16 days in Southern Norway Itinerary

16 days in Southern Norway Itinerary

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16 days in Southern Norway Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Bygland Municipality
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Flekkefjord
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lyngdal Municipality
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kristiansand
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Oslo, Norway

2
nights
Bygland Municipality

Bygland Municipality ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Knaben Mining Museum and Elgtun. Get out of town with these interesting Bygland Municipality side-trips: Hornnes (Mineralparken & Hannasvollen Gard), Hovdenuten (in Hovden) and The Little Zoo (in Sundebru).

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bygland Municipality trip planner .

Oslo to Bygland Municipality is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Flekkefjord.

Things to do in Bygland Municipality

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hornnes, Eikerapen Alpinsenter, Rjukanfossen Waterfall, The Little Zoo, Knaben Mining Museum
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The Little Zoo ©
The Little Zoo
Eikerapen Alpinsenter ©
Eikerapen Alpinsenter
Elgtun ©
Elgtun

2
nights
Flekkefjord

Flekkefjord ©
Flekkefjord is a municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Varnes Fyr, don't miss a visit to Brufjell Hulene, steep yourself in history at The Dutch Town, then stop by Fint Hjem, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hiking to the potholes at Brufjell. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Rafoss Waterfall, then examine the collection at Fedrenes Minne Museum, and then make a trip to Hagasen Kystbatteri.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Flekkefjord itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Bygland Municipality to Flekkefjord takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lyngdal Municipality.

Things to do in Flekkefjord

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Varnes Fyr, Rafoss Waterfall
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Varnes Fyr ©
Varnes Fyr
Hagasen Kystbatteri ©
Hagasen Kystbatteri

3
nights
Lyngdal Municipality

Lyngdal Municipality ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Hike to Skrelia and Sjolingstad Woollen Mill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyngdal Municipality: Lindland Farm (in Holum), Mandal (Buen Kulturhus, Bike Along Mandal River, & more) and Farsund (Lista Lighthouse & Nordberg Fort).

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lyngdal Municipality day trip site .

Getting from Flekkefjord to Lyngdal Municipality by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in March, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Lyngdal Municipality

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mandal, Spangereid, Farsund, Lindland Farm
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Lindesnes Fyr ©
Lindesnes Fyr
Buen Kulturhus ©
Buen Kulturhus
Lindland Farm ©
Lindland Farm

7
nights
Kristiansand

Kristiansand ©
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jegersberg HIking Trail and Agder Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Grimstad (The Ibsen Museum in Grimstad, Grimstad's Archipelago, & more) and Arendal (Unwrapped, Trinity Church, & more). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Odderoya, see the interesting displays at Arkivet - Gestapos hovedkvarter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oddernes Church, and learn about all things military at Kristiansand Cannon Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kristiansand trip website .

You can drive from Lyngdal Municipality to Kristiansand in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Kristiansand can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Grimstad, Arendal
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Odderoya ©
Odderoya
Grimstad's Archipelago ©
Grimstad's Archipelago
Trinity Church ©
Trinity Church