11 days in Norway Itinerary

11 days in Norway Itinerary

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Rådhuset. Get a sense of the local culture at Vigeland Museum and Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, examine the collection at Fram Museum, and stroll around Vigeland Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip itinerary site.

Ayia Napa, Cyprus to Oslo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ayia Napa to Oslo due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Ayia Napa in August; daily highs in Oslo reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Rjukan.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks


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Rjukan is a town and the administrative centre of Tinn municipality in Telemark, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum, then stroll through Krossobanen, and then take in the awesome beauty at Gaustatoppen.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rjukan tour planning site.

Getting from Oslo to Rjukan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Rjukan, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Rjukan

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take an exotic tour of FjordSafari, then examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Brekkefossen, then enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kjosfossen Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rjoandefossen.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Flam journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Rjukan to Flam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rjukan in August: highs in Flam hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips


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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.
On the 20th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Theta Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, take an in-depth tour of Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with Gone Paddling AS, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John's Church, and then contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Bergen trip 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, daily temperatures in Bergen can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Trondheim.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure

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The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): snap pictures at Old Town Bridge, see the interesting displays at Rockheim, then learn about all things military at Kristiansten Fortress, and finally wander the streets of Bakklandet.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Trondheim journey tool.

You can fly from Bergen to Trondheim in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Norway travel guide

History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty 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.