51 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

51 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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51 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

Start: Hobart, Australia
Fly:  36 h
1
Tromso, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
2
Mosjoen, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
3
Trondheim, Norway
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Karlskrona, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Uppsala, Sweden
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
8
Lemvig, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Esbjerg, Denmark
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
10
Roskilde, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
11
Faaborg, Denmark
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  34 h
End: Hobart, Australia

4
nights
Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Perspektivet Museum and Lone Slydahl. Get some historical perspective at Elverhoy Kirke and Our Lady Catholic Church. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords, examine the collection at The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), get advice or help at Fjellheisen Tromso, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tromso trip itinerary planner .

Hobart, Australia to Tromso is an approximately 36-hour flight. Traveling from Hobart to Tromso, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Hobart in April, plan for cooler days in Tromso, with highs around 3°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mosjoen.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum ©
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum
Elverhoy Kirke ©
Elverhoy Kirke

2
nights
Mosjoen, Norway

Mosjoen ©
Visiting Oyfjellvarden Hiking Trail and Marsora Hiking Trail will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dolstad Church and The Historical Sjoegata Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mosjoen: Sandnessjoen (Helgelandsbrua, Asen Tursti, & more).

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mosjoen trip itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tromso to Mosjoen. In April, daytime highs in Mosjoen are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Mosjoen

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sandnessjoen
Highlights from your plan
The Historical Sjoegata Street ©
The Historical Sjoegata Street
Dolstad Church ©
Dolstad Church
Helgeland Museum Vevelstad ©
Helgeland Museum Vevelstad

3
nights
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kristiansten Fortress and Mariaklosteret. Falstadsenteret and Lademoen Kirke are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Trondheim: Stjordal (Vaernes Church & Hegra Festning) and Frosta (Logtun church & Tautra Klosterruiner). There's still lots to do: hike along Hiking in Bymarka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nidarosdomen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lade Church, and examine the collection at Norwegian Deaf Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Trondheim tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mosjoen to Trondheim takes 5.5 hours. April in Trondheim sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Frosta, Stjordal, Falstadsenteret
Highlights from your plan
Kristiansten Fortress ©
Kristiansten Fortress
Bymarka ©
Bymarka
Mariaklosteret
Mariaklosteret

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Borrehaugene and Perfect Escape Ski. Visiting Bygdøy and Oslo Fjord will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oslo: Glasskunstner.com (in Roa), Sosterkirkene (in Gran Municipality) and Local Historical Centre (in Horten). The adventure continues: examine the collection at 22 July Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Ljan Church, don't miss a visit to Street Art at Ingens gate, and step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oslo online day trip planner .

You can fly from Trondheim to Oslo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Oslo are 11°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Horten, Sosterkirkene, Perfect Escape Ski, Glasskunstner.com
Highlights from your plan
22 July Centre ©
22 July Centre
Uranienborg Church ©
Uranienborg Church
Ljan Church ©
Ljan Church

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rock Carvings in Tanum and Ods Kyrka. Visit Rydals Museum and Southern Goteborg Archipelago for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Dalenmuseet (in Stenstorp), Fjallbacka (King's Cliff & Kungsklyftan) and Tjurpannans Naturreservat (in Grebbestad). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Husaby Kyrka and appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Oslo to Gothenburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gothenburg when traveling from Oslo in April, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Karlskrona.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Husaby Kyrka, Rydals Museum, The Rock Carvings in Tanum, Ods Kyrka, Dalenmuseet
Highlights from your plan
The Rock Carvings in Tanum ©
The Rock Carvings in Tanum
Kungsklyftan ©
Kungsklyftan
Rydals Museum ©
Rydals Museum

4
nights
Karlskrona, Sweden

Karlskrona ©
Karlskrona is a locality and the seat of Karlskrona Municipality, Blekinge County, Sweden with 35,212 inhabitants in 2010. Your inner history buff will appreciate Utklippan Marina & Hostel and Glimmingehus. Step off the beaten path and head to Marine Museum Karlskrona and Kristianopels Kyrka. Change things up with these side-trips from Karlskrona: Skanska Jarnvagar (in Brosarp), Svarta Bergen (in Lonsboda) and Swedish Artillery Museum (in Kristianstad). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Fiskedragsmuseet, take an in-depth tour of Karlskrona Porslinsmuseum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Fredrikskyrkan.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Karlskrona trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Gothenburg to Karlskrona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Karlskrona are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uppsala.

