31 days in Norway Itinerary

31 days in Norway Itinerary

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31 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Tromso
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Trondheim
— 4 nights
Train + Bus:  6 h 45 min
3
Geiranger
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Andalsnes
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Bergen
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Stavanger
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Forsand Municipality
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Oslo
— 7 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Charlotte

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.
Go for a jaunt from Tromso to Lyngseidet to see Aurora Spirit about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, see the interesting displays at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, get lost in a book at Tromso Public library and City Archives, and pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tromso using our trip planner.

Charlotte, USA to Tromso is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Charlotte to Tromso due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Charlotte in December: highs in Tromso hover around 33°F, while lows dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Aurora Spirit, The Arctic Cathedral
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

4
nights
Trondheim

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thamshavn Railway (in Lokken), Falstadsenteret (in Levanger) and Stjordal Public Library (in Stjordal). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral, examine the collection at Norwegian Deaf Museum, make a trip to Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, NTNU, and ski along the peaceful trails at Elgsethytta.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Trondheim trip planner.

You can fly from Tromso to Trondheim in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Falstadsenteret, Thamshavn Railway, Stjordal Public Library
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The Armoury Rustkammeret ©
The Armoury Rustkammeret
Nidaros Cathedral ©
Nidaros Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Stryn Sommerski (in Stryn) and Horndola Bridge (in Hornindal). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord, pause for some serene contemplation at Geiranger Church, make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger, and explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Geiranger attractions tool .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Trondheim to Geiranger takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Andalsnes.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Horndola Bridge, Stryn Sommerski
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba ©
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters

3
nights
Andalsnes

Andalsnes ©
Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Explore Andalsnes' surroundings by going to Mardalsfossen (in Nesset Municipality), Avdemsbue (in Lesja Municipality) and Hoyt & Lavt Bjorli (in Bjorli). There's lots more to do: cruise along Trollstigen, take in the awesome beauty at The Romsdalen Valley, see the interesting displays at Norwegian Mountaineering Centre, and admire the sheer force of Stigfossen Waterfall.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Andalsnes trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Geiranger to Andalsnes takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Andalsnes

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lesja Municipality, Trollstigen, The Romsdalen Valley, Mardalsfossen
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Romsdalseggen ©
Romsdalseggen
Trollstigen ©
Trollstigen
Mardalsfossen ©
Mardalsfossen

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.
Bergen is known for nature, shopping, historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at Stoltzekleiven.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bergen route website .

You can fly from Andalsnes to Bergen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Bergen are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Iskanten
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Orre Beach (in Orre), Varhaug Old Churchyard (in Varhaug) and Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Lysefjord, get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Touscene, and contemplate the long history of Vedafjell.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Stavanger trip maker tool .

Fly from Bergen to Stavanger in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Stavanger, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Forsand Municipality.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sola Municipality, Borestranden Beach, Vedafjell, Varhaug Old Churchyard, Galleri Gann
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Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): go for a walk through Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge and then hike along Pulpit Rock. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Kjerag and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gloppedalsura Scree.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Forsand Municipality online travel planner .

Drive from Stavanger to Forsand Municipality in 1.5 hours. In December in Forsand Municipality, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge, Gloppedalsura Scree
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Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock
Kjerag ©
Kjerag

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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.
When in Oslo, make a side trip to see Hallanderiet in Son, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum, and walk around Vigelandsparken.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oslo trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Forsand Municipality to Oslo in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. Traveling from Forsand Municipality in December, Oslo is slightly colder at night with lows of 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hallanderiet
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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