16 days in Norway Itinerary

16 days in Norway Itinerary

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16 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Oslo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Tromso
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Andalsnes
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Geiranger
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Luster
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Flam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Geilo
— 1 night
train:  3​h
10
Bergen
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
11
Forsand Municipality
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Zurich

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): stroll around Vigelandsparken and then admire the landmark architecture of Ostbanehallen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at 22 July Centre, ski along the peaceful trails at Nordmarka, then take an in-depth tour of Nordisk bibelmuseum, and finally trek along Damstredet & Telthusbakken.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip builder website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Oslo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zurich in October, with highs in Oslo at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Longyearbyen.

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Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Kjosterudjuvet
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Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake

1
night
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
On the 8th (Tue), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Svalbard Brewery, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then make a trip to Galleri Svalbard.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Longyearbyen trip planner .

Getting from Oslo to Longyearbyen by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Oslo in October, expect Longyearbyen to be little chillier, temps between 0°C and -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Galleri Svalbard ©
Galleri Svalbard

1
night
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): trek along Hiking on the hills, then take a memorable drive along Rambergstranda, and then stop by The Glasblower at Vikten.

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Getting from Longyearbyen to Leknes by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Longyearbyen in October; daily highs in Leknes reach 8°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Leknes

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ramberg, Hiking on the hills
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Rambergstranda ©
Rambergstranda

1
night
Tromso

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.
On the 10th (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Telegrafbukta Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tromso Domkirke.

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Fly from Leknes to Tromso in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Tromso are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Andalsnes.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Telegrafbukta Beach ©
Telegrafbukta Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tromso Domkirke ©
Tromso Domkirke

1
day
Andalsnes

Andalsnes ©
Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Romsdalen Valley, then admire the sheer force of Stigfossen Waterfall, then trek along Romsdalseggen, and finally head outdoors with Nesaksla.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Andalsnes trip planner .

Getting from Tromso to Andalsnes by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tromso in October, with highs in Andalsnes at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Geiranger.

Things to do in Andalsnes

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

The Romsdalen Valley
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Romsdalseggen ©
Romsdalseggen
Nesaksla ©
Nesaksla
Stigfossen Waterfall ©
Stigfossen Waterfall

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nights
Geiranger

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Eidsvatnet and then explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, then head outdoors with Losta, and then hike along Korsmyra - Hiking Track.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Geiranger trip builder app .

You can drive from Andalsnes to Geiranger in 2.5 hours. In October in Geiranger, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Luster.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Eidsvatnet
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Losta ©
Losta
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba ©
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba

1
night
Luster

Luster ©
Luster is a municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. On the 14th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Harastolen and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nigardsbreen Glacier.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Luster online journey planner .

Getting from Geiranger to Luster by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Geiranger in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Luster: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Flam.

Things to do in Luster

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Nigardsbreen Glacier ©
Nigardsbreen Glacier
Harastolen ©
Harastolen

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.
On the 15th (Tue), trek along Flam Hiking AS, admire the sheer force of Rjoandefossen, then admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen, and finally explore the striking landscape at Naeroyfjord.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Flam journey site .

Traveling by car from Luster to Flam takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Flam are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Geilo.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Naeroyfjord
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Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen
Flam Hiking AS ©
Flam Hiking AS

1
night
Geilo

Geilo ©
Geilo is a centre in the municipality of Hol in Norway, in the valley of Hallingdal, with around 2,300 inhabitants. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then walk around Geilo Summer Park, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Geilo trip tool .

Traveling by car from Flam to Geilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Flam in October since evenings lows in Geilo dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bergen.

Things to do in Geilo

Parks Tours Wildlife
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Geilo Summer Park ©
Geilo Summer Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Gronevika, delve into the lush surroundings at The Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Milde, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John's Church, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen). On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Theta Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, take a leisurely stroll along Fish Market, then trek along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, and finally steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bergen trip planning site .

You can take a train from Geilo to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Geilo in October, things will get a bit warmer in Bergen: highs are around 14°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Forsand Municipality.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Forsand Municipality

Forsand Municipality ©
With a cluster of villages surrounded by untouched nature, Forsand Municipality is a great destination for those looking to immerse themselves in scenic surroundings, far from the city bustle.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Veraland, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pulpit Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hogsfjorden. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Forsand Municipality trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Bergen to Forsand Municipality by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Forsand Municipality, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Sandnes
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Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock
Hogsfjorden ©
Hogsfjorden

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