18 days in Norway & Finland Itinerary

18 days in Norway & Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka, Finland
— 1 night
4
Kirkenes, Norway
— 2 nights
5
Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
6
Leknes, Norway
— 1 night
7
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
8
Kristiansand, Norway
— 2 nights
9
Arendal, Norway
— 1 night

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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 13th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thendon't miss a visit to Senate Square, thenhunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, thentour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, thenexplore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thensee Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Saariselka, Finland

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 17th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka road trip planning website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Kirkenes.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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Kirkenes, Norway

Kirkenes ©
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. On the 18th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkenes Church, appreciate the history behind Soviet Liberation Monument, thendon't miss a visit to Treriksroysa, and finally don't miss a visit to Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Kong Oscar II's kapell and then see the interesting displays at Varanger Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kirkenes trip planning website.

You can drive from Saariselka to Kirkenes in 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Saariselka in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kirkenes, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kong Oscar II's kapell
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Kirkenes Church ©
Kirkenes Church
Soviet Liberation Monument ©
Soviet Liberation Monument
Varanger Museum ©
Varanger Museum

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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.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, catch a movie at Verdensteatret Kino, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Tromso driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kirkenes to Tromso takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kirkenes in December; daily highs in Tromso reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums Fun & Games Nightlife

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet ©
Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Verdensteatret Kino ©
Verdensteatret Kino

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Leknes, Norway

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Lofotr Viking Museum, look for gifts at The Glasblower At Vikten, and then go for a walk through Rambergstranda.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Leknes trip planner.

You can fly from Tromso to Leknes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Leknes can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Leknes

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Ramberg, Lofotr Viking Museum
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Rambergstranda ©
Rambergstranda
Lofotr Viking Museum ©
Lofotr Viking Museum

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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 24th (Tue), hunt for treasures at Fish Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, take in the exciting artwork at DMG GALLERY, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, thenexamine the collection at Theta Museum, and finally stop by Susan Fosse. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Stoltzekleiven, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken, and then put a fun spin on your tour with CityHunt.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bergen online road trip planner.

Fly from Leknes to Bergen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. When traveling from Leknes in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bergen: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Bergen

Fun & Games Nature Parks
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Fish Market
Fish Market

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Kristiansand, Norway

Kristiansand ©
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Jegersberg HIking Trail, admire the striking features of Kristiansand Kunsthall, thenview the masterpieces at Galleri Knapstad, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleri Bi-Z. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Baneheia, look for gifts at Randesund Candle Foundry and Gift Shop, and then visit a coastal fixture at Homborsund Lighthouse.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Kristiansand online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Kristiansand takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bergen in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kristiansand, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Arendal.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Homborsund Lighthouse
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Baneheia ©
Baneheia
Homborsund Lighthouse ©
Homborsund Lighthouse
Galleri Bi-Z ©
Galleri Bi-Z

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Arendal, Norway

Arendal ©
Arendal is a town and municipality in the county of Aust-Agder, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Naes Ironworks Museum, thenlook for gifts at Unwrapped, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Nogne O, and finally relax in the rural setting at Gurebo Gard.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Arendal online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kristiansand to Arendal takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Arendal are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Arendal

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Grimstad, Naes Ironworks Museum
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Nogne O ©
Nogne O
Unwrapped ©
Unwrapped
Gurebo Gard ©
Gurebo Gard

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