12 days in Oslo, Western Norway & Lillehammer Itinerary

12 days in Oslo, Western Norway & Lillehammer Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Norway travel planner

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Fly
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Oslo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Flam
— 1 night
Drive
3
Bergen
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Loen
— 1 night
Bus to Hellesylt ferjekai, Ferry to Geiranger
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Geiranger
— 1 night
Drive
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Andalsnes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lillehammer
— 1 night
Drive
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Oslo
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Oslo

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Viking Ship Museum and Munch Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fram Museum and Holmenkollen Ski Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), ponder the world of politics at Rådhuset, get outside with Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing, and admire the landmark architecture of Stortinget.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo visit planning site.

Zagreb, Croatia to Oslo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Zagreb in August, things will get slightly colder in Oslo: highs are around 68°F and lows about 47°F. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Flam.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
You've now added Borgund Stave Church to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Borgund Stave Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Flam day trip site.

You can drive from Oslo to Flam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Oslo in August, plan for little chillier days in Flam, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bergen road trip planner.

Drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Bergen are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Loen.

Things to do in Bergen

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Loen

— 1 night
Loen is a village in Stryn Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olden kyrkje.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Loen trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bergen to Loen takes 5 hours. August in Loen sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Geiranger.

Things to do in Loen

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Geiranger travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Loen to Geiranger takes 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Geiranger can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Andalsnes.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Andalsnes

— 2 nights
Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Atlantic Road has been added to your itinerary. On the 31st (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Stigfossen Waterfall and then cruise along Trollstigen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Atlantic Road.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Andalsnes road trip website.

You can drive from Geiranger to Andalsnes in 2.5 hours. In August in Andalsnes, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to Lillehammer.

Things to do in Andalsnes

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Lillehammer

— 1 night
Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Oppland county, Norway. On the 2nd (Thu), have fun and explore at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lillehammer visit site.

Drive from Andalsnes to Lillehammer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Andalsnes in September, with highs in Lillehammer at 53°F and lows at 39°F. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Lillehammer

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Oslo

Tiger City

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): walk around Vigeland Park.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Oslo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lillehammer to Oslo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lillehammer in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Oslo, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.