You'll be at the helm of this Norwegian adventure, as you make your way through some of Scandinavia's most spectacular landscapes and two of the country's biggest cities. It starts with a train ride from Oslo that connects to a three-day trek in the Aurlandsdalen Valley. From here, ferry to Bergen via the Sognefjord and grab a rental car as you make your way to coastal villages and mountain towns on your way back to Oslo.
The museums in Oslo are some of the best in the country and attract visitors worldwide. Depending on your interests, you can visit the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, the Labour Museum (part of the Oslo City Museum), the Viking Ship Museum, or the Norwegian Open-Air Folk Museum. All have interesting and in-depth exhibits about the cultural heritage of Norway and Oslo.
One of the most popular museums is the Viking Ship Museum, where you can see three Viking-era burial ships excavated from around the country. Another favorite is the Norwegian Open-Air Folk Museum, known to the locals as the Norsk Folkemuseum, which has 160 buildings exhibitions, including the 13th-century Gol Stave Church. Although most of the fun is outside, there's also an indoor collection of folk costumes and art, plus religious relics and treasures from the Sami culture. You'll find both of these museums in the same area, so they pair well together!
The Ski Museum & Tower is a unique pick, which offers over 4,000 years of snow sports, polar exploration, and an exhibition on snowboarding and modern skiing. The observation deck is a bouns, offering panoramic views of Oslo. If you opt for a guided visit, you can walk down to the ski jump and listen to stories about local trolls, legends, and castles.
Finish your day at Vigeland Sculpture Park, where 200 larger-than-life sculptures are placed throughout this green lung in the middle of the city!
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Itineraries with A Day of Culture in Oslo
Bundle up warm and immerse yourself in the beauty of a Norwegian winter with this exciting 10-day itinerary. Start in the country's south, where you'll spend two days soaking up the culture and cool of Oslo. After a day sailing through the breathtaking scenery of the fjords, head to the coast to explore the historic port city of Bergen without the summer crowds. Fly north to finish your adventure above the Arctic Circle, where you'll search for the northern lights, learn to dogsled, and discover the lively Arctic city of Tromsø.
Stop dreaming of the fjords and experience them for yourself with this 10-day road trip. Start by surveying them from above on the famous Pulpit Rock hike, then explore from the seafaring city of Bergen. Attempt some of the mountaintop hikes surrounding the town of Voss before you cruise or kayak through the narrow Nærøyfjord, cycle down the scenic path of the Flåm Railway, and visit one of the world's oldest stave churches before you end your trip in Oslo.