23 days in Finland, Sweden & Norway Itinerary

23 days in Finland, Sweden & Norway Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Saariselka, Finland
— 2 nights
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Levi, Finland
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
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Kemi, Finland
— 2 nights
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Lulea, Sweden
— 1 night
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Kiruna, Sweden
— 1 night
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Abisko, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Helsinki, Finland

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey planner.

Hyderabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hyderabad to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. In February, Helsinki is colder than Hyderabad - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums

Saariselka, Finland

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka road trip planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Saariselka at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Levi, Finland

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, then get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: gear up at Levi Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Levi are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Adventure

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Kemi, Finland

— 2 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) and then explore the historical opulence of Kemi SnowCastle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): stroll through Kukkolankoski, cast your line with Nordic Safaris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kemi planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -4°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Lulea.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Lulea, Sweden

— 1 night
Luleå is a city on the coast of northern Sweden, and the capital of Norrbotten County, the northernmost county in Sweden. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Isbanan, get curious at Teknikens Hus, then get a dose of the wild on Lulea Adventure Hundspann, and finally don't miss a visit to The Old Harbour Crane.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lulea online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kemi to Lulea in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kemi to Lulea. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kiruna.

Things to do in Lulea

Outdoors · Museums · Childrens Museums · Trails
Highlights from your trip

Kiruna, Sweden

— 1 night
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 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kiruna Kyrka and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at LKAB's Visitor Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kiruna trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lulea to Kiruna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lulea in February; daily highs in Kiruna reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Abisko.

Things to do in Kiruna

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Abisko, Sweden

— 3 nights
Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Lights Over Lapland and then see the sky in a new way at Aurora Sky Station.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Abisko travel route planner.

Getting from Kiruna to Abisko by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kiruna in February, expect Abisko to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -4°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Abisko

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, view the masterpieces at Lone Slydahl, and sample the tasty concoctions at Graff Brygghus.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tromso vacation planner.

Drive from Abisko to Tromso in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Oslo.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Oslo, Norway

— 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, then admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, then examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Fram Museum.

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Getting from Tromso to Oslo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Tromso in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Oslo, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums

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.
Stockholm is known for museums, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm, and take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stockholm day trip website.

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in February, you will find days in Stockholm are little chillier (1°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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."

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

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.