12 days in Scandinavia & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Scandinavia & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: Stockholm, Sweden
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Train:  6 h 30 min
2
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  7 h 30 min
4
Geiranger, Norway
— 1 day
Bus:  7 h 30 min
5
Trondheim, Norway
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
6
Mo i Rana, Norway
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
7
Tromso, Norway
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h
8
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
ferry:  3 h
End: Stockholm, Sweden

1
night
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of S:ta Clara kyrka, then meet the residents at Skansen - Akvariet, and then partake in some friendly competition at 100 Point Challenge Stockholm.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip builder app.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Stockholm-Bromma Airport, Stockholm Västerås Airport and Stockholm Skavsta Airport. July in Stockholm sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games
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Skansen - Akvariet ©
Skansen - Akvariet
S:ta Clara kyrka ©
S:ta Clara kyrka
100 Point Challenge Stockholm ©
100 Point Challenge Stockholm

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nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
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 31st (Fri), pause for some photo ops at She Lies, kick back and relax at Storoyodden, and then kick back and relax at Huk. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Ostensjovannet Lake, kick back and relax at Soerenga Public Pool, then wander the streets of Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood, and finally see the interesting displays at 22 July Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Oslo trip maker.

Getting from Stockholm to Oslo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oslo when traveling from Stockholm in July, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Storoyodden
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Huk ©
Huk
Ostensjovannet Lake ©
Ostensjovannet Lake
Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood ©
Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood

2
nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
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 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John's Church, steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Stoltzekleiven, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. On the next day, explore the activities along Hardangerfjord.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bergen holiday maker app.

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Oslo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bergen, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Bergen

Nature Parks Museums
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Hardangerfjord ©
Hardangerfjord
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Stoltzekleiven ©
Stoltzekleiven

1
day
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Norwegian Fjord Centre and then head outdoors with Active Geiranger.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Geiranger trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Bergen to Geiranger takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Geiranger

Outdoors Museums
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Active Geiranger ©
Active Geiranger
Norwegian Fjord Centre ©
Norwegian Fjord Centre

1
night
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
On the 5th (Wed), learn about all things military at The Armoury Rustkammeret, make a trip to Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, NTNU, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sykkelheisen Trampe, then hike along Ladestien - Hiking Trail, and finally play a few rounds at Trondheim par3golf.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Trondheim journey tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Geiranger to Trondheim takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. August in Trondheim sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mo i Rana.

Things to do in Trondheim

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Trondheim par3golf ©
Trondheim par3golf
The Armoury Rustkammeret ©
The Armoury Rustkammeret

1
night
Mo i Rana, Norway

Mo i Rana ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll around Klokkerhagen elvepark, then look for all kinds of wild species at Setergrotta, and then explore the activities along Ranelva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Helgeland Museum, Rana, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hauknestinden, then tee off at Polarsirkelen Golf, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Moskjaeran Marina.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mo i Rana road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Trondheim to Mo i Rana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Mo i Rana are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Mo i Rana

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Setergrotta
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Setergrotta ©
Setergrotta
Hauknestinden ©
Hauknestinden
Klokkerhagen elvepark ©
Klokkerhagen elvepark

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day
Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©
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 8th (Sat), browse the collection at Tromso Public library and City Archives, then admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage, then contemplate the waterfront views at Prestvannet Lake, and finally stop by Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tromso day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Mo i Rana to Tromso in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Mo i Rana in August, expect nights in Tromso to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks Nature Shopping
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Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs ©
Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs

2
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
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 9th (Sun): stroll around Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, then get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, then enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally steep yourself in history at Castle Hill.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tromso to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tromso to Helsinki. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tromso in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape
Pihlajasaari Recreational Park ©
Pihlajasaari Recreational Park
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop

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