11 days in Iceland, Norway & Denmark Itinerary

11 days in Iceland, Norway & Denmark Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights


Reykjavik, Iceland — 2 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): boost your wellbeing at Blue Lagoon. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, then explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik day trip site.

Majorca, Spain to Reykjavik is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Majorca to Reykjavik. When traveling from Majorca in July, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Bergen.
Tours · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Bergen, Norway — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, and finally make a splash at Iskanten.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen online vacation planner.

Fly from Reykjavik to Bergen in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in July, expect nights in Bergen to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Oslo.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord, explore the historical opulence of Det Kongelige Slott, and steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo route maker app.

You can fly from Bergen to Oslo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bergen in July, you will find days in Oslo are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Copenhagen.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, and don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip maker app.

You can fly from Oslo to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Iceland travel guide

Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
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.

Norway travel guide

Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Art 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.

Denmark travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Gardens · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.