22 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

22 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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22 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Roros, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Moen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Brussels, Belgium

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.
Popular historic sites such as Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Oslomarka are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vigeland Museum and The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Fram Polar Ship Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump Tower, explore the world behind art at Munch Museum, and examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo vacation planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Oslo is an approximately 5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, Oslo is a bit cooler than Brussels - with highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Roros.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum

3
nights
Roros, Norway

Roros ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Forollhogna Mountains, then take in the exciting artwork at Lysgaard Keramikk, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Roros Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Slegghaugan, then examine the collection at Roros Museum Olav's Mine, and then get engrossed in the history at Rorosmuseet Smelthytta.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Roros vacation trip planner.

Getting from Oslo to Roros by combination of train and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in January, plan for little chillier nights in Roros, with lows around -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Roros

Museums Parks Nature
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Lysgaard Keramikk ©
Lysgaard Keramikk
Roros Church ©
Roros Church
Roros Museum Smelthytta ©
Roros Museum Smelthytta

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.
On the 19th (Thu), get curious at Polaria and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Profil Glassdesign, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arctic Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tromso trip builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Roros to Tromso in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In January, Tromso is somewhat warmer than Roros - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Tromso

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Photography Tours
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Skansen and Vasa Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Stockholm Old Town and Abba The Museum. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Fotografiska, get engrossed in the history at The Hallwyl Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Stockholm City Hall, and hunt for treasures at Ostermalm Saluhall.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Stockholm trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Tromso to Stockholm takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then look for gifts at Saluhallen, then get to know the fascinating history of Haga, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Masthuggskyrkan. On the next day, have fun and explore at Universeum and then laugh and play at Liseberg.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gothenburg vacation builder.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Stockholm to Gothenburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Gothenburg, expect temperatures between 2°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Liseberg amusement park ©
Liseberg amusement park
Haga ©
Haga
Saluhallen ©
Saluhallen

5
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Get some historical perspective at Rosenborg Castle and Nyhavn. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of Denmark and Church of Our Saviour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Denmark, steep yourself in history at Visit Carlsberg, make a trip to Stroeget, and find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip builder.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and subway from Gothenburg to Copenhagen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Moen.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

4
nights
Moen, Denmark

Moen ©
For shopping fun, head to Liza"s Gallery or Noorbohandelen. Appreciate the collections at Fuglsang Kunstmuseum and Bakkegaard Gaestgiveri Galleri Og Kunstskole. Take a break from Moen with a short trip to Middelaldercentret in Guldborg, about 56 minutes away.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Moen vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Moen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January in Moen, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Middelaldercentret, Fuglsang Kunstmuseum
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Liza ©
Liza"s Gallery
Mons Klint ©
Mons Klint
Keldby Church ©
Keldby Church

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