15 days in Finland, Sweden & Norway Itinerary

15 days in Finland, Sweden & Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Saariselka, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Levi, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Abisko, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Alta, Norway
— 1 night
Fly
7
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stop by Marttiini Store Old Factory, then get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, have fun at Santa Claus Office, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Tehran, Iran to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Tehran to Rovaniemi is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tehran in January, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Saariselka, Finland

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Saariselka, then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and then get a taste of life in the country at Saariselka Reindeer Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Levi, Finland

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Levi online itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Levi, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Abisko, Sweden

— 2 nights
Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Abisko National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bjorkliden Ski Resort, fly down the slopes at Riksgransen, and then look and learn at Aurora Sky Station.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Abisko travel route planner.

You can drive from Levi to Abisko in 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in January: highs in Abisko hover around -1°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Abisko

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tromso, Norway

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
On the 26th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, and then snap pictures at Tromso Bridge. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Tromso Domkirke, sample the tasty concoctions at Graff Brygghus, then see the sky in a new way at Northern Norwegian Science Center, then admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage, and finally view the masterpieces at Art Ika.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tromso trip planner.

You can drive from Abisko to Tromso in 4.5 hours. January in Tromso sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Shopping

Alta, Norway

— 1 night
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alta Church, then learn more about the world around you at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Northern Lights Cathedral, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Sami Siida.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Alta day trip planning tool.

Getting from Tromso to Alta by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Tromso in January, expect Alta to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Alta

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
On the 29th (Fri), stroll around Frogner Park, explore the world behind art at Astrup Fearnley Museet, then buy something for everyone on your list at Aker Brygge, and finally admire the striking features of Ostbanehallen. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bygdøy, then learn about all things military at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, and then see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum).

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oslo trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Alta to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alta in January: high temperatures in Oslo hover around 6°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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."

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

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.