34 days in Sweden, Norway & Finland Itinerary

34 days in Sweden, Norway & Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
3
Saariselka, Finland
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Train:  5 h 30 min
4
Tampere, Finland
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Turku, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Helsinki, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Ljugarn, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 15 min
9
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 30 min
10
Abisko, Sweden
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Fly + Foot + Train:  5 h 30 min
11
Uppsala, Sweden
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
12
Stavern, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Gressvik, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
14
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 45 min
15
Sola Municipality, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
16
Ha Municipality, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

1
night
Rovaniemi, Finland

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Thu), get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tel Aviv in January, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

2
nights
Levi, Finland

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi online route planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Levi when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Tours

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Saariselka, Finland

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 6th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

1
night
Tampere, Finland

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Saariselka to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, Tampere is a bit warmer than Saariselka - with highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

2
nights
Turku, Finland

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukio Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, make a trip to Senate Square, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Liseberg amusement park. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Southern Goteborg Archipelago, have fun and explore at Universeum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga.

Plan my trip to Gothenburg with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Helsinki to Gothenburg by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Gothenburg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 1°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ljugarn.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Liseberg amusement park ©
Liseberg amusement park
Haga ©
Haga
Universeum ©
Universeum

1
night
Ljugarn, Sweden

Ljugarn ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Folhammar, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grogarnsberget, and then delve into the distant past at Gammelgarn kyrka.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ljugarn trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gothenburg to Ljugarn. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Ljugarn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Katthammarsvik
Highlights from your plan
Gammelgarn kyrka ©
Gammelgarn kyrka

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): head off the coast to Langholmen, take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Skansen. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, take a stroll through Stockholm Old Town, explore the galleries of Royal Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Storkyrkan, and finally explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ljugarn to Stockholm. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum

3
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.
On the 21st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Trollsjon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tornetrask, and then see the sky in a new way at Aurora Sky Station. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Abisko National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Abisko online travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Stockholm to Abisko in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Abisko are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Uppsala.

Things to do in Abisko

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Trollsjon
Highlights from your plan
Abisko National Park ©
Abisko National Park
Tornetrask ©
Tornetrask
Aurora Sky Station ©
Aurora Sky Station

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nights
Uppsala, Sweden

Uppsala ©
Dominated by two major universities, Uppsala serves as Scandinavia's oldest center of higher education.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Gamla Uppsala, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Museum Gustavianum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uppsala Domkyrka, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Godsmagasinet. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Fjallnora Friluftsomrade and then browse the exhibits of Old Uppsala Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Uppsala holiday maker tool.

Getting from Abisko to Uppsala by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Uppsala can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stavern.

Things to do in Uppsala

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Old Uppsala Museum
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka
Gamla Uppsala ©
Gamla Uppsala

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night
Stavern, Norway

Stavern ©
Stavern is a small Norwegian town located in the municipality of Larvik, south of the city of Larvik in Vestfold. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Rakke, make a trip to The Hall of Remembrance, then take in the pleasant sights at Fredriksvern Verft, and finally steep yourself in history at Stavern Inner Square.

Planning Stavern trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Uppsala to Stavern. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gressvik.

Things to do in Stavern

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fredriksvern Verft ©
Fredriksvern Verft
Stavern Inner Square ©
Stavern Inner Square

1
night
Gressvik, Norway

Gressvik ©
Gressvik is a village located in the municipality of Fredrikstad, Norway. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maerrapanna Bathing and Recreational Area, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rygge Church, and then kick back and relax at Larkollen Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gressvik trip planning tool.

You can drive from Stavern to Gressvik in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Gressvik are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Gressvik

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rygge Municipality
Highlights from your plan
Rygge Church ©
Rygge Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Ski & Guide and then explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Karl Johans gate, enjoy the sand and surf at Ingierstrand Beach, then explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and finally wander the streets of Street Art at Ingens gate.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oslo online trip planner.

You can drive from Gressvik to Oslo in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Gressvik, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sola Municipality.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Ingierstrand Beach ©
Ingierstrand Beach
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

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Sola Municipality, Norway

Sola Municipality ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Vitenfabrikken, identify plant and animal life at Rogaland Arboret, and then stroll through Borestranden Beach.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sola Municipality day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Oslo to Sola Municipality with the Route module. Traveling from Oslo in January, Sola Municipality is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ha Municipality.

Things to do in Sola Municipality

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sandnes, Borestranden Beach
Highlights from your plan
Rogaland Arboret ©
Rogaland Arboret
Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach
Vitenfabrikken ©
Vitenfabrikken

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nights
Ha Municipality, Norway

Ha Municipality ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll the grounds of Varhaug Old Churchyard, visit a coastal fixture at Obrestad Lighthouse, then admire the masterpieces at Haa Old Vicarage, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Orre Beach.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ha Municipality trip planning site.

You can drive from Sola Municipality to Ha Municipality in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Ha Municipality are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ha Municipality

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vedafjell, Orre Beach, Eigeroy Fyr
Highlights from your plan
Vedafjell ©
Vedafjell
Orre Beach ©
Orre Beach
Eigeroy Fyr ©
Eigeroy Fyr

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