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

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Family-friendly places like Vigeland Museum and Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), admire the masterpieces at Munchmuseet, see the interesting displays at The Ibsen Museum, and stroll around Vigeland Park.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Oslo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Oslo due to the time zone difference. In August, Oslo is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Bergen.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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Bergen, Norway — 3 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mount Floyen and the Funicular and Bryggen. When in Bergen, make a side trip to see Gone Paddling AS in Herdla, approximately Herdla away. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Fish Market, make a splash at Iskanten, take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, and see things from the water with God Tur.

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You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oslo in August: highs in Bergen hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Torshavn.
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Torshavn, Faroe Islands — 2 nights

Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. 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.

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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.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 3 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Family-friendly places like Hallgrimskirkja and Sun Voyager will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic 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 explore the world behind art at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar).

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Landmannalaugar.
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Landmannalaugar, Iceland — 1 night

Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. 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.

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You can drive from Reykjavik to Landmannalaugar in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. 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

A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

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You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Blaskogabyggd in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Blaskogabyggd sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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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

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.