24 days in Norway Itinerary

24 days in Norway Itinerary

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24 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  26​h
1
Oslo
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Stavanger
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Forsand Municipality
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Bergen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Oystese
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Geiranger
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Trondheim
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Tromso
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Brisbane

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.
Get some cultural insight at Vulkan Neighbourhood and Viking Ship Museum. Get in touch with nature at Nordmarka and Svartdalsparken. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), gain a rich perspective with Pafuglen, play a few rounds at Oslo Golfklubb, and admire the striking features of Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo vacation planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Oslo is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Oslo. In April, Oslo is cooler than Brisbane - with highs of 11°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Oslo

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Borestranden Beach and Sola Strand. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Stavanger and Touscene. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Orre Beach, wander the streets of Ovre Holmegate, take an in-depth tour of Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, and pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Stavanger online visit planner .

You can fly from Oslo to Stavanger in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in April, Stavanger is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Forsand Municipality.

Things to do in Stavanger

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Borestranden Beach, Orre Beach, Helleristninger (petroglyphs) Austre Amoy, Hoyland Church
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 2:
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Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Orre Beach ©
Orre Beach

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at Landa Park, get great views at Pulpit Rock, and then appreciate the history behind Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Gloppedalsura Rock Fall and then trek along Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Forsand Municipality travel itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Stavanger to Forsand Municipality in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge, Gloppedalsura Rock Fall
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Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock
Landa Park ©
Landa Park

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 5th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at University Museum of Bergen - The Cultural History Collections, then shop like a local with KODE Art Museums of Bergen, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), and finally take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Susan Fosse Knitwear, take in the exciting artwork at DMG GALLERY, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, then take in the waterfront at Fish Market, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bergen road trip site .

Getting from Forsand Municipality to Bergen by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bergen can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oystese.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

1
night
Oystese

Oystese ©
On the 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Hardanger Maritime Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall, then make a trip to Hardanger Akvasenter, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Art Centre Kabuso.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oystese itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bergen to Oystese takes 1.5 hours. In May in Oystese, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Oystese

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall, Hardanger Maritime Museum, Hardanger Akvasenter
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Hardanger Maritime Museum ©
Hardanger Maritime Museum
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall ©
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
Hardanger Akvasenter ©
Hardanger Akvasenter

1
night
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 8th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Peer Gynt Galleriet, see the interesting displays at Norwegian Fjord Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Geiranger Church, and finally get a tailor-made plan with eMobility Geiranger.

Before you visit Geiranger, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Oystese to Geiranger in 8.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Trondheim.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Peer Gynt Galleriet
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
eMobility Geiranger ©
eMobility Geiranger
Norwegian Fjord Centre ©
Norwegian Fjord Centre

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.
Get in touch with nature at Trondheim par3golf and Frostastien. Get some cultural insight at Bakklandet Old Town and Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nidarosdomen, trek along Ladestien - Hiking Trail, ski along the peaceful trails at Elgsethytta, and see the interesting displays at Rockheim.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Trondheim trip planner .

Traveling by car from Geiranger to Trondheim takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Trondheim

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Frostastien
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Bymarka ©
Bymarka
Nidaros Cathedral ©
Nidaros Cathedral
Bakklandet Old Town ©
Bakklandet Old Town

3
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet) and Tromso Museum. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Telegrafbukta Beach. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arctic Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Polaria, sample the tasty concoctions at Graff Brygghus, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fjellheisen Tromso.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Tromso online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Trondheim to Tromso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Trondheim in May, things will get slightly colder in Tromso: highs are around 9°C and lows about 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Telegrafbukta Beach ©
Telegrafbukta Beach

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