22 days in Norway & Finland Itinerary

22 days in Norway & Finland Itinerary

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22 days in Norway & Finland Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Forsand Municipality, Norway
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Leknes, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Trondheim, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Geiranger, Norway
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brussels, Belgium


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2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stavanger Cathedral and then contemplate the long history of Old Stavanger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Rogaland Arboret, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sola Strand, and then wander the streets of Ovre Holmegate.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Stavanger day trip app .

Brussels, Belgium to Stavanger is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Stavanger, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Forsand Municipality.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandnes, Helleristninger (petroglyphs) Austre Amoy
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Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Rogaland Arboret ©
Rogaland Arboret

2
nights
Forsand Municipality, Norway

Forsand Municipality ©
With a cluster of villages surrounded by untouched nature, Forsand Municipality is a great destination for those looking to immerse themselves in scenic surroundings, far from the city bustle.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Landa Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kjerag. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): go for a walk through Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge and then hike along Pulpit Rock.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Forsand Municipality trip itinerary builder .

Ride a ferry from Stavanger to Forsand Municipality in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Forsand Municipality are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge
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Kjerag ©
Kjerag
Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock
Landa Park ©
Landa Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Gronevika, take in the waterfront at Fish Market, take in the waterfront at Bryggen, then view the masterpieces at DMG GALLERY, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen). On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, browse the exhibits of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Magic Ice Bar Bergen.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bergen trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Forsand Municipality to Bergen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Bergen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

2
nights
Leknes, Norway

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. On the 15th (Thu), make a trip to Nusfjord Fishing Village, then pause for some serene contemplation at Flakstad Church, then immerse yourself in nature at Haukland Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Lofotr Viking Museum. On your second day here, appreciate the views at Himmeltinden.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Leknes road trip planning app .

You can fly from Bergen to Leknes in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bergen in August, expect nights in Leknes to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lofotr Viking Museum, Nusfjord Fishing Village, Flakstad Church
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Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Himmeltinden ©
Himmeltinden
Lofotr Viking Museum ©
Lofotr Viking Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the striking features of Bakklandet Old Town, explore the landscape on two wheels at Sykkelheisen Trampe, then brush up on your military savvy at Kristiansten Fortress, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiking in Bymarka, examine the collection at Rockheim, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nidarosdomen, and finally take in the views from Old Town Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Trondheim trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Leknes to Trondheim takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Leknes, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Trondheim, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Geiranger.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kristiansten Fortress ©
Kristiansten Fortress
Nidaros Cathedral ©
Nidaros Cathedral
Bakklandet Old Town ©
Bakklandet Old Town

1
night
Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Norwegian Fjord Centre, don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger, then admire the sheer force of Seven Sisters, and finally take a memorable drive along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Geiranger itinerary planner.

Getting from Trondheim to Geiranger by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Geiranger are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oslo.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen ©
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Oslomarka and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vulkan Neighbourhood and Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Viking Ship Museum, explore the world behind art at Munch Museum, make a trip to Street Art at Ingens gate, and ski along the peaceful trails at Nordmarka.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oslo online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Geiranger to Oslo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Oslo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oslo

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence are in your itinerary. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Oslo in August, Helsinki is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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