15 days in Finland, Norway & Copenhagen Itinerary

15 days in Finland, Norway & Copenhagen Itinerary

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15 days in Finland, Norway & Copenhagen Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
train:  6​h
3
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
5
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Inari, Finland
— 3 nights
fly:  25​h
End: Toronto, Canada


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2
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.
You've added Stroeget, Amalienborg, Copenhagen University (Kobenhavns Universitet), and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Torvehallerne, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, then step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, then walk around Kongens Have, and finally laugh and play at Tivoli Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your understanding at Copenhagen University (Kobenhavns Universitet), admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, then take a stroll through Stroeget, and finally appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Copenhagen online holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Copenhagen is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Copenhagen. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in December, with highs in Copenhagen at 7°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll around Vigelandsparken and then get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Oslo journey planner .

You can fly from Copenhagen to Oslo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oslo, with lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks
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Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Vigeland Park ©
Vigeland Park

3
nights
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.
Bergen is known for nature, museums, historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lovstaken, and browse the exhibits of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bergen itinerary maker website .

Fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in December, Bergen is a bit warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bergen to Helsinki. Traveling from Bergen in January, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -10°C and lows about -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Inari, Finland

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort & Hippupuoti Gift Shop) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Inari holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect little chillier with lows of -20°C in Inari. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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