10 days in Oslo & Western Norway Itinerary

10 days in Oslo & Western Norway Itinerary

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Fly
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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: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, and examine the collection at Fram Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo road trip app.

Madison, USA to Oslo is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Madison to Oslo. In September, Oslo is little chillier than Madison - with highs of 61°F and lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Statute of Joachim Ronneberg, trek along Walk to Borgundgavlen, and then examine the collection at Waldehuset Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Alesund trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Alesund takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Alesund can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Geiranger.

Things to do in Alesund

Outdoors · Trails · 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 reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Geiranger trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Alesund to Geiranger in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Geiranger sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off 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. On the 8th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Kjenndalsbreen Glacier, admire all the interesting features of Lovatnet, and then contemplate the long history of Olden.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Loen visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Geiranger to Loen takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gaupne.

Things to do in Loen

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gaupne

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

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gaupne trip planning tool.

You can drive from Loen to Gaupne in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Loen in September, Gaupne is slightly colder at night with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, then enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rjoandefossen, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Flam online road trip planner.

You can drive from Gaupne to Flam in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Dmg Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bergen trip planner.

Getting from Flam to Bergen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bergen when traveling from Flam in September, with lows around 50°F. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.