8 days in Norway Itinerary

8 days in Norway Itinerary

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8 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Bergen
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Stryn
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Geiranger
— 1 night
Bus + Train:  6​h 15​min
4
Oslo
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Get some historical perspective at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and St John's Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hardanger Fjord and Stoltzekleiven. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bergen driving holiday planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Bergen is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, expect nights in Bergen to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are much colder, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stryn.

Things to do in Bergen

Nature Parks Museums
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Hardangerfjord ©
Hardangerfjord
St John's Church ©
St John's Church
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum

1
night
Stryn

Stryn ©
Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. On the 28th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Olden, then make a trip to Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Loen Church.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Stryn trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bergen to Stryn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bergen in October: highs in Stryn hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Geiranger.

Things to do in Stryn

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Loen Church
Highlights from your plan
Olden ©
Olden
Loen Church ©
Loen Church
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) ©
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen)

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger, admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters, and then explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Geiranger travel route builder .

You can drive from Stryn to Geiranger in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Oslo.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature Parks
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The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Fossevandring Geiranger ©
Fossevandring Geiranger
Flydalsjuvet ©
Flydalsjuvet

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): learn about all things military at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, then get to know the fascinating history of Oslomarka, and then stroll around Frogner Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Geiranger to Oslo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Oslo can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Frogner Park ©
Frogner Park
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum ©
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum

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