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Get insider tips from locals on exciting long weekends in Norway’s main cities, where urban vibes meet small-town charm.

Kick off the weekend with a cultural Friday. Visit the best museums, galleries, and attractions …

… then spend Saturday exploring the locals’ favourite places: Cosy cafés, speciality shops, saunas, and — of course — top-notch restaurants serving local treats.

Save the last day for a Sunday stroll. Whether you opt for a long urban walk or a hike on a nearby mountain, be prepared to cover some ground on foot.

Shopping or hiking? Adrenaline or relaxation? Whatever takes your fancy, you will find it within easy reach. Let the hunt for your new favourite city begin!

One of the best things about Norway’s largest cities is that they are fairly compact, making it easy to experience many highlights on a long weekend. Explore top attractions like the National Museum in Oslo, the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, the UNESCO-listed Bryggen wharf in Bergen, and the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø – with plenty of time to wander down secluded lanes and discover exciting eateries, art, cafés, concerts, and more.

Year-round destinations

Norway's cities are fantastic to visit all year round and each season has its own unique charm and experiences. Enjoy the spring blossom in parks and gardens, a cultural autumn packed full of exciting events, and cosy experiences and hot sauna sessions in winter.

Since Norwegian cities are close to magnificent nature, you can easily combine urban life with outdoor adventure – from paddling, fishing, and swimming, to hiking, skiing, and climbing.

The very best tips from the locals

We asked locals in Oslo, Bergen, TromsøTrondheim, Stavanger, Ålesund, Bodø, Fredrikstad and Kristiansand for their best tips for a long weekend. See the hidden gems recommended by the culture experts, explore the outdoor enthusiasts' favourite urban walks, and find out where the chefs dine out.

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