10 days in Oslo & Northern Norway Itinerary

10 days in Oslo & Northern Norway Itinerary

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10 days in Oslo & Northern Norway Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Oslo
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Tromso
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: San Francisco

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, then stroll around Vigelandsparken, and then step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo online trip itinerary planner .

San Francisco, USA to Oslo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Oslo is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Oslo are a bit cooler (45°F), and nights are colder (23°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Vigelandsparken ©
Vigelandsparken

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.
Step out of Tromso with an excursion to Aurora Spirit in Lyngseidet--about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Perspektivet Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tromso Domkirke.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tromso day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Tromso takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oslo in December: highs in Tromso hover around 33°F, while lows dip to 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Tromso

Tours Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

The Arctic Cathedral, Aurora Spirit
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Polaria ©
Polaria

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nights
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Lofotr Viking Museum, then stop by Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, then head off the coast to Lofoten Island, and finally cruise along Rambergstranda. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flakstad Church, then see the interesting displays at Smeden i Sund/Sund Fiskerimuseum, then stroll through Kvalvika Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Nusfjord Fishing Village.

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You can fly from Tromso to Leknes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Leknes sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rambergstranda, Lofoten Island, Smeden i Sund/Sund Fiskerimuseum, Flakstad Church, Nusfjord Fishing Village
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Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Rambergstranda ©
Rambergstranda
Lofotr Viking Museum ©
Lofotr Viking Museum

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