20 days in Norway Itinerary

20 days in Norway Itinerary

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20 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Tromso
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Alta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Nordkapp Municipality
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Roros
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Trondheim
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Bergen
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Oslo
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tromso Fjords and Perspektivet Museum. Northern Norwegian Science Center and Lone Slydahl are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Tromso Domkirke, and view the masterpieces at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tromso trip maker website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tromso is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Tromso. Traveling from Dubai in February, expect Tromso to be much colder, temps between 0°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

2
nights
Alta

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Alta Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Northern Lights Cathedral. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, then look and learn at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, and then examine the collection at Tirpitz Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alta driving holiday planning tool .

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. Traveling from Tromso in February, things will get slightly colder in Alta: highs are around -3°C and lows about -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Alta

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

1
night
Nordkapp Municipality

Nordkapp Municipality ©
Some 200,000 visitors take a trip to Nordkapp Municipality every year, drawn by its two main attractions--North Cape and Knivskjellodden, considered by many the northernmost point of Europe.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Once Upon a Dream Galleri and Gift shop, then view the masterpieces at The Gallery "West Of The Moon", then view the masterpieces at The Gallery - East of the Sun, and finally explore the striking landscape at North Cape.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nordkapp Municipality road trip planner .

Getting from Alta to Nordkapp Municipality by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Alta in February since evenings lows in Nordkapp Municipality dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Roros.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

North Cape
Highlights from your plan
North Cape ©
North Cape
The Gallery - East of the Sun ©
The Gallery - East of the Sun
The Gallery ©
The Gallery "West Of The Moon"

1
day
Roros

Roros ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roros Church, then shop like a local with Thomasgaarden Galleri, and then see the interesting displays at Roros Museum Olav's Mine.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Roros trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Nordkapp Municipality to Roros in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Roros when traveling from Nordkapp Municipality in February, with lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Trondheim.

Things to do in Roros

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Thomasgaarden Galleri ©
Thomasgaarden Galleri
Roros Church ©
Roros Church

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bakklandet Old Town and Church of Our Lady. Kristiansten Fortress and Nidaros Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Rockheim, view the masterpieces at Babel Bok, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get engrossed in the history at Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Trondheim trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Roros to Trondheim in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, Trondheim is somewhat warmer than Roros - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Trondheim

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

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.
Visit Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Bryggen for their historical value. Head to KODE Art Museums of Bergen and Magic Ice Bar Bergenfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring at Hardanger Fjord. There's still lots to do: engage your brain at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter, view the masterpieces at DMG GALLERY, make a trip to Fish Market, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen).

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bergen trip builder tool .

You can fly from Trondheim to Bergen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Bergen are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

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

6
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.
Fram Museum and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Aker Brygge and Galleri Fineartfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, and find something for the whole family at Norsk Folkemuseum.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Oslo route builder .

You can fly from Bergen to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bergen in February since evenings lows in Oslo dip to -7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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