9-Day Norway Road Trip from Kristiansand to Larvik

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Duration
9 days & 8 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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8 nights included
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9 days included
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Explore the best of Norway on a 9-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Kristiansand, Hornnes, Porsgrunn, Skien, Larvik, Heddal, Ulefoss, Stavern, Sandefjord, and Langesund. 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 5 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. Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park and Heddal stave church are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Kristiansand, Hornnes, Porsgrunn, Skien, Larvik, Heddal, Ulefoss, Stavern, Sandefjord, and Langesund, 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, 8 nights
Rental car, 9 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Stavern
Photo of the Telemark Canal with old locks, tourist attraction in Skien, Norway.Skien
Langesund
Fiskebrygga district in Kristiansand, Norway.Kristiansand / 5 nights
Hornnes
Heddal
Sandefjord - city in NorwaySandefjord
Photo of aerial view of the city of Larvik in Norway.Larvik / 3 nights
Porsgrunn
Ulefoss

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Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park, Kristiansand, Agder, NorwayKristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park
Heddal stave church, Notodden, the largest stave church in Norway.Heddal stave church
Foldvik Family Park, Larvik, Vestfold og Telemark, NorwayFoldvik Family Park
Brekkeparken hører til herregården Søndre Brekke gård i Skien. Museet er sommeråpent.Brekkeparken
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
Mineralparken, Evje og Hornnes, Agder, NorwayMineralparken
Sandefjord Museum
Tangen Fort on the south coast of Langesund, Norway. Fort Tangen was a German coastal battery during World War IITangen fort
Karakteristisk Heve/Senke flakstilling ved Folehavna fort. I bakgrunnen ser man offisersboligen.HKB 5/980 Vesterøen
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
Gimle Farm, Kristiansand, Agder, NorwayGimle Farm
SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Agder, NorwaySKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum
The inverted boat
Bronseplassen, Lillesand, Agder, NorwayBronseplassen
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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Welcome to Kristiansand, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Norway! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 4 nights immersing yourself in Kristiansand's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

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.

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

Following your dinner, dive into the local bar culture at Bakgården Bar.

Raise a toast to the start of your 9-day road trip in Norway!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Kristiansand

  • Kristiansand
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Drive 2 km, 33 min

  • Archive Foundation
  • Kristiansand Cathedral
  • SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum
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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 3 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Archive Foundation, a remarkable museum where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 222 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Kristiansand Cathedral. This cultural property has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 835 travelers.

SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum is another must-visit attraction. This renowned museum offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 182 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

You can learn more about Kristiansand today by going on a tour. Kristiansand offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Kristiansand's best restaurants.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Foodie Kristiansand, a highly-rated dining destination in Kristiansand. If you're eager to try something different, consider SkagenPub, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Monsoon - Sushi & Asian. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Kristiansand this evening.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Kristiansand

  • Kristiansand
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Drive 18 km, 31 min

  • The inverted boat
  • Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden, University of Agder
  • Gimle Farm
  • Kristiansand Museum
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Day 3 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Kristiansand for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to The inverted boat. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 160 visitors.

Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden, University of Agder is another popular attraction you could visit today. This museum has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 214 visitors.

Gimle Farm is also highly recommended by travelers. This museum has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 183 visitors.

Kristiansand Museum is an attraction you won’t want to miss. This museum is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 409 reviews.

One of the most unique ways of discovering what else Kristiansand has to offer is by going on a top-rated tour. Be sure to check out all the experiences Kristiansand offers and add your favorites to your Norway travel package below.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Kristiansand. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Make sure to reserve a table at Saigon Nam Nam, 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 Q42, 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 Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda, a hidden gem nestled in Kristiansand. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Say good night to Kristiansand and look forward to another great day of your road trip in Norway!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Kristiansand, and Hornnes

  • Kristiansand
  • Hornnes
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Drive 153 km, 2 hours 36 min

  • Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park
  • Bronseplassen
  • Mineralparken
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Day 4 of your road trip across Norway promises a magnificent time exploring Kristiansand. You have 1 night left in Kristiansand. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Kick off the day at Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This zoo is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 10,852 reviews.

