22 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

22 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Norway travel route planner

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Oslo
— 6 nights
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Bergen
— 4 nights
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Kirkenes
— 3 nights
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Tromso
— 6 nights
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Oslo

— 6 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Step out of the city life by going to Nordmarka and Oslomarka. Shop till you drop at Mathallen Oslo and Aker Brygge. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tryvann Ski Resort, explore the world behind art at Astrup Fearnley Museet, learn about all things military at Armed Forces Museum, and boost your wellbeing at The Well Spa Resort.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oslo journey planner.

Male, Maldives to Oslo is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Male to Oslo is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Male in January, things will get colder in Oslo: highs are around 6°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Bergen

— 4 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Escape the urban bustle at Gone Paddling AS and Lille Lungegaardsvannet. Do some cultural sightseeing at St John's Church and KODE Art Museums of Bergen. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Bergenhus Festningsmuesum, view the masterpieces at Galleri GEO & Ramme Service, go for a walk through Stoltzekleiven, and get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bergen day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bergen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bergen when traveling from Oslo in January, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kirkenes.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

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Kirkenes

— 3 nights
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Get some historical perspective at Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter and Kirkenes Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grenselandmuseet and Galleri ArtikA. Step out of Kirkenes with an excursion to Birk Husky in Svanvik--about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: see what you can catch with King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kirkenes trip planning site.

You can fly from Bergen to Kirkenes in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Bergen in January, things will get cooler in Kirkenes: highs are around -9°C and lows about -17°C. On the 28th (Thu), you're off to Tromso.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:

Tromso

— 6 nights

Paris of the North

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.
Get some historical perspective at Tromso Domkirke and Elverhoy Kirke. Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum and Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: race across the water with a speed boat tour, view the masterpieces at Blast, snap pictures at Tromso Bridge, and test your team's savvy at Arctic Escape.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tromso online journey planner.

Getting from Kirkenes to Tromso by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kirkenes in January, with highs in Tromso at -1°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Outdoors
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