16 days in The Netherlands, Scandinavia & Iceland Itinerary

16 days in The Netherlands, Scandinavia & Iceland Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Train to Svedala station, Taxi to Malmo, Fly to Stockholm
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas, Shuttle to Reykjavík, Bus to Vik
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Vik, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Drive to Redmond

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Relax by the water at het strand van Bergen aan Zee and Strand Camperduin. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Callantsoog (Callantsoog Beach & Natuurgebied Zwanenwater) and Strand Egmond aan Zee (in Egmond aan Zee). There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder website.

San Francisco, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Amsterdam, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in February; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 7°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 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.
On the 27th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, stroll through Amager Strandpark, then walk around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, and finally wander the streets of Nyhavn. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, wander the streets of Stroeget, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and finally steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle.

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Fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 26 — 28:

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Skansen, then examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, then see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Strandvagen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Stockholm Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ostermalm Saluhall, then explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Stockholm visit planner.

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in February, expect Stockholm to be little chillier, temps between 1°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:

Oslo, Norway

— 2 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.
On the 3rd (Thu), wander the streets of Street Art at Ingens gate, ski along the peaceful trails at Nordmarka, stop by Outland Oslo, then step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and finally browse the different shops at Aker Brygge. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Sognsvann Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Oslomarka, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalvoya Island and Kadettangen.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. March in Oslo sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vik.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Vik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Visiting Skogafoss and Sólheimajökulll will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rutshellir Cave and Reyniskirkja Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirkjubaejarklaustur (Fjadrargljufur Canyon & Skaftarstofa) and Southcoast Adventure (in Hella). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, and take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vik trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Oslo to Vik in 12 hours. Traveling from Oslo to Vik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oslo in March: highs in Vik hover around 4°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 7:

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 3 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Head to Laugavegur and Alfagullfor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Thingvellir National Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Take a break from Reykjavik with a short trip to The Settlement Center in Borgarnes, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Vik in March, expect little chillier with lows of -1°C in Reykjavik. You will leave for home on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.