39 days in Norway Itinerary

39 days in Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Norway holiday planner
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Kristiansand
— 11 nights
Fly
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Oslo
— 9 nights
Drive
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Geilo
— 2 nights
Train
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Bergen
— 6 nights
Drive
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Geiranger
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kristiansund
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trondheim
— 2 nights
Drive
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Steinkjer
— 2 nights
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Kristiansand — 11 nights

Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Kristiansand Cannon Museum and Kristiansand Domkirke are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Baneheia and Odderoya. Explore Kristiansand's surroundings by going to Knaben Mining Museum (in Knaben), Mandal Museum (in Mandal) and Minne Aseral kultursenter (in Aseral Municipality). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Ibsen Museum in Grimstad, take an in-depth tour of D/S Hestmanden, trek along Fevik via Hasseltangen, and take in the awesome beauty at Hiking to the potholes at Brufjell.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kristiansand trip maker site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Kristiansand is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Oslo.
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Oslo — 9 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 Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing and Zipline. Visit Oscarsborg Fortress and Norsk Folkemuseum for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Oslo side-trips: Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) (in Halden), Brygga i Toensberg (in Tonsberg) and Gamlebyen Miniature Railroad (in Fredrikstad). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, and get curious at The Norwegian Museum of Science and Tehnology.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo online road trip planner.

Fly from Kristiansand to Oslo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Oslo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Geilo.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Geilo — 2 nights

Geilo is a centre in the municipality of Hol in Norway, in the valley of Hallingdal, with around 2,300 inhabitants. On the 3rd (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then stroll through Round Trip of Tisleifjorden Golsfjellet, and then examine the collection at Al Outdoor Museum. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Geilojordet, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hol Gamle Kyrkje, and then explore the activities along The Ustedalsfjord.

To find maps and tourist information, read Geilo online travel route planner.

You can drive from Oslo to Geilo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Oslo in October, expect Geilo to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bergen.
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Bergen — 6 nights

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Let the collections at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene and KODE Art Museums of Bergen. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring at Hardangerfjord. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Bergenhus Festningsmuesum, engage your brain at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the waterfront at Bryggen.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen trip website.

Traveling by train from Geilo to Bergen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Geilo in October, expect Bergen to be a bit warmer, temps between 14°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Geiranger.
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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 some cultural insight at Norwegian Fjord Centre and Stordal Gamle Kyrkje. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Strandafjellet Skisenter. Get out of town with these interesting Geiranger side-trips: Stryn (Stryn Sommerski & Mount Skala). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Storseterfossen, look for gifts at Geiranger Sjokolade, don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Skagefla.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Geiranger day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bergen to Geiranger takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Bergen in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Geiranger, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kristiansund.
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Kristiansund — 2 nights

Kristiansund is a city and municipality on the western coast of Norway in the Nordmøre district of Møre og Romsdal county. On the 15th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grip Stave Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kvernes Stave Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): hike along The Fjord Route, examine the collection at The Petro Centre, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nordlandet Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kristiansund trip builder tool.

You can drive from Geiranger to Kristiansund in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Geiranger in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Kristiansund. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Trondheim.
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Trondheim — 2 nights

The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral, trek along Pilegrimsleden - The Route of St. Olav Ways, then trek along Ladestien - Hiking Trail, and finally learn about all things military at Kristiansten Fortress. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, then stroll through Sykkelheisen Trampe, and then see what you can catch with Trondheim by Boat.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Trondheim trip site.

Traveling by car from Kristiansund to Trondheim takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Trondheim when traveling from Kristiansund in October, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Steinkjer.
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Steinkjer — 2 nights

Steinkjer is a city and municipality in the Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. On the 19th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Kystriksveien, then pause for some serene contemplation at Stiklestad Church, and then admire all the interesting features of Stiklestad Nasjonale Kultursenter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Nils Aas Kunstverksted.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Steinkjer online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Trondheim to Steinkjer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive back home.
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Norway travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Art 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.
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