13 days in Helsinki & Iceland Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Iceland Itinerary

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13 days in Helsinki & Iceland Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  12​h
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
2
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Skogar, Iceland
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
4
Vik, Iceland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Jokulsarlon, Iceland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
Hofn, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Egilsstadir, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Husavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Akureyri, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
Stykkisholmur, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Borgarnes, Iceland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
14
Geysir, Iceland
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
15
Laugarvatn, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
16
Grindavik, Iceland
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kamppi Chapel of Silence, Helsinki Cathedral, Rock Church, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. When traveling from Singapore in July, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Hallgrimskirkja and Bonus.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Reykjavik takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Helsinki to Reykjavik, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in July, with highs in Reykjavik at 17°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Skogar.

Things to do in Reykjavik

#Nightlife, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Bonus ©
Bonus

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Skogar, Iceland

Skogar ©
Take a trip to Skogar for a chance to see a picture-perfect glacier and a collection of waterfalls fed by the Skoga River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skogafoss as well as Seljalandsfoss. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Seljalandsfoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Gljufrafoss, then examine the collection at Skogasafn, and finally admire the sheer force of Skogafoss.

To see reviews and tourist information, use the Skogar vacation planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Skogar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Skogar sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Vik.

Things to do in Skogar

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Seljalandsfoss, Gljufrafoss
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Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Skogasafn ©
Skogasafn
Seljalandsfoss ©
Seljalandsfoss

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Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reynisdrangar.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vik day trip planning site .

Vik is just a stone's throw from Skogar. In July in Vik, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.

Things to do in Vik

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Reynisdrangar
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Reynisdrangar ©
Reynisdrangar

1
night
Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland

Kirkjubaejarklaustur ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Svartifoss Waterfall, Skaftafell National Park and Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip builder website .

Drive from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Jokulsarlon.

Things to do in Kirkjubaejarklaustur

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Skaftafell
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Svartifoss Waterfall ©
Svartifoss Waterfall
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar ©
Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar

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Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Jokulsarlon ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Diamond Beach as well as Jokulsarlon Lagoon.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jokulsarlon planning site .

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Jokulsarlon in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Jokulsarlon

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Diamond Beach
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Jokulsarlon Lagoon ©
Jokulsarlon Lagoon

1
night
Hofn, Iceland

Hofn
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. For photos and more tourist information, read our Hofn vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Jokulsarlon to Hofn takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You'll set off for Djupivogur on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Hofn

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Egilsstadir, Iceland

Egilsstadir ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hengifoss, Skriduklaustur and Seydisfjordur Church. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Seydisfjordur Church, then examine the collection at Skriduklaustur, and then get outside with Hengifoss.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Egilsstadir trip app .

Getting from Hofn to Egilsstadir by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Egilsstadir sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Reykjahlid.

Things to do in Egilsstadir

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Seydisfjordur Church
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Hengifoss ©
Hengifoss
Skriduklaustur ©
Skriduklaustur

1
night
Reykjahlid, Iceland

Reykjahlid ©
Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Grjotagja Cave, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Selfoss Waterfall, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and then look for all kinds of wild species at Krafla Lava Fields. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss, then take in the dramatic scenery at Selfoss Waterfall, and then appreciate the views at Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods).

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid holiday tool .

Traveling by bus from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Husavik.

Things to do in Reykjahlid

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Myvatn, Asbyrgi (Shelter of the Gods), Selfoss Waterfall
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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) ©
Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard)
Krafla Lava Fields ©
Krafla Lava Fields
Grjotagja Cave ©
Grjotagja Cave

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night
Husavik, Iceland

Husavik ©
The popular town of Husavik not only boasts some of Iceland's best whale-watching opportunities but is arguably the northeast coast's prettiest town.
For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Husavik trip builder app .

Traveling by bus from Reykjahlid to Husavik takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Husavik, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for Akureyri.

Things to do in Husavik

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Godafoss
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Godafoss ©
Godafoss

1
night
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Old Farmhouse Laufas as well as Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn). On the 2nd (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), then take an in-depth tour of The Old Farmhouse Laufas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Akureyri trip planner .

You can drive from Husavik to Akureyri in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Akureyri are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Stykkisholmur.

Things to do in Akureyri

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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The Old Farmhouse Laufas ©
The Old Farmhouse Laufas
Akureyrarkirkja ©
Akureyrarkirkja

1
night
Stykkisholmur, Iceland

Stykkisholmur ©
Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kirkjufell Mountain, Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier and Djúpalónssandur beach. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Djúpalónssandur beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stykkisholmskirkja.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Stykkisholmur online journey planner .

Drive from Akureyri to Stykkisholmur in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Borgarnes.

Things to do in Stykkisholmur

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier, Djúpalónssandur beach, Kirkjufell Mountain
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Kirkjufell Mountain ©
Kirkjufell Mountain
Djúpalónssandur beach ©
Djúpalónssandur beach
Stykkisholmskirkja ©
Stykkisholmskirkja

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Borgarnes, Iceland

Borgarnes ©
Borgarnes is a town located on a peninsula at the shore of Borgarfjörður in Iceland.It has a population of 1,763 (as of January 2011). For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Borgarnes trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Stykkisholmur to Borgarnes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Borgarnes are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Borgarnes

#Museums
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The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center

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Geysir, Iceland

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Gullfoss has been added to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Geysir trip planner .

Getting from Borgarnes to Geysir by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Geysir sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Laugarvatn.

Things to do in Geysir

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Gullfoss
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Gullfoss ©
Gullfoss
Strokkur ©
Strokkur

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Laugarvatn, Iceland

Laugarvatn ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Strandarkirkja. On the 5th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Strandarkirkja.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Laugarvatn vacation planner .

Laugarvatn is very close to Geysir. In August, daily temperatures in Laugarvatn can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grindavik.

Things to do in Laugarvatn

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strandarkirkja, Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Strandarkirkja ©
Strandarkirkja

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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 Iceland as well as Krysuvik-Seltun.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindavik trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Laugarvatn to Grindavik takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 9th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Grindavik

#Spas, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Krysuvik-Seltun
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Blue Lagoon Iceland ©
Blue Lagoon Iceland

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