16 days in Norway Itinerary

16 days in Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Norway route planner

Make it your trip
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Oslo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rjukan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Flam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Voss Municipality
— 1 night
Drive
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Bergen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Geiranger
— 3 nights
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Oslo

— 4 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.
Visit Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Ljan Church for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, stroll around Vigeland Park, and step into the grandiose world of Det Kongelige Slott.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo tour planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Oslo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Brussels in August since evenings lows in Oslo dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Rjukan.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Rjukan

— 2 nights
Rjukan is a town and the administrative centre of Tinn municipality in Telemark, Norway. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heddal Stave Church and then get your bearings at Visitor Centre Hardangervidda National Park. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable ride with Gaustabanen, then take in the awesome beauty at Gaustatoppen, and then hit the slopes at Krossobanen.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rjukan trip planner.

Getting from Oslo to Rjukan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rjukan can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Flam.

Things to do in Rjukan

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at FjordSafari, see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet, and then admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Borgund Stave Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bakka Church.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Flam trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Rjukan to Flam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Rjukan in September, expect nights in Flam to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Voss Municipality.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Voss Municipality

— 1 night
A vacation in Voss Municipality offers great opportunities for bird-watchers--more than 155 avian species live in the region, including the great egret and the European hobby.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Tvindefossen, take the plunge with Skydive Voss, and then glide peacefully along the water with Outdoor Norway.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Voss Municipality road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Flam to Voss Municipality takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Voss Municipality

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Bergen

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Gone Paddling AS and Mount Floyen and the Funicular. Bryggen and Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, take in the pleasant sights at Stoltzekleiven, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John's Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bergen visit planner.

Getting from Voss Municipality to Bergen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bergen are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Geiranger

— 3 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.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Geiranger Church, explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet, then don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger, then admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters, and finally cruise along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Geiranger online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bergen to Geiranger in 7.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Geiranger can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Norway travel guide

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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.