21 days in Norway, Stockholm & Helsinki Itinerary

21 days in Norway, Stockholm & Helsinki Itinerary

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Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Fly
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Trondheim, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly to Evenes, Bus to Narvik
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Narvik, Norway
— 3 nights
Bus to Evenes, Fly to Tromso
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Tromso, Norway
— 1 night
Drive
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Indre Billefjord, Norway
— 6 nights
Drive to Banak Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights

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Stockholm, Sweden — 6 nights

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uppsala Domkyrka and Sandhamn. Explore hidden gems such as The Green Trails and Strandvagen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stockholm: Tyresta National Park (in Tyreso) and Museum Gustavianum (in Uppsala). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Royal Palace, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, steep yourself in history at Drottningholm Palace, and brush up on your military savvy at Army Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Stockholm online attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major aiports are Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Stockholm-Bromma Airport, Stockholm Västerås Airport and Stockholm Skavsta Airport. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Trondheim.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Trondheim, Norway — 2 nights

The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
On the 16th (Mon), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then tee off at Trondheim par3golf, and then stroll through Pilegrimsleden - The Route of St. Olav Ways. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Ladestien - Hiking Trail, then grab your bike and head to Sykkelheisen Trampe, and then look for gifts at Fjordbuda Trondheim.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the Trondheim tour itinerary app.

You can fly from Stockholm to Trondheim in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. May in Trondheim sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Narvik.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf

Narvik, Norway — 3 nights

or Áhkanjárga is the third-largest town and municipality in Nordland county, Norway by population. Visiting Gangsastoppen and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Narvik Krigsmuseum and Narvik Church. Change things up with a short trip to Mountain Hike to Musvannet in Harstad (about 1h 30 min away). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Narvik museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Narvik tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Trondheim to Narvik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Tromso.
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Side Trip

Tromso, Norway — 1 night

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 21st (Sat), stop by Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Polar Charter, and then see the interesting displays at Troll Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tromso holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Narvik to Tromso takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Narvik in May, things will get a bit cooler in Tromso: highs are around 9°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Indre Billefjord.
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Indre Billefjord, Norway — 6 nights

Indre Billefjord is known for museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Indre Billefjord trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Tromso to Indre Billefjord takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Helsinki on the 28th (Sat).
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Helsinki, Finland — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take a stroll through Katajanokka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Finnish Aviation Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Indre Billefjord to Helsinki. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Indre Billefjord to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Norway travel guide

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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.
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Northern Norway travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Land of the Northern Lights
Located at the northernmost tip of continental Europe, Northern Norway is a place where civilizations meet, the sun shines at midnight, and auroras paint the skies. Learn about the local culture, a mosaic of Sami, Norwegian, Finnish, and Russian influences, and see the historical attractions that stretch from prehistory to the Cold War era. Despite their modest size, the region’s cities are vibrant places with many unique architectural features and an exciting nightlife. Outside the cities, you'll find a vast area of pristine nature with mountains, fjords, lakes, and rivers. Here you can take part in a number of outdoor activities, from golfing and rock climbing in the summer, to dog sledding and skiing in the winter. Complete your Arctic vacation by tasting the local specialties, including fresh dairy products and seafood, whale and reindeer meat, and seagull eggs followed by home-brewed beer.
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