15 days in Oslo & Western Norway Itinerary

15 days in Oslo & Western Norway Itinerary

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Oslo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Stavanger
— 3 nights
Fly
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Flam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Voss Municipality
— 1 night
Drive
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Stryn
— 1 night
Drive
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Geiranger
— 4 nights
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Oslo — 2 nights

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Get outdoors at Oslomarka and Soerenga Public Pool. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Drobak and Zipline. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Oscarsborg Fortress, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, stroll around Ekebergparken, and step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Oslo online vacation planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Oslo is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Oslo is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in August, things will get colder in Oslo: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Stavanger.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Stavanger — 3 nights

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden and Vaulen Beach. Step out of the city life by going to The Stavanger region sailing experience and Sandnes Figgjoelva Gjesdal. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, stroll through Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag, grab your bike and head to Jaeren, and trek along Tide Reiser Kjerag.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Stavanger trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Stavanger in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Stavanger. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly to Flam.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches
Side Trips

Flam — 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Naeroyfjord and Stalheimskleiva. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Borgund Stave Church and Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route. Take a break from Flam with a short trip to Kjosfossen Waterfall in Myrdal, about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at FjordSafari and enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout.

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Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Flam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Flam when traveling from Stavanger in August, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Voss Municipality.
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Parks · Trails · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Voss Municipality — 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Bordalsgjelet Gorge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Voss.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Voss Municipality tour planner.

Getting from Flam to Voss Municipality by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Stryn.
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Side Trip

Stryn — 1 night

Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): go for a walk through Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen), contemplate the long history of Olden, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Loen Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Stryn journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Voss Municipality to Stryn takes 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Geiranger.
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Historic Sites
Side Trip

Geiranger — 4 nights

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Get outdoors at Geiranger Fjord and Skagefla. Discover out-of-the-way places like Storseterfossen and Geiranger Church. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at Norwegian Fjord Centre, and make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Geiranger trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stryn to Geiranger in 2.5 hours. September in Geiranger sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Western Norway travel guide

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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.
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