23 days in Norway Itinerary

23 days in Norway Itinerary

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23 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
shuttle + Fly:  7​h
1
Oslo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kristiansand
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Trondheim
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Alta
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Tromso
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
7
Trysil Municipality
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Hemsedal
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Stryn
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Ljubljana

2
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.
On the 18th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ski along the peaceful trails at Nordmarka, appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka, and then admire the landmark architecture of Ostbanehallen.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oslo trip planner .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Oslo is an approximately 7-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Ljubljana in February, Oslo is little chillier at night with lows of -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake

2
nights
Kristiansand

Kristiansand ©
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Jegersberg HIking Trail, trek along Fevik via Hasseltangen, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pyramidehuset Art Gallery - Birte Lohne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ravnedalen Naturpark, trek along Baneheia, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kristiansand Domkirke.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kristiansand driving holiday planner.

Fly from Oslo to Kristiansand in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in February since evenings lows in Kristiansand dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Fevik via Hasseltangen
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Ravnedalen Naturpark ©
Ravnedalen Naturpark
Baneheia ©
Baneheia
Kristiansand Domkirke ©
Kristiansand Domkirke

2
nights
Trondheim

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ilen Kirke, then ski along the peaceful trails at Elgsethytta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lademoen Kirke, and finally learn about all things military at Kristiansten Fortress. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Mariaklosteret, take in the spiritual surroundings of Logtun church, then browse the collection at Stjordal Public Library, then pause for some serene contemplation at Vaernes Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Hegra Festning.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Trondheim road trip tool .

You can fly from Kristiansand to Trondheim in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. February in Trondheim sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Alta.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Stjordal, Frosta
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Kristiansten Fortress ©
Kristiansten Fortress
Elgsethytta ©
Elgsethytta
Hegra Festning ©
Hegra Festning

2
nights
Alta

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Northern Lights Cathedral and Kafjord Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre. On the 26th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at SarvesAlta Outdoor Activity. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alta Church, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and look and learn at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alta holiday builder site .

You can fly from Trondheim to Alta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Trondheim in February, with highs in Alta at -3°C and lows at -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Alta

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Alta Church ©
Alta Church
Northern Lights Cathedral ©
Northern Lights Cathedral

3
nights
Tromso

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Visiting Tromso Fjords and The Arctic Drive - Day Tours will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Tromso Museum and Tromso Public library and City Archives. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Catholic Church, take in the exciting artwork at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tromso trip planner .

Getting from Alta to Tromso by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tromso when traveling from Alta in February, with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Longyearbyen.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Longyearbyen ©
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svalbard Kirke, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Svalbard Brewery, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Gruve 3, then explore the activities along Magdalenefjord Svalbard, and then look for gifts at Arctica.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Longyearbyen online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Longyearbyen takes 4.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tromso in March: high temperatures in Longyearbyen hover around -7°C and lows are around -14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Trysil Municipality.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Magdalenefjord Svalbard
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Magdalenefjord Svalbard ©
Magdalenefjord Svalbard
Svalbard Kirke ©
Svalbard Kirke
Gruve 3 ©
Gruve 3

1
night
Trysil Municipality

Trysil Municipality ©
On the 5th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Trysil Bike Arena and then fly down the slopes at Skistar Trysil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Trysil Hestesenter and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trysil.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Trysil Municipality online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Longyearbyen to Trysil Municipality by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Hemsedal.

Things to do in Trysil Municipality

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Trysil ©
Trysil
Trysil Bike Arena ©
Trysil Bike Arena
Trysil Hestesenter ©
Trysil Hestesenter

2
nights
Hemsedal

Hemsedal ©
Hemsedal is a municipality in Buskerud county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Watermills at Leine Creek, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oye Stave Church, and then fly down the slopes at Solheisen Ski Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Borgund Stave Church and then stroll through Hemsedal Ski Centre.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hemsedal trip builder website .

Drive from Trysil Municipality to Hemsedal in 5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Stryn.

Things to do in Hemsedal

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Vang, Borgund Stave Church
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Borgund Stave Church ©
Borgund Stave Church
Oye Stave Church ©
Oye Stave Church

4
nights
Stryn

Stryn ©
Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Olden kyrkje and Olden Activities. Get outdoors at Stryn Sommerski and Strandafjellet Skisenter. Step out of Stryn to go to Briksdalsbre and see Brenndalsbreen, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Bergsetbreen.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Stryn trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hemsedal to Stryn in 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hemsedal in March, with highs in Stryn at 7°C and lows at 1°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Stryn

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Olden, Brenndalsbreen, Strandafjellet Skisenter, Bergsetbreen
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Stryn Sommerski ©
Stryn Sommerski
Olden kyrkje ©
Olden kyrkje
Brenndalsbreen ©
Brenndalsbreen

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