12 days in Western Norway Itinerary

12 days in Western Norway Itinerary

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12 days in Western Norway Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Drive:  6​h
1
Geiranger
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Stryn
— 1 night
bus:  5​h
3
Flam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bergen
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Odda
— 3 nights
Drive:  18​h
End: Frankfurt

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get outside with Active Geiranger, then examine the collection at Norwegian Fjord Centre, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Geiranger Church, and finally stop by Geiranger Sjokolade.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Geiranger online day trip planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Geiranger is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Frankfurt in July, things will get slightly colder in Geiranger: highs are around 21°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Stryn.

Things to do in Geiranger

Outdoors Museums Shopping
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Active Geiranger ©
Active Geiranger
Geiranger Church ©
Geiranger Church
Norwegian Fjord Centre ©
Norwegian Fjord Centre

1
night
Stryn

Stryn ©
Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. On the 15th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Loen Skylift, steep yourself in history at Olden, and then don't miss a visit to Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen).

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Stryn sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Geiranger to Stryn in 1.5 hours. July in Stryn sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Flam.

Things to do in Stryn

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Loen Skylift
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Olden ©
Olden
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) ©
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen)

2
nights
Flam

Flam ©
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 16th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flam Church, admire the sheer force of Rjoandefossen, then take in the dramatic scenery at Brekkefossen, and finally see the interesting displays at Otternes Bygdetun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): look for gifts at Flam Store, then pause for some serene contemplation at Vangen Kyrkje (Vangen Church), then wander the streets of Gamle Laerdalsoeyri, and finally trek along Flam Hiking AS.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Flam trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Stryn to Flam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Stryn in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Flam, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Gamle Laerdalsoeyri, Otternes Bygdetun, Vangen Kyrkje (Vangen Church)
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Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen
Flam Hiking AS ©
Flam Hiking AS
Gamle Laerdalsoeyri ©
Gamle Laerdalsoeyri

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nights
Bergen

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Escape the urban bustle at Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall and Hardanger Fjord. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Magic Ice Bar Bergen and Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum. There's still lots to do: trek along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken and examine the collection at Leprosy Museum.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Bergen trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Odda.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
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Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall ©
Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall

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nights
Odda

Odda ©
Odda is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. On the 21st (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Artgallery G Guddal, then take in the dramatic scenery at Furebergsfossen, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Vidfossen Waterfall. On your second day here, sample the tasty concoctions at Mykle Mikrobryggeri, take in the dramatic natural features at Steinparken, and then hike along Trolltunga Zippen.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Odda driving holiday 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. In July, daytime highs in Odda are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Odda

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Rosendal
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Trolltunga Zippen ©
Trolltunga Zippen
Furebergsfossen ©
Furebergsfossen

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