23 days in Norway, Abisko & Finland Itinerary

23 days in Norway, Abisko & Finland Itinerary

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23 days in Norway, Abisko & Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  28 h
1
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  7 h 30 min
2
Geiranger, Norway
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  11 h
3
Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
4
Abisko, Sweden
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h
5
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Kemi, Finland
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Singapore, Singapore

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 27th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Det Kongelige Slott, take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oslo trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Oslo is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Oslo at 9°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

3
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.
You've now added Geiranger Fjord to your itinerary. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Geiranger Church and then take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Geiranger visit planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Oslo to Geiranger in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in November since evenings lows in Geiranger dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Museums
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Mollsvatnet ©
Mollsvatnet
Norwegian Fjord Centre ©
Norwegian Fjord Centre

3
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.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Tromso Domkirke, observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria, and look for gifts at Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tromso attractions planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Geiranger to Tromso in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Geiranger in December; daily highs in Tromso reach 0°C and lows reach -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Tromso

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Tromso Botaniske Hage ©
Tromso Botaniske Hage

4
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.
Abisko is known for outdoors, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Abisko National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riksgransen, take in the pleasant sights at Trollsjon, and look and learn at Aurora Sky Station.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Abisko online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tromso to Abisko. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -2°C. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Abisko

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Trollsjon, Riksgransen
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Abisko National Park ©
Abisko National Park
Riksgransen ©
Riksgransen
Trollsjon ©
Trollsjon

5
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ranua Zoo, Christmas House Santa and Wild About Lapland. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planner.

You can drive from Abisko to Rovaniemi in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Abisko in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -13°C. You'll set off for Kemi on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wild About Lapland ©
Wild About Lapland

3
nights
Kemi, Finland

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sampo Icebreaker as well as SnowCastle of Kemi. Step out of Kemi to go to Kukkola and see Kukkolankoski, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi holiday planning tool.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in Kemi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kukkolankoski, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
SnowCastle of Kemi ©
SnowCastle of Kemi

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 17th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker website.

Fly from Kemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kemi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum ©
Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum

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