14 days in Western Norway & Eastern Norway Itinerary

14 days in Western Norway & Eastern Norway Itinerary

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14 days in Western Norway & Eastern Norway Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Stavanger
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Bergen
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Andalsnes
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Geiranger
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Flam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Rjukan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Oslo
— 3 nights
End: Oslo

1
night
Stavanger

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): kick back and relax at Sola Strand, appreciate the history behind Sverd i fjell, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavanger Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Flor & Fjære, take a stroll through Ovre Holmegate, and then take an in-depth tour of Norsk Hermetikkmuseum.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Stavanger online vacation builder .

Oslo to Stavanger is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Oslo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Stavanger, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sola Strand ©
Sola Strand
Ovre Holmegate ©
Ovre Holmegate
Norsk Hermetikkmuseum ©
Norsk Hermetikkmuseum

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen and Hardanger Fjord. Get some cultural insight at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and KODE Art Museums of Bergen. Take a break from Bergen with a short trip to Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall in Norheimsund, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken and view the masterpieces at Magic Ice Bar Bergen.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bergen road trip planning tool .

Getting from Stavanger to Bergen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bergen can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Andalsnes.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
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Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall ©
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

1
night
Andalsnes

Andalsnes ©
Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): trek along Romsdalseggen and then cruise along Trollstigen (Troll's Footpath).

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Andalsnes online vacation planner .

You can fly from Bergen to Andalsnes in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Geiranger.

Things to do in Andalsnes

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Trollstigen
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Romsdalseggen ©
Romsdalseggen
Trollstigen ©
Trollstigen

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 3rd (Sat), stroll the grounds of Geiranger Church, explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet, don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger, then admire the sheer force of Seven Sisters, and finally cruise along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Norwegian Fjord Centre, head outdoors with Active Geiranger, then stop by Geiranger Sjokolade, and finally get a tailor-made plan with eMobility Geiranger.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Geiranger online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Andalsnes to Geiranger takes 3 hours. August in Geiranger sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Flam.

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Flydalsjuvet ©
Flydalsjuvet
Seven Sisters ©
Seven Sisters
eMobility Geiranger ©
eMobility Geiranger

1
night
Flam

Flam ©
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the activities along Naeroyfjord, then admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen, then take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout, and finally don't miss a visit to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Flam road trip planning site .

Getting from Geiranger to Flam by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rjukan.

Things to do in Flam

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Aurlandsvangen, Naeroyfjord
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Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen
Stegastein Lookout ©
Stegastein Lookout

2
nights
Rjukan

Rjukan ©
Rjukan is a town and the administrative centre of Tinn municipality in Telemark, Norway. On the 6th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Gaustabanen, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gaustatoppen, and then make a trip to The Sun Mirror. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hardangervidda Nasjonalparksenter and then fly down the slopes at Krossobanen.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rjukan attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Flam to Rjukan in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. While traveling from Flam, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rjukan, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oslo.

Things to do in Rjukan

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Gaustabanen ©
Gaustabanen
Gaustatoppen ©
Gaustatoppen
Hardangervidda Nasjonalparksenter ©
Hardangervidda Nasjonalparksenter

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Oslomarka and Sognsvann Lake. Get some cultural insight at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) and Norwegian Museum of Technology. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Nordmarka, learn about all things military at Norway's Resistance Museum (Norges Hjemmefront Museum), see the interesting displays at Astrup Fearnley Museet, and make a trip to Ostbanehallen.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip planner .

Getting from Rjukan to Oslo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka

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