19 days in Norway, Reykjavik & Helsinki Itinerary

19 days in Norway, Reykjavik & Helsinki Itinerary

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19 days in Norway, Reykjavik & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Sandane, Norway
— 1 night
ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nordmarka and Oslomarka. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution and Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sognsvann Lake, examine the collection at 22 July Centre, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at HIMKOK Storgata Destilleri, and stop by Mathallen Oslo.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Oslo planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Oslo is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In January, Oslo is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 6°C and lows of -9°C. You'll set off for Sandane on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution
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Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake

1
night
Sandane, Norway

Sandane
Sandane is the administrative centre of the municipality of Gloppen in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sandane trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Oslo to Sandane takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Oslo, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Sandane, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Sandane

Tours Outdoors Museums

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.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, view the masterpieces at Galleri S.E, admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Milde, then examine the collection at Theta Museum, and finally look for gifts at Susan Fosse Knitwear.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Bergen road trip planning app .

Drive from Sandane to Bergen in 4.5 hours. January in Bergen sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hardangerfjord ©
Hardangerfjord
St John's Church ©
St John's Church

5
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You've now added Arcanum Adventure Tours to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hallgrimskirkja and Cemetery Holavallagardur. Step off the beaten path and head to Hraunfossar and Oxararfoss. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Fridheimar (in Selfoss), Thingvellir (Galgaklettur & Thingvellir National Park) and Bruarfoss Waterfall (in Brekkuskogur). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Gullfoss Falls, admire all the interesting features of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geysir, and browse the different shops at Bonus.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik day trip website .

You can fly from Bergen to Reykjavik in 6 hours. Traveling from Bergen to Reykjavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. You will leave for Oslo on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thingvellir, The Settlement Center, Bruarfoss Waterfall, Hraunfossar, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Hraunfossar ©
Hraunfossar
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

1
night
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stop by Outland Oslo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip planner.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Oslo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Oslo. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oslo, with lows of -9°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oslo

Shopping
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Outland Oslo ©
Outland Oslo

3
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 15th (Wed): wander the streets of Katajanokka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then walk around Nuuksio National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Oslo in January, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around -3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -9°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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