10 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

10 days in Scandinavia Itinerary

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Oslo
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Kristiansand
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Bergen
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Trondheim
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Tromso
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Oslo

— 4 nights

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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, walk around Vigeland Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Stortinget.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip itinerary builder app.

Bengaluru, India to Oslo is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Oslo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, things will get much colder in Oslo: highs are around 13°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:

Kristiansand

— 1 night
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. On the 6th (Tue), head outdoors with Skjaergardsopplevelser Sor, then get outside with Fiskebrygga, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Baneheia, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Ravnedalen Naturpark.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Kristiansand journey builder site.

Getting from Oslo to Kristiansand by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kristiansand when traveling from Oslo in October, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Bergen

— 1 night

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
On the 7th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Gunvor Handmade Illustration, then take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally don't miss a visit to Fish Market.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bergen road trip app.

Fly from Kristiansand to Bergen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Trondheim

— 1 night
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 8th (Thu): wander the streets of Bakklandet, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bymarka, and then snap pictures at Old Town Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Trondheim road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Trondheim takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bergen in October; daily highs in Trondheim reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Trondheim

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:

Tromso

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at The Polar Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tromso trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Trondheim to Tromso takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Trondheim in October, you will find days in Tromso are slightly colder (6°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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Eastern Norway travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
From tranquil landscapes to historical monuments and urban sights, Eastern Norway attracts visitors who want an all-emcompassing Scandinavian vacation. Featuring some of the tallest peaks of northern Europe, as well as scenic lakes, rivers, and forests, the region is renowned for its natural attractions and draws visitors with a number of outdoor activities, including fishing, hiking, sailing, and winter sports. The flatlands surrounding Oslo are the most densely populated region of the country. The cosmopolitan capital is Norway's cultural and economic center, with a selection of parks, museums, historical sights, and places to go out. To experience life at a slower pace, visit the smaller towns and fishing ports in the region, many of which still preserve their traditional ways of life.

Southern Norway travel guide

4.1
Zoos · Room Escape Games · Lighthouses
Visit diverse communities, explore lush nature, and go on a sailing trip around the scenic shores of Southern Norway. Life here is largely focused on the coast, and many of the region’s settlements are located by the sea. Larger cities like Kristiansand and Arendal are the area's cultural and economic centers, offering all the amenities of urban surroundings, with plenty of sightseeing and entertainment opportunities. Other coastal settlements are mainly peaceful port towns, where life goes at slower pace. Further inland, you can find a selection of idyllic villages, where many of the locals still practice traditional crafts, and where you can visit different historical attractions. This area is a prime destination for spending time outdoors, fishing in lakes and rivers, hiking, and enjoying winter sports.

Western Norway travel guide

4.4
Mountains · Flea Markets · Piers & Boardwalks
Admire the mighty glaciers, traverse the scenic fjords, and visit the historical cities of Western Norway, the country's traditional gateway to the world. From ancient fishermen and fierce Vikings, to medieval traders and modern industry, the area's link with the sea has never been broken. Whatever the season, Western Norway offers an abundance of opportunities for sightseeing and vacation activities. The region is a great destination for hiking, cycling, skiing, or fishing, while the charming villages and small coastal towns offer peaceful, friendly hospitality. Throughout the region you can find superb examples of traditional wooden architecture, and the larger urban centers, like Bergen and Stavanger, combine modern facilities with historical monuments. The area is famous for its seafood and fresh mountain water, so make sure to sample the local specialties.

Central Norway travel guide

4.1
Churches · Specialty Museums · Bridges
Take a trip to Central Norway to admire its natural beauty, visit historical communities, and immerse yourself in a rich cultural heritage. The area is renowned for its mountainous landscape, perfect for hiking, rafting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. It is also one of Norway’s main centers for winter sports, having hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics. Numerous cultural monuments are scattered throughout the area, from rock carvings and wooden churches to museums of local history. Small towns and villages preserve a slow-paced way of life, and are known for their hospitality and homemade food. The urban center of the region is the city of Trondheim, the first capital of Norway, and a hub of education, arts, and culture.

Northern Norway travel guide

4.1
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Land of the Northern Lights
Located at the northernmost tip of continental Europe, Northern Norway is a place where civilizations meet, the sun shines at midnight, and auroras paint the skies. Learn about the local culture, a mosaic of Sami, Norwegian, Finnish, and Russian influences, and see the historical attractions that stretch from prehistory to the Cold War era. Despite their modest size, the region’s cities are vibrant places with many unique architectural features and an exciting nightlife. Outside the cities, you'll find a vast area of pristine nature with mountains, fjords, lakes, and rivers. Here you can take part in a number of outdoor activities, from golfing and rock climbing in the summer, to dog sledding and skiing in the winter. Complete your Arctic vacation by tasting the local specialties, including fresh dairy products and seafood, whale and reindeer meat, and seagull eggs followed by home-brewed beer.