40 days in Norway Itinerary

40 days in Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Norway trip planner
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Bergen
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oslo
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hemsedal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lillehammer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trysil Municipality
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kirkenes
— 3 nights
Fly
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Alta
— 3 nights
Fly
8
Tromso
— 5 nights
Fly
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Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
— 3 nights
Fly to Evenes, Bus to Svolvaer
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Svolvaer
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bodo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Trondheim
— 4 nights
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Bergen — 3 nights

City of Seven Mountains

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 in the waterfront at Bryggen, view the masterpieces at Gunvor Handmade Illustration, go for a walk through Stoltzekleiven, and get a taste of the local shopping with DMG Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bergen day trip planning tool.

Tampa, USA to Bergen is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tampa to Bergen, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Tampa in February: high temperatures in Bergen hover around 39°F and lows are around 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Oslo.
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Oslo — 6 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, get engrossed in the history at Norsk Folkemuseum, step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and examine the collection at Fram Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Oslo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Oslo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bergen in March since evenings lows in Oslo dip to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Hemsedal.
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Hemsedal — 3 nights

Hemsedal is a municipality in Buskerud county, Norway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hemsedal: Beito Husky Tours Day Tours (in Beito), Slaatta Skisenter - Geilo Snowsports (in Geilo) and Al (Torpo stave church & Al Skicentre). The adventure continues: stroll through Solheisen Ski Center, hike along Ranastongi, and fly down the slopes at Hemsedal Ski Centre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hemsedal trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Oslo to Hemsedal in 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oslo in March: high temperatures in Hemsedal hover around 35°F and lows are around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lillehammer.
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Lillehammer — 2 nights

Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Oppland county, Norway. On the 13th (Sat), hit the slopes at Sjusjoen Ski Center, then stroll through Nordseter, and then stroll through Kvitfjell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Hafjell Alpinsenter and then contemplate the long history of Bjornstjerne Bjornsons hjem Aulestad.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lillehammer online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hemsedal to Lillehammer by car takes about 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Lillehammer can reach 35°F, while at night they dip to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Trysil Municipality.
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Trysil Municipality — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Skistar Trysil, then hit the slopes at Fulufjellet Alpinsenter, and then relax and rejuvenate at Kulpen Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on Mountain King's Sledehundkennel - Day Trips and then hit the slopes at Trysil.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Trysil Municipality planning app.

You can drive from Lillehammer to Trysil Municipality in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kirkenes.
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Kirkenes — 3 nights

Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kirkenes: Lungomare (in Grense Jakobselv) and Birk Husky (in Svanvik). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes, make a trip to Treriksroysa, take some stellar pictures from Hoyde 96 - Watch Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkenes Church.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Kirkenes trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Trysil Municipality to Kirkenes takes 22.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Alta.
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Alta — 3 nights

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, learn more about the world around you at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Northern Lights Cathedral, and make a trip to Bubbelen.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alta route planning website.

Getting from Kirkenes to Alta by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Alta, expect temperatures between 33°F during the day and 20°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Tromso.
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Tromso — 5 nights

Paris of the North

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.
Step out of Tromso with an excursion to Haaja in Sommaroy--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of The Arctic Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, admire the masterpieces at Perspektivet Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Polaria.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tromso trip planning site.

Fly from Alta to Tromso in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In March in Tromso, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly to Longyearbyen.
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Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen — 3 nights

A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Longyearbyen is known for museums, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Gruve 3, examine the collection at Svalbard Museum, and stop by Arctica.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Longyearbyen trip builder tool.

Fly from Tromso to Longyearbyen in 3.5 hours. In March, Longyearbyen is slightly colder than Tromso - with highs of 20°F and lows of 10°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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.
On the 31st (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Northern Norway Art Centre and then take an exotic tour of Lofoten Lights. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Festvagtind Hike, then explore the world behind art at Galleri Lofoten, and then steep yourself in history at Henningsvaer.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Svolvaer trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Longyearbyen to Svolvaer takes 8.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Longyearbyen in March: high temperatures in Svolvaer hover around 36°F and lows are around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bodo.
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Bodo — 3 nights

Bodo is known for museums, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Bodomarka, brush up on your military savvy at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, browse the collection at Stormen library, and take in the pleasant sights at Saltstraumen.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bodo visit planning website.

Traveling by flight from Svolvaer to Bodo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Bodo can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Trondheim.
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Trondheim — 4 nights

The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Trondheim is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral, tee off at Trondheim par3golf, snap pictures at Old Town Bridge, and make a splash at Pirbadet.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Trondheim trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bodo to Trondheim takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly 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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