57 days in Norway Itinerary

57 days in Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Norway tour itinerary planner

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Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
— 4 nights
Fly to Vadso, Drive to Kirkenes
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Kirkenes
— 3 nights
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Alta
— 4 nights
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Hammerfest
— 2 nights
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Tromso
— 7 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
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Svolvaer
— 3 nights
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Trondheim
— 5 nights
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Bergen
— 6 nights
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Flam
— 2 nights
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Geilo
— 5 nights
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Oyer Municipality
— 2 nights
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Trysil Municipality
— 2 nights
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Oslo
— 8 nights
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Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

— 4 nights
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Svalbard Kirke. Escape the urban bustle at Snowmobile Safari Svalbard and Spitzbergen Outdoor Activities. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at North Pole Expedition Museum, explore the activities along Magdalenefjord Svalbard, get all the equipment you need at Longyear 78 Outdoor & Expeditions, and make a trip to Galleri Svalbard.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Longyearbyen trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Longyearbyen is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Los Angeles to Longyearbyen, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in March; daily highs in Longyearbyen reach 20°F and lows reach 10°F. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kirkenes.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Kirkenes

— 3 nights
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Visiting Barents Safari Tours and Pasvik Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grenselandmuseet and Kirkenes Church. Step out of Kirkenes with an excursion to Lungomare in Grense Jakobselv--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Treriksroysa, steep yourself in history at Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter, and take some stellar pictures from Hoyde 96 - Watch Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kirkenes trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Longyearbyen to Kirkenes in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Longyearbyen in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Kirkenes: highs are around 28°F and lows about 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Alta.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Alta

— 4 nights
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Alta Canyon. Take a break from Alta with a short trip to Stabbursdalen nasjonalpark in Lakselv, about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alta Church, see the sky in a new way at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, and get a taste of life in the country at Sami Siida.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Alta planner.

You can fly from Kirkenes to Alta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hammerfest.

Things to do in Alta

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hammerfest

— 2 nights
Hammerfest is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Polar Bear Society, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hammerfest Church, then make a trip to Struve Geodetic Arc, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Salen Lookout, then ponder the design of Fountain Mother and Child, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sorvaer Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hammerfest trip planner.

Drive from Alta to Hammerfest in 2.5 hours. March in Hammerfest sees daily highs of 32°F and lows of 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Tromso.

Things to do in Hammerfest

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Tromso

— 7 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.
Get outdoors at Tromso Fjords and Charlottenlund park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grotfjord and Telegrafbukta Beach. Go for a jaunt from Tromso to Sommaroy to see Haaja about 1h 15 min away. On the 6th (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Base Tromso. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Northern Norwegian Science Center, admire the masterpieces at Perspektivet Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Tromso Botaniske Hage.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tromso road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Hammerfest to Tromso in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Leknes.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Leknes, Vestvagoy

— 2 nights
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Haukland Beach and then admire the verdant scenery at Himmeltinden. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island, and then trek along Justadtinden.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Leknes tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Leknes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Leknes, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Svolvaer

— 3 nights
The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Get outdoors at Lofoten Lights and Floya. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lofoten Links and Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Glomtinden, explore the world behind art at Galleri Lofoten, view the masterpieces at Lille Kabelvag art gallery and museum, and shop like a local with Northern Norway Art Centre.

Before you visit Svolvaer, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Leknes to Svolvaer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Svolvaer can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Trondheim.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Trondheim

— 5 nights
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Step out of the city life by going to Knyken Ski Center and Skistua. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Granaasen skisenter and Crazy Coyote Events AS. Venture out of the city with trips to Gammelosen (in Orkanger) and Storvika badeplass (in Stjordal). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Elgsethytta, learn about all things military at Kristiansten Fortress, trek along Ladestien - Hiking Trail, and take in nature's colorful creations at Ringve Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Trondheim vacation planning tool.

Getting from Svolvaer to Trondheim by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in April, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly to Bergen.

Things to do in Trondheim

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bergen

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gone Paddling AS and Hardangerfjord. Escape the urban bustle at Mount Floyen and the Funicular and Lille Lungegaardsvannet. Change things up with these side-trips from Bergen: Herdla Fortress (in Herdla) and The Coastal Museum in Oygarden (in Rong). There's lots more to do: get curious at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter, go for a walk through Stoltzekleiven, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, and get engrossed in the history at Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bergen trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Trondheim to Bergen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bergen are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flam

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout, then get out on two wheels at Stalheimskleiva, and then admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet, then take an exotic tour of FjordSafari, then stroll through Flam Hiking AS, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rjoandefossen.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Flam itinerary planner.

Getting from Bergen to Flam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bergen in April, with highs in Flam at 41°F and lows at 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Geilo.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Geilo

— 5 nights
Geilo is a centre in the municipality of Hol in Norway, in the valley of Hallingdal, with around 2,300 inhabitants. Get outdoors at Slaatta Skisenter - Geilo Snowsports and Geilo Holiday. Explore hidden gems such as Hemsedal Ski Centre and Hallingskarvet National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Torpo stave church (in Al) and Solheisen Ski Center (in Hemsedal). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Geilo Skiheiser, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hol Gamle Kyrkje, relax and rejuvenate at Dr. Holms Spa, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Geilo day trip website.

Drive from Flam to Geilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Flam in April, Geilo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oyer Municipality.

Things to do in Geilo

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Oyer Municipality

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Tue), hit the slopes at Kvitfjell, trek along Skeikampen Rundt, and then hike along Mosetertoppen Rundt. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Maihaugen Open-Air Museum, take an in-depth tour of Sigrid Undset's Home Bjerkebaek, and then don't miss a visit to Lysgardsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Oyer Municipality online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geilo to Oyer Municipality takes 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Oyer Municipality are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Trysil Municipality.

Things to do in Oyer Municipality

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trysil Municipality

— 2 nights
On the 5th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Trysil/Engerdal Museum, surround yourself with nature on Mountain King's Sledehundkennel - Day Trips, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Kulpen Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Trysil, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trysil Bike Arena, and then hit the slopes at Skistar Trysil.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Trysil Municipality trip planning app.

You can drive from Oyer Municipality to Trysil Municipality in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Oslo.

Things to do in Trysil Municipality

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Oslo

— 8 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nordmarka and Kjosterudjuvet. Escape the urban bustle at Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing and Hovedoya. Change things up with these side-trips from Oslo: Semsvannet (in Asker) and Nordbytjernet (in Jessheim). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Sognsvann Lake, take a leisurely stroll along Oslo's Harbour Promenade, appreciate the extensive heritage of Oslomarka, and walk around Vigeland Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Oslo travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Trysil Municipality to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Oslo, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.