19 days in Norway Itinerary

19 days in Norway Itinerary

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19 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Oslo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Hemsedal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Balestrand
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
4
Alta
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
5
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Tromso
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
7
Senja
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  35​h
End: San Jose

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nordmarka and Sognsvann Lake. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), take a peaceful walk through Svartdalsparken, take an in-depth tour of Fram Polar Ship Museum, and examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Oslo driving holiday website .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Oslo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from San Jose to Oslo due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Jose in April, with highs in Oslo at 11°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Hemsedal.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Trails Nature
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Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake
Svartdalsparken ©
Svartdalsparken

2
nights
Hemsedal

Hemsedal ©
Hemsedal is a municipality in Buskerud county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stroll through Hike to Veslehodn and then hit the slopes at Hemsedal Ski Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Ranastongi and then hit the slopes at Solheisen Ski Center.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hemsedal road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Oslo to Hemsedal takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Oslo in April; daily highs in Hemsedal reach 5°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Balestrand.

Things to do in Hemsedal

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ranastongi ©
Ranastongi

2
nights
Balestrand

Balestrand ©
Balestrand is a municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get outside with Balestrand Fjord Angling and then get outside with Gaularfjellet National Tourist Route. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Lunde Arboretum, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Three Fjord Ride, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Olav's Church, and finally stroll through Raudmelen.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Balestrand road trip site .

Drive from Hemsedal to Balestrand in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Hemsedal in April, Balestrand is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Alta.

Things to do in Balestrand

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Gaularfjellet National Tourist Route
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Raudmelen ©
Raudmelen
Balestrand Fjord Angling ©
Balestrand Fjord Angling
St. Olav's Church ©
St. Olav's Church

1
night
Alta

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at SarvesAlta Outdoor Activity.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alta online trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Balestrand to Alta in 9 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Alta, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Longyearbyen.

Things to do in Alta

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris
SarvesAlta Outdoor Activity ©
SarvesAlta Outdoor Activity

2
nights
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Escape the urban bustle at Haukland Beach and Justadtinden. Step off the beaten path and head to Himmeltinden and Lofoten Links. The adventure continues: hike along Hiking on the hills and look for gifts at Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Leknes online trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Alta to Leknes with the Route module. Traveling from Alta in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Leknes, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Leknes

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Lofoten Links, Hiking on the hills
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Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Himmeltinden ©
Himmeltinden
Justadtinden ©
Justadtinden

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Telegrafbukta Beach.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tromso tour planner.

Fly from Leknes to Tromso in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Senja.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Telegrafbukta Beach ©
Telegrafbukta Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Senja

Senja ©
On the 22nd (Mon), head outdoors with Basecamp Senja - Fjordekspedisjon, then go for a walk through Ersfjordstranda, and then get great views at Tungeneset. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): take a memorable drive along Husoey and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Malselv Mountain Village.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Senja route planner .

Traveling by ferry from Tromso to Senja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tromso in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of -5°C in Senja. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Senja

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Malselv Mountain Village, Basecamp Senja - Fjordekspedisjon
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Malselv Mountain Village ©
Malselv Mountain Village
Husoey ©
Husoey
Senjatrollet ©
Senjatrollet

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