54 days in Western Norway Itinerary

54 days in Western Norway Itinerary

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Stavanger
— 6 nights
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Forsand Municipality
— 3 nights
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Odda
— 3 nights
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Voss Municipality
— 3 nights
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Flam
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Balestrand
— 5 nights
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Luster
— 2 nights
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Geiranger
— 5 nights
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Drive to Eidsdal ferjekai, Ferry to Linge ferjekai, Drive to Andalsnes
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Andalsnes
— 5 nights
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Molde
— 5 nights
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Alesund
— 6 nights
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Bergen
— 7 nights
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Stavanger

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.
Explore Stavanger's surroundings by going to Bryne (Melsvannet & Fritz Roed Sculpture Park), Varhaug Old Churchyard (in Varhaug) and Vedafjell (in Sirevag). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Lysefjord, tour the pleasant surroundings at Flor & Fjære, make a trip to Paseo por la calle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Borestranden Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Stavanger travel planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Stavanger is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Stavanger is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dammam in July, things will get colder in Stavanger: highs are around 21°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Forsand Municipality.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

3
nights
Forsand Municipality

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.
Forsand Municipality is known for nature, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock, explore the striking landscape at Hogsfjorden, trek along Hike from Grauthedlar to Lysebotn, and don't miss a visit to Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Forsand Municipality attractions app.

Traveling by car from Stavanger to Forsand Municipality takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Odda.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

3
nights
Odda

Odda is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. Venture out of the city with trips to The Monk Steps (in Ullensvang) and Husedalen Valley (in Kinsarvik). On the 5th (Thu), plan a day focused around Trolltunga. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Buarbreen and admire the sheer force of Latefossen Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Odda trip planner.

Drive from Forsand Municipality to Odda in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Odda when traveling from Forsand Municipality in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Voss Municipality.

Things to do in Odda

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

3
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Voss Municipality

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.
Explore Voss Municipality's surroundings by going to Ulvik (Hardanger Saft og Siderfabrikk & Syse Gard) and Voringsfossen (in Eidfjord Municipality). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, get outside with VossVind Indoor Skydiving, take in the dramatic scenery at Tvindefossen, and find something for the whole family at Voss Active High Rope & Zip-Line Park.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our Voss Municipality online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Odda to Voss Municipality in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Flam.

Things to do in Voss Municipality

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

3
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Flam

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Flam side-trips: Skaldegard (in Aurlandsvangen) and Kjosfossen Waterfall (in Myrdal). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at FjordSafari, take a memorable drive along Aurlandsvegen, make a trip to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, and explore the activities along Naeroyfjord.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Flam trip planner.

You can drive from Voss Municipality to Flam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Flam sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Balestrand.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

5
nights
Balestrand

Balestrand is a municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Explore Balestrand's surroundings by going to Haugabreen Glacier walk (in Skei) and Forde (Bru Likholefossen, Hafstadkleiva, &more). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Balestrand Fjord Angling, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hove Stone Church, take some stellar pictures from Utsikten, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Olav's Church.

Start your trip to Balestrand by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can ride a ferry from Flam to Balestrand in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Balestrand, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Luster.

Things to do in Balestrand

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

2
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Luster

Luster is a municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Nigardsbreen Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Skjolden Viewpoint and then get interesting insight from Fjord Active.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Luster online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Balestrand to Luster in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Geiranger.

Things to do in Luster

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

5
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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.
Explore Geiranger's surroundings by going to Lovatnet (in Loen), Bergsetbreen (in Jostedal) and Stryn (Mount Skala & Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen)). Spend the 21st (Sat) among the memorable landscape of Geiranger Fjord. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters, take a memorable drive along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, and get outside with Storseterfossen.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Geiranger itinerary planner.

You can drive from Luster to Geiranger in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Geiranger are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Andalsnes.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

5
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Andalsnes

Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Change things up with a short trip to Mardalsfossen in Nesset Municipality (about 1h 15 min away). On the 26th (Thu), hike the day away at Romsdalseggen. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Trollstigen, see the interesting displays at Norwegian Mountaineering Centre, don't miss a visit to Rauma Kulturhus, and hike along Bispevatnet.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Andalsnes route maker.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Geiranger to Andalsnes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Andalsnes, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Molde.

Things to do in Andalsnes

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

5
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Molde

Molde is a city and municipality in Romsdal in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Explore Molde's surroundings by going to Averoy Municipality (Atlantic Road, Eldhusoya, &more), Elnesvagen (Jendemsfjellet & Trollkirka) and The Fjord Route (in Kristiansund). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hjertoya Island Nature Trail, trek along Mountain trips in Romsdal, contemplate the long history of The Royal Birch and the Peace Grove, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Molde adventure center.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Molde trip builder.

You can drive from Andalsnes to Molde in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Molde are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alesund.

Things to do in Molde

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

6
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Volda (Volda Ski Centre & Galten), Orsta (Saudehornet & Hellevegen) and Ishavsmuseet Aarvak (in Hareid). Spend the 7th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Fjellstua Viewpoint, observe the fascinating underwater world at Atlantic Sea Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Borgund Church, and stroll through Tueneset and Hessabana.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Alesund trip planning website.

You can drive from Molde to Alesund in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Alesund can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Alesund

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

7
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bergen: Gone Paddling AS (in Herdla) and Fossen Bratte (in Eikedalen). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, indulge in some culinary diversions at Bergen Food Tours, and take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Bergen day trip website.

Getting from Alesund to Bergen by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Bergen sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.