16 days in Norway, Faroe Islands & Iceland Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
Torshavn, Faroe Islands
— 2 nights
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Landmannalaugar, Iceland
— 1 night
Blaskogabyggd, Iceland
— 2 nights


Oslo, Norway — 4 nights

Tiger City

Family-friendly places like Vigeland Museum and Vigeland Park will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), explore the activities along Oslofjord, take a tour by water with Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing, and see the interesting displays at The Ibsen Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oslo trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Oslo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. In August, Oslo is colder than Dubai - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bergen.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
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Bergen, Norway — 3 nights

City of Seven Mountains

Kids will appreciate attractions like Mount Floyen and the Funicular and VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter. When in Bergen, make a side trip to see Gone Paddling AS in Herdla, approximately Herdla away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, see things from the water with God Tur, and cool off at Iskanten.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bergen day trip app.

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Oslo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bergen, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Torshavn.
Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Nature
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Leitisvatn and then admire the sheer force of Mulafossur Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Museum of the Faroe Islands and then visit a coastal fixture at Nolsoyar Viti.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Torshavn travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Torshavn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bergen to Torshavn due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bergen in August, you will find days in Torshavn are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 3 nights

Family-friendly places like Hallgrimskirkja and Food Tours will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: push the limits with an extreme tour, get engrossed in the history at Tales from Iceland, take a tour by water with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Torshavn to Reykjavik takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Landmannalaugar.
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Landmannalaugar, Iceland — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur, take in the pleasant sights at Landmannalaugar, and then stroll through Laugavegur.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Landmannalaugar trip builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reykjavik to Landmannalaugar. In August, daytime highs in Landmannalaugar are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Blaskogabyggd.
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Blaskogabyggd, Iceland — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls and then admire the sheer force of Bruarfoss Waterfall.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd attractions planning site.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Blaskogabyggd in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Blaskogabyggd can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Nature · Parks
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Norway travel guide

Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Art Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Faroe Islands travel guide

Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Remote and picturesque, Faroe Islands represent a mosaic of green pastures and treeless moors. While on tour of Faroe Islands, you'll find that the sea is never more than a stone's throw away, even when you're deep inland. Traditions remain strong in the self-governing archipelago, known for coastlines made of steep cliffs and deep fjords. Your sightseeing in Faroe Islands options include long walks across the interior, where you'll have to brave shifty weather, and schooner or wooden sloop expeditions to see the fjords.

Iceland travel guide

Spas · Waterfalls · 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.