13 days in Norway & Copenhagen Itinerary

13 days in Norway & Copenhagen Itinerary

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13 days in Norway & Copenhagen Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Barentsburg, Norway
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h 15​min
2
Spitsbergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Oslo, Norway
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Oslo, Norway

1
night
Barentsburg, Norway

Barentsburg
Barentsburg is the second-largest settlement on Svalbard, with about 500 inhabitants, almost entirely Russians and Ukrainians. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum and Exhibition Center "ArtArcticGallery".

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barentsburg driving holiday planner .

Oslo to Barentsburg is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. When traveling from Oslo in December, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Barentsburg: temperatures range from 22°F by day to 12°F at night. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Spitsbergen.

Things to do in Barentsburg

Museums
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2
nights
Spitsbergen, Norway

Spitsbergen ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Svalbard Museum as well as Pyramiden.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Spitsbergen online visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Barentsburg to Spitsbergen. In December in Spitsbergen, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 12°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Spitsbergen

Historic Sites Museums
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Svalbard Museum ©
Svalbard Museum
Ny-Ålesund ©
Ny-Ålesund

6
nights
Oslo, Norway

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Nore Stavkirke, Heddal Stave Church, Vigeland Museum, and other attractions. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Nobel Peace Center and Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nordmarka and Sjobadet. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oslo: Norefjell Skiresort (in Noresund), Buggegaarden (in Horten) and Kongsberg Skisenter (in Kongsberg). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Grunerlokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sagene Church, browse the different shops at Aker Brygge, and admire the masterpieces at Munch Museum.

Make your Oslo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Spitsbergen to Oslo in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Spitsbergen in December, you will find days in Oslo are much warmer (45°F), and nights are a bit warmer (23°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Norefjell Skiresort, Sjobadet, Nore Stavkirke, Buggegaarden, Heddal Stave Church
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Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Heddal Stave Church ©
Heddal Stave Church
Nore Stavkirke ©
Nore Stavkirke

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): walk around Kongens Have, then wander the streets of Gammel Strand, then admire the striking features of Thorvaldsens Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kastellet. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Royal Library (Kongelige Bibliotek), pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiksborg Slotskirke, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuskirken, then pause for some serene contemplation at Roskilde Domkirke, and finally hunt for treasures at Torvehallerne.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in December, Copenhagen is a bit warmer at night with lows of 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Frederiksborg Slotskirke, Jesuskirken, Roskilde Domkirke
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Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Gammel Strand ©
Gammel Strand
Jesuskirken ©
Jesuskirken

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