19 days in Iceland & Finland Itinerary

19 days in Iceland & Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 day
Drive
2
Geysir, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
3
Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
4
Hofn, Iceland
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Egilsstadir, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
6
Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
7
Siglufjordur, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
8
Budir, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
9
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly
10
Helsinki, Finland
Fly
11
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly
12
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

Reykjavik, Iceland — 1 day

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 28th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Thingvellir National Park and then admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Reykjavik is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Singapore to Reykjavik. In October, Reykjavik is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Geysir.
more
Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

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 see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Geysir online trip maker.

Getting from Reykjavik to Geysir by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Geysir are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for Vik.
more
Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip
Highlights from your trip

Vik, Iceland — 1 night

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Voyages Friendship Statue, then take in the dramatic scenery at Skogafoss, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach.

Plan trip to Vik with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Geysir to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vik can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Hofn.
more
Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Hofn, Iceland — 2 nights

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): laugh and play at Hofn Swimming Pool.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hofn trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Vik to Hofn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Hofn can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Egilsstadir.
more
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip
Highlights from your trip

Egilsstadir, Iceland — 1 night

On the 1st (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, head outdoors with Hengifoss, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seydisfjordur Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Egilsstadir holiday planner.

Drive from Hofn to Egilsstadir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hofn in November since evenings lows in Egilsstadir dip to -2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Reykjahlid.
more
Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Reykjahlid, Iceland — 1 night

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): Head underground at Grjotagja Cave, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths, and then make a trip to Viti Crater.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Reykjahlid trip planner.

Traveling by car from Egilsstadir to Reykjahlid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Siglufjordur.
more
Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Siglufjordur, Iceland — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Palshus, take an in-depth tour of Folk Music Center, then examine the collection at The Herring Era Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Segull 67.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Siglufjordur trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Reykjahlid to Siglufjordur in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Siglufjordur can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Budir.
more
Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Budir, Iceland — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Londrangar Basalt Cliffs, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hellnar Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Budakirkja.

Plan my day in Budir using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Siglufjordur to Budir in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for Reykjavik.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Reykjavik, Iceland — 2 nights

When in Reykjavik, make a side trip to see Blue Lagoon in Grindavik, approximately Grindavik away. Explore Reykjavik further: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, stop by Frida, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Iceland, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Budir to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.
more
Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

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.
For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Helsinki takes 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Rovaniemi.
more
Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

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, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.
more
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Helsinki, Finland — 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 12th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the history behind Statue of J V Snellmann, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then admire the landmark architecture of Toolo Church, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 13:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Iceland travel guide

4.5
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.
more

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."
more