18 days in Norway, Levi & Helsinki Itinerary

18 days in Norway, Levi & Helsinki Itinerary

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18 days in Norway, Levi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Stavanger, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Levi, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong, China

3
nights
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Get a sense of the local culture at Flyhistorisk Museum and Touscene. Take a break from the city and head to Lysefjord and Lyseveien to Lysebotn. Change things up with these side-trips from Stavanger: Månafossen (in Frafjord) and Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Sande Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Helleristninger (petroglyphs) Austre Amoy, view the masterpieces at Solvberget bibliotek og kulturhus, and hike along Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stavanger online travel planner .

Hong Kong, China to Stavanger is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In March, Stavanger is colder than Hong Kong - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lyseveien to Lysebotn, Sande Beach, Galleri Gann, Borestranden Beach, Helleristninger (petroglyphs) Austre Amoy
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Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord
Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach
Månafossen ©
Månafossen

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 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Gronevika, and then hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at The Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Milde, then enjoy the sand and surf at Helleneset, and then take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Stavanger to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

2
nights
Flam, Norway

Flam ©
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through Aurlandsdalen, get to know the fascinating history of Vindhellavegen, then steep yourself in history at Gamle Laerdalsoeyri, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vangen Kyrkje (Vangen Church). On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bakka Church and then ski along the peaceful trails at Voss Fjellandsby Skiutleige AS.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Flam itinerary builder site .

Getting from Bergen to Flam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, Flam is slightly colder than Bergen - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oslo.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vindhellavegen, Voss Fjellandsby Skiutleige AS, Aurlandsdalen, Gamle Laerdalsoeyri, Vangen Kyrkje (Vangen Church)
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Aurlandsdalen ©
Aurlandsdalen
Gamle Laerdalsoeyri ©
Gamle Laerdalsoeyri
Vindhellavegen ©
Vindhellavegen

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Oslomarka and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nordmarka and Sognsvann Lake. Take a break from Oslo with a short trip to Marinemuseet (The Norwegian Naval Museum) in Horten, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Tryvann Ski Resort, examine the collection at 22 July Centre, and take a stroll through Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oslo trip planner .

You can drive from Flam to Oslo in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flam in March: highs in Oslo hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Marinemuseet (The Norwegian Naval Museum)
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Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Telegrafbukta Beach, and then brush up on your military savvy at Tromso Defence Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tromso trip planner.

Getting from Oslo to Tromso by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Oslo in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tromso: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Telegrafbukta Beach ©
Telegrafbukta Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Levi, Finland

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 20th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then browse the exhibits of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip tool .

Drive from Tromso to Levi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tromso in March since evenings lows in Levi dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take a stroll through Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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