12 days in Norway Itinerary

12 days in Norway Itinerary

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12 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  18 h
1
Stavanger
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Oslo
— 3 nights
Train + Bus:  6 h 15 min
3
Geiranger
— 1 day
Bus:  2 h
4
Alesund
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Bergen
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Tromso
— 1 night
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Chennai

1
night
Stavanger

Stavanger ©
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.
You've added Outdoorlife Norway, Stavanger Museum, -Fjordexpedition- kayak rental&guiding, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Månafossen, get interesting insight from Outdoorlife Norway, then see the interesting displays at Stavanger Museum, and finally get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: race across the water with a speed boat tour, see the world from above with Nor Aviation Helicopters Stavanger, glide along the water with -Fjordexpedition- kayak rental&guiding, see what you can catch with The Stavanger region sailing experience, then kick back and relax at Jaeren, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Stavanger journey planner .

Chennai, India to Stavanger is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Chennai to Stavanger, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in December; daily highs in Stavanger reach 7°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Stavanger

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Fjordexpedition, Månafossen
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Outdoorlife Norway ©
Outdoorlife Norway
The Stavanger region sailing experience ©
Fjordexpedition ©
Fjordexpedition

3
nights
Oslo

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Room Escape Games as well as Oslo City Bike Tours. Get in touch with nature at Oslomarka and Huk. Popular historic sites such as Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Det Kongelige Slott are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, glide through natural beauty at Nordmarka, get engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, and get interesting insight from The Kon-Tiki Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Oslo trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Stavanger to Oslo by combination of flight and train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Oslo when traveling from Stavanger in December, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Geiranger.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum

1
day
Geiranger

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Valldal Aktivitetspark, Geiranger Fjord and eMobility Geiranger. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): cruise along eMobility Geiranger, then kick your exploration up a notch at Valldal Aktivitetspark, and then explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Geiranger journey planner .

Drive from Oslo to Geiranger in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Oslo, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Geiranger, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Alesund.

Things to do in Geiranger

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Valldal Aktivitetspark
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eMobility Geiranger ©
eMobility Geiranger
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Valldal Aktivitetspark ©
Valldal Aktivitetspark

1
night
Alesund

Alesund ©
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.
Atlantic Sea Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Olden Activities.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Alesund travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Geiranger to Alesund takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Geiranger in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Alesund, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Alesund

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Olden Activities
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Borgernes veg and Aksla Stadion ©
Borgernes veg and Aksla Stadion
Olden Activities ©
Olden Activities

1
night
Bergen

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bergen Segway as well as Akvariet i Bergen. On the 3rd (Thu), meet the residents at Akvariet i Bergen, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), then catch all the local highlights with Bergen Segway, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Helleneset.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bergen online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Alesund to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Bergen are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Helleneset ©
Helleneset
Bergen Segway ©
Bergen Segway

1
night
Tromso

Tromso ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Telegrafbukta Beach as well as Chasing Lights. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Telegrafbukta Beach and then join in the after-dark buzz at Chasing Lights.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tromso journey builder app .

Fly from Bergen to Tromso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bergen in January: high temperatures in Tromso hover around -1°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Chasing Lights ©
Chasing Lights
Telegrafbukta Beach ©
Telegrafbukta Beach

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