28 days in Norway Itinerary

28 days in Norway Itinerary

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28 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  13 h
1
Gressvik
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Bergen
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Stavanger
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Oslo
— 6 nights
Train + Bus:  6 h 30 min
6
Geiranger
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h
7
Harstad
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h
8
Kristiansand
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Dubai

1
night
Gressvik

Gressvik ©
Gressvik is a village located in the municipality of Fredrikstad, Norway. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): view the masterpieces at Kunstgaten Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hvaler Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Foten Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Preus museum and then kick back and relax at Saltholmen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gressvik online sightseeing planner .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Gressvik is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August, Gressvik is cooler than Dammam - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Gressvik

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvaler Municipality, Saltholmen, Preus museum
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Saltholmen ©
Saltholmen
Preus museum ©
Preus museum
Hvaler Church ©
Hvaler Church

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.
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen) and Gronevika. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fish Market, see the interesting displays at Stine Hoff Kunstglass Economusee, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bergen road trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gressvik to Bergen. When traveling from Gressvik in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bergen: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

4
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.
Do your shopping at Touscene and Galleri G. Get outdoors at Borestranden Beach and Orre Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sola Strand, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stavanger Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Sverd i fjell, and view the masterpieces at Galleri Gann.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Stavanger trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bergen to Stavanger in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandnes, Orre Beach, Borestranden Beach
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Sola Strand ©
Sola Strand
Orre Beach ©
Orre Beach
Borestranden Beach ©
Borestranden Beach

2
nights
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Get in touch with nature at Haukland Beach and Kvalvika Beach. Spend the 14th (Wed) among lush scenery at Himmeltinden. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Uttakleiv Beach, get engrossed in the history at Lofotr Viking Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Leknes road trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Stavanger to Leknes in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Stavanger in August, expect Leknes to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Lofotr Viking Museum, Lofoten Island, Kvalvika Beach
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Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Lofotr Viking Museum ©
Lofotr Viking Museum

6
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Oslomarka and Vigeland Museum. Fram Polar Ship Museum and Munch Museum will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum, find something for the whole family at The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, wander the streets of Karl Johans gate, and glide through natural beauty at Nordmarka.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Leknes to Oslo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Leknes in August: highs in Oslo hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Geiranger.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

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 21st (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Geiranger Church, don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger, and then admire the sheer force of Seven Sisters.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Geiranger trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Oslo to Geiranger in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Geiranger can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Harstad.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Fossevandring Geiranger ©
Fossevandring Geiranger

2
nights
Harstad

Harstad ©
Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trondenes Church, then experience rural life at Rokenes Gard, and then trek along Keipen. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your knowledge of military history at Trondenes fort, then take an in-depth tour of Trondenes Historical Centre, and then hike along Gangsastoppen.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Harstad driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Geiranger to Harstad. August in Harstad sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Harstad

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Keipen ©
Keipen
Trondenes Historical Centre ©
Trondenes Historical Centre
Trondenes Church ©
Trondenes Church

3
nights
Kristiansand

Kristiansand ©
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Lindesnes Fyr and then kick back and relax at Sjosanden. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Galleri Bi-Z, then learn about all things military at Kristiansand Cannon Museum, and then stroll through Baneheia.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kristiansand online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Harstad to Kristiansand. When traveling from Harstad in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kristiansand: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sjosanden, Lindesnes Fyr
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Sjosanden ©
Sjosanden
Baneheia ©
Baneheia
Ravnedalen Naturpark ©
Ravnedalen Naturpark

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