12 days in Norway Itinerary

12 days in Norway Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
Train + Fly:  16 h
1
Tromso
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Alta
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
3
Oslo
— 3 nights
Train + Bus:  6 h 15 min
4
Geiranger
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Stryn
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Bergen
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  13 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Tromso

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.
On the 28th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Telegrafbukta Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Catholic Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Perspektivet Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Prestvannet Lake, and then get lost in a book at Tromso Public library and City Archives.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tromso trip itinerary planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Tromso is an approximately 18- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In June, Tromso is much colder than Washington DC - with highs of 53°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Telegrafbukta Beach ©
Telegrafbukta Beach
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum

1
night
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Northern Lights Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Alta trip planning site.

Fly from Tromso to Alta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Alta

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre ©
Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre
Safaris
Northern Lights Cathedral ©
Northern Lights Cathedral

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Oslomarka and Djupeklo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nordmarka and Maerrapanna Bathing and Recreational Area. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo visit planning tool.

Getting from Alta to Oslo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Alta in June, you will find days in Oslo are somewhat warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Gressvik
Highlights from your plan
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka

2
nights
Geiranger

Geiranger ©
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 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord and then get outside with Active Geiranger. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Geiranger Church, then head outdoors with Storseterfossen, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Eidsvatnet.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Geiranger trip builder website.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Oslo to Geiranger takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Oslo in July, expect nights in Geiranger to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Stryn.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Eidsvatnet
Highlights from your plan
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Active Geiranger ©
Active Geiranger
Geiranger Church ©
Geiranger Church

1
night
Stryn

Stryn ©
Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): head outdoors with Eduardo Juan, pause for some serene contemplation at Loen Church, then contemplate the long history of Olden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Olden kyrkje, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen).

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Stryn day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Geiranger to Stryn in 1.5 hours. July in Stryn sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stryn

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Loen, Olden kyrkje
Highlights from your plan
Olden ©
Olden
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) ©
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen)
Olden kyrkje ©
Olden kyrkje

1
night
Bergen

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
On the 7th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, then examine the collection at Theta Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Gronevika, and finally steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bergen holiday builder site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Stryn to Bergen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. July in Bergen sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Gronevika ©
Gronevika

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