12 days in Denmark & Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Denmark & Iceland Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Geysir, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive to Keflavik International Airport, Fly to Cairo

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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: take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen tour itinerary site.

Cairo, Egypt to Copenhagen is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Copenhagen is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in December, you will find days in Copenhagen are much colder (7°C), and nights are slightly colder (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Aarhus.
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Aarhus, Denmark — 2 nights

City of Smiles

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Mollestien, admire the striking features of Musikhuset Aarhus, then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Friheden, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): get curious at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, examine the collection at Den Gamle By, then see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aarhus Vikingemuseet.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Aarhus tour itinerary maker.

Fly from Copenhagen to Aarhus in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Aarhus can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 3 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
When in Reykjavik, make a side trip to see Blue Lagoon in Grindavik, approximately Grindavik away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, surround yourself with nature on Dogsledding Iceland, look for gifts at Listvinahusid, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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Getting from Aarhus to Reykjavik by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Aarhus to Reykjavik. Traveling from Aarhus in December, things will get slightly colder in Reykjavik: highs are around 2°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Geysir.
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Geysir, Iceland — 2 nights

Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Secret Lagoon - Gamla Laugin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Blesi.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Geysir trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Geysir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Geysir can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Denmark travel guide

4.2
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.
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Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.
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