10 days in Norway Itinerary

10 days in Norway Itinerary

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10 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Oslo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Rjukan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Flam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Bergen
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 45 min
End: Brussels

3
nights
Oslo

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Astrup Fearnley Museet and Heddal Stave Church. Visit Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) and Oscarsborg Fortress for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Drobak, learn about all things military at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, stroll through Oslomarka, and see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum).

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oslo trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Oslo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Oslo, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rjukan.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress), Heddal Stave Church
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Heddal Stave Church ©
Heddal Stave Church
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka

1
night
Rjukan

Rjukan ©
Rjukan is a town and the administrative centre of Tinn municipality in Telemark, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Hardangervidda Nasjonalparksenter, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gaustabanen, and then take in the awesome beauty at Gaustatoppen.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rjukan road trip planner .

You can drive from Oslo to Rjukan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Rjukan sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Flam.

Things to do in Rjukan

Parks Nature Museums
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Hardangervidda Nasjonalparksenter ©
Hardangervidda Nasjonalparksenter
Gaustatoppen ©
Gaustatoppen
Gaustabanen ©
Gaustabanen

2
nights
Flam

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.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Borgund Stave Church, take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout, and then explore the striking landscape at Naeroyfjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, then admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen, and then admire the sheer force of Tvindefossen.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Flam vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rjukan to Flam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Rjukan, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Flam, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aurlandsvangen, Tvindefossen, Naeroyfjord, Borgund Stave Church
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Borgund Stave Church ©
Borgund Stave Church
Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Tvindefossen ©
Tvindefossen

3
nights
Bergen

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Step out of the city life by going to Hardangerfjord and Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken. Do some cultural sightseeing at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and St John's Church. Go for a jaunt from Bergen to Norheimsund to see Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene and view the masterpieces at KODE Art Museums of Bergen.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bergen route planner .

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 August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
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Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall ©
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall

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