13 days in Norway Itinerary

13 days in Norway Itinerary

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Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
— 2 nights
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Oslo
— 4 nights
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Rjukan
— 1 night
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Flam
— 2 nights
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Bergen
— 2 nights

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Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see the interesting displays at Svalbard Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Svalbard Brewery. On your second day here, examine the collection at North Pole Expedition Museum, look for gifts at Longyear 78 Outdoor & Expeditions, then don't miss a visit to Galleri Svalbard, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Svalbard Kirke.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Longyearbyen trip itinerary builder app.

Brussels, Belgium to Longyearbyen is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect nights in Longyearbyen to be a bit cooler, around 6°C, while days are much colder, around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

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

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) and Viking Ship Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Nordmarka and Oslomarka. When in Oslo, make a side trip to see Larkollen Beach in Larkollen, approximately Larkollen away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, contemplate the long history of 22 July Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Norsk Folkemuseum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Oslo trip itinerary app.

Getting from Longyearbyen to Oslo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. When traveling from Longyearbyen in August, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rjukan.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress), Larkollen Beach
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Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake

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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 wealth of natural beauty at Hardangervidda Nasjonalparksenter, then take in the awesome beauty at Gaustatoppen, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gaustabanen.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rjukan sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Oslo to Rjukan takes 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Flam.

Things to do in Rjukan

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

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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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurlandsdalen, pause for some serene contemplation at Flam Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Brekkefossen, and finally see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Naeroyfjord, stroll through Stalheimskleiva, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vindhellavegen.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Flam trip maker site.

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 a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Flam, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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 9th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St John's Church, get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, then contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, and finally hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Hardangerfjord.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bergen trip website.

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) to allow enough time to 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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