Earlier this year I had a chance to be in Oslo, Norway for the weekend . I really really wanted to go to Bergen and do the Norway in a Nutshell Tour to see the Fjords . My trip was in the latter half of October and heavy rain was foretasted . As such I reluctantly gave up on the attempt to do the train/cruise/bus Journey to see the Fjords from Oslo, Norway . The fjords are about six hours away from Oslo . So I couldn’t do a day trip to the fjords in the rain. As such at that time I was desperately looking for day trip ideas from Oslo, Norway . I wanted a day trip that will give me a taste of what Norway has to offer . No one gave me any good routes or a day trip idea from Oslo.
On my random searches I stumbled across Heddal Stave Church located about two hours from Oslo. The photos and history of the church was interesting so I decided I will drive to this Church to get a sense for Norway’s countrysides . Heddal is a Stave Church located at Heddal in Notodden. A stave church is medieval wooden structure . Heddal was built in the 13th century .
The drive to get to the church itself is stunningly beautiful ! It rained the entire time I drove but I didn’t care. Even in the rain the drive was beautiful and had some stunning views. If you don’t get a chance to go to the Fjords but want to experience the beauty of Norway I highly recommend the drive between Oslo and Notodden ! At the end of the of the drive you are treated to a beautiful piece of History – The Heddal Stave Church . I did this drive in the fall, and the trees with the changing leaf colors made this drive even more beautiful !
On the route – driving into Drammen Norway and driving into the city of Notodden are two very beautiful sites. Definitely pull over and take photos if you are able to . When I was passing these towns it was raining so didn’t get a chance to take photos. I found the drive to have given me a sense of Norway and I will definitely be going back in the summer time ! I am very glad I ventured outside of Oslo on a day driving trip ! That was my favorite part of the trip !