To do something one-of-a-kind on this day of your trip, you can join a tour. You can discover all of the most fun and eye-opening experiences in your destination below and secure your spot here.

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.

Esteemed as a much-enjoyed restaurant, it features an exceptional menu. Treat yourself to a wonderful meal at Spiren plantebasert mat og drikke, a top-rated dining spot in Kristiansand. If you're in the mood for something new, try Midnight Cafe, another premier location with a delectable menu. You might also want to book a table at Bønder i Byen. Known for its consistently satisfied patrons, it’s a perfect choice to elevate your evening in Kristiansand.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Norway!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Kristiansand, Porsgrunn, Skien, and Larvik

  • Larvik
  • Porsgrunn
  • Skien
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Drive 216 km, 3 hours 11 min

  • Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik AS
  • The Telemark Canal
  • Brekkeparken
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On day 5 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 Porsgrunn, and Skien. In the evening, you’ll end up in Larvik, where you will stay for 3 nights.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Skien. This drive usually takes around 14 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik AS. This museum is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 390 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Skien. This car ride takes around 14 min.

When you're ready to see some sights, The Telemark Canal is a great place to start. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 411 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Brekkeparken. This park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,003 travelers.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Larvik. Larvik offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

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

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Norway.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Larvik, Heddal, Ulefoss, and Eie

  • Larvik
  • Heddal
  • Ulefoss
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Drive 217 km, 3 hours 46 min

  • Heddal stave church
  • Ulefoss sluser
  • Vrangfoss Locks
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On day 6 of your road trip in Norway, you’ll start and end your day in Heddal, but spend the day exploring what’s beyond the village. Since you will return to Larvik for 2 nights more, there’s no need to rush. Experience Heddal, Ulefoss, and Eie 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 Heddal. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 42 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

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 Ulefoss. This drive usually takes around 49 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Ulefoss sluser. This extraordinary point of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 787 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Eie. This drive usually takes around 6 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Vrangfoss Locks. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 334 visitors.

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

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Larvik's best restaurants.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Norway.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Larvik, Stavern, Foldvik, and Sandefjord

  • Larvik
  • Stavern
  • Sandefjord
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Drive 85 km, 1 hour 59 min

  • Fredriksvern
  • Foldvik Family Park
  • HKB 5/980 Vesterøen
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On day 7 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Larvik, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

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

When you're ready to see some sights, Fredriksvern is a great place to start. This cultural property is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 802 visitors.

When you arrive in Foldvik, it's time to take a break from the road.

When you're ready to see some sights, Foldvik Family Park is a great place to start. This amusement park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,742 visitors.

Sandefjord’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Larvik behind. This drive usually takes around 51 min. Sandefjord welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Make HKB 5/980 Vesterøen your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this coastal defence and fortification an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 412 reviews.

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

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.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Norway!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Larvik, Stavern, Sandefjord, Langesund, and Kristiansand

  • Kristiansand
  • Stavern
  • Sandefjord
  • Langesund
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Drive 260 km, 3 hours 45 min

  • Minnehallen
  • Sandefjord Museum
  • Tangen fort
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 8 of your road trip in Norway. Today, you will make 3 stops and experience some of the highlights of Stavern, Sandefjord, and Langesund. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Kristiansand, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Upon your arrival in Stavern, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Minnehallen. This cultural property is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Stavern, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 364 visitors.

When you’ve had your share of Larvik, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Sandefjord. Your travel time is around 29 min.

Journey into the unknown at Sandefjord Museum, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable maritime museum has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 596 reviews.

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

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.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. Make sure to reserve a table at Dyreparken Safarihotell, 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 Campino Kristiansand, 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 Sham, syrisk Mat, a hidden gem nestled in Kristiansand. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Norway!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Kristiansand - departure day

  • Kristiansand - Departure day
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  • Odderøya fort
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Day 9 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.

Maximize your last day in Norway and go on a shopping spree in Kristiansand’s shopping center. Browse for souvenirs to remind you of your wonderful journey in Norway.

Kick off the day at Odderøya fort, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 112 reviews.

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

Dine in style at Håndverkeren Restaurant & Pub, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, TilStede mat og mer boasts a menu that's sure to impress.

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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