18 days in Iceland & Denmark Itinerary

18 days in Iceland & Denmark Itinerary

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18 days in Iceland & Denmark Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  21​h
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Billund, Denmark
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Hofn, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Vik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Reykjavik, Iceland
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand


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3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
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 theme parks, historic sites, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Saviour, get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, and make a trip to Trinitatis Kirke.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen route tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Copenhagen is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in July, things will get cooler in Copenhagen: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Billund.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

3
nights
Billund, Denmark

Billund ©
Billund centers around everything LEGGO, as the seat of the internationally renowed company's headquarters (and also home to the Billund airport, built by the LEGGO company).
Change things up with these side-trips from Billund: Ribe Domkirke (in Ribe) and Koldinghus (in Kolding). Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at LEGOLAND Billund. And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at LEGO House, see the interesting displays at Museumsgaarden Karensminde, pause for some photo ops at Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church, and make a splash at Lalandia.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Billund trip maker .

Fly from Copenhagen to Billund in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Billund sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Billund

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ribe Domkirke, Koldinghus, Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church
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LEGOLAND Billund ©
LEGOLAND Billund
Ribe Domkirke ©
Ribe Domkirke

2
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
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.
Make your Aarhus itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Billund to Aarhus by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums Childrens Museums
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Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Aarhus Rådhus ©
Aarhus Rådhus

few
hours
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen route planner .

Take a train from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums
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Amalienborg ©
Amalienborg

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Laugavegur, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip app .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Reykjavik in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Reykjavik. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in July, with highs in Reykjavik at 17°C and lows at 10°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

2
nights
Hofn, Iceland

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): cool off at Hofn Swimming Pool and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vatnajokull. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Hoffellsjokull Glacier.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Hofn trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Hofn takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hofn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Hofn

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Vatnajokull
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull
Hoffellsjokull Glacier ©
Hoffellsjokull Glacier

3
nights
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, stroll through Reynisfjara Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vik Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reyniskirkja Church, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sólheimajökulll.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vik trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Hofn to Vik takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Vik are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Reykjavik.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Skogafoss
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Dyrholaey ©
Dyrholaey
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach

few
hours
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vik to Reykjavik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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