40 days in Norway Itinerary

40 days in Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Norway trip planner

Make it your trip
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Bergen
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oslo
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hemsedal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lillehammer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trysil Municipality
— 2 nights
Drive to Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Fly to Kirkenes
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Kirkenes
— 3 nights
Fly
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Alta
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tromso
— 5 nights
Fly
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Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
— 3 nights
Fly to Evenes, Bus to Svolvaer
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Svolvaer
— 2 nights
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Bodo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Trondheim
— 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.
When in Bergen, make a side trip to see Gone Paddling AS in Herdla, approximately Herdla away. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Bryggen, view the masterpieces at Gunvor Handmade Illustration, go for a walk through Stoltzekleiven, and get a taste of the local shopping with Dmg Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bergen day trip planning tool.

Tampa, USA to Bergen is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tampa to Bergen, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Tampa in February: high temperatures in Bergen hover around 39°F and lows are around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Oslo.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oslo

— 6 nights

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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), examine the collection at Munch Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Oslo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Oslo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bergen in March since evenings lows in Oslo dip to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Hemsedal.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Hemsedal

— 3 nights
Hemsedal is a municipality in Buskerud county, Norway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hemsedal: Al (Torpo stave church & Al Skicentre), Slaatta Skisenter - Geilo Snowsports (in Geilo) and Beito Husky Tours Day Tours (in Beito). The adventure continues: stroll through Solheisen Ski Center, hike along Ranastongi, and fly down the slopes at Hemsedal Ski Centre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hemsedal trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Oslo to Hemsedal in 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oslo in March: high temperatures in Hemsedal hover around 35°F and lows are around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lillehammer.

Things to do in Hemsedal

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lillehammer

— 2 nights
Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Oppland county, Norway. On the 13th (Sat), hit the slopes at Sjusjoen Ski Center, then stroll through Nordseter, and then stroll through Kvitfjell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Hafjell Alpinsenter and then contemplate the long history of Bjornstjerne Bjornsons Home Aulestad.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lillehammer online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hemsedal to Lillehammer by car takes about 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Lillehammer can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Trysil Municipality.

Things to do in Lillehammer

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Trysil Municipality

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skistar Trysil, then hit the slopes at Fulufjellet Alpinsenter, and then relax and rejuvenate at Kulpen Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Mountain King's Sledehundkennel - Day Trips and then hit the slopes at Trysil.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Trysil Municipality planning app.

You can drive from Lillehammer to Trysil Municipality in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kirkenes.

Things to do in Trysil Municipality

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Kirkenes

— 3 nights
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kirkenes: Birk Husky (in Svanvik) and Lungomare (in Grense Jakobselv). There's still lots to do: get outside with King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes, make a trip to Treriksroysa, take some stellar pictures from Hoyde 96 - Watch Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkenes Church.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Kirkenes trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trysil Municipality to Kirkenes. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Alta.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Alta

— 3 nights
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon, learn more about the world around you at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Northern Lights Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Alta trip site.

Getting from Kirkenes to Alta by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°F in March, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Tromso.

Things to do in Alta

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Tromso

— 5 nights

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.
Step out of Tromso with an excursion to Haaja in Sommaroy--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of The Arctic Cathedral, explore the activities along Prestvannet Lake, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and explore the striking landscape at Tromso Fjords.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tromso online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Alta to Tromso in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Tromso can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Longyearbyen.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

— 3 nights
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Longyearbyen is known for museums, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, examine the collection at North Pole Expedition Museum, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Gruve 3, and stop by Arctica.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Longyearbyen trip builder tool.

Fly from Tromso to Longyearbyen in 3.5 hours. In March, Longyearbyen is slightly colder than Tromso - with highs of 20°F and lows of 10°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Svolvaer

— 2 nights
The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
On the 31st (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Northern Norway Art Centre and then take an exotic tour of Lofoten Lights. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Festvagtind Hike, then explore the world behind art at Galleri Lofoten, and then steep yourself in history at Henningsvaer.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Svolvaer trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Longyearbyen to Svolvaer takes 8.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Longyearbyen in March: high temperatures in Svolvaer hover around 36°F and lows are around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bodo.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bodo

— 3 nights
Bodo is known for museums, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Bodomarka, brush up on your military savvy at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, browse the collection at Stormen library, and take in the pleasant sights at Saltstraumen.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bodo visit planning website.

Traveling by flight from Svolvaer to Bodo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Bodo can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Trondheim.

Things to do in Bodo

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Trondheim

— 4 nights
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Trondheim is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, NTNU, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tee off at Trondheim par3golf.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Trondheim route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bodo to Trondheim takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in April, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Trondheim

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Norway travel guide

4.2
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.