7-Day Norway Road Trip from Kristiansand to Larvik

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Duration
7 days & 6 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
6 nights included
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7 days included
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Economy included
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Explore the best of Norway on a 7-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Kristiansand, Larvik, Horten, Drammen, Heddal, Ulefoss, Porsgrunn, Stavern, and Skien. This road trip itinerary in Norway seamlessly combines exploration with relaxation.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Norway takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 3 nights in Kristiansand, and 3 nights in Larvik. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Norway. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Kristiansand, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Norway on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Norway. Heddal stave church and Drammen Spiral are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Kristiansand, Larvik, Horten, Drammen, Heddal, Ulefoss, Porsgrunn, Stavern, and Skien, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Norway. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Norway.

Throughout your road trip in Norway, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Norway.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Norway fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Norway today!

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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 6 nights
Rental car, 7 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Stavern
photo of sunset over Drammen, a town in the Buskerud province of Norway.Drammen
Photo of the Telemark Canal with old locks, tourist attraction in Skien, Norway.Skien
Fiskebrygga district in Kristiansand, Norway.Kristiansand / 3 nights
Photo of the ferry terminal at Horten in Norway.Horten
Heddal
Photo of aerial view of the city of Larvik in Norway.Larvik / 3 nights
Porsgrunn
Ulefoss

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Heddal stave church, Notodden, the largest stave church in Norway.Heddal stave church
park bench on drammen spiral with drammen and mountains in the backgroundDrammen Spiral
Brekkeparken hører til herregården Søndre Brekke gård i Skien. Museet er sommeråpent.Brekkeparken
Drammen park og Tuftepark
Midgard vikingsenter (Vikings centre) ved Borrehaugene (Borre burial mounds) Horten (Oslofjorden, Norway)Midgard Viking Centre
Ochre and red coloured historic buildings at Staverns Fortress (Fredriksvern), Larvik, Vestfold, NorwayFredriksvern
Ulefoss sluser, Nome, Vestfold og Telemark, NorwayUlefoss sluser
View of the Kristiansand Cathedral, seen from the front.Kristiansand Cathedral
Artillery Magazine—Royal Norwegian Navy Museum in Horten, Norway.Royal Norwegian Navy Museum
Charming residential area in Karljohansvern in Horten, Norway.Karljohansvern
Christiansholm Fortress in Kristiansand, Norway. In twilight and sunset.Christiansholm Fortress
The Telemark Canal
Kristiansand Museum, Kristiansand, Agder, NorwayKristiansand Museum
Minnehallen in Stavern,Larvik. Norway. Its a famous.Minnehallen
Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik AS, Porsgrunn, Vestfold og Telemark, NorwayPorsgrunds Porselænsfabrik AS
Vrangfoss Locks
Archive Foundation, Kristiansand, Agder, NorwayArchive Foundation
Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Agder, NorwayNatural History Museum and Botanical Garden, University of Agder
SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Agder, NorwaySKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum
The inverted boat
Odderøya fort, Kristiansand, Agder, NorwayOdderøya fort

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Day 1

Day 1 – Kristiansand - arrival day

  • Kristiansand - Arrival day
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  • Christiansholm Fortress
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Say hello to Kristiansand! Your exciting road trip through Norway is just about to start. Navigating the top places to see in the region is a breeze with a car. The rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for pickup upon your arrival in the city. You will stay in Kristiansand for 2 nights before you continue your adventure!

Kristiansand is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. If you arrive before check-in time or prefer to get started on your sightseeing right away, we recommend checking out Christiansholm Fortress or taking a stroll in the city center. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Kristiansand. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Norway. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Kristiansand. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Make sure to reserve a table at Bellini, an iconic dining spot in Kristiansand. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Tollboden Burger & Bar, a popular restaurant in Kristiansand. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Le´s Kitchen, a hidden gem nestled in Kristiansand. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Bakgården Bar, a top-rated bar in the area.

Raise a toast to the start of your 7-day road trip in Norway!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Kristiansand

  • Kristiansand
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Drive 18 km, 29 min

  • Kristiansand Museum
  • Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden, University of Agder
  • The inverted boat
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On day 2 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Kristiansand. You’ll stay in Kristiansand for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Kristiansand Museum. This extraordinary museum has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 409 visitors.

Next, make your way to Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden, University of Agder. This museum is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 214 reviews.

While in Kristiansand, we also recommend a visit to The inverted boat. This point of interest has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 160 reviews.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Kristiansand, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Kristiansand below.

