18 days in Norway, Finland & Tallinn Itinerary

18 days in Norway, Finland & Tallinn Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
2
Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
3
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
4
Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 5 nights
6
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
7
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights


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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.
On the 19th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum.

Plan trip to Oslo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Mumbai, India to Oslo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Oslo to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Flam.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

2
nights
Flam, Norway

Flam ©
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): wander the streets of Gamle Laerdalsoeyri. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Undredal Stave Church, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Flam travel planner.

You can drive from Oslo to Flam in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. When traveling from Oslo in December, plan for slightly colder days in Flam, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Laerdalsoyri, Naeroyfjord, Undredal Stave Church, Stegastein Lookout
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Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen
Undredal Stave Church ©
Undredal Stave Church

1
night
Bergen, Norway

Bergen
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bergen trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Flam in December, with highs in Bergen at °C and lows at °C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Tromso.

Things to do in Bergen

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at The Polar Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tromso trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Bergen to Tromso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bergen in December: high temperatures in Tromso hover around °C and lows are around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet ©
Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet

5
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Let the collections at Christmas House Santa and Korundi House of Culture capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

Plan my day in Rovaniemi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Tromso to Rovaniemi in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Tromso to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tromso in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church and then stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, thenexamine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, thendon't miss a visit to Toompea Hill, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, explore the striking landscape of Lahemaa rahvuspark, and then see the interesting displays at Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta).

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tallinn trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Helsinki to Tallinn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. January in Tallinn sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lahemaa rahvuspark
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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