11 days in Norway Itinerary

11 days in Norway Itinerary

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11 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Oslo
1
Oslo
— 2 nights
train:  49​h 30​min
2
Bergen
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Bodo, Nordland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Oslo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka, admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum). Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Munch Museum, engage your brain at Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, then learn about all things military at Armed Forces Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and finally examine the collection at 22 July Centre.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oslo trip website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Oslo Gardermoen Airport and Sandefjord Airport, Torp. In October, daytime highs in Oslo are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

2
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 off the beaten path and head to Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Bergenhus Festningsmuesum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene and Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen. Change things up with these side-trips from Bergen: Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall (in Norheimsund) and Tonnegarden Economusee (in Holmefjord). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Hardangerfjord, engage your brain at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter, trek along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen).

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bergen route website .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in October since evenings lows in Bergen dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bodo.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall, Tonnegarden Economusee
Highlights from your plan
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

3
nights
Bodo, Nordland

Bodo ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Norsk Luftfartsmuseum and Bodo Domkirke. Explore hidden gems such as Kjerringoy Trading Post and Safaris. Step out of Bodo with an excursion to Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark in Fauske--about 1h 15 min away.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bodo trip planner .

You can fly from Bergen to Bodo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Bergen, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bodo, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bodo

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark
Highlights from your plan
Bodo Domkirke ©
Bodo Domkirke
Norsk Luftfartsmuseum ©
Norsk Luftfartsmuseum
Kjerringoy Trading Post ©
Kjerringoy Trading Post

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