12 days in Western Norway Itinerary

12 days in Western Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Norway trip planner

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Geiranger
— 1 night
Drive
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Andalsnes
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bergen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Flam
— 2 nights
Fly
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Stavanger
— 4 nights
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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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Geiranger journey planner.

Newark, USA to Geiranger is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for cooler days in Geiranger, with highs around 64°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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. On the 25th (Wed), stroll through Romsdalseggen. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Nesaksla and then take a memorable drive along Trollstigen.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Andalsnes trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Geiranger to Andalsnes takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly to Bergen.

Things to do in Andalsnes

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): learn the secrets of beer at Bergen Food Tours and then see some colorful creatures with Gone Paddling AS. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally shop like a local with Fish Market.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bergen route maker tool.

You can fly from Andalsnes to Bergen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
On the 29th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at FjordSafari and then wander the streets of Gamle Laerdalsoeyri. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord and then get outside with Stalheimskleiva.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Flam road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bergen to Flam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Flam sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Stavanger.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Stavanger

— 4 nights

Oil Capital

The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Popular historic sites such as Old Stavanger and Stavanger Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Ovre Holmegate and Norsk Hermetikkmuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Stavanger: Orre Beach (in Orre) and Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sande Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vigdelstranden.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Stavanger trip planner.

Fly from Flam to Stavanger in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Flam in August, Stavanger is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stavanger

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.