8 days in Norway & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Norway & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Norway & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Kuopio, Finland
Train:  4 h 30 min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— Few hours
fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Oslo, Norway
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h
3
Bodo, Norway
— 1 night
Ferry:  4 h
4
Svolvaer, Norway
— 2 nights
bus:  4 h
5
Reine, Norway
— 2 nights
ferry:  4 h
6
Bodo, Norway
— Few hours
fly:  2 h
7
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
fly:  1 h
8
Helsinki, Finland
— Few hours
Train:  4 h 30 min
End: Kuopio, Finland

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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.
To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip tool .

Kuopio to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Museums Outdoors
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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.
For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oslo online attractions planner .

Fly from Helsinki to Oslo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Oslo are 11°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Bodo.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Outdoors Nightlife
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:

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Bodo, Norway

Bodo
For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bodo trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bodo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Oslo in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bodo: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Bodo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:

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Svolvaer, Norway

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tjeldbergtind as well as Kayaking & Canoeing. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then stroll through Tjeldbergtind.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Svolvaer online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Bodo to Svolvaer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. In April in Svolvaer, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. You'll set off for Reine on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Svolvaer

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kayaking & Canoeing
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Kayaking & Canoeing

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Reine, Norway

Reine ©
The locals came to Reine to catch cod; visitors come to catch the views.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Reinebringen. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): head outdoors with Reinebringen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Reine tour itinerary builder site .

Drive from Svolvaer to Reine in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Bodo.

Things to do in Reine

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Lofotr Viking Museum
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Reinebringen ©
Reinebringen
Lofotr Viking Museum ©
Lofotr Viking Museum

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Bodo, Norway

Bodo
You've now added Blood Road Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Blood Road Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bodo vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Reine to Bodo takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bodo

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

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Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), Aker Brygge and Damstredet & Telthusbakken. On the 1st (Tue), hike along Damstredet & Telthusbakken and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bygdøy.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oslo holiday builder site .

You can fly from Bodo to Oslo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bodo in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 3°C at night. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oslo

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Bygdøy ©
Bygdøy
Damstredet & Telthusbakken ©
Damstredet & Telthusbakken

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki
For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Fly from Oslo to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Museums Outdoors
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