40 days in Norway Itinerary

40 days in Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Norway trip itinerary planner

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Stavanger
— 4 nights
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Bergen
— 5 nights
Fly
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Alesund
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Geiranger
— 3 nights
Ferry to Hellesylt ferjekai, Bus to Stryn
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Stryn
— 1 night
Drive
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Lom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lillehammer
— 3 nights
Fly
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Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
— 1 night
Fly
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Alta
— 1 night
Fly
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Trondheim
— 4 nights
Drive
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Roros
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oslo
— 6 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Norsk Hermetikkmuseum and Ovre Holmegate. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stavanger Cathedral and Old Stavanger. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stavanger: Nordvegen History Centre and Viking Settlement (in Avaldsnes), Vedafjell (in Sirevag) and Dalsnuten (in Sandnes). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Flor & Fjære, pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell, get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Aviation History, and kick back and relax at Sola Strand.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Stavanger online trip itinerary maker.

Budapest, Hungary to Stavanger is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Budapest in June, with highs in Stavanger at 18°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bergen

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Bryggen and Fantoft Stavkirke are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen. Change things up with a short trip to Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall in Norheimsund (about 1h 25 min away). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring at Hardangerfjord. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Lepramuseet St. Jorgens Hospital, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, admire the masterpieces at KODE Art Museums of Bergen, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Bergen vacation maker site.

Fly from Stavanger to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Bergen sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alesund.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alesund

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Alnes Lighthouse and Runde Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sunnmoere Museum and Galleri Artifex. Change things up with a short trip to Dalsfjord Museum of Lighthouses in Lauvstad (about 1h 45 min away). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aksla Mountain, see the interesting displays at Jugendstilsenteret and Kunstmuseet Kube, trek along Hike Sukkertoppen the Sugar Top, and don't miss a visit to Fjellstua Viewpoint.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Alesund trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Alesund takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Geiranger.

Things to do in Alesund

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Geiranger

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Seven Sisters and Active Geiranger. Get some cultural insight at Norwegian Fjord Centre and Geiranger Church. Spend the 1st (Mon) among the memorable landscape of Geiranger Fjord. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, explore the stunning scenery at Flydalsjuvet, look for gifts at Geiranger Sjokolade, and make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Geiranger online trip maker.

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 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Stryn.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Stryn

— 1 night
Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Olden kyrkje, go for a walk through Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen), and then contemplate the long history of Olden.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Stryn trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Geiranger to Stryn in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Stryn can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lom.

Things to do in Stryn

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lom

— 2 nights
Lom is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway. On the 5th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Galdhopiggen, then see the interesting displays at Fossheim Steinsenter, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lom Stave church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaga Kyrkje. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jotunheimen National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lom journey planning site.

You can drive from Stryn to Lom in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Stryn in July, Lom is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lillehammer.

Things to do in Lom

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lillehammer

— 3 nights
Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Oppland county, Norway. Maihaugen Open-Air Museum and Bjornstjerne Bjornsons Home Aulestad are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Vang Church and Garmo Stave Church for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Ringsaker Kirke (in Ringsaker) and Anno Museum Domkirkeodden (in Hamar). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sigrid Undset's Home Bjerkebaek, don't miss a visit to Lysgardsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleri Zink, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lillehammer Church.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lillehammer route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Lom to Lillehammer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lillehammer are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Longyearbyen.

Things to do in Lillehammer

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

— 1 night
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at North Pole Expedition Museum, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then examine the collection at Svalbard Museum. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Galleri Svalbard, look for gifts at Arctica, explore the activities along Magdalenefjord Svalbard, then pause for some serene contemplation at Svalbard Kirke, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Svalbard Brewery.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Longyearbyen trip planner.

You can fly from Lillehammer to Longyearbyen in 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lillehammer in July: high temperatures in Longyearbyen hover around 10°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Alta

— 1 night
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. On the 12th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Northern Lights Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alta Church, then see the interesting displays at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, see the interesting displays at Tirpitz Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kafjord Church, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Alta day trip planning tool.

Fly from Longyearbyen to Alta in 7.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Longyearbyen in July, with highs in Alta at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Alta

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bakklandet and Ringve Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of Our Lady and Mariaklosteret. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trondheim: Vaernes Church (in Stjordal), Frosta (Tautra Klosterruiner & Logtun church) and Falstadsenteret (in Levanger). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Kristiansten Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Munkholmen batteri, pause for some serene contemplation at Ilen Kirke, and snap pictures at Old Town Bridge.

Make your Trondheim itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Alta to Trondheim in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Roros.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Roros

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Roros Museum Olav's Mine, steep yourself in history at Hyttklokka, then take an in-depth tour of Roros Museum Smelthytta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Roros Church, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Thomasgaarden Galleri. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haltdalen New Stave Church, walk around Rorosmuseet Doktortjonna Recreation Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Hiort Chapel, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lysgaard Keramikk.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Roros online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Trondheim to Roros in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Trondheim in July since evenings lows in Roros dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Roros

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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.
Visit Oscarsborg Fortress and Norsk Folkemuseum for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vigeland Museum and Drobak. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Oslomarka, learn about all things military at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and examine the collection at The Ibsen Museum.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo road trip planner.

You can fly from Roros to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Roros in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.