21 days in Norway Itinerary

21 days in Norway Itinerary

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1
Bergen
— 2 nights
2
Flam
— 2 nights
3
Kirkenes
— 2 nights
4
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
— 2 nights
5
Tromso
— 5 nights
6
Svolvaer
— 3 nights
7
Oslo
— 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gone Paddling AS and Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John's Church, appreciate the history behind Sailor's Monument, and take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Bergen is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Bergen sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gone Paddling AS
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Gone Paddling AS ©
Gone Paddling AS
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

2
nights
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 22nd (Tue), trek along with FjordSafari, see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet, and then take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Flam trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Bergen to Flam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bergen in December: high temperatures in Flam hover around 0°C and lows are around -4°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kirkenes.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Stegastein Lookout
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FjordSafari ©
FjordSafari
Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen
Stegastein Lookout ©
Stegastein Lookout

2
nights
Kirkenes

Kirkenes ©
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Varanger Museum, then contemplate the long history of Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter, then hit the best photo ops around with Kirkenes astrocamp, and finally make a trip to Soviet Liberation Monument. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkenes Church and then cast your line with King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kirkenes tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Flam to Kirkenes takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Flam in December, with highs in Kirkenes at -5°C and lows at -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Longyearbyen.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Kirkenes astrocamp ©
Kirkenes astrocamp
Varanger Museum ©
Varanger Museum
Soviet Liberation Monument ©
Soviet Liberation Monument

2
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Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Longyearbyen ©
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): gear up at Ingenior G. Paulsen, fly down the slopes at Snowmobile Safari Svalbard, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svalbard Kirke. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at North Pole Expedition Museum and then get the lay of the land with Better Moments.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Longyearbyen travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Kirkenes to Longyearbyen in 8 hours. In December, daytime highs in Longyearbyen are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Snowmobile Safari Svalbard
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Better Moments ©
Better Moments
Ingenior G. Paulsen ©
Ingenior G. Paulsen
Svalbard Kirke ©
Svalbard Kirke

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Arctic Escape and Green Gold of Norway. There's still lots to do: hit the best photo ops around with NorthernShots Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke, see the interesting displays at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, and view the masterpieces at Art Ika.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tromso vacation builder website.

Fly from Longyearbyen to Tromso in 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Longyearbyen in December: high temperatures in Tromso hover around 0°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Tromso

Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Green Gold of Norway
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NorthernShots Tours ©
NorthernShots Tours
Arctic Escape ©
Arctic Escape
Tromso Bridge ©
Tromso Bridge

3
nights
Svolvaer

Svolvaer ©
The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lofoten Lights and Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum. Get in touch with nature at Haukland Beach and Holandsmelen Hiking Trail. There's more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour and explore the world behind art at Lille Kabelvag art gallery and museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Svolvaer trip planner.

You can fly from Tromso to Svolvaer in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tromso in January since evenings lows in Svolvaer dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Leknes, Lille Kabelvag art gallery and museum
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Lofoten Lights ©
Lofoten Lights
Fishing Charters & Tours
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach

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.
Visiting Nordmarka and Tryvann Ski Resort will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oslomarka and Sognsvann Lake. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the different shops at Aker Brygge, and walk around Frogner Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip planner.

Fly from Svolvaer to Oslo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Svolvaer in January, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 6°C by day to -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake

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