8 days in Western Norway Itinerary

8 days in Western Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Norway trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Alesund
— 1 night
Ferry
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Geiranger
— 2 nights
Ferry to Hellesylt, Bus to Flam
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Flam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bergen
— 2 nights
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Alesund

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Alnes Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Jugendstilsenteret and Kunstmuseet Kube, then take a stroll around Tourist Cinema - View The Fjords, and finally make a trip to Fjellstua Viewpoint.

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Oslo to Alesund is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Oslo in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Alesund: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Geiranger.

Things to do in Alesund

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Geiranger

— 2 nights

Pearl of the North

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 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger, admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters, take some stellar pictures from Flydalsjuvet, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Geiranger Church, and finally get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Geiranger trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Alesund to Geiranger takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Geiranger sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. You'll set off for Flam on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Flam

— 2 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Otternes Bygdetun. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet, hike along FjordSafari, then contemplate the long history of Otternes Bygdetun, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rjoandefossen. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Bakka Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord, then don't miss a visit to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Flam trip planner.

Getting from Geiranger to Flam by combination of ferry and bus takes about 9.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Flam can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Bergen

— 2 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
On the 26th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, get a taste of the local shopping with Gunvor Handmade Illustration, get a taste of the local shopping with Dmg Gallery, take in the waterfront at Bryggen, then see the interesting displays at Theta Museum, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Stoltzekleiven, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken, and then contemplate the long history of Fantoft Stavkirke.

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Getting from Flam to Bergen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Bergen can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Western Norway travel guide

4.4
Mountains · Flea Markets · Piers & Boardwalks
Admire the mighty glaciers, traverse the scenic fjords, and visit the historical cities of Western Norway, the country's traditional gateway to the world. From ancient fishermen and fierce Vikings, to medieval traders and modern industry, the area's link with the sea has never been broken. Whatever the season, Western Norway offers an abundance of opportunities for sightseeing and vacation activities. The region is a great destination for hiking, cycling, skiing, or fishing, while the charming villages and small coastal towns offer peaceful, friendly hospitality. Throughout the region you can find superb examples of traditional wooden architecture, and the larger urban centers, like Bergen and Stavanger, combine modern facilities with historical monuments. The area is famous for its seafood and fresh mountain water, so make sure to sample the local specialties.