18 days in Finland, Norway & Copenhagen Itinerary

18 days in Finland, Norway & Copenhagen Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
2
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
3
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
4
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
5
Rovaniemi, Finland
— Few hours
6
Inari, Finland
— 5 nights


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4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Artisaanifor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, visit Katajanokka, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 26th (Thu): walk around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, thentake a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, thentake an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, wander the streets of Stroeget, thencontemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, and finally shop like a local with National Gallery of Denmark.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Copenhagen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Copenhagen: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jaegerborg Dyrehave
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Jaegerborg Dyrehave ©
Jaegerborg Dyrehave

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Ostbanehallen, stop by Mathallen Oslo, and then sample the fine beverages at HIMKOK Storgata Destilleri.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Oslo online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Copenhagen in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Oslo, with lows around °C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites Shopping Breweries & Distilleries
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Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Ostbanehallen ©
Ostbanehallen
Aker Brygge ©
Aker Brygge

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene and then have a few drinks at Magic Ice Bar Bergen. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at KODE Art Museums of Bergen, buy something for everyone on your list at Gulating Olutsalg avd. Vestkanten, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Gronevika, thenbrowse the exhibits of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bergen trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bergen, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

few
hours
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 1st (Wed): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip site.

You can fly from Bergen to Rovaniemi in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bergen in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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nights
Inari, Finland

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Step off the beaten path and head to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Inari route planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, plan for little chillier nights in Inari, with lows around °C. You'll set off for home on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

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