17 days in Norway Itinerary

17 days in Norway Itinerary

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17 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Oslo
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Bergen
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  7 h 30 min
3
Geiranger
— 1 night
Bus + Train:  6 h 45 min
4
Trondheim
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Tromso
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Norsk Folkemuseum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vigeland Museum and Viking Ship Museum. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, explore the historical opulence of Det Kongelige Slott, and explore the world behind art at Munch Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo trip planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Oslo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Oslo due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in December; daily highs in Oslo reach 8°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum
Astrup Fearnley Museet ©
Astrup Fearnley Museet

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and St John's Church. Get in touch with nature at Hardangerfjord and Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, explore the world behind art at KODE Art Museums of Bergen, and take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bergen trip maker site .

Getting from Oslo to Bergen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in December since evenings lows in Bergen dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

1
night
Geiranger

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Geiranger Church, then make a trip to Flydalsjuvet, then take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, and finally make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Geiranger driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bergen to Geiranger in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Bergen in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -1°C in Geiranger. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Flydalsjuvet ©
Flydalsjuvet

2
nights
Trondheim

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): learn about all things military at The Armoury Rustkammeret, then learn about all things military at Kristiansten Fortress, then take a stroll through Bakklandet Old Town, and finally snap pictures at Old Town Bridge. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Bymarka, see the interesting displays at Rockheim, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Trondheim trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Geiranger to Trondheim in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In December in Trondheim, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kristiansten Fortress ©
Kristiansten Fortress
Bymarka ©
Bymarka
Bakklandet Old Town ©
Bakklandet Old Town

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Arctic Cathedral and Tromso Domkirke. Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), view the masterpieces at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, and browse the collection at Tromso Public library and City Archives.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tromso road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Trondheim to Tromso takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In December in Tromso, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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