14 days in Norway & Finland Itinerary

14 days in Norway & Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly
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Svolvaer, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly
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Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
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Oslo, Norway

— 3 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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Viking Ship Museum, get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, stroll around Vigeland Park, and take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Oslo online day trip planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Oslo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from San Juan to Oslo. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Juan in December, with highs in Oslo at 8°C and lows at -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Svolvaer, Norway

— 2 nights
The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Northern Norway Art Centre and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lofoten Lights.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Svolvaer journey builder website.

Fly from Oslo to Svolvaer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Oslo in December, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Svolvaer: temperatures range from 3°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 4 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 wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Svolvaer to Rovaniemi in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Svolvaer to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Svolvaer in December, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be much colder, around -13°C, while days are slightly colder, around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Helsinki, Finland

— 4 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty 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.

Lofoten Islands travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."