12 days in Denmark & Iceland Itinerary

12 days in Denmark & Iceland Itinerary

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12 days in Denmark & Iceland Itinerary

Start: Ankara, Turkey
Bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Lake Myvatn, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Geysir, Iceland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  17​h 30​min
End: Ankara, Turkey

3
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
For shopping fun, head to Torvehallerne or Illums Bolighus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nyhavn and Stroeget. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and wander the streets of Christiania.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen day trip site .

Ankara, Turkey to Copenhagen is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ankara to Copenhagen. December in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Lake Myvatn.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods Theme Parks Parks
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Stroeget ©
Stroeget
Christiania ©
Christiania

1
night
Lake Myvatn, Iceland

Lake Myvatn ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Hverir and then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Myvatn and then admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Lake Myvatn trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Copenhagen to Lake Myvatn. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In December, Lake Myvatn is slightly colder than Copenhagen - with highs of 35°F and lows of 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Lake Myvatn

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Goðafoss Waterfall
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Dettifoss Waterfall ©
Dettifoss Waterfall
Hverir ©
Hverir

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Thingvellir National Park and Hallgrimskirkja are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Blomasetrid and Kiosk. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, look for gifts at Penninn Eymundsson, learn and have fun at Skumaskot, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kolaportid Flea Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Lake Myvatn to Reykjavik with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 36°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Geysir.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Blomasetrid, Thingvellir National Park
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Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach ©
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

1
night
Geysir, Iceland

Geysir ©
Geysir tourism revolves around a famed geyser, which goes from very calm to extremely volatile depending on the subterranean seismic activity at the time.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skalholt Cathedral and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Geysir trip app .

Getting from Reykjavik to Geysir by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Geysir are 36°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Vik.

Things to do in Geysir

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Skalholt Cathedral
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Skalholt Cathedral ©
Skalholt Cathedral

1
night
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Reynisfjara Beach, explore the striking landscape at Dyrhólaey, then take an in-depth tour of Skogar Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vik trip planner .

Drive from Geysir to Vik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Geysir in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Vik, with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, Skogar Museum
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Reynisfjara Beach ©
Reynisfjara Beach
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall ©
Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey

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