21 days in Sweden, Finland & Norway Itinerary

21 days in Sweden, Finland & Norway Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Tromso, Norway
— 1 night
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Abisko, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 2 nights
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Levi, Finland
— 2 nights
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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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, stroll around Studenterlunden Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oslo Handverksdestilleri, and see the interesting displays at The Ibsen Museum.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo tour itinerary planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Oslo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Oslo is minus 4.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Colombo in December; daily highs in Oslo reach 8°C and lows reach -5°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bergen.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Bergen, Norway — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Interkommunalt arkiv i Hordaland, then don't miss a visit to Ludvig Holberg Statue, then pause for some photo ops at The Homeless, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Festplassen, shop like a local with Kunsthall 3.14, then take in the waterfront at Bryggen, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bergen trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bergen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bergen, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Tromso.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Fun & Games · Nature

Tromso, Norway — 1 night

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 28th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria, see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, and then look for gifts at Snarby Strikkestudio.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tromso tour planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Tromso in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bergen in December, with highs in Tromso at 0°C and lows at -4°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stockholm.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Stockholm, Sweden — 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stockholm travel route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. December in Stockholm sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for Abisko.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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 31st (Sat): get outside with Lights Over Lapland. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Abisko National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Abisko day trip tool.

You can fly from Stockholm to Abisko in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Stockholm in December: highs in Abisko hover around 0°C, while lows dip to -2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Gothenburg.
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Gothenburg, Sweden — 2 nights

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
On the 2nd (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Find out how to plan Gothenburg trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Abisko to Gothenburg by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January in Gothenburg, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Helsinki.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Helsinki, Finland — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gothenburg to Helsinki takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gothenburg to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gothenburg in January, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Rovaniemi.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Levi.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then hit the slopes at Kids' Land. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi journey builder website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -21°C in Levi. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping · Tours
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Norway travel guide

4.3
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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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.
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Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."
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