17 days in Finland, Norway & Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Finland, Norway & Iceland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland, Norway & Iceland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
5
Akureyri, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Mumbai, India

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.
On the 27th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder website .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oslomarka and Akerselva River. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, examine the collection at 22 July Centre, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and stroll around Vigelandsparken.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Oslo by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. In October in Oslo, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hardanger Fjord and VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter. Take a break from Bergen with a short trip to Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall in Norheimsund, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Stoltzekleiven, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bergen vacation tool .

You can fly from Oslo to Bergen in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bergen when traveling from Oslo in November, with lows around 2°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
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Hardanger Fjord ©
Hardanger Fjord
Stoltzekleiven ©
Stoltzekleiven

3
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Mink Viking Portrait Studio. Venture out of the city with trips to Kerið (in Selfoss) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, visit a coastal fixture at Grotta Lighthouse, and wander the streets of Laugavegur.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Reykjavik travel planner .

You can fly from Bergen to Reykjavik in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bergen to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Museums Nature

Side Trips

Thermal Spas, Kerið
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Food Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Godafoss and The Motorcycle Museum of Iceland. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Myvatn, contemplate the long history of Saurbaejarkirkja, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and get engrossed in the history at The Old Farmhouse Laufas.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Akureyri vacation builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Akureyri takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Akureyri when traveling from Reykjavik in November, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Lake Myvatn ©
Lake Myvatn
Photography Tours

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