15 days in Western Norway Itinerary

15 days in Western Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Norway trip planner
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Fly to Alesund, Ferry to Geiranger
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Geiranger
— 2 nights
Drive
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Andalsnes
— 1 night
Drive
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Alesund
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bergen
— 4 nights
Fly
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Forsand Municipality
— 1 night
Drive
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Stavanger
— 4 nights
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Geiranger — 2 nights

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Geiranger Church, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, and finally don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Geiranger tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Geiranger is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Geiranger is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in April: high temperatures in Geiranger hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Andalsnes.
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Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Andalsnes — 1 night

Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. On the 6th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Andalsnes Train Chapel and then cruise along Trollstigen.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Andalsnes trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Geiranger to Andalsnes by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Andalsnes can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alesund.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Alesund — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Memorial Shetland Bus, then view the masterpieces at Galleri Artifex, then take a stroll around Tourist Cinema - View The Fjords, and finally stop by Jukebox Recordstore. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Aalesunds Museum, then make a trip to Fjellstua Viewpoint, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Borgernes veg and Aksla Stadion.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alesund online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Andalsnes to Alesund takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Alesund can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Bergen.
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Shopping · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Bergen — 4 nights

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Go for a jaunt from Bergen to Herdla to see Gone Paddling AS about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, and sample some tasty brews at Bergen Food Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bergen online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Alesund to Bergen by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bergen are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly to Forsand Municipality.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

Forsand Municipality — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): go for a walk through Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge and then take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Forsand Municipality trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Forsand Municipality takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Forsand Municipality, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Stavanger.
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Stavanger — 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Dalsnuten in Sandnes (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Lysefjord, look for all kinds of wild species at Rogaland Arboret, examine the collection at Viking House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sande Beach.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Stavanger online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Forsand Municipality to Stavanger takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Stavanger can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches
Side Trips

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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