18 days in Norway Itinerary

18 days in Norway Itinerary

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Fly
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Oslo
— 1 night
Drive
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Tonsberg
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bergen
— 1 night
Drive
4
Bremanger Municipality
— 1 night
Drive
5
Geiranger
— 1 night
Ferry
6
Alesund
— 1 night
Drive
7
Andalsnes
— Few hours
Drive
8
Kristiansund
— 1 day
Drive
9
Trondheim
— 1 night
Fly
10
Bodo
— 1 night
Fly
11
Kabelvag, Austvagoya
— 1 night
Drive
12
Senja
— 1 day
Taxi to Lysnes kai, Ferry to Tromso
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Tromso
— 1 night
Fly
14
Svolvaer
— 2 nights
Fly
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Alta
— 3 nights
Drive to Tromsø Airport, Fly to Frankfurt am Main Airport

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Oslo

Tiger City

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 28th (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet, step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), then take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, and finally walk around Vigeland Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Oslo travel planning site.

Frankfurt, Germany to Oslo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, Oslo is slightly colder than Frankfurt - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tonsberg.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Tonsberg

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Room, then learn about all things military at Marinemuseet (The Norwegian Naval Museum), and then take in the waterfront at Brygga i Toensberg. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Vestfoldmuseene IKS, Hvalfangstmuseet, then enjoy the sand and surf at Molen, and then take a tour of Saga Oseberg.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tonsberg route maker.

You can drive from Oslo to Tonsberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. September in Tonsberg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Tonsberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Bergen

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 1st (Thu), take in the waterfront at Bryggen, get a taste of the local shopping with Gunvor Handmade Illustration, then view the masterpieces at DMG GALLERY, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally hunt for treasures at Fish Market.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bergen trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tonsberg to Bergen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Bergen are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Bremanger Municipality.

Things to do in Bergen

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

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Bremanger Municipality

On the 2nd (Fri), trek along Vetvika and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotlesanden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Hornelen.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bremanger Municipality online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bergen to Bremanger Municipality in 4.5 hours. In October in Bremanger Municipality, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Bremanger Municipality

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

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Geiranger

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 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Geiranger trip planner.

You can drive from Bremanger Municipality to Geiranger in 4 hours. Traveling from Bremanger Municipality in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Geiranger, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Alesund.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alesund trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Geiranger to Alesund in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Geiranger in October, Alesund is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. You will leave for Andalsnes on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Alesund

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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Andalsnes

Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Andalsnes trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Alesund to Andalsnes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Andalsnes, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will leave for Kristiansund on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Andalsnes

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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Kristiansund

Kristiansund is a city and municipality on the western coast of Norway in the Nordmøre district of Møre og Romsdal county. On the 5th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkelandet kirke, then pause for some photo ops at Klippfiskkjerringa, then go for a walk through Varden Utsiktspunkt, and finally examine the collection at Mellemvaerftet Old Shipbuilding Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kristiansund trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Andalsnes to Kristiansund by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Kristiansund are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Kristiansund

Museums · Historic Sites

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Trondheim

The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
On the 6th (Tue), take in the views from Old Town Bridge and then learn about all things military at Kristiansten Fortress.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Trondheim itinerary app.

Drive from Kristiansund to Trondheim in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Trondheim when traveling from Kristiansund in October, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bodo.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums · Historic Sites

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Bodo

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get great views at Turisthytta Bodo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bodo online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Trondheim to Bodo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Bodo, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kabelvag.

Things to do in Bodo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

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Kabelvag, Austvagoya

Kabelvåg is a village in the municipality of Vågan in Nordland county, Norway. For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kabelvag tour planner.

Getting from Bodo to Kabelvag by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will leave for Senja on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Kabelvag

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

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Senja

On the 8th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Senja Husky Adventure and then examine the collection at Senjatrollet.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Senja online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kabelvag to Senja in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. In October, Senja is a bit cooler than Kabelvag - with highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Senja

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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Tromso

Paris of the North

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Polaria, and then stop by Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tromso day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Senja to Tromso takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Senja in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 1°C in Tromso. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Svolvaer

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, then view the masterpieces at Northern Norway Art Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tjeldbergtind.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Svolvaer travel planning site.

Fly from Tromso to Svolvaer in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tromso in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Svolvaer, with lows of 5°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alta.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Outdoors · Museums · Trails · Parks

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Alta

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Tirpitz Museum, see the sky in a new way at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Alta Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Northern Lights Cathedral, explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Sami Siida.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Alta day trip planning website.

You can fly from Svolvaer to Alta in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Svolvaer in October; daily highs in Alta reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alta

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Norway travel guide

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History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Vestfold travel guide

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Piers & Boardwalks · History Museums · Observation Decks
Vestfold is a county in Norway, bordering Buskerud and Telemark. The county administration is in Tønsberg, and the largest city is Sandefjord. With the exception of Oslo county, Vestfold is the smallest county in Norway by area.Vestfold is located west of the Oslofjord, as the name indicates. It includes many smaller, but well-known towns in Norway, such as Larvik, Sandefjord, Tønsberg and Horten, these towns run from Oslo in an almost constant belt of urban areas along the coast, ending in Grenland in neighbouring region Telemark. The river Numedalslågen runs through the county. Many islands are located at the coast. Vestfold is mostly dominated by lowland and is among the best agricultural areas of Norway. Winters last about three months, while pleasant summer temperatures last from May to September, with a July average high of 17 °C (63 °F).Vestfold is traditionally known for shipping and sailing. Sandefjord was formerly a headquarters for the Norwegian whaling fleet, and Horten used to be an important naval port. The coastal towns of Vestfold now engage in fishing and shipbuilding. Some lumbering is carried on in the interior. The area also includes some of the best farmland in Norway. Vestfold is the only county in which all municipalities have declared Bokmål to be their sole official written form of the Norwegian language.

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Lofoten Islands travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums