9-Day Norway road trip Starting from Oslo to Lillehammer

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9 days & 8 nights
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8 nights included
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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 9-day road trip through Norway.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Norway. With this perfectly planned travel package, you will stay 4 nights in Oslo and 4 nights in Lillehammer, experiencing the ultimate road trip in Norway. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Oslo, Lillehammer, Ringebu, and Stor-Elvdal. We'll help you experience the best 9 days in Norway you can imagine so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Oslo, you'll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you'll be off to discover some of the most popular attractions in Norway, including the stunning Oslo Opera House and Frognerparken.

You'll have an extensive selection of accommodations to choose from throughout your road trip. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, catering to all budgets. Whether you're in the mood for luxurious five-star hotels or cozy, budget-friendly accommodations, we've got you covered.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights in Norway. From the magnificent The Vigeland Park to the breathtaking Akershus Fortress and Holmenkollbakken, your journey will take you on a thrilling adventure through some of the most iconic travel destinations in the country. Your discovery doesn't end there. Make sure to marvel at the remarkable The Royal Palace and learn more about the unique Viking Ship Museum to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. As you hit the open road and drive through Oslo, Lillehammer, Ringebu, and Stor-Elvdal, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Norway. Whether you're exploring enchanting small towns, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there's always something new and exciting to experience in Norway.

Add tours and tickets to each day of your trip to make the most of your time in Norway. You'll have the opportunity to choose from the best tours and activities that your travel destinations have to offer, meaning you'll never have a boring moment on your road trip through Norway.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you multiple opportunities to look for souvenirs to memorialize your road trip in Norway.

You'll return home having experienced the very best of everything Norway has to offer. Each twist and turn of the journey adds a unique charm to your travel tales.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Norway. You'll be booked at the best hotels for 8 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 8 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You'll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. Make your vacation in Norway extra special by adding tours and tickets to each day of your itinerary.

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

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Included

Hotel, 8 nights
Rental car, 9 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Oslo / 4 nights
Innlandet - region in NorwayInnlandet
Photo of aerial view of Gjøvik, Norway.Gjøvik
Photo of landscape with mountains, river and buildings in Lillehammer town, Norway.Lillehammer / 4 nights

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Attractions

Photo of night view of Opera house in Oslo, Norway.Oslo Opera House
Photo of sculptures in Frogner Park in Oslo ,Norway.Frogner Park
The Vigeland Park, Ullern, Oslo, NorwayThe Vigeland Park
Photo of Akershus Fortress building in the city center of Oslo, Norway.Akershus Fortress
Photo of Viking Ship Museum is located at Bygdoy island in Oslo, Norway. Viking Ship Museum
Photo of Royal palace in Oslo, Norway.Royal Palace, Oslo
Photo of ski jump at the top of Holmenkollen overlooking Oslo, Norway.Holmenkollbakken
Photo of the Fram Museum in Oslo, Norway.Fram Museum
Munch Museum Tøyen, Gamle Oslo, Oslo, NorwayMunch Museum Tøyen
Photo of Reconstructed wooden Gol Stave Church (Gol Stavkyrkje) in Norwegian Museum of Cultural History at Bygdoy peninsula in Oslo, Norway.Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
Photo of walkway at beautiful botanical garden at Oslo Norway.Botanical Garden in Oslo
Photo of Holmenkollen ski jumping stadium and norwegian ski museum in Oslo, Norway.Holmenkollen Ski Museum
Photo of National Gallery in Oslo, Norway.National Gallery of Norway
Norwegian Museum of Science and TechnologyNorwegian Museum of Science and Technology
NationaltheatretNationaltheatret
Ethnographic Museum Maihaugen is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Lillehammer, Norway. PanoramaMaihaugen
Norwegian Road Museum
Domkirkeodden, Hamar, Innlandet, NorwayDomkirkeodden
Norwegian Forestry Museum, Elverum, Innlandet, NorwayNorwegian Forestry Museum
Beautiful old historic Ringebu stave church in Norway with cemeteryRingebu Stave Church
Søndre Park Aland
Koigen, Hamar, Innlandet, NorwayKoigen
Birkebeineren Ski Stadium, Lillehammer, Innlandet, NorwayBirkebeineren Ski Stadium
Kvitfjell alpinanlegg, Ringebu, Innlandet, NorwayKvitfjell ski resort
Old barn near Gjøvik, Innlandet, NorwayGjøvik farm
Sohlbergplassen NorwaySohlbergplassen
Mjøsparken
Lillehammer Bobsleigh Skeleton and Luge track
An old historic houses in Elverum, NorwayGlomdalsmuseet
Lillehammer Art Museum
Norwegian Olympic Museum Lillehammer.Norwegian Olympic Museum

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Day 1

Day 1 – Oslo - arrival day

  • Oslo - Arrival day
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  • Akershus Fortress
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Your road trip adventure in Norway begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Oslo. You’ll stay in Oslo for 4 nights, experiencing all the best things to do and see in the city.

Oslo has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Akershus Fortress. This attraction is a castle and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 14,463 visitors.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city. Your stay promises to be a delightful continuation of your exploration, providing comfort and tranquility to recharge for the adventures that lie ahead.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Oslo, Maaemo. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 534 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Oslo is Den Glade Gris. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,482 customers.

Locals recommend Crow Bar & Brewery as one of the best restaurants in the city of Oslo. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,682 customers.

Oslo also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Oslo is Mamma Pizza. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,249 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Oslo is Café Sara. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,384 customers.

Locals also enjoy HIMKOK Storgata Destilleri. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,310 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 9-day vacation in Norway!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Oslo

  • Oslo
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Drive 23 km, 1 hour 7 min

  • Fram Museum
  • The Vigeland Park
  • Frogner Park
  • Nationaltheatret
  • Botanical Garden in Oslo
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Oslo has to offer. Cherish the 3 nights you have left in Oslo by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Oslo. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations in the city of Oslo, like the extraordinary Fram Museum. This attraction is a museum and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,618 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Oslo is the spectacular The Vigeland Park. This attraction is a museum and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 17,319 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Frognerparken. This top-tier point of interest has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 18,403 visitors.

National Theatre is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This must-see tourist destination is a popular destination among visitors in Oslo. Rated at an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,785 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Botanical Garden in Oslo. Botanical Garden in Oslo is a botanical garden and popular attraction in Oslo. More than 7,472 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Your discovery of Oslo does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Oslo on this day of your trip.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in Norway, be sure to eat at Frognerseteren, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Oslo. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,517 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Oslo is the popular Grefsenkollen restaurant. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,819 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Oslo is Døgnvill Burger Vulkan. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,641 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Crow Bar & Brewery is one of the best bars in the city of Oslo for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,682 customers.

Dinner Restaurant is another of the most popular bars in the city of Oslo. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,393 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Oslo is The Dubliner Folk Pub. The Dubliner Folk Pub has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,530 customers.

Stopping at one of these popular bars is the perfect way to celebrate another incredible day in the magical city of Oslo!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Oslo

  • Oslo
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Drive 25 km, 1 hour 3 min

  • Holmenkollbakken
  • Holmenkollen Ski Museum
  • Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
  • Viking Ship Museum
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Day 3 of your road trip across Norway is another day in the magnificent Oslo. You now have 2 nights left in Oslo. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Oslo offers plenty for you to see and do, and your hotel will be conveniently located near several of the area's best attractions.

One of the best travel destinations you can travel to in the city of Oslo is the stunning Holmenkollbakken. This has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,312 visitors.

You could also spend some time visiting the spectacular Holmenkollen Ski Museum in the city of Oslo. This attraction is a museum and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,852 visitors.

Another attraction you could visit in the city of Oslo is the incredible The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. This attraction is a museum and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,889 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the fantastic Viking Ship Museum. This cultural property and travel destination is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 12,406 visitors. Visiting Viking Ship Museum means you'll be one of 538,037 people who come to see this attraction every year.

Today you’ll also have the opportunity to take part in a popular tour. You’ll be excited to learn that there are plenty of options for top-rated tours and activities in Oslo you could sign up for on this day of your vacation. Choose among the best tours before or after booking.

When it’s time to eat, the city of Oslo has restaurants and bars to fit all budgets.

We recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Oslo, BLÅ. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,505 customers.

Alternatively, if you’re hungry to try a top restaurant in the city of Oslo that locals enjoy, eat at Nordvegan. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,093 customers.

Another of the best restaurant options in the city of Oslo is Hotel Continental, Oslo. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,185 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Oslo, Grefsenkollen restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,819 customers.

For one of the best bar experiences that locals enjoy in the city of Oslo, we recommend the cocktails at Tilt. This bar has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,747 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Oslo is Døgnvill Burger Vulkan. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,641 customers.

Toast to another amazing day in the city of Oslo!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Oslo and Lillehammer

  • Oslo
  • Lillehammer
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Drive 199 km, 2 hours 51 min

  • National Gallery of Norway
  • Oslo Opera House
  • Munch Museum Tøyen
  • Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology
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As you rise to greet the dawn on day 4 of your epic road trip in Norway, you'll awaken to the bustling city of Oslo. Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Lillehammer. You’ll stay in Lillehammer for 4 nights. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Oslo’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Oslo, start your day with a visit to the amazing National Gallery of Norway. This much-appreciated art museum and attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,374 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Oslo Opera House. This opera house and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 22,690 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular Munch to make the most of your road trip across Norway. The spectacular Munch is a museum that has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 10,483 visitors.

