43 days in Norway Itinerary

43 days in Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Norway itinerary planner

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Oslo
— 7 nights
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Trysil Municipality
— 3 nights
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Beitostolen
— 3 nights
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Flam
— 2 nights
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Stavanger
— 4 nights
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Bergen
— 4 nights
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Trondheim
— 4 nights
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Svolvaer
— 4 nights
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Flakstadoy
— 2 nights
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Tromso
— 5 nights
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Kirkenes
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Oslo

— 7 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: get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, examine the collection at Viking Ship Museum, glide through natural beauty at Nordmarka, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet.

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Canberra, Australia to Oslo is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Canberra to Oslo, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Canberra in December; daily highs in Oslo reach 8°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Trysil Municipality.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Trysil Municipality

— 3 nights
Step out of Trysil Municipality to go to Loten and see Loiten Lys, which is approximately 1h 25 min away.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Trysil Municipality trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Oslo to Trysil Municipality in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Beitostolen.

Things to do in Trysil Municipality

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Spas

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Beitostolen

— 3 nights
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For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Beitostolen journey planning tool.

Drive from Trysil Municipality to Beitostolen in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Beitostolen can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Beitostolen

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

Flam

— 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 1st (Sun): take an exotic tour of FjordSafari and then look for gifts at Flam Store Exclusive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Naeroyfjord and then get out on two wheels at Stalheimskleiva.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Flam trip planner.

Drive from Beitostolen to Flam in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Beitostolen in December, Flam is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Stavanger.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

Stavanger

— 4 nights

Oil Capital

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'll find plenty of places to visit near Stavanger: Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe) and Orre Beach (in Orre). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Lysefjord, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavanger Cathedral, cast your line with MS Rapp, and stroll through Sola Strand.

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You can fly from Flam to Stavanger in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Flam in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Stavanger: highs are around 4°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:

Bergen

— 4 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.
When in Bergen, make a side trip to see Gone Paddling AS in Herdla, approximately Herdla away. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Bryggen, don't miss a visit to Pepperkakebyen - The Worlds largest Gingerbread City, take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, and take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken.

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You can fly from Stavanger to Bergen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Bergen, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Trondheim.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:

Trondheim

— 4 nights
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Go for a jaunt from Trondheim to Fannrem to see Knyken Ski Center about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Elgsethytta, pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral, get curious at Vitensenteret i Trondheim, and glide through natural beauty at Granaasen skisenter.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Trondheim vacation planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Trondheim in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bergen in January: high temperatures in Trondheim hover around 0°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Trondheim

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:

Svolvaer

— 4 nights
The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Step out of Svolvaer with an excursion to Henningsvaer in Henningsvaer--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: get outside with Lofoten Lights, take in the exciting artwork at Northern Norway Art Centre, admire all the interesting features of Nasjonal Turistveg Lofoten, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Floya.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Svolvaer visit planning site.

Fly from Trondheim to Svolvaer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Flakstadoy.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:

Flakstadoy

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for gifts at Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rambergstranda Beach, and then get outside with Lofoten Birding. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Lofoten Island.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Flakstadoy trip planner.

You can drive from Svolvaer to Flakstadoy in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January in Flakstadoy, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Flakstadoy

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

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 to go to Nordkjosbotn and see Northern Light Dog Adventure, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Polar Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, and stroll around Prestvannet Lake.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tromso attractions planner.

Drive from Flakstadoy to Tromso in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, Tromso is a bit cooler than Flakstadoy - with highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Kirkenes.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:

Kirkenes

— 2 nights
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. On the 26th (Thu), cast your line with King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes and then don't miss a visit to Treriksroysa. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Soviet Liberation Monument and then surround yourself with nature on Birk Husky.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kirkenes tour builder tool.

Fly from Tromso to Kirkenes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tromso in January, expect Kirkenes to be slightly colder, temps between -9°C and -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Norway travel guide

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History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty 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.