17 days in Norway, Finland & Stockholm Itinerary

17 days in Norway, Finland & Stockholm Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oulu, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Narvik, Norway
— 3 nights
Bus to Evenes, Fly to Longyearbyen
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Longyearbyen, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Helsinki, Finland

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Porvoo Old Town and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Pack the 31st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online day trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dublin to Helsinki. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oulu, Finland

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and then walk around Ainolan Puisto.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oulu road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Narvik.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife

Narvik, Norway

— 3 nights
or Áhkanjárga is the third-largest town and municipality in Nordland county, Norway by population. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get lost in a book at Narvik Bibliotek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Narvik museum, then stroll through Polar Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Narvik Church.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Narvik trip planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Narvik in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Oulu to Narvik is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Longyearbyen.

Things to do in Narvik

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Longyearbyen, Norway

— 3 nights
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Galleri Svalbard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Arctica, get outside with Spitzbergen Outdoor Activities, and then see the interesting displays at Svalbard Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Longyearbyen sightseeing planner.

Getting from Narvik to Longyearbyen by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Narvik in August, things will get a bit cooler in Longyearbyen: highs are around 9°C and lows about 5°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Tromso.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Tromso, Norway

— 3 nights

Paris of the North

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tromso Botaniske Hage and Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke, examine the collection at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lone Slydahl.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tromso road trip tool.

Getting from Longyearbyen to Tromso by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In August, Tromso is a bit warmer than Longyearbyen - with highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Stockholm, Sweden

— 2 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, then take an in-depth tour of Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Strandvagen. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Mall of Scandinavia, take in nature's colorful creations at Millesgarden, then don't miss a visit to Fjallgatan, and finally don't miss a visit to Stortorget.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm road trip tool.

Fly from Tromso to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Tromso in August, things will get a bit warmer in Stockholm: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks · Shopping · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Svalbard travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Safaris · Hiking Trails