The ultimate road trip in Southern Scandinavia

I went on a little round trip through Southern Scandinavia aka Norway, Sweden and Denmark in June.

The term roadtrip doesn't exactly apply, I have to admit, but it sounds better than "journey via plane, bus and train". Anyways, today I want to present you my itinerary and a couple of shots that hopefully inspire you to go on a similar trip yourself - as an actual road trip even?!

Day 1: Arrival in Oslo

oslo gardermoen airport

Oslo Gardermoen Airport

Day 2: Getting to know Oslo

Sightseeing in the city centre:

  • Opera House

  • Akershus Castle

  • Town Hall

  • Aker Brygge

  • Royal Castle, Parliament

opera house oslo

Opera House

Day 3: Bygdøy Peninsula, Oslo

Visit to Museum Peninsula Bygdøy:

  • Norsk Folkemuseum (Open Air Museum)

  • Lunch at the Beach

  • Fram (Polar Museum)

norsk folkemuseum oslo

Norsk Folkemuseum

Day 4: Even more sights of Oslo

More sightseeing in the city centre:

  • Vigelandsparken Statue Park

  • Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jumping Tower

  • Munch Museum

  • Exploring the City's Parks

vigelandsparken oslo


Day 5: Oslo to Gothenburg by train

train from oslo to gothenburg

1st class, NSB Train

Day 6: Exploring Gothenburg


  • Paddan Boat Tour

  • Lunch in Haga

  • World Culture Museum

  • Maritiman Marine Museum

liseberg gothenburg

Amusement Park Liseberg right next to the World Culture Museum

Day 7: Day trip to Marstrand in Gothenburg's archipelago

Going from Gothenburg to Marstrand by bus and exploring the island for the day:

  • Marstrand Castle and Defence Walls

  • Hiking around the island

  • Beach time



Day 8: Gothenburg to Malmö by Train

The journey only lasts 2 hours so you have plenty of time to explore the city, for example:

  • Malmö's Old Town

  • Shopping

  • Relax at Pildammsparken

  • Explore Limhamn and enjoy the view on the Öresund strait


Pildammsparken, Malmö

Day 9: Day trip to Copenhagen by train

Copenhagen and Malmö are connected by the Öresund bridge and it takes less than an hour to commute between both! Explore Copenhagen on your day in Denmark:

  • Stroll through City Centre

  • Boat Sightseeing Tour

  • Frederiksborg and Amalienborg Castle

  • The Little Mermaid

nyhavn copenhagen

Nyhavn, Copenhagen


Day 10: Exploring more of Malmö

  • Visit Folket's Park

  • Stroll through Slottsparken and visit Malmö Castle

  • Relax at the beach (Ribersborg Stranden)

  • Explore Malmö's harbour area (Västra Hamnen and Turning Torso)

malmöhus slott

Malmöhus Castle

Day 11: Day trip to Lund by train

Lund is a charming medieval town, only half an hour from Malmö by train! Explore:

kulturen lund

Kulturen, Lund

Day 12: Departure from Malmö

Depart Malmö by bus, train or plane. You can even depart from Copenhagen Airport!

öresund bridge

Crossing the Öresundsbridge between Sweden and Denmark


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