The lovely Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 4,541 visitors have left this museum average ratings of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

After soaking up all the sights and sounds that Oslo has to offer, you'll be ready to hit the open road and continue your unforgettable road trip towards the city of Lillehammer. Lillehammer offers plenty of options for top-rated hotels and other places to stay that fit all travel budgets.

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in Norway!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Elverum, Brumunddal, Gjøvik, and Lillehammer

  • Gjøvik
  • Lillehammer
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Drive 216 km, 3 hours 6 min

  • Norwegian Forestry Museum
  • Glomdalsmuseet
  • Mjøsparken
  • Gjøvik farm
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Day 5 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Elverum has to offer. Cherish the 3 nights you have left in Elverum by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Elverum. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations in the town of Elverum, like the extraordinary Norwegian Forestry Museum. This attraction is a museum and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,200 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Elverum is the spectacular Glomdalsmuseet. This attraction is a museum and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 402 visitors.

This is a popular destination among visitors in Elverum.

Your discovery of Elverum does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Elverum on this day of your trip.

Stopping at one of these popular bars is the perfect way to celebrate another incredible day in the magical city of Lillehammer!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Lillehammer

  • Lillehammer
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Drive 227 km, 3 hours 48 min

  • Ringebu Stave Church
  • Sohlbergplassen
  • Kvitfjell ski resort
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There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations like the extraordinary Ringebu Stave Church. This attraction is a stave church and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,191 visitors.

Stopping at one of these popular bars is the perfect way to celebrate another incredible day in the magical city of Lillehammer!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Lillehammer

  • Lillehammer
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Drive 47 km, 1 hour 21 min

  • Norwegian Road Museum
  • Lillehammer Bobsleigh Skeleton and Luge track
  • Lillehammer Art Museum
  • Søndre Park Aland
  • Birkebeineren Ski Stadium
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On day 7 of your road trip across Norway, you’ll have the perfect day exploring the wonderful city of Lillehammer. You’ll stay in Lillehammer for 1 night, meaning you have plenty of time to discover the best things to see and do in the area.

We recommend you stay at the Aksjemollen - by Classic Norway Hotels, one of the best 4-star hotels in the city of Lillehammer. This hotel has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,586 guests.

Our flexible booking system will automatically provide you with the best alternatives if these hotels are not available.

You'll have easy access to popular travel destinations in the town of Lillehammer, like the outstanding Norwegian Road Museum. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,479 visitors.

Lillehammer Bobsleigh Skeleton and Luge track is another popular attraction you could visit in the town of Lillehammer. This incredible attraction is a must-see tourist destination and has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 450 visitors.

One of the best attractions you could visit in the town of Lillehammer is the extraordinary Lillehammer Art Museum. This art museum is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 365 reviews.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Søndre Park Aland. Around 909 visitors have given this park an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Today you'll also have the opportunity to spend some time at the fantastic Birkebeineren Ski Stadium. Birkebeineren Ski Stadium is a popular stadium, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 620 travelers.

Come to Lillehammer prepared by adding some tours and tickets to your vacation package. Book a popular and budget-friendly activity you can do on this day in Lillehammer.

After a day of exploring, try one of the best restaurants in the city of Lillehammer.

It's a perfect place to relax and enjoy another amazing evening in Norway.

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Day 8

Day 8 – Hamar and Oslo

  • Innlandet
  • Oslo
  • Lillehammer
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Drive 192 km, 2 hours 53 min

  • Maihaugen
  • Norwegian Olympic Museum
  • Domkirkeodden
  • Koigen
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Rise and shine on day 8 of your road trip in Norway. Today, you'll wake up in Lillehammer and embark on a scenic drive to Oslo, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 1 night. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Lillehammer before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Lillehammer. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful Maihaugen. This attraction is a museum that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,304 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Norwegian Olympic Museum. This attraction, a beloved museum, has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 408 visitors.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Domkirkeodden. This attraction is a history museum that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,388 visitors.

If you want to explore more, visit the incredible Koigen. This park and attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 638 reviews.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Kverneriet - Solli Plass. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,210 customers.

Locals also recommend Brasserie France, another of the best restaurants in Oslo. Brasserie France is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 960 customers.

After dinner, visit BLÅ to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Oslo, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,505 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Dr. Jekyll’s Pub. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Dr. Jekyll’s Pub has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,631 customers.

Hotel Continental, Oslo is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,185 customers.

End your day by raising your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure in Norway, and look forward to more great days to come!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Oslo - departure day

  • Oslo - Departure day
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  • Royal Palace, Oslo
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Day 9 of your road trip in Norway is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Oslo before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

The Royal Palace is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Oslo. This must-see tourist destination and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 11,710 visitors.

Take a stroll along the main shopping streets of Oslo and find some souvenirs to remind you of your road trip in Norway.

You’ll then say farewell to Oslo. We wish you a pleasant journey home, with many wonderful memories of your unforgettable vacation in Norway!

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