18 days in Norway, Finland & Tallinn Itinerary

18 days in Norway, Finland & Tallinn Itinerary

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18 days in Norway, Finland & Tallinn Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  15 h
1
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Tromso, Norway
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Drive + Bus + Foot + Bus:  7 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h
7
Tallinn, Estonia
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Mumbai, India


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oslo trip builder app .

Mumbai, India to Oslo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Oslo due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in December, with highs in Oslo at 8°C and lows at -5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Flam.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

2
nights
Flam, Norway

Flam ©
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): wander the streets of Gamle Laerdalsoeyri. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen, then take in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Undredal Stave Church, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Flam travel planner.

You can drive from Oslo to Flam in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Oslo in December, plan for slightly colder days in Flam, with highs around 0°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Laerdalsoyri, Naeroyfjord, Undredal Stave Church, Stegastein Lookout
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Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Borgund Stave Church ©
Borgund Stave Church
Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen

1
night
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.
To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bergen trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Flam in December, with highs in Bergen at 7°C and lows at 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Tromso.

Things to do in Bergen

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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2
nights
Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©
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 24th (Tue), examine the collection at The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Polaria. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tromso trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Bergen to Tromso by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bergen in December, things will get slightly colder in Tromso: highs are around 0°C and lows about -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet ©
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Christmas House Santa. Let the collections at Korundi House of Culture and Pilke Science Centre capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

Plan my day in Rovaniemi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Tromso to Rovaniemi in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Tromso to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tromso in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church and then stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
On the 2nd (Thu), take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, then steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aleksander Nevski Katedraali. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, explore the striking landscape of Lahemaa rahvuspark, and then examine the collection at Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta).

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tallinn tour itinerary builder website .

You can ride a ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. January in Tallinn sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Tallinn

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lahemaa rahvuspark
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali ©
Aleksander Nevski Katedraali

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