8 days in Norway Itinerary

8 days in Norway Itinerary

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Oslo
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Bergen
— 1 night
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Trondheim
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Tromso
— 2 nights
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Oslo

— 3 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.
Attractions like Vigeland Museum and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: walk around Vigeland Park, examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, and find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip itinerary planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Oslo is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Oslo is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Oslo to be cooler, temps between 23°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, then take in the waterfront at Fish Market, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Bergen online journey planner.

Getting from Oslo to Bergen by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Oslo in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bergen: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Trondheim.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Trondheim

— 1 night
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral and then get outside with Nature Tours - Day Trips.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Trondheim vacation website.

Getting from Bergen to Trondheim by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Trondheim can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to fly to Tromso.

Things to do in Trondheim

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 13th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Polaria, see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tromso day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Trondheim to Tromso takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Trondheim in August: high temperatures in Tromso hover around 16°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Norway travel guide

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History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Trondheim Municipality travel guide

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Churches · Bridges · Specialty Museums
With its rich history, thriving art and cultural scene, and some of Norway’s most famous sights, Trondheim Municipality represents a place where the past and the future meet. The city of Trondheim dates back to the 10th century and was the first capital of the united Norwegian nation. Today, it’s the country’s third-largest city, a modern university center that takes pride in its long-standing heritage. Stroll through the parks and pedestrian streets lined with small shops, cafes, and galleries, and visit the historic docks, numerous monuments, and interesting museums. If the weather is nice, rent a bike and explore the city on two wheels. The famous Nidaros Cathedral and the charming bohemian neighborhood of Bakklandet are some of the city’s more popular attractions. During the winter, the skies over the city are occasionally lit up by breathtaking auroras.