17 days in Finland, Norway & Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Finland, Norway & Iceland Itinerary

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Helsinki, Finland
— 1 day
2
Saariselka, Finland
— 2 nights
3
Luosto, Finland
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
5
Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
6
Flam, Norway
— 1 night
7
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
8
Reykjavik, Iceland
— Few hours
9
Vik, Iceland
— 1 night
10
Hofn, Iceland
— 1 night
11
Akureyri, Iceland
— 2 nights
12
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
13
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night

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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 10th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday planning app.

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Hong Kong in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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nights
Saariselka, Finland

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in March, things will get a bit cooler in Saariselka: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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night
Luosto, Finland

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
On the 13th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Luosto holiday website.

Drive from Saariselka to Luosto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife Parks
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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night
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday website.

Getting from Luosto to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Luosto in March since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo road trip planning app.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Oslo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Oslo: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Flam.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums
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Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take an exotic tour of FjordSafari.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Flam trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Oslo to Flam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Oslo in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Flam: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Tours Outdoors Trails
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FjordSafari ©
FjordSafari

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Theta Museum.

Plan a Bergen trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Flam to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 18th (Wed), you're off to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums
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Theta Museum ©
Theta Museum

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hours
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 18th (Wed), see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Reykjavik driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Reykjavik in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In March in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Vik.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours
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Helicopter Tours

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night
Vik, Iceland

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Reyniskyrka Church.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Vik itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Vik takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Parks Nature Beaches
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Black Sand Beach ©
Black Sand Beach
Dyrhólaey ©
Dyrhólaey
Reyniskyrka Church ©
Reyniskyrka Church

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night
Hofn, Iceland

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 20th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Vatnajokull.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hofn day trip site.

Getting from Vik to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In March in Hofn, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hofn

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Vatnajokull
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Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

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Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 21st (Sat), admire the sheer force of Goðafoss Waterfall and then take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Akureyri vacation planner.

You can fly from Hofn to Akureyri in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hofn in March, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Akureyri. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature Parks Museums
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, thenpause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Sun Voyager ©
Sun Voyager
Horseback Riding Tours

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, thendon't miss a visit to Senate Square, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and finally browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip site.

You can fly from Reykjavik to Helsinki in 8 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Helsinki, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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