15 days in Western Norway Itinerary

15 days in Western Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Norway journey planner

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Make it your trip
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Bergen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Voss Municipality
— 2 nights
Fly
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Alesund
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Geiranger
— 1 night
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Ferry to Linge ferjekai, Bus to Slettå, Fly to Stavanger
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Forsand Municipality
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stavanger
— 4 nights
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Bergen

— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Mount Floyen and the Funicular and VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter. Go for a jaunt from Bergen to Herdla to see Gone Paddling AS about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, trek along Mount Lovstaken, take in the exciting artwork at DMG GALLERY, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market.

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Manchester, UK to Bergen is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. May in Bergen sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Voss Municipality.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Voss Municipality

— 2 nights
A vacation in Voss Municipality offers great opportunities for bird-watchers--more than 155 avian species live in the region, including the great egret and the European hobby.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Voss Active High Rope & Zip-Line Park, then do some two-wheel cruising with Stalheimskleiva, and then explore the activities along Naeroyfjord. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Voss Folkemuseum, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then head outdoors with VossVind Indoor Skydiving.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Voss Municipality trip app.

You can drive from Bergen to Voss Municipality in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Alesund.

Things to do in Voss Municipality

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Alesund

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll through Borgernes veg and Aksla Stadion, don't miss a visit to Fjellstua Viewpoint, then hike along Tueneset and Hessabana, and finally stop by Jukebox Recordstore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Statute of Joachim Ronneberg, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleri Artifex, then take a stroll around Tourist Cinema - View The Fjords, then examine the collection at Jugendstilsenteret and Kunstmuseet Kube, and finally don't miss a visit to Alnes Lighthouse.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Alesund itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Voss Municipality to Alesund in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Geiranger.

Things to do in Alesund

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Geiranger

— 1 night

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 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Geiranger travel route planner.

Ride a ferry from Alesund to Geiranger in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Forsand Municipality.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks
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Forsand Municipality

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): trek along Hike from Grauthedlar to Lysebotn, get great views at Pulpit Rock, and then go for a walk through Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Gloppedalsura Scree and then take in the awesome beauty at Kjerag.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Forsand Municipality online tour planner.

Getting from Geiranger to Forsand Municipality by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Stavanger.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Stavanger

— 4 nights

Oil Capital

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.
Attractions like Lysefjord and Sande Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Stavanger side-trips: Orre Beach (in Orre), Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe) and Dalsnuten (in Sandnes). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sjobadet Myklebust, get to know the fascinating history of Helleristninger (petroglyphs) Austre Amoy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Halandsvannet, and view the masterpieces at Galleri Gann.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stavanger driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Forsand Municipality to Stavanger in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Western Norway travel guide

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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.