As you explore more of Kristiansand, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Foodie Kristiansand, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try SkagenPub? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Monsoon - Sushi & Asian as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Kristiansand.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Norway!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Kristiansand, and Larvik

  • Larvik
  • Kristiansand
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Drive 193 km, 2 hours 38 min

  • Kristiansand Cathedral
  • SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum
  • Archive Foundation
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On day 3 of your road trip in Norway, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Kristiansand. In the evening, you’ll end up in Larvik, where you will stay for 3 nights.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Kristiansand Cathedral. This cultural property is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 835 reviews.

Continue your journey at SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum. This museum is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 182 travelers from near and far.

Kristiansand is also the home of Archive Foundation. This museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 222 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Larvik, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the town.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Larvik's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Norway!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Larvik, Horten, and Drammen

  • Larvik
  • Horten
  • Drammen
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Drive 208 km, 2 hours 45 min

  • Midgard Viking Centre
  • Karljohansvern
  • Royal Norwegian Navy Museum
  • Drammen park og Tuftepark
  • Drammen Spiral
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On day 4 of your road trip in Norway, you’ll start and end your day in Horten, but spend the day exploring what’s beyond the town. Since you will return to Larvik for 2 nights more, there’s no need to rush. Experience Horten, and Drammen to the fullest today with this curated day itinerary!

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Larvik, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Horten. This drive usually takes around 36 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Make Midgard Viking Centre your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this museum an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,006 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Karljohansvern. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 678 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this cultural property every year.

Royal Norwegian Navy Museum is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This maritime museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 712 visitors.

When you’ve had your share of Horten, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Drammen. Your travel time is around 45 min.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Drammen park. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 942 visitors.

When you’re finished at Drammen park, head to Drammen Spiral. This one-of-a-kind road tunnel is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,586 reviews.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Larvik.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Larvik. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the town, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu.

Celebrate another amazing day of your road trip adventure in Norway!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Larvik, Heddal, Eie, Ulefoss, and Porsgrunn

  • Larvik
  • Heddal
  • Ulefoss
  • Porsgrunn
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Drive 215 km, 3 hours 47 min

  • Heddal stave church
  • Vrangfoss Locks
  • Ulefoss sluser
  • Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik AS
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On day 5 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Larvik, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate town. On today's itinerary, you'll find attractions in Heddal, Eie, Ulefoss, and Porsgrunn. You still have 1 night left in Larvik.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Larvik, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Heddal may take around 1 hour 42 min. Upon your arrival in Heddal, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Heddal stave church, a remarkable church where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 3,098 reviews.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Heddal, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Eie. This drive usually takes around 54 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Vrangfoss Locks, a remarkable sightseeing destination where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 334 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Eie and set your GPS to Ulefoss. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 6 min. Upon reaching Ulefoss, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Ulefoss sluser. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 787 reviews.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Larvik and your accommodation.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Larvik. Enjoy a satisfying meal that will recharge you for tonight's adventures.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Norway!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Larvik, Stavern, Skien, and Kristiansand

  • Kristiansand
  • Stavern
  • Skien
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Drive 232 km, 3 hours 45 min

  • Fredriksvern
  • Minnehallen
  • Brekkeparken
  • The Telemark Canal
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On day 6 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Norway, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Stavern, and Skien. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Kristiansand, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Stavern.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Fredriksvern, a remarkable cultural property where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 802 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Minnehallen. This cultural property has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 364 travelers.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Larvik, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Skien. This drive usually takes around 46 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Brekkeparken, a remarkable park where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 1,003 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at The Telemark Canal. This point of interest has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 411 travelers.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Kristiansand, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Kristiansand. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Saigon Nam Nam, an excellent option for tonight's dining. Looking for something different? Q42 offers a tantalizing alternative with its diverse menu. And don’t miss Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda. With its reputation for pleasing customers, it’s a fantastic choice for tonight in Kristiansand.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Norway!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Kristiansand - departure day

  • Kristiansand - Departure day
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  • Odderøya fort
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Day 7 of your road trip in Norway is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Kristiansand before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Explore local shops for souvenirs to remember your trip or find unique gifts for loved ones.

When you're ready to see some sights, Odderøya fort is a great place to start. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 112 visitors.

Before you conclude your road trip in Norway, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Kristiansand.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine.

You’ll then say farewell to Kristiansand. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Norway!

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