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
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
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. You can also drive. 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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Pyramiden ©
Pyramiden
Svalbard Museum ©
Svalbard Museum

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), Kongsberg Skisenter (in Kongsberg) and Buggegaarden (in Horten). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sagene Church, take a stroll through Grunerlokka, contemplate the waterfront views at Sognsvann Lake, and try your luck at Ovrevoll Racecourse.

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You can fly from Spitsbergen to Oslo in 5.5 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Spitsbergen in December: highs in Oslo hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Oslo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ovrevoll Racecourse, Heddal Stave Church, Norefjell Skiresort, Nore Stavkirke, Sjobadet
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Heddal Stave Church ©
Heddal Stave Church
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Holmenkollen Chapel ©
Holmenkollen Chapel

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.
On the 1st (Sun), walk around Kongens Have, stop by Gammel Strand, then explore the world behind art at Thorvaldsens Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kastellet. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Royal Library (Kongelige Bibliotek), pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiksborg Slotskirke, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuskirken, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roskilde Domkirke, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Torvehallerne.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen route maker site .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Copenhagen, with lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Frederiksborg Slotskirke, Roskilde Domkirke, Jesuskirken
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Frederiksborg Slotskirke ©
Frederiksborg Slotskirke
Gammel Strand ©
Gammel Strand
Jesuskirken ©
Jesuskirken

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