15 days in Norway Itinerary

15 days in Norway Itinerary

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15 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  15 h 15 min
1
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Tromso
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Alta
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Bergen
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Oslo
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): tour along fresh powder with Ski & Snow Tours and then explore the activities along Magdalenefjord Svalbard. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Spitzbergen Outdoor Activities and then sample the tasty concoctions at Svalbard Brewery.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Longyearbyen day trip tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Longyearbyen is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Longyearbyen. In March, Longyearbyen is cooler than Dubai - with highs of -7°C and lows of -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Magdalenefjord Svalbard
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Spitzbergen Outdoor Activities
Spitzbergen Outdoor Activities
Magdalenefjord Svalbard ©
Magdalenefjord Svalbard

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet and Telegrafbukta Beach. There's lots more to do: browse the collection at Tromso Public library and City Archives, admire the striking features of The Arctic Cathedral, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and walk around Prestvannet Lake.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tromso route planner.

Getting from Longyearbyen to Tromso by flight takes about 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Longyearbyen in April; daily highs in Tromso reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum ©
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum
Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet ©

1
night
Alta

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. On the 5th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Northern Lights Cathedral and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alta trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Tromso to Alta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Alta are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Alta

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Northern Lights Cathedral ©
Northern Lights Cathedral

3
nights
Bergen

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stoltzekleiven and Hardangerfjord. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, trek along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), and get engrossed in the history at Bergenhus Festningsmuesum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bergen online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Alta to Bergen in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, Bergen is somewhat warmer than Alta - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Stoltzekleiven ©
Stoltzekleiven
Hardangerfjord ©
Hardangerfjord

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tryvann Ski Resort and Sognsvann Lake. There's still lots to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Nordmarka, explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo road trip planning site .

Fly from Bergen to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oslo when traveling from Bergen in April, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Tryvann Ski Resort
Tryvann Ski Resort
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake

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