1 week in Scandinavia itinerary
Scandinavia is vast and sparsely populated. There is a lot of ground to cover between the region’s major cities. If you only have 1 week in Scandinavia, it will make sense to limit yourself to the major centers in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Any additional time, and you could easily head further north, or hop on a ferry from Sweden to Finland.
Days 1 - 2: Copenhagen, Denmark
Reignite your inner child with a visit to Tivoli Gardens - a 19th century amusement park and garden.
Tour the Rosenborg Castle, a stunning example of Christian IV’s famous architecture.
Walk the canals in Nyhavn for views of iconic Danish architecture.
Day 3: Gothenburg, Sweden
Adrenaline addict? Head to the theme park of Liseberg, where you’ll find rollercoasters, rides and a beautiful landscaped garden.
Science fans should pay a visit to Universeum, which offers seven floors of interactive exhibitions.
Walk Gothenburg's most historic district, Haga, and soak up the charm of the cobbled streets and 19th century houses.
Days 4 - 5: Oslo, Norway
Take a walk around Frogner Park. It’s famous for the Vigeland Sculpture Park - an open air museum of works by Gustav Vigeland.
Get insight into the fascinating history of the vikings at the Viking Ship Museum.
Visit the waterside fortress of Akershus to learn about the history of the military in Norway.
Days 6 - 7: Stockholm, Sweden
Learn about the history of shipping in Sweden and Scandinavia at the fascinating Vasa Museum.
Walk the stunning Gamla stan, or old town of Stockholm.
Tour the well-preserved royal residence of Drottningholm Palace and its impressive gardens.
ABBA fan? Head to the ABBA museum to explore a vast collection of memorabilia and interactive exhibitions.
Is a 1 week itinerary for me?
1 week in Scandinavia is barely enough to scrape the surface of this vast and beautiful region of Europe. If you only have seven days in Scandinavia you can still get a good idea of everything that it has to offer.
Any additional time could easily be spent further north, or across the border in Finland. However you choose to send your time in the region, pick up a Eurail Scandinavia Pass to make train passage easy.