19 days in Sweden & Rovaniemi Itinerary

19 days in Sweden & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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19 days in Sweden & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 15 min
2
Abisko, Sweden
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Kiruna, Sweden
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Lulea, Sweden
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Singapore, Singapore

8
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Palace and Fotografiska. Stockholm Old Town and Monteliusvagen will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, examine the collection at Skansen, look for gifts at Made in Stockholm, and get into the urban bustle at Kulturhuset.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm online vacation planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Stockholm is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Stockholm due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Stockholm to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Shopping Parks
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

1
night
Abisko, Sweden

Abisko ©
Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Abisko National Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Tornetrask, see the sky in a new way at Aurora Sky Station, and then make a trip to Trollsjon.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Abisko itinerary planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Abisko by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Kiruna.

Things to do in Abisko

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Trollsjon
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Abisko National Park ©
Abisko National Park
Tornetrask ©
Tornetrask
Aurora Sky Station ©
Aurora Sky Station

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Samegarden Museum, get engrossed in the history at Hjalmar Lundbohmsgarden Ek Forening, and then ride a horse along Ofelas Icelandic horses & Guide Service.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kiruna trip planning website .

You can take a train from Abisko to Kiruna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Abisko in January, you will find days in Kiruna are a bit cooler (-11°C), and nights are cooler (-20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Lulea.

Things to do in Kiruna

Trails Tours Parks
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Samegarden Museum ©
Samegarden Museum
Hjalmar Lundbohmsgarden Ek Forening ©

3
nights
Lulea, Sweden

Lulea ©
Luleå is a city on the coast of northern Sweden, and the capital of Norrbotten County, the northernmost county in Sweden. Gammelstad Church Town and Nederlulea Kyrka will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kalix Kyrka and Lulea domkyrka. Step out of Lulea with an excursion to Storforsens Naturreservat in Alvsbyn--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Teknikens Hus, get into the urban bustle at Kulturens Hus, trek along Isbanan, and take an in-depth tour of Norrbottens Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lulea online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Kiruna to Lulea in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kiruna in January, with highs in Lulea at -7°C and lows at -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lulea

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Storforsens Naturreservat, Kalix Kyrka
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Storforsens Naturreservat ©
Storforsens Naturreservat
Gammelstad Church Town ©
Gammelstad Church Town
Kalix Kyrka ©
Kalix Kyrka

1
night
Rovaniemi, Finland

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall. On the next day, find something for the whole family at SantaPark, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online route maker .

Traveling by car from Lulea to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Lulea in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from -10°C by day to -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Shopping Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Marttiini Store Old Factory ©
Marttiini Store Old Factory

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