19 days in Iceland & Finland Itinerary

19 days in Iceland & Finland Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 day
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Geysir, Iceland
— 1 night
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Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
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Hofn, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Egilsstadir, Iceland
— 1 night
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Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 1 night
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Siglufjordur, Iceland
— 1 night
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Budir, Iceland
— 1 night
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 1 day

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 Gullfoss Falls as well as Thingvellir National Park. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Thingvellir National Park and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip itinerary builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Reykjavik is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Reykjavik, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in October; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Geysir.
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Geysir, Iceland — 1 night

Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Geysir trip planner.

Drive from Reykjavik to Geysir in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Geysir are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Vik.
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Vik, Iceland — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Vik trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Vik, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Hofn.
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Hofn, Iceland — 2 nights

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hofn day trip planning site.

Getting from Vik to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Hofn, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Egilsstadir.
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Egilsstadir, Iceland — 1 night

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Egilsstadir trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hofn to Egilsstadir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Egilsstadir sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Wed) before leaving for Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid, Iceland — 1 night

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths and then make a trip to Viti Crater.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjahlid sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Reykjahlid can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Siglufjordur.
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Siglufjordur, Iceland — 1 night

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Siglufjordur trip planner.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Siglufjordur in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for Budir.
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Budir, Iceland — 1 night

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Budir travel route builder app.

Drive from Siglufjordur to Budir in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 3 nights

Blue Lagoon has been added to your itinerary.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online journey builder.

You can drive from Budir to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland

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.
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You can fly from Reykjavik to Helsinki in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Helsinki. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Rovaniemi.
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Rovaniemi, Finland — 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get to know the resident critters at Elf's Farmyard, stop by Santa Claus' Main Post Office, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder website.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 29th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Statue of J V Snellmann, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Toolo Church and then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in October, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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

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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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