18 days in Norway, Sweden & Finland Itinerary

18 days in Norway, Sweden & Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Norway, Sweden & Finland Itinerary

Start: Terrace, Canada
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Geiranger, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Kristiansand, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Terrace, Canada

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.
Head to Aker Brygge and Karl Johans gatefor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nordmarka and Mathallen Oslo. Go for a jaunt from Oslo to Gressvik to see Foten Beach about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sognsvann Lake, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at HIMKOK Storgata Destilleri, see the interesting displays at 22 July Centre, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Oslo attractions planner.

Terrace, Canada to Oslo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Terrace to Oslo. Traveling from Terrace in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oslo, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geiranger.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Foten Beach
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Aker Brygge ©
Aker Brygge
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake

1
night
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord. On the next day, get outside with Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Sisters, then explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet, and finally take some stellar pictures from Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba.

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Traveling by car from Oslo to Geiranger takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Geiranger, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Seven Sisters ©
Seven Sisters
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen ©
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Helleneset, trek along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, and then stop by Regn. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at DMG GALLERY, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, view the masterpieces at Magic Ice Bar Bergen, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), and finally shop like a local with KODE Art Museums of Bergen.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bergen day trip planner .

Getting from Geiranger to Bergen by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Outdoors Shopping
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nights
Kristiansand, Norway

Kristiansand ©
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. On the 3rd (Wed), shop like a local with Pyramidehuset Art Gallery - Birte Lohne, kick back and relax at Grimstad's Archipelago, and then trek along Fevik via Hasseltangen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jegersberg HIking Trail, look for gifts at Annas Rom, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Lillemarkens Shopping.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kristiansand online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Kristiansand takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Kristiansand, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Grimstad, Annas Rom
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Grimstad's Archipelago ©
Grimstad's Archipelago
Annas Rom ©
Annas Rom
Lillemarkens Shopping ©
Lillemarkens Shopping

1
night
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
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 5th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Anggardsbergens Naturreservat, then kick back and relax at Saltholmen, and then stop by Saluhallen.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gothenburg road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kristiansand to Gothenburg takes 6.5 hours. June in Gothenburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Saltholmen ©
Saltholmen
Saluhallen ©
Saluhallen

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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.
Head to Taby Centrum and Norrona Outlet Store Barkarbyfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ostermalm Saluhall and Strandvagen. Change things up with these side-trips from Stockholm: Uppsala (Linnaeus Garden & Fjallnora Friluftsomrade). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stockholm Old Town, head off the coast to Langholmen, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and glide through natural beauty at The Green Trails.

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Getting from Gothenburg to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Uppsala, Strandvagen, Taby Centrum, Norrona Outlet Store Barkarby
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Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Taby Centrum ©
Taby Centrum
The Green Trails ©
The Green Trails

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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.
On the 9th (Tue), stroll through Aurlahti Beach, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Nuuksio National Park.

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You can fly from Stockholm to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for home on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aurlahti Beach, Nuuksio National Park
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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