10 days in Oslo & Western Norway Itinerary

10 days in Oslo & Western Norway Itinerary

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Oslo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Alesund
— 1 night
Ferry
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Geiranger
— 1 night
Ferry to Hellesylt ferjekai, Bus to Loen
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Loen
— 1 night
Drive
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Gaupne
— 1 night
Drive
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Flam
— 1 night
Drive
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Bergen
— 1 night
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Oslo

— 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and stroll around Vigeland Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip builder tool.

Madison, USA to Oslo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Madison to Oslo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madison in September: high temperatures in Oslo hover around 61°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Alesund.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Alesund

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Statute of Joachim Ronneberg, then stroll through Walk to Borgundgavlen, and then examine the collection at Waldehuset Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Alesund trip planner.

Getting from Oslo to Alesund by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Alesund, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Geiranger.

Things to do in Alesund

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Geiranger

— 1 night

Pearl of the North

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba and then take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Geiranger day trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Alesund to Geiranger in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Geiranger can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Loen.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks

Loen

— 1 night
Loen is a village in Stryn Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kjenndalsbreen Glacier, then cruise along Lovatnet, and then contemplate the long history of Olden.

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You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Geiranger to Loen in 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Loen can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gaupne.

Things to do in Loen

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Gaupne

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): head outdoors with Feigefossen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Gaupne Old Church, then get outside with Lustrabadet, and finally hike along Jostedalsbreen og Jotunheimen National Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gaupne travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Loen to Gaupne in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Gaupne when traveling from Loen in September, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Gaupne

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flam

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, then take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout, then admire the sheer force of Rjoandefossen, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Flam sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gaupne to Flam takes 2 hours. September in Flam sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Bergen

— 1 night

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Dmg Gallery, take in the waterfront at Bryggen, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular.

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Traveling by car from Flam to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Flam in September since evenings lows in Bergen dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Western Norway travel guide

4.4
Mountains · Flea Markets · Historic Walking Areas
Admire the mighty glaciers, traverse the scenic fjords, and visit the historical cities of Western Norway, the country's traditional gateway to the world. From ancient fishermen and fierce Vikings, to medieval traders and modern industry, the area's link with the sea has never been broken. Whatever the season, Western Norway offers an abundance of opportunities for sightseeing and vacation activities. The region is a great destination for hiking, cycling, skiing, or fishing, while the charming villages and small coastal towns offer peaceful, friendly hospitality. Throughout the region you can find superb examples of traditional wooden architecture, and the larger urban centers, like Bergen and Stavanger, combine modern facilities with historical monuments. The area is famous for its seafood and fresh mountain water, so make sure to sample the local specialties.