8 days in Scandinavia, North Iceland & Finland Itinerary

8 days in Scandinavia, North Iceland & Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Scandinavia, North Iceland & Finland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Akureyri, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
5
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, India


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1
night
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then get outside with Riddarholmen, then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Skansen.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Stockholm trip itinerary builder app .

Bengaluru, India to Stockholm is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. In March, Stockholm is cooler than Bengaluru - with highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and then examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Oslo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Oslo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, then appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, and then get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): take in the views from Cirkelbroen, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, then contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen attractions planning tool .

Fly from Oslo to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Copenhagen, with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

1
night
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall, then look for gifts at Flora, Akureyri, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Akureyri day trip website .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Akureyri in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Akureyri due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in March, expect Akureyri to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Akureyri

Parks Tours Nature
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Photography Tours

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 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

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Traveling by flight from Akureyri to Helsinki takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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