13 days in Norway Itinerary

13 days in Norway Itinerary

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13 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Tromso
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Oslo
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Geiranger
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Bergen
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Tromso

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Tromso Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Tromso Public library and City Archives, admire the masterpieces at Perspektivet Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, and finally stop by Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tromso itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Tromso is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Tromso due to the time zone difference. In December in Tromso, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Tromso

Tours Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

4
nights
Oslo

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Take a break from the city and head to Tryvann Ski Resort and Sognsvann Lake. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oslomarka and Oerekroken Swimming Area. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Stuevika Beach, don't miss a visit to Street Art at Ingens gate, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oslo Handverksdestilleri, and see the interesting displays at 22 July Centre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Oslo route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Oslo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Tromso in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Geiranger.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hvaler Municipality
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Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Tryvann Ski Resort ©
Tryvann Ski Resort

2
nights
Geiranger

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
On the 13th (Fri), make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger, then take in breathtaking views at Flydalsjuvet, and then explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the views at Eidsvatnet.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Geiranger day trip planning website .

You can drive from Oslo to Geiranger in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Oslo in December, expect nights in Geiranger to be a bit warmer, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bergen.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Eidsvatnet
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Flydalsjuvet ©
Flydalsjuvet
Fossevandring Geiranger ©
Fossevandring Geiranger

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nights
Bergen

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Get outdoors at Helleneset and The Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Milde. Explore hidden gems such as Magic Ice Bar Bergen and Gronevika. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John's Church, examine the collection at Stine Hoff Kunstglass Economusee, and buy something for everyone on your list at Gulating Olutsalg avd. Vestkanten.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bergen trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Geiranger to Bergen takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Helleneset ©
Helleneset
Magic Ice Bar Bergen ©
Magic Ice Bar Bergen
St John's Church ©
St John's Church

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