13 days in Norway Itinerary

13 days in Norway Itinerary

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13 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Oslo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Rjukan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Flam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Bergen
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 45 min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then examine the collection at Svalbard Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Svalbard Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at North Pole Expedition Museum, then look for gifts at Longyear 78 Outdoor & Expeditions, then make a trip to Galleri Svalbard, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Svalbard Kirke.

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Brussels, Belgium to Longyearbyen is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. While traveling from Brussels, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Longyearbyen, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
North Pole Expedition Museum ©
North Pole Expedition Museum
Svalbard Kirke ©
Svalbard Kirke

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) and Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Viking Ship Museum and Vigeland Museum. Go for a jaunt from Oslo to Larkollen to see Larkollen Beach about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Fram Museum, engage your brain at Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, get to know the fascinating history of Oslomarka, and take a stroll through Street Art at Ingens gate.

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Traveling by flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Longyearbyen, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rjukan.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Larkollen Beach, Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress)
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
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 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Hardangervidda Nasjonalparksenter, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gaustatoppen, and then hit the slopes at Gaustabanen.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rjukan itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oslo to Rjukan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rjukan can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) 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
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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 7th (Fri): hike along Aurlandsdalen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flam Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Brekkefossen, and finally examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord, do some two-wheel cruising with Stalheimskleiva, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vindhellavegen.

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Drive from Rjukan to Flam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. When traveling from Rjukan in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Flam: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Aurlandsdalen, Naeroyfjord, Stalheimskleiva, Vindhellavegen
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Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen
Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Flaamsbana Museet ©
Flaamsbana Museet

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St John's Church, then take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, then contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, and finally trek along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hardangerfjord.

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Drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums
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Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

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