12 days in Norway Itinerary

12 days in Norway Itinerary

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12 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Oslo
— 5 nights
Train + Drive:  5 h
2
Lom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Flam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Bergen
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 45 min
End: Brussels

5
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.
Visiting Nordmarka and Sognsvann Lake will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Viking Ship Museum and Fram Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Oslo side-trips: Heddal Stave Church (in Notodden) and Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) (in Halden). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Drobak, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, step into the grandiose world of Det Kongelige Slott, and take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oslo trip builder tool .

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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oslo, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lom.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress), Heddal Stave Church
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Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Heddal Stave Church ©
Heddal Stave Church
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka

1
night
Lom

Lom ©
Lom is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Galdhopiggen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lom Stave church, and then delve into the lush surroundings at BrimiSkogen.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lom road trip tool .

You can do a combination of train and car from Oslo to Lom in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Oslo in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lom: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Lom

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Galdhopiggen ©
Galdhopiggen
Lom Stave church ©
Lom Stave church
BrimiSkogen ©
BrimiSkogen

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Vindhellavegen, go for a walk through Gamle Laerdalsoeyri, admire the sheer force of Rjoandefossen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flam Church, and finally examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen, get out on two wheels at Stalheimskleiva, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Flam travel route builder site .

Getting from Lom to Flam by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. August in Flam sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gamle Laerdalsoeyri, Naeroyfjord, Stalheimskleiva, Vindhellavegen
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Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen
Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Vindhellavegen ©
Vindhellavegen

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.
On the 8th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, then get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Church. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, then take in nature's colorful creations at Leprosy Museum, then trek along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Helleneset.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen route builder .

You can drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Bergen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

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