30 days in Oslo & Iceland Itinerary

30 days in Oslo & Iceland Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 7 nights
Fly
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 7 nights
Drive
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Vik, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive
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Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Akureyri, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grundarfjorour, Iceland
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway — 7 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing and Aker Brygge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oslo: Fredrikstad (The Fortified Town & Gamlebyen Miniature Railroad). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Armed Forces Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Oslomarka, and stroll around Ekebergparken.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo planner.

Sydney, Australia to Oslo is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Oslo due to the time zone difference. August in Oslo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 7 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Explore hidden gems such as Bruarfoss Waterfall and Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reykjavik: Fridheimar (in Reykholt), Lava Centre (in Hvolsvollur) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Hella). Spend the 8th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Reykjavik Open Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Blue Lagoon.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Oslo to Reykjavik in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Oslo in September: highs in Reykjavik hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vik.
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Vik, Iceland — 3 nights

Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Explore hidden gems such as Fjadrargljufur Canyon and Mýrdalsjökull. Go for a jaunt from Vik to Kirkjubaejarklaustur to see Kirkjugolf about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the geological forces at Icelandic Lava Show, take an in-depth tour of Skaftfellingur Museum, examine the collection at Skogar Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Voyages Friendship Statue.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vik journey maker.

You can drive from Reykjavik to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Vik sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Vatnajokull National Park.
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Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland — 1 night

On the 18th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Svartifoss Waterfall and then explore the activities along Lac Polaire.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vatnajokull National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Vik to Vatnajokull National Park takes 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid, Iceland — 4 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Explore hidden gems such as Askja and Lofthellir Lava Cave. Step out of Reykjahlid with an excursion to Hljooaklettar in Nordurthing--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Krafla Lava Fields, take in the dramatic scenery at Dettifoss Waterfall, go for a walk through Viti Crater, and explore the striking landscape at Dimmuborgir Lava Formations.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Reykjahlid trip maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Vatnajokull National Park to Reykjahlid with the Route module. Traveling from Vatnajokull National Park in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Reykjahlid, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Akureyri.
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Akureyri, Iceland — 3 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Explore hidden gems such as Whale Watching Hauganes and Akureyri Botanical Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Akureyri side-trips: Husavik (GeoSea, The Húsavík Whale Museum, &more) and Siglufjordur (The Herring Era Museum & Folk Music Center). There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri route website.

Traveling by car from Reykjahlid to Akureyri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grundarfjorour.
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Grundarfjorour, Iceland — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Snaefellsjokull National Park & Glacier. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with Laki Tours and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kirkjufell Mountain.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grundarfjorour holiday builder.

Getting from Akureyri to Grundarfjorour by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel 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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