10 days in Oslo, Reykjavik & Svalbard Itinerary

10 days in Oslo, Reykjavik & Svalbard Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Longyearbyen, Norway
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Oslo, Norway

— 3 nights

Tiger City

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Nobel Peace Center and The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology. Step off the beaten path and head to Bygdøy and Armed Forces Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, see the interesting displays at Visitors Centre, hike along Nordmarka, and get to know the fascinating history of Oslomarka.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oslo route planner.

New Delhi, India to Oslo is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in August: high temperatures in Oslo hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Reykjavik Open Air Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Settlement Center and Puppet Museum of Bruduheimar. Take a break from Reykjavik with a short trip to Borgarnes Museum in Borgarnes, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur, and examine the collection at Aurora Reykjavik.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Reykjavik online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Reykjavik takes 6 hours. Traveling from Oslo to Reykjavik, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Oslo in August, plan for little chillier days in Reykjavik, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Longyearbyen.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Longyearbyen, Norway

— 2 nights
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
On the 1st (Tue), examine the collection at Svalbard Museum, see the interesting displays at North Pole Expedition Museum, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Longyearbyen itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Longyearbyen takes 13.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Longyearbyen. In August, Longyearbyen is slightly colder than Reykjavik - with highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Svalbard travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Safaris · Churches