9 days in Norway & Finland Itinerary

9 days in Norway & Finland Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
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Bergen, Norway
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Helsinki, Finland
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Oslo, Norway — 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing and Nordmarka. Vigeland Museum and Fram Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka, look for gifts at Far-far, see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, and steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo road trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Oslo is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in October, with highs in Oslo at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bergen.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Museums
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Bergen, Norway — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Gunvor Handmade Illustration, then take in the waterfront at Bryggen, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Fish Market.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bergen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in October, Bergen is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Old Market Hall, stop by Okra, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Bergen to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Helsinki is slightly colder than Bergen - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Norway travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Art Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."
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