Things to do in Karlskrona

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Svarta Bergen, Skanska Jarnvagar, Swedish Artillery Museum, Fiskedragsmuseet, Glimmingehus
Highlights from your plan
Marine Museum Karlskrona ©
Marine Museum Karlskrona
Glimmingehus ©
Glimmingehus
Svarta Bergen ©
Svarta Bergen

4
nights
Uppsala, Sweden

Uppsala ©
Dominated by two major universities, Uppsala serves as Scandinavia's oldest center of higher education.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Oljeon and Bil- och Teknikhistoriska Samlingarna. Get some cultural insight at Gamla Uppsala and Orskars fyr. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Uppsala: Albert Engstrom Museet (in Grisslehamn), Vasteras (Hubbo Kyrka & Kyrkbacken) and Arboga (Arbogas Medeltida Stadskarna & Heliga Trefaldighetskyrkan). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at The Church of Old Uppsala, pause for some serene contemplation at Helga Trefaldighets kyrka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uppsala Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Uppsala travel planner .

You can fly from Karlskrona to Uppsala in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Uppsala can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lemvig.

Things to do in Uppsala

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vasteras, Arboga, Albert Engstrom Museet, The Church of Old Uppsala, Orskars fyr
Highlights from your plan
Gamla Uppsala ©
Gamla Uppsala
Oljeon ©
Oljeon
The Church of Old Uppsala ©
The Church of Old Uppsala

3
nights
Lemvig, Denmark

Lemvig ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lodbjerg Kirke and Lodbjerg Fyr. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bovbjerg Fyr and Tim Kirke. Venture out of the city with trips to Salgerhoej (in Nykobing Mors), Vorupoer Havn (in Vorupor) and Vestervig Kirke (in Vestervig).

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lemvig trip itinerary maker site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uppsala to Lemvig. In May, daily temperatures in Lemvig can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Esbjerg.

Things to do in Lemvig

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tolbol, Hjerm Kunstgalleri, Kaj Munks Praestegaard, Vorupoer Havn, Salgerhoej
Highlights from your plan
Lodbjerg Kirke ©
Lodbjerg Kirke
Bovbjerg Fyr ©
Bovbjerg Fyr
Kaj Munks Praestegaard ©
Kaj Munks Praestegaard

4
nights
Esbjerg, Denmark

Esbjerg ©
Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. Do some cultural sightseeing at Koldinghus and Ribe Domkirke. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church and Troejborg Slotsruin. Get out of town with these interesting Esbjerg side-trips: Loegumkloster Kirke (in Loegumkloster), Ballum Kirke (in Ballum) and Sct. Nicolai Parish (in Vejle). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Bundsbaek Moelle, stroll through Houstrup Strand, get a taste of the local shopping with Ribe Glas ved Erna Moeller, and take a peaceful walk through Noerreskoven.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Esbjerg trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Lemvig to Esbjerg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Esbjerg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Roskilde.

Things to do in Esbjerg

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Vejle, Kolding, Loegumkloster Kirke, Ballum Kirke, Houstrup Strand
Highlights from your plan
Ribe Domkirke ©
Ribe Domkirke
Koldinghus ©
Koldinghus
Troejborg Slotsruin ©
Troejborg Slotsruin

4
nights
Roskilde, Denmark

Roskilde ©
An ancient city from the Viking Age, today Roskilde welcomes a new crowd, especially as host of Roskilde Festival, a popular rock festival in Europe.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tadre Molle and Vejby Kirke. Explore hidden gems such as Rosnaes Fyr and Frederiksborg slotshave. Venture out of the city with trips to Soroe (Soro Klosterkirke & Bjernede Rundkirke), Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod) and Terslose Church (in Dianalund). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady, Kalundborg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Osted Kirke, admire the striking features of Roskilde Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of L.A. Rings Atelier og Besogscenter.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Roskilde attractions planner .

Getting from Esbjerg to Roskilde by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daytime highs in Roskilde are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Faaborg.

Things to do in Roskilde

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Soroe, Kalundborg, Hillerod, Faarevejle Kirke, Vejby Kirke
Highlights from your plan
Frederiksborg slotshave ©
Frederiksborg slotshave
Vejby Kirke ©
Vejby Kirke
Faarevejle Kirke ©
Faarevejle Kirke

7
nights
Faaborg, Denmark

Faaborg ©
Faaborg or Fåborg is an old port town located on Faaborg Fjord in Faaborg-Midtfyn municipality on the island of Funen in Denmark. Popular historic sites such as Helnaes and Erholm Gods are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Svanninge Bjerge and Holckenhavn Slot. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Faaborg: Glamsbjerg Kirke (in Glamsbjerg), Dreslette Kirke (in Haarby) and Assens (Strojer Samlingen & Church of Our Lady). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Town Jail Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Horne Rundkirke Og Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Klokketaarnet, and examine the collection at Faaborg Miniby Vaerksted Og Udstilling.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Faaborg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Roskilde to Faaborg takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Faaborg

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Assens, Nyborg, Trente Molle, Erholm Gods, Humlemagasinet
Highlights from your plan
Faaborg Museum ©
Faaborg Museum
Helnaes Lighthouse ©
Helnaes Lighthouse
Dreslette Kirke ©
Dreslette Kirke

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