17 days in Sweden, Finland & Norway Itinerary

17 days in Sweden, Finland & Norway Itinerary

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Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  27 h
1
Umea, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Jokkmokk, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Kiruna, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
4
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h
5
Tromso, Norway
— 6 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

2
nights
Umea, Sweden

Umea ©
Umeå is a town in northern Sweden. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grossjon Nature Reserve and Umea Folkets Hus. Step out of Umea with an excursion to Norrbyskars Museum in Hornefors--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Umea stads kyrka, examine the collection at Umea Energicentrum, stroll the grounds of Holmons Kyrka, and grab your bike and head to Arboretum Norr.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Umea trip itinerary builder tool.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Umea is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Umea is minus 6 hours. In December, Umea is much colder than Jakarta - with highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jokkmokk.

Things to do in Umea

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Norrbyskars Museum
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Norrbyskars Museum ©
Norrbyskars Museum
Umea stads kyrka ©
Umea stads kyrka
Umea Energicentrum ©
Umea Energicentrum

3
nights
Jokkmokk, Sweden

Jokkmokk ©
Jokkmokk is a locality and the seat of Jokkmokk Municipality in Norrbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden with 2,786 inhabitants in 2010. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Padjelantaleden and Porjus Vattenkraftstation. Step out of Jokkmokk with an excursion to Vuollerim 6000 in Vuollerim--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Sareks National Park. There's more to do: examine the collection at Kulturhuset Gamla Apoteket.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jokkmokk sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Umea to Jokkmokk by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Umea in December: high temperatures in Jokkmokk hover around -7°C and lows are around -18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Kiruna.

Things to do in Jokkmokk

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Vuollerim 6000, Porjus Vattenkraftstation
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Sareks National Park ©
Sareks National Park
Vuollerim 6000 ©
Vuollerim 6000

2
nights
Kiruna, Sweden

Kiruna ©
Sweden's northernmost city, Kiruna remains best known for its proximity to the world's first hotel-museum built entirely of snow and ice.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Icebar. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): make a trip to Kiruna Stadshuset, get engrossed in the history at Hjalmar Lundbohmsgarden Ek Forening, thenhave a few drinks at Icebar, and finally see the winter wonderland with Svea Snowmobile. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Ice Driving.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kiruna travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Jokkmokk to Kiruna takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kiruna

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Icebar ©
Icebar
Kiruna Stadshuset ©
Kiruna Stadshuset
Hjalmar Lundbohmsgarden Ek Forening ©
Hjalmar Lundbohmsgarden Ek Forening

1
night
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Kiruna to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

6
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Active Tromso and Tromso Public library and City Archives. Take a break from Tromso with a short trip to Visit Lyngenfjord in Lyngseidet, about 1h 50 min away. On the 7th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Base Tromso. There's much more to do: take in the views from Tromso Bridge, race across the water with a speed boat tour, explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tromso journey planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Tromso in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rovaniemi to Tromso. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Tromso: highs are around -1°C and lows about -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Tromsoe Alpinsenter, Visit Lyngenfjord
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Active Tromso ©
Active Tromso
Tromso Bridge ©
Tromso Bridge
Visit Lyngenfjord ©
Visit Lyngenfjord

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