20 days in Amsterdam, Western Norway & Orland Municipality Itinerary

20 days in Amsterdam, Western Norway & Orland Municipality Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Odda, Norway
— 2 nights
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Vossestrand, Norway
— 1 night
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Flam, Norway
— 2 nights
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Loen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Stryn, Norway
— 2 nights
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Orland Municipality, Norway
— 2 nights
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Alesund, Norway
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Vondelpark and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in January, expect Amsterdam to be colder, temps between 43°F and 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Bergen.
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Bergen, Norway — 2 nights

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, then go for a walk through Stoltzekleiven, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bergen tour planning site.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Bergen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in January, and nighttime lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Odda.
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Odda, Norway — 2 nights

Odda is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Furebergsfossen, then admire the sheer force of Latefossen Waterfall, and then don't miss a visit to Trolltunga. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Hardangervidda National Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Baroniet Rosendal, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Buarbreen.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Odda trip planner.

You can drive from Bergen to Odda in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Bergen in January, things will get little chillier in Odda: highs are around 31°F and lows about 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vossestrand.
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Vossestrand, Norway — 1 night

On the 25th (Tue), explore the activities along Naeroyfjord, do some two-wheel cruising with Stalheimskleiva, get in on the family fun at Voss Active High Rope & Zip-Line Park, add some adventure to your tour with Nordic Ventures, then hit the slopes at Voss Fjellandsby Skiutleige AS, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Tvindefossen.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vossestrand trip planner.

Getting from Odda to Vossestrand by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Vossestrand are 31°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Flam.
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Flam, Norway — 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 (Wed): see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet, take in the dramatic scenery at Brekkefossen, then look for gifts at Flam Store Exclusive, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Borgund Stave Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route. On your second day here, trek along Flam Hiking AS, admire the sheer force of Rjoandefossen, then explore and take pictures at Aurlandsvegen, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Flam trip maker website.

Drive from Vossestrand to Flam in an hour. In January in Flam, expect temperatures between 28°F during the day and 22°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Loen.
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Loen, Norway — 2 nights

Loen is a village in Stryn Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): cruise along Lovatnet and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Loen Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kjenndalsbreen Glacier, take in the dramatic natural features at Jostedals Glacier, then get outside with Eduardo Juan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olden kyrkje.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Loen online vacation planner.

Take a bus from Flam to Loen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Flam in January, expect Loen to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°F and 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Stryn.
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Stryn, Norway — 2 nights

Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stryn: Sognefjellvegen (in Lom) and Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba (in Geiranger). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Olden, deepen your understanding at Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre, make a trip to Nasjonale Turistvegar Gamle Strynefjellsvegen, and admire the sheer force of Tvinnefossen Waterfall.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Stryn itinerary builder website.

Stryn is very close to Loen. In January in Stryn, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Orland Municipality.
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Orland Municipality, Norway — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): wander the streets of Bakklandet, examine the collection at Museet Kystens Arv, then get engrossed in the history at Museet Uthaugsgaarden, and finally steep yourself in history at Austrattborgen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Orland Municipality online journey planner.

Getting from Stryn to Orland Municipality by car takes about 7.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Orland Municipality are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alesund.
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Alesund, Norway — 3 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.
On the 4th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Alnes Lighthouse, then get a new perspective on nature at Sunnmore museum, then don't miss a visit to Fjellstua Viewpoint, and finally don't miss a visit to Brosundet i Alesund. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Hike Sukkertoppen the Sugar Top, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Atlantic Sea Park, and then see the interesting displays at Jugendstilsenteret and Kunstmuseet Kube.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Alesund tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Orland Municipality to Alesund in 6.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Alesund are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Western Norway travel guide

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Mountains · Flea Markets · Historic Walking Areas
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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