44 days in Faroe Islands, Norway & Iceland Itinerary

44 days in Faroe Islands, Norway & Iceland Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 5 nights
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Alesund, Norway
— 2 nights
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Geiranger, Norway
— 4 nights
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Trondheim, Norway
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 8 nights
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands
— 3 nights
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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 6 nights
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 4 nights
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Oslo, Norway

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oslo Cathedral (Oslo Domkirke), then brush up on your military savvy at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Nordisk bibelmuseum, and finally examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum). Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at TusenFryd.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Oslo online tour planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Oslo is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Oslo, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in July; daily highs in Oslo reach 26°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Oslo

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stavanger, Norway

— 2 nights

Oil Capital

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Kongeparken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavanger Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger, and finally engage your brain at Norwegian Petroleum Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Stavanger online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stavanger takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in July, you will find days in Stavanger are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bergen, Norway

— 5 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.
Bergen is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, take in the waterfront at Bryggen, stroll through Mount Lovstaken, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bergen holiday builder website.

Fly from Stavanger to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bergen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Alesund.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Alesund, Norway

— 2 nights
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.
On the 12th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Statute of Joachim Ronneberg, then examine the collection at Jugendstilsenteret and Kunstmuseet Kube, then get a new perspective on nature at Sunnmoere Museum, and finally enjoy the sea views from Alnes Lighthouse. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Brosundet i Alesund, don't miss a visit to Tourist Cinema - View The Fjords, then don't miss a visit to Fjellstua Viewpoint, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aksla Mountain.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Alesund itinerary planning website.

Fly from Bergen to Alesund in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Geiranger.

Things to do in Alesund

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Geiranger, Norway

— 4 nights

Pearl of the North

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Spend the 14th (Tue) among the memorable landscape of Geiranger Fjord. There's much more to do: get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, admire all the interesting features of Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, see the interesting displays at Norwegian Fjord Centre, and get outside with Storseterfossen.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Geiranger trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Alesund to Geiranger in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Geiranger sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Trondheim, Norway

— 2 nights
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): wander the streets of Bakklandet, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Munkholmen batteri, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tyholttarnet. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Kristiansten Fortress, make a trip to Old Town Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Rockheim, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stiftsgarden.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Trondheim trip builder app.

You can drive from Geiranger to Trondheim in 6.5 hours. July in Trondheim sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Oslo, Norway

— 8 nights

Tiger City

Enjoy Oslo some more: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, see what you can catch with Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing, examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Trondheim to Oslo in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. When traveling from Trondheim in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Oslo, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for Torshavn.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

— 3 nights
Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkjubour Cathedral, look for gifts at Ostrom, then contemplate the long history of Skansin Fortress, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tinganes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torshavn Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Torshavn trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Oslo to Torshavn in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Torshavn. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Oslo in July: highs in Torshavn hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can do a combination of to Vagar Island.

Things to do in Torshavn

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Vagar Island, Faroe Islands

— 2 nights
Take a break from Vagar Island with a short trip to Vestmanna Saga Museum in Vestmanna, about 36 minutes away.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Vagar Island trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Torshavn to Vagar Island by combination of takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Vagar Island are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vagar Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 6 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thermal Spas (in Grindavik), Blaskogabyggd (Haukadalur & Gullfoss Falls) and Strokkur (in Geysir). Spend the 7th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Vagar Island to Reykjavik takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Reykjavik are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Akureyri, Iceland

— 4 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Go for a jaunt from Akureyri to Vatnajokull National Park to see Hafragilsfoss about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, see the interesting displays at The Industry Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Viti Crater, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Akureyri holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Akureyri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks · Nature · Tours · 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.

Faroe Islands travel guide

3.9
Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Remote and picturesque, Faroe Islands represent a mosaic of green pastures and treeless moors. While on tour of Faroe Islands, you'll find that the sea is never more than a stone's throw away, even when you're deep inland. Traditions remain strong in the self-governing archipelago, known for coastlines made of steep cliffs and deep fjords. Your sightseeing in Faroe Islands options include long walks across the interior, where you'll have to brave shifty weather, and schooner or wooden sloop expeditions to see the fjords.

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.