18 days in Norway Itinerary

18 days in Norway Itinerary

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18 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  26 h
1
Oslo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Bergen
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Trondheim
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Alta
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Tromso
— 2 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Brisbane

3
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.
Anno Museum Domkirkeodden and Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nordmarka and Aker Brygge. Go for a jaunt from Oslo to Halden to see Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum), contemplate the waterfront views at Sognsvann Lake, engage your brain at Norwegian Museum of Technology, and admire the striking features of Ostbanehallen.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Oslo day trip planning site .

Brisbane, Australia to Oslo is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Oslo is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in March, expect Oslo to be much colder, temps between 7°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress), Anno Museum Domkirkeodden
Highlights from your plan
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like KODE Art Museums of Bergen and Magic Ice Bar Bergen. Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Gategalleriet will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring at Hardanger Fjord. There's much more to do: hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Church, go for a walk through Stoltzekleiven, and get curious at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter.

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Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oslo in March since evenings lows in Bergen dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
KODE Art Museums of Bergen ©
KODE Art Museums of Bergen
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

3
nights
Trondheim

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Bakklandet Old Town and Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kristiansten Fortress and Rockheim. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady, stop by Sirkus Shopping, see the interesting displays at Ringve Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Vitensenteret i Trondheim.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Trondheim online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Trondheim takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Trondheim are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kristiansten Fortress ©
Kristiansten Fortress
Bakklandet Old Town ©
Bakklandet Old Town
Ringve Museum ©
Ringve Museum

1
night
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. On the 5th (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Nusfjord Fishing Village, then head off the coast to Lofoten Island, and then stroll through Haukland Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Leknes trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Trondheim to Leknes by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Trondheim in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Leknes, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nusfjord Fishing Village, Lofoten Island
Highlights from your plan
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Nusfjord Fishing Village ©
Nusfjord Fishing Village

2
nights
Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands

Svolvaer ©
The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, view the masterpieces at Lille Kabelvag art gallery and museum, then shop like a local with Gallery Dagfinn Bakke, then examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Northern Norway Art Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kabelvag Church, then view the masterpieces at Lofoten Glass AS, then view the masterpieces at The Espolin Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Lofoten Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Svolvaer travel route builder tool .

Getting from Leknes to Svolvaer by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Svolvaer, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Kabelvag
Highlights from your plan
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum ©
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kabelvag Church ©
Kabelvag Church

1
night
Alta

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Northern Lights Cathedral, then get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, then examine the collection at Tirpitz Museum, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Alta trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Svolvaer to Alta in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Svolvaer in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Alta, with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Alta

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Northern Lights Cathedral ©
Northern Lights Cathedral

2
nights
Tromso

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Perspektivet Museum, look and learn at Northern Norwegian Science Center, then explore the striking landscape at Tromso Fjords, and finally browse the collection at Tromso Public library and City Archives.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tromso visit planner .

Fly from Alta to Tromso in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum
Northern Norwegian Science Center ©
Northern Norwegian Science Center

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