12 days in Norway Itinerary

12 days in Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Norway planner

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Fly
1
Trondheim
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
Fly to Alesund, Ferry to Geiranger
3
Geiranger
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Lom
— 1 night
Drive
5
Flam
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Bergen
— 2 nights
Fly

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Trondheim

— 2 nights
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Rockheim, explore and take pictures at Kristiansten Fortress, and then wander the streets of Bakklandet. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum, pause for some photo ops at Carl Adolf Dahl Statue, then see the interesting displays at Ringve Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleri Hanne.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Trondheim vacation planning website.

New York City, USA to Trondheim is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Trondheim. When traveling from New York City in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Trondheim: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Leknes.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Leknes, Vestvagoy

— 2 nights
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. On the 12th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Haukland Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island, and then kick back and relax at Kvalvika Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Leknes trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Trondheim to Leknes by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Trondheim in August, expect nights in Leknes to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Geiranger

— 2 nights

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 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, then head outdoors with Active Geiranger, and then cruise along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Norwegian Fjord Centre, take in breathtaking views at Flydalsjuvet, and then make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Geiranger sightseeing planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Leknes to Geiranger in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Leknes, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Geiranger, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Lom.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Lom

— 1 night
Lom is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway. On the 16th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Norwegian Mountain Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lom Stave church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Galdhopiggen.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lom tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Geiranger to Lom in 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Geiranger in August: high temperatures in Lom hover around 59°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Lom

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Flam

— 2 nights
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 17th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at FjordSafari, then take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout, and then examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Naeroyfjord, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kjosfossen Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Brekkefossen.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Flam vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Lom to Flam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. August in Flam sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bergen

— 2 nights

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 19th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get curious at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter, and then examine the collection at Museum Lepramuseet St. Jorgens Hospital. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, then view the masterpieces at KODE Art Museums of Bergen, and then get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bergen tour builder.

Getting from Flam to Bergen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Bergen sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.