hoor trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Aarhus to Hoor by combination of takes about 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to do a combination of to Stockholm.

Things to do in Hoor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hovs Hallar, Kreativum Science Center, Christinehofs Ekopark, Stenshuvud National Park, Hallands Vadero
Highlights from your plan
Stenshuvud National Park ©
Stenshuvud National Park
Hallands Vadero ©
Hallands Vadero
Hovs Hallar ©
Hovs Hallar

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Djurgarden and Abba The Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Stockholm Old Town and Sandhamn. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Skansen, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of from Hoor to Stockholm in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Millesgarden, Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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