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4-day, 3-night itinerary

A Cultural and Historical Tour of Norway

Norway is a Scandinavian country, beautiful year-round. With plenty to see and do during a four-day visit, split your time between Oslo and Bergen.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Oslo
Day 2 Explore Oslo’s museums
Day 3 Arrive in Bergen and stop at a popular market
Day 4 Depart from Bergen

Highlights of the trip

  • Delight in a meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant
  • Explore the many museums of Oslo
  • See the Fløyen Mountains up close
  • Learn about Bergen’s history

Day 1

Begin your tour of Norway in Oslo, the capital. Stay at Hotel Continental Oslo, located in the city’s bustling downtown. Go for a stroll through Studenterlunden Park, across from the hotel. There are several Michelin-starred restaurants in Norway. Make a reservation at Maaemo ahead of your trip. With three Michelin stars, the restaurant serves seasonal Norwegian cuisine in minimalist digs.

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Day 2

Spend the day museum hopping. Start at the Nobel Prize Museum. Here, you’ll learn more about the history of the prestigious prize. Learn about Norway’s Viking culture at The Viking Museum. Explore the works of artist Edvard Munch at the Munch Museum. The art museum is dedicated to the Norwegian artist and houses more than half of his paintings. Visit Holmenkollbakken Ski Museum, dedicated to the popular winter sport and tucked below Holmenkollbakken ski jumping hill.

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Day 3

With just about 300 miles between Oslo and Bergen, seeing both cities in one trip is entirely doable. The scenic train ride between the two cities averages about a seven-hour trip. Two of the country’s largest airport are in Oslo (OSL) and Bergen (BGO). A flight between the two cities is about 50 minutes. Make your way to Bergen via your preferred method of transportation. The city is situated on the southwestern coast and surrounded by mountains and fjords. Take the Fløibanen funicular up Fløyen mountain, located close to the city center. With its coastal location, Bergen is a great destination for fresh seafood. Head to Bergen Fish Market where you can browse fresh fish, produce and other goods, and enjoy a meal at one of the market’s restaurants. The historic market has been open since the 1200s. Visit Old Bergen Museum. The open-air museum is a reconstructed town featuring about 50 wooden houses. Stay overnight at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen.

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Day 4

Before you depart, spend some time at Bryggen. The wharf is recognizable for its picturesque buildings. There are shops, cafés and a museum. Enjoy a bite to eat at one of the waterfront restaurants. Visit the nearby Bergenhus Fortress. The 13th-century fortress is situated along the Bergen waterfront. It is one of the oldest preserved fortresses in Norway.

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