26 days in Scandinavia, Reykjavik & Helsinki Itinerary

26 days in Scandinavia, Reykjavik & Helsinki Itinerary

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26 days in Scandinavia, Reykjavik & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Stavanger, Norway
— 1 day
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  11​h 15​min
3
Geiranger, Norway
— 2 nights
bus + train:  5​h 45​min
4
Trondheim, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Norsk Folkemuseum and Vigeland Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Kon-Tiki Museum and Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka, contemplate the long history of Ostbanehallen, and take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Oslo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Oslo is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Oslo, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in June: high temperatures in Oslo hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum

1
day
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
On the 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger, then trek along Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag, and then hike along Lifjell.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Stavanger day trip website .

You can fly from Oslo to Stavanger in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oslo in June: highs in Stavanger hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Stavanger

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lifjell, Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag
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Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Lifjell ©
Lifjell

2
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.
Norwegian Fjord Centre and Geiranger Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Geiranger Fjord and Active Geiranger. Go for a jaunt from Geiranger to Valldal to see Gudbrandsjuvet about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, head outdoors with Storseterfossen, look for gifts at Geiranger Sjokolade, and see the top attractions with eMobility Geiranger.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Geiranger online attractions planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Stavanger to Geiranger in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Trondheim.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Gudbrandsjuvet
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Gudbrandsjuvet ©
Gudbrandsjuvet

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Nidaros Cathedral and Falstadsenteret. Get a sense of the local culture at Kristiansten Fortress and Mariaklosteret. Change things up with these side-trips from Trondheim: Stjordal (Vaernes Church & Hegra Festning), Thamshavn Railway (in Lokken) and Tautra Klosterruiner (in Frosta). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ilen Kirke, hike along Ladestien - Hiking Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Storsand Gard Camping.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Trondheim holiday builder website .

You can drive from Geiranger to Trondheim in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Trondheim can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Frosta, Stjordal, Falstadsenteret, Thamshavn Railway
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Nidaros Cathedral ©
Nidaros Cathedral
Kristiansten Fortress ©
Kristiansten Fortress
Hegra Festning ©
Hegra Festning

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the galleries of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally contemplate the long history of Cemetery Holavallagardur. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Videy Island and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Reykjadalur Hot Springs.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Trondheim to Reykjavik by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Trondheim, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Reykjadalur Hot Springs
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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 29th (Mon): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Helsinki takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Reykjavik to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in June, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mons Klint and Jaegerborg Dyrehave. Get some historical perspective at Nyhavn and Frederiksborg Castle. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Roskilde (Viking Ship Museum & Roskilde Domkirke) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Copenhagen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Helsinki to Copenhagen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Roskilde, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Frederiksborg Castle, Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Mons Klint
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Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Frederiksborg Castle ©
Frederiksborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Stockholm Old Town and Royal Palace are in your itinerary. Vasa Museum and Skansen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stockholm: Uppsala (Uppsala Domkyrka, Linnaeus Garden, & more) and Skokloster Castle (in Skokloster). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen, examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm, and pause for some serene contemplation at Riddarholmen Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Uppsala, Skokloster Castle
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Uppsala Domkyrka ©
Uppsala Domkyrka
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Rådhuset and Oscarsborg Fortress will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Nordmarka and Kjosterudjuvet. See even more of Oslo: examine the collection at Norwegian Museum of Technology, contemplate the long history of Drobak, and brush up on your military savvy at Armed Forces Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Oslo driving holiday planner .

Fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Oslo when traveling from Stockholm in July, with lows around 11°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

Kjosterudjuvet
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Kjosterudjuvet ©
Kjosterudjuvet
Rådhuset ©
Rådhuset

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