From what I learned & what I wished I knew at the time, Helsinki is not about sights and structures. It has to do with experiences and becoming a part of the Finnish culture. While you are spending time in Helsinki or neighboring cities try relaxing at a Finnish spa, or de-stress at the sauna, get your nerd on in one of the exquisitely designed libraries, embrace the coffee culture and devour the taste of the Nordic capital. Helsinki is the World Design Capital.
Bergen is one of those cities that captivates you from the moment you arrive, teases you with picturesque landscapes, salty delights, and friendly characters. The only downside to Bergen may be the weather, so pack a scarf, a winter hat and a rain jacket. Be sure to enjoy all that Bergen has to offer; no matter the timeline you’re on.
Oslo is the capital of Norway, a very populated city, home to 40 islands, 343 lakes and a huge green forest: Oslomarka. Sitting on the country’s south coast at the top of the Oslofjord, it is known for its specific Scandinavian architecture, barbaric history of the Vikings, being chilly and pricey. If you are planning on spending a few days in the capital, here are some things you mustn’t miss.