21 days in Iceland, Norway & Sweden Itinerary

21 days in Iceland, Norway & Sweden Itinerary

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21 days in Iceland, Norway & Sweden Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly + Bus:  10​h 45​min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Flateyri, Iceland
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Bergen, Norway
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
Grindavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Gardur, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h
End: Chicago, United States

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You've now added Gljufrasteinn - Laxness Museum to your itinerary. Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and see the interesting displays at Aurora Reykjavik.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik day trip site .

Chicago, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Reykjavik, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Flateyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums Tours Nature

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

1
day
Flateyri, Iceland

Flateyri
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Old Bookstore. On the 25th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Isafjordur Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at The Old Bookstore, and then admire the natural beauty at Skruour Botanical gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Flateyri trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Reykjavik to Flateyri in 6 hours. June in Flateyri sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Blaskogabyggd.

Things to do in Flateyri

Museums Parks

Side Trips

Isafjordur Maritime Museum, Skruour Botanical gardens
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1
night
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, take in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

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You can drive from Flateyri to Blaskogabyggd in 7 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Strokkur, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

1
day
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 27th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, view the masterpieces at DMG GALLERY, get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bergen online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Blaskogabyggd to Bergen in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Bergen are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord, and see the interesting displays at Fram Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Oslo trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Bergen to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Bergen, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

5
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.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, explore the historical opulence of Drottningholm Palace, and ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Stockholm are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Drottningholm Palace, Millesgarden
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

2
nights
Grindavik, Iceland

Grindavik ©
A historical fishing town on the scenic south coast of the Southern Peninsula, Grindavik boasts one main attraction, the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Lagoon. Explore Grindavik's surroundings by going to Thorlakshofn (Thorlakshofn Swimming Pool & Horseback Riding Tours). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Krysuvik, explore the striking landscape at Brimketill, explore and take pictures at Bridge Between Continents, and take in the awesome beauty at Keilir.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grindavik trip planner .

Getting from Stockholm to Grindavik by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Grindavik due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in July, things will get slightly colder in Grindavik: highs are around 57°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gardur.

Things to do in Grindavik

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Reykjanes Peninsula, Thorlakshofn, Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant, Keilir
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Krysuvik ©
Krysuvik
Blue Lagoon ©
Blue Lagoon
Gunnuhver Hot Springs ©
Gunnuhver Hot Springs

2
nights
Gardur, Iceland

Gardur ©
You've now added Folk Museum in Gardur & Lighthouses to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): learn about all things military at Keflavik Maritime Center, don't miss a visit to The Giantess in the Mountain, then get engrossed in the history at Viking World, and finally examine the collection at The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gardur route planner.

Gardur is just a short distance from Grindavik. In July, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gardur

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keflavik, Hvalsneskirkja
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Viking World ©
Viking World
Keflavik Maritime Center ©
Keflavik Maritime Center
The Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll ©

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