20 days in Norway Itinerary

20 days in Norway Itinerary

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20 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Skaftafell
Drive:  19​h
1
Tromso
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Svolvaer, Vagan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Trondheim
— 2 nights
4
Alesund
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Geiranger
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Bergen
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Stavanger
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Oslo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Aalborg


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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.
On the 2nd (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Polaria.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tromso trip tool .

Skaftafell, Iceland to Tromso is an approximately 19-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Tromso are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Polaria ©
Polaria
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

2
nights
Svolvaer, Vagan

Svolvaer ©
The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
You've added Trollfjord Cruise, Kayaking & Canoeing, Haukland Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then take a memorable tour with Trollfjord Cruise. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Lofotr Viking Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Haukland Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Svolvaer trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tromso to Svolvaer takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Kayaking & Canoeing, Lofotr Viking Museum, Haukland Beach
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Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Lofotr Viking Museum ©
Lofotr Viking Museum
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Trondheim

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ilen Kirke, Pilegrimsleden - The Route of St. Olav Ways and Stiftsgarden. On the 6th (Tue), learn about all things military at Kristiansten Fortress, take in panoramic vistas at Tyholttarnet, examine the collection at Rockheim, then snap pictures at Old Town Bridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nidaros Cathedral. On the next day, admire the striking features of Stiftsgarden, trek along Pilegrimsleden - The Route of St. Olav Ways, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ilen Kirke.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Trondheim online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Svolvaer to Trondheim takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. August in Trondheim sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Alesund.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
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Nidaros Cathedral ©
Nidaros Cathedral
Old Town Bridge ©
Old Town Bridge
Kristiansten Fortress ©
Kristiansten Fortress

2
nights
Alesund

Alesund ©
A lively seaport renowned for its high concentration of Art Nouveau buildings, Alesund stretches over seven islands and features a compact city center almost entirely surrounded by water.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Volda kyrkje, Aalesund Church and Atlantic Sea Park. On the 8th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Fjellstua Viewpoint, observe the fascinating underwater world at Atlantic Sea Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aalesund Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Volda kyrkje.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alesund online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Trondheim to Alesund takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Alesund, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Geiranger.

Things to do in Alesund

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Volda kyrkje
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Atlantic Sea Park ©
Atlantic Sea Park
Fjellstua Viewpoint ©
Fjellstua Viewpoint
Aalesund Church ©
Aalesund Church

3
nights
Geiranger

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jostedalsbreen National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord, don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger, take in breathtaking views at Flydalsjuvet, and admire the sheer force of Seven Sisters.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Geiranger trip builder .

Traveling by car from Alesund to Geiranger takes 2.5 hours. August in Geiranger sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bergen.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Jostedalsbreen National Park
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen ©
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring at Hardanger Fjord. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, go for a walk through Stoltzekleiven, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), and hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken.

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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. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sola Strand, Norwegian Petroleum Museum, Flor & Fjære, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Lysefjord, appreciate the history behind Sverd i fjell, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Archaeology (Arkeologisk Museum), then steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavanger Cathedral. On your second day here, make a trip to Flor & Fjære, then get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, and then kick back and relax at Sola Strand.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Stavanger trip planner .

Getting from Bergen to Stavanger by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Stavanger are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Flor & Fjære ©
Flor & Fjære
Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Astrup Fearnley Museet, The Nobel Peace Center, Oslo Cathedral (Oslo Domkirke), and other attractions you added. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, examine the collection at Munch Museum, step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Oslo online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Oslo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stavanger in August, Oslo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

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