9 days in Oslo, Reykjavik & Svalbard Itinerary

9 days in Oslo, Reykjavik & Svalbard Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Longyearbyen, Norway
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Oslo, Norway

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Munch Museum, admire the masterpieces at Astrup Fearnley Museet, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Vigeland Park, then see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, then examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Oslo trip planner.

Bhubaneswar, India to Oslo is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Bhubaneswar to Oslo is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bhubaneswar in March, things will get colder in Oslo: highs are around 7°C and lows about -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You've now added Aurora Borealis to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Hafnarfjall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurora Borealis, see the interesting displays at Borgarnes Museum, then examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): appreciate the history behind The Statue of Leif Eiriksson, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, then enjoy breathtaking views from Perlan, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and finally contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip planner.

Getting from Oslo to Reykjavik by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Oslo, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Reykjavik, ranging from highs of 4°C to lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Longyearbyen.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Longyearbyen, Norway

A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
On the 7th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Svalbard Museum, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then look for gifts at Longyear 78 Outdoor & Expeditions. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Longyearbyen holiday maker tool.

Getting from Reykjavik to Longyearbyen by flight takes about 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Longyearbyen. Traveling from Reykjavik in March, you will find days in Longyearbyen are slightly colder (-7°C), and nights are cooler (-14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Svalbard travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours