17 days in Norway Itinerary

17 days in Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Norway sightseeing planner
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Oslo
— 4 nights
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Bergen
— 2 nights
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Trondheim
— 1 night
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Alta
— 1 night
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Tromso
— 2 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 1 night
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Svolvaer
— 2 nights
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Oslo
— 2 nights
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Oslo — 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Oslomarka and Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Drobak and Oscarsborg Fortress. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oslo: Gullsmed Atelieret (in Drobak) and Semsvannet (in Asker). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nordmarka, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, steep yourself in history at 22 July Centre, and examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum).

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo day trip planning site.

Newark, USA to Oslo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Newark in October, expect Oslo to be little chillier, temps between 52°F and 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bergen.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Bergen — 2 nights

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John's Church, then stop by Julehuset - Christmas Shop, then take in the waterfront at Bryggen, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, then engage your brain at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter, and finally hunt for treasures at Slit 'an.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bergen day trip planning tool.

Fly from Oslo to Bergen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bergen, with lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Trondheim.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Trondheim — 1 night

The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Granaasen skisenter, then delve into the distant past at Klemenskirken, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Trondheim trip tool.

You can fly from Bergen to Trondheim in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bergen in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 30°F in Trondheim. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Alta.
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Alta — 1 night

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look and learn at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, steep yourself in history at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at Icecube of Aurora.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Alta route planner.

You can fly from Trondheim to Alta in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Trondheim in November: high temperatures in Alta hover around 31°F and lows are around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Tromso.
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Tromso — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria, then explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Blast, then enjoy the sand and surf at Telegrafbukta Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tromso trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Alta to Tromso takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Alta in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°F in Tromso. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Leknes.
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Leknes, Vestvagoy — 1 night

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stop by Lofoten Wool, then identify plant and animal life at Himmeltinden, and then stroll through Haukland Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Leknes online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tromso to Leknes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Leknes can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Svolvaer.
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Svolvaer — 2 nights

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): tee off at Lofoten Links, see the interesting displays at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Northern Norway Art Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of Lofoten Lights.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Svolvaer travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Leknes to Svolvaer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Svolvaer, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to Oslo.
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Oslo — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing and then hike along Damstredet & Telthusbakken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Huk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Korketrekkeren, and then explore the historical opulence of Det Kongelige Slott.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Oslo journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Svolvaer to Oslo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Svolvaer in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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Norway travel guide

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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.
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