19 days in Norway Itinerary

19 days in Norway Itinerary

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19 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
Oslo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Stavanger
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Bergen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Flam
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
5
Geiranger
— 2 nights
bus + train:  5​h 45​min
6
Trondheim
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Tromso
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vigeland Museum and Viking Ship Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Nordmarka and Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, admire the masterpieces at Munch Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo day trip planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Oslo is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Oslo reach 8°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum

2
nights
Stavanger

Stavanger ©
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.
On the 10th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Touscene, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sola Strand, then take an in-depth tour of Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, and finally wander the streets of Ovre Holmegate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell, then hike along Dalsnuten, and then kick back and relax at Sjobadet Myklebust.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Stavanger road trip planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Stavanger in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Stavanger, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sjobadet Myklebust, Dalsnuten
Highlights from your plan
Sola Strand ©
Sola Strand
Ovre Holmegate ©
Ovre Holmegate
Dalsnuten ©
Dalsnuten

2
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.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), take in the waterfront at Bryggen, view the masterpieces at DMG GALLERY, then examine the collection at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, and finally get curious at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Hardanger Fjord.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bergen trip builder site .

Fly from Stavanger to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bergen can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Hardangerfjord ©
Hardangerfjord

2
nights
Flam

Flam ©
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 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Brekkefossen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Borgund Stave Church, then examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet, and finally explore the striking landscape at Naeroyfjord. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, then enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout, then contemplate the long history of Otternes Bygdetun, and finally admire the sheer force of Tvindefossen.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Flam trip planner .

You can drive from Bergen to Flam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bergen in December, things will get little chillier in Flam: highs are around 0°C and lows about -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Geiranger.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aurlandsvangen, Borgund Stave Church, Naeroyfjord, Otternes Bygdetun, Tvindefossen
Highlights from your plan
Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Borgund Stave Church ©
Borgund Stave Church
Tvindefossen ©
Tvindefossen

2
nights
Geiranger

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger, don't miss a visit to Flydalsjuvet, then stroll the grounds of Geiranger Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. On your second day here, cruise along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Sisters, and then look for gifts at Geiranger Sjokolade.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Geiranger day trip website .

Traveling by car from Flam to Geiranger takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Flam in December, expect nights in Geiranger to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Trondheim.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Rockheim, then contemplate the long history of Kristiansten Fortress, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Bakklandet Old Town. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiking in Bymarka, then see the interesting displays at Ringve Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Trondheim travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Geiranger to Trondheim takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and train; or take a bus. In December in Trondheim, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Trondheim

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

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.
On the 20th (Fri), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, browse the collection at Tromso Public library and City Archives, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tromso Domkirke.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tromso trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Trondheim to Tromso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Tromso, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

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