23 days in Norway, Abisko & Finland Itinerary

23 days in Norway, Abisko & Finland Itinerary

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1
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
2
Geiranger, Norway
— 3 nights
3
Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
4
Abisko, Sweden
— 4 nights
5
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 5 nights
6
Kemi, Finland
— 3 nights
7
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Det Kongelige Slott, then get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oslo itinerary site.

Singapore, Singapore to Oslo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Oslo reach 9°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

3
nights
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Geiranger Fjord has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Geiranger Church and then take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord.

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Do a combination of train and bus from Oslo to Geiranger in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Oslo in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Geiranger, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Norwegian Fjord Centre ©
Norwegian Fjord Centre
Mollsvatnet ©
Mollsvatnet

3
nights
Tromso, Norway

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke, and stop by Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tromso road trip site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Geiranger to Tromso in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Geiranger in December, things will get a bit cooler in Tromso: highs are around 0°C and lows about -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tromso Domkirke ©
Tromso Domkirke
Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs ©
Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs

4
nights
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.
Abisko is known for outdoors, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Abisko National Park, hit the slopes at Riksgransen, don't miss a visit to Trollsjon, and see the sky in a new way at Aurora Sky Station.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Abisko itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Tromso to Abisko in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Abisko can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Abisko

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Trollsjon, Riksgransen
Highlights from your plan
Abisko National Park ©
Abisko National Park
Trollsjon ©
Trollsjon
Riksgransen ©
Riksgransen

5
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ranua Zoo, Christmas House Santa and Wild About Lapland. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by car from Abisko to Rovaniemi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Abisko to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Abisko in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. On the 13th (Sun), you're off to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wild About Lapland ©
Wild About Lapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Kemi, Finland

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Sampo Icebreaker as well as SnowCastle of Kemi. When in Kemi, make a side trip to see Kukkolankoski in Kukkola, approximately Kukkola away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kemi road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Kemi sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Kukkolankoski, Tornio Church, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Highlights from your plan
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

1
night
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 17th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning website.

You can fly from Kemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kemi in December, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum
Highlights from your plan
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum ©
Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum

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