37 days in Western Norway Itinerary

37 days in Western Norway Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Stavanger
— 4 nights
2
Forsand Municipality
— 1 night
3
Haugesund
— 4 nights
4
Odda
— 3 nights
5
Ulvik
— 2 nights
6
Flam
— 2 nights
7
Stryn
— 3 nights
8
Geiranger
— 4 nights
9
Andalsnes
— 3 nights
10
Alesund
— 4 nights
11
Bergen
— 5 nights

4
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.
Explore Stavanger's surroundings by going to Orre Beach (in Orre) and Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Lysefjord, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sande Beach, kick back and relax at Godalen Beach, and contemplate the long history of Old Stavanger.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Stavanger trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Stavanger is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Stavanger due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Stavanger hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Forsand Municipality.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gloppedalsura Scree, Orre Beach, Borestranden Beach, Sjobadet Myklebust, Sande Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Sverd i fjell ©
Sverd i fjell

1
night
Forsand Municipality

Forsand Municipality ©
With a cluster of villages surrounded by untouched nature, Forsand Municipality is a great destination for those looking to immerse themselves in scenic surroundings, far from the city bustle.
On the 2nd (Mon), hike along Hike from Grauthedlar to Lysebotn, take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock, and then take in the pleasant sights at Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Forsand Municipality online journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from Stavanger to Forsand Municipality takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Forsand Municipality, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Haugesund.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
Hike from Grauthedlar to Lysebotn ©
Hike from Grauthedlar to Lysebotn
Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock

4
nights
Haugesund

Haugesund ©
is a town and municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. Get out of town with these interesting Haugesund side-trips: Ryvarden (in Sveio), Himakana (in Nedstrand) and Rex garden (in Sveio Municipality). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Djupadalen, walk around Vangen, kick back and relax at Karmoy Beaches, and don't miss a visit to Haugesund Town Hall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Haugesund travel planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Forsand Municipality to Haugesund takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Odda.

Things to do in Haugesund

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Leirvik, Sveio Municipality, Glass&Glede, Lindoy, Himakana
Highlights from your plan
Djupadalen ©
Djupadalen
Eventyrskogen ©
Eventyrskogen
Galleri Gunther ©
Galleri Gunther

3
nights
Odda

Odda ©
Odda is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Odda: Rosendal (Folgefonna nasjonalpark & Malmangernuten (889 moh)) and Glacial Potholes at Rullestad Gorge (in Fjaera). On the 7th (Sat), plan a day focused around Trolltunga.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Odda travel planner.

You can drive from Haugesund to Odda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Haugesund in November, with highs in Odda at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Ulvik.

Things to do in Odda

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Rosendal, Glacial Potholes at Rullestad Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Folgefonna nasjonalpark ©
Folgefonna nasjonalpark
Trolltunga ©
Trolltunga

2
nights
Ulvik

Ulvik ©
Ulvik is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): experience rural life at Syse Gard, thentake in the awesome beauty at Osa Mountain, and then relax in the rural setting at Hardanger Saft og Siderfabrikk. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Hardanger Bridge, thenappreciate the views at Husedalen Valley, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Voringsfossen, and finally relax in the rural setting at Ulvik Frukt & Cideri.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ulvik online tour planner.

You can drive from Odda to Ulvik in 1.5 hours. November in Ulvik sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Flam.

Things to do in Ulvik

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Voringsfossen, Husedalen Valley, Osa Mountain, Ulvik Frukt & Cideri
Highlights from your plan
Osa Mountain ©
Osa Mountain
Voringsfossen ©
Voringsfossen
Syse Gard ©
Syse Gard

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 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet, experience rural life at Skaldegard, thentake in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout, and finally make a trip to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route. Here are some ideas for day two: do some two-wheel cruising with Stalheimskleiva, take in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord, and then stop by Flam Store Exclusive.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Flam trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Ulvik to Flam takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Stryn.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Aurlandsvangen, Stalheimskleiva, Naeroyfjord
Highlights from your plan
Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Skaldegard ©
Skaldegard
Stegastein Lookout ©
Stegastein Lookout

3
nights
Stryn

Stryn ©
Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Get out of town with these interesting Stryn side-trips: Brenndalsbreen (in Briksdalsbre) and Volda (Rotsethornet, Volda Ski Centre, &more). Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Jostedalsbreen National Park. It doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) and explore the striking landscape at Jostedals Glacier.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Stryn online route planner.

Getting from Flam to Stryn by bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In November, Stryn is somewhat warmer than Flam - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Stryn

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Volda, Western Norway, Brenndalsbreen
Highlights from your plan
Jostedalsbreen National Park ©
Jostedalsbreen National Park
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) ©
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen)
Brenndalsbreen ©
Brenndalsbreen

4
nights
Geiranger

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Go for a jaunt from Geiranger to Norddal to see Herdalssetra about 1 hour away. Spend the 17th (Tue) among the memorable landscape of Geiranger Fjord. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, head outdoors with Storseterfossen, stop by Geiranger Sjokolade, and pause for some serene contemplation at Geiranger Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Geiranger trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Stryn to Geiranger takes 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Geiranger can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Andalsnes.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Herdalssetra
Highlights from your plan
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba ©
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba
Skagefla ©
Skagefla

3
nights
Andalsnes

Andalsnes ©
Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Take a break from Andalsnes with a short trip to Mardalsfossen in Nesset Municipality, about 1h 15 min away. On the 22nd (Sun), hike the day away at Romsdalseggen. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Trollstigen, take in the awesome beauty at The Romsdalen Valley, make a trip to Rampestreken, and see the interesting displays at Norwegian Mountaineering Centre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Andalsnes trip planner.

Getting from Geiranger to Andalsnes by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Andalsnes are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alesund.

Things to do in Andalsnes

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Rauma Municipality, Mardalsfossen, Trollstigen
Highlights from your plan
Romsdalseggen ©
Romsdalseggen
Trollstigen ©
Trollstigen
Rampestreken ©
Rampestreken

4
nights
Alesund

Alesund ©
A lively seaport renowned for its high concentration of Art Nouveau buildings, Alesund stretches over seven islands and features a compact city center almost entirely surrounded by water.
When in Alesund, make a side trip to see Ishavsmuseet Aarvak in Hareid, approximately Hareid away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Fjellstua Viewpoint, pause for some photo ops at Statute of Joachim Ronneberg, take in the exciting artwork at Galleri Artifex, and enjoy the sea views from Alnes Lighthouse.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alesund online day trip planner.

Drive from Andalsnes to Alesund in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Alesund sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Alesund

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Ishavsmuseet Aarvak
Highlights from your plan
Borgernes veg and Aksla Stadion ©
Borgernes veg and Aksla Stadion
Fjellstua Viewpoint ©
Fjellstua Viewpoint
Slogen ©
Slogen

5
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.
Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring at Hardangerfjord. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, hike along Mount Lovstaken, take an in-depth tour of Bergenhus Festningsmuesum, and take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen.

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

Traveling by flight from Alesund to Bergen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Hardangerfjord ©
Hardangerfjord

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