10 days Norway - the best places and attractions
Published: Oct, 2020 | Travel Date: Jun - Jul 2019
With this trip you can discover the "must-sees" in the south of Norway in just 10 days. We took a rental car from Oslo and drove to the most beautiful places. On this trip you get to know breathtaking landscapes and great cities. We hiked a lot and explored the cities on foot. A great travel destination for outdoor fans!
There is a lot to discover in Norway's capital Oslo and two days are already very short. The big city has a cool atmosphere and is known for its many trendy districts but also has beautiful forests on the outskirts. You have a huge selection of museums that bring you closer to the different facets of Norway's history, but also many modern attractions. All sights can easily be explored on foot. Our tip: Enter the different sights in Google Maps and let them show you the route, so you can take a nice walk.
Comfort Hotel Xpress Central Station, Fred Olsens gate, Oslo, Norway
Located near the main train station and therefore very central.
Activities and Sights
Akershus Fortress, Oslo, Norway
The fortress was built in the 13th century and has been expanded and restored over the years. It is one of the most important medieval buildings in Norway. In summer there are daily guided tours outdoors.
Oslo Opera House, Oslo, Norway
The Opera House looks like a glacier protruding from the water. The building is made of granite and marble and shines beautifully in the sun. You can walk up to the roof and enjoy the great view of the fjord and the city from there. Admission is free.
Viking Ship Museum, Huk Aveny, Oslo, Norway
Even if you are not fascinated by Vikings, you should definitely check out the Viking Ship Museum, which exhibits the best-preserved Viking ships in the world. For students, entry costs € 8, the regular price is € 10.
Vigelandsparken, Nobels gate, Oslo, Norway
The Vigeland Sculpture Park is located in Frogner Park and is known for its more than 200 sculptures made of bronze, granite and wrought iron. The park is open 24/7.
Oslo Royal Castle, Slottsplassen, Oslo, Norway
The royal palace is only open from late June to mid-August. You can take a guided tour here. The daily changing of the guard takes place at 1.30 p.m. Admission costs around € 14, for students around € 11. We only visited the castle from the outside.
Trendy district Grünerløkka
Grünerløkka is the hip district: lots of young people, lots of nice bars, cafes and restaurants. You will also find record stores, second-hand shops and small boutiques here. Be sure to stroll through once!
Transportation to next station
Car | 05:00 Hours
We rented the car in Oslo at the train station.
- google maps
This trip through Norway was really something very special. We didn't think there were so many beautiful cities and landscapes to explore. We could have stayed a lot longer! We recommend everyone to rent a car, because you are very flexible and can spontaneously take a different route. A trip to Norway is an absolute must, especially for outdoor fans.