26 days in Scandinavia, Reykjavik & Helsinki Itinerary

26 days in Scandinavia, Reykjavik & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Stavanger, Norway
— 1 day
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  11 h 15 min
3
Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
Bus + Train:  5 h 45 min
4
Trondheim, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
5
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7 h 30 min
6
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Norsk Folkemuseum and Sognsvann Lake. Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Oslomarka will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and contemplate the long history of Ostbanehallen.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oslo trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Oslo is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in June, expect Oslo to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum

1
day
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.
On the 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger, then trek along Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag, and then work some fitness into your day at Lifjell.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Stavanger trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stavanger takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in June, expect nights in Stavanger to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Stavanger

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag, Lifjell
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Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Lifjell ©
Lifjell

2
nights
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Geiranger Church and Norwegian Fjord Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Geiranger Fjord and Active Geiranger. When in Geiranger, make a side trip to see Gudbrandsjuvet in Valldal, approximately Valldal away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters, do sightseeing at your own pace with eMobility Geiranger, get outside with Storseterfossen, and stop by Geiranger Sjokolade.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Geiranger trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Stavanger to Geiranger takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Geiranger are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gudbrandsjuvet
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Gudbrandsjuvet ©
Gudbrandsjuvet

4
nights
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Nidaros Cathedral and Falstadsenteret will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Kristiansten Fortress and Vaernes Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Hegra Festning (in Stjordal), Thamshavn Railway (in Lokken) and Frosta (Mariaklosteret & Tautra Klosterruiner). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Ilen Kirke, hike along Ladestien - Hiking Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Storsand Gard Camping.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Trondheim road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Geiranger to Trondheim in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stjordal, Frosta, Thamshavn Railway, Falstadsenteret
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Nidaros Cathedral ©
Nidaros Cathedral
Kristiansten Fortress ©
Kristiansten Fortress
Mariaklosteret
Mariaklosteret

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally contemplate the long history of Cemetery Holavallagardur. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Videy Island and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Reykjavik tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Trondheim to Reykjavik in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Trondheim to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Trondheim in June, plan for little chillier days in Reykjavik, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

1
night
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 29th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the striking features of Johannes Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then walk around Nuuksio National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Reykjavik to Helsinki in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Helsinki is 2 hours. When traveling from Reykjavik in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Popular historic sites such as Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Frederiksborg Castle and Roskilde Domkirke. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Mons Klint (in Moen), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek) and Viking Ship Museum (in Roskilde). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, stroll around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, and appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Helsinki to Copenhagen by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. June in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Roskilde, Frederiksborg Castle, Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Mons Klint, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vasa Museum and Strandvagen. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace and Monteliusvagen. Venture out of the city with trips to Skokloster Castle (in Skokloster) and Uppsala (Uppsala Domkyrka, Linnaeus Garden, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Skansen, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, stop by Stockholm Old Town, and steep yourself in history at Riddarholmen Church.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Stockholm trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Uppsala, Skokloster Castle
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Take a break from the city and head to Nordmarka and Kjosterudjuvet. Popular historic sites such as Rådhuset and Oscarsborg Fortress are in your itinerary. Enjoy Oslo some more: engage your brain at The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology, see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Armed Forces Museum, and steep yourself in history at Drobak.

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

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Stockholm in July since evenings lows in Oslo dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Kjosterudjuvet
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Kjosterudjuvet ©
Kjosterudjuvet
Rådhuset ©
Rådhuset
The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology ©
The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology

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