44 days in Eastern Norway Itinerary

44 days in Eastern Norway Itinerary

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Fly to Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Drive to Hamar
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Hamar
— 6 nights
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Lillehammer
— 6 nights
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Lom
— 4 nights
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Beitostolen
— 3 nights
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Geilo
— 5 nights
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Rjukan
— 4 nights
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Larvik
— 7 nights
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Fredrikstad
— 7 nights
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Hamar

— 6 nights
Hamar is a town and municipality in Hedmark county, Norway. Explore hidden gems such as Anno Museum Domkirkeodden and Koigen. Get out of town with these interesting Hamar side-trips: Norsk Skogmuseum (in Elverum), Haugfossen (in Rena) and Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution (in Eidsvoll Verk). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Hamar Domkirke, stroll through Hedmarksvidda, learn more about the world around you at Mammuthus, and shop like a local with Kunstbanken Hedmark Kunstsenter.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hamar attractions planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Hamar is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Hamar. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hamar when traveling from Sydney in July, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Lillehammer.

Things to do in Hamar

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Lillehammer

— 6 nights
Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Oppland county, Norway. Discover out-of-the-way places like Norwegian Road Museum and Maihaugen. Get out of town with these interesting Lillehammer side-trips: Gjovik (Vitensenteret Innlandet & Eiktunet) and Venabygdsfjellet (in Venabygd). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sigrid Undset's Home Bjerkebaek, take in the exciting artwork at Galleri Zink, find something for the whole family at Hunderfossen Eventyrpark, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Garmo Stave Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lillehammer holiday builder tool.

Drive from Hamar to Lillehammer in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hamar in July, expect Lillehammer to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lom.

Things to do in Lillehammer

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lom

— 4 nights
Lom is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and BrimiSkogen. Get out of town with these interesting Lom side-trips: Vagamo (Vaga Kyrkje & Besseggen) and Skjolden Viewpoint (in Skjolden). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lom Stave church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sognefjellvegen, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Galdhopiggen.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lom route planning tool.

You can drive from Lillehammer to Lom in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. In July in Lom, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Beitostolen.

Things to do in Lom

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Beitostolen

— 3 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nasjonale Turistveger Valdresflye and Bitihorn. Get out of town with these interesting Beitostolen side-trips: Watermills at Leine Creek (in Vang), Valsfjellet (in Sor-Fron Municipality) and Ranastongi (in Hemsedal).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Beitostolen road trip website.

Drive from Lom to Beitostolen in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Beitostolen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Geilo.

Things to do in Beitostolen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geilo

— 5 nights
Geilo is a centre in the municipality of Hol in Norway, in the valley of Hallingdal, with around 2,300 inhabitants. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hallingskarvet National Park and Kjeasen Mountain Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geilo: Voringsfossen (in Eidfjord Municipality) and Sysendammen (in Maurset). There's still lots to do: stroll through Aurlandsdalen, try to win big at Geilo Hestesenter, stroll around Geilo Summer Park, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Geilo day trip app.

Drive from Beitostolen to Geilo in 2.5 hours. July in Geilo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rjukan.

Things to do in Geilo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Rjukan

— 4 nights
Rjukan is a town and the administrative centre of Tinn municipality in Telemark, Norway. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maar Hydroelectric Power Plant and Solstien. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rjukan: Heddal Stave Church (in Notodden) and Rauland (Vierli Terrengpark & Telemarkstunet). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gaustatoppen, fly down the slopes at Krossobanen, experience rural life at Selstali Seter, and see the interesting displays at Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rjukan trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Geilo to Rjukan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Geilo in July, things will get a bit warmer in Rjukan: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Larvik.

Things to do in Rjukan

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Larvik

— 7 nights
Larvik is a town and municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beech Forest and Molen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Larvik: Tonsberg Tonne (in Sandefjord), Tonsberg (Tonsberg Medieval Festival & Brygga i Toensberg) and Kyststien Hiking Trail (in Horten). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Bokkerfjellet, enjoy the sand and surf at Rakke, explore the different monuments and memorials at Istrehagan Burial Ground, and pause for some serene contemplation at Fredriksvern Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Larvik tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Rjukan to Larvik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fredrikstad.

Things to do in Larvik

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Fredrikstad

— 7 nights
Fredrikstad is a city and municipality in Østfold county, Norway. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Isegran and Hankø. Change things up with these side-trips from Fredrikstad: Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) (in Halden) and Moss (Sondre Jeloy landskapsvernsomrade & Tronvikstranda). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Gamlebyen Miniature Railroad, don't miss a visit to The Fortified Town, view the masterpieces at Glasshytta, and steep yourself in history at Kongsten Fort.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fredrikstad travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Larvik to Fredrikstad takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fredrikstad

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Eastern Norway travel guide

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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.