15 days in Iceland & Finland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland & Finland Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 1 night
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Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 1 night
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Egilsstadir, Iceland
— 1 night
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Hofn, Iceland
— 1 night
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland
— 1 night
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
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Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 1 night

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik tour itinerary maker tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Reykjavik is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Singapore to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in October; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Akureyri.
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Akureyri, Iceland — 1 night

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, see majestic marine mammals with Whale Watching Hauganes, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Akureyri Botanical Garden. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, get a taste of the local shopping with Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Akureyri in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Akureyri are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid, Iceland — 1 night

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
On the 16th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave.

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You can drive from Akureyri to Reykjahlid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Reykjahlid sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Egilsstadir.
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Egilsstadir, Iceland — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Gufufoss, then pause for some serene contemplation at Seydisfjordur Church, and then get outside with Hengifoss.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Egilsstadir trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Egilsstadir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Egilsstadir can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hofn.
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Hofn, Iceland — 1 night

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then make a short side trip with Day Trips.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hofn day trip planning site.

You can drive from Egilsstadir to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hofn are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland — 1 night

Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Dwarf Crags Dverghamrar, then admire the sheer force of Systrafoss, then immerse yourself in nature at Skaftarstofa, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kirkjubaejarklaustur driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Kirkjubaejarklaustur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Iceland, and finally stop by Stefan B Chocolatier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Blue Lagoon.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Reykjavik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary planning website.

Getting from Reykjavik to Helsinki by flight takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi, Finland — 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. You will leave for Helsinki on the 25th (Tue).
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Helsinki, Finland — 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 25th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Okra, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

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Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Iceland travel guide

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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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Lake Myvatn travel guide

4.3
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Hot Springs
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna. This shallow body of water is well known among birdwatchers for the vast number of birds that visit here, particularly ducks. However, it is perhaps the flocks of midges that leave a more lasting impression on visitors. The dense population of these tiny flies actually gives the lake its name: Myvarn translates into "the lake of midges." Nevertheless, with a healthy dose of bug spray, visitors can still enjoy the wild, weird, and wonderful landscape for which Iceland is famous.
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Finland travel guide

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Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."
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