46 days in Norway Itinerary

46 days in Norway Itinerary

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46 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  14​h
1
Stavanger
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Kristiansand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Oslo
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Tromso
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Alta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Bodo, Nordland
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Trondheim
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Andalsnes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Geiranger
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Stryn
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4​h 30​min
13
Bergen
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Chicago

3
nights
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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dalsnuten and Sola Strand. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell, admire the verdant scenery at Lysefjord, steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger, and take a stroll through Ovre Holmegate.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Stavanger day trip planning app .

Chicago, USA to Stavanger is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sandnes, Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag
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Flor & Fjære ©
Flor & Fjære
Dalsnuten ©
Dalsnuten
Sverd i fjell ©
Sverd i fjell

3
nights
Kristiansand

Kristiansand ©
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kristiansand Cannon Museum and Ravnedalen Naturpark. Change things up with these side-trips from Kristiansand: Spangereid (Jentan pa Baly & Lindesnes Fyr). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, head outdoors with Fiskebrygga, step off the mainland to explore Odderoya, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Baneheia.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kristiansand day trip website .

You can take a train from Stavanger to Kristiansand in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. March in Kristiansand sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Spangereid
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Dyreparken ©
Dyreparken
Kristiansand Cannon Museum ©
Kristiansand Cannon Museum
Odderoya ©
Odderoya

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nordmarka and Astrup Fearnley Museet. Explore Oslo's surroundings by going to Tonsberg (Saga Oseberg & Gullkronen). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, stroll around Vigelandsparken, brush up on your military savvy at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oslo road trip website .

Fly from Kristiansand to Oslo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Oslo when traveling from Kristiansand in March, with lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tonsberg
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum

2
nights
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kvalvika Beach, then head off the coast to Lofoten Island, and then immerse yourself in nature at Haukland Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Hiking on the hills and then kick back and relax at Uttakleiv Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Leknes road trip planning website .

You can fly from Oslo to Leknes in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Oslo in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Leknes, with highs around 37°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Longyearbyen.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kvalvika Beach, Lofoten Island, Hiking on the hills
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Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach

3
nights
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and North Pole Expedition Museum. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Svalbard Museum, explore the activities along Magdalenefjord Svalbard, and look for gifts at Arctica.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Longyearbyen route site .

Fly from Leknes to Longyearbyen in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In March, Longyearbyen is slightly colder than Leknes - with highs of 20°F and lows of 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Magdalenefjord Svalbard
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Safaris
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
North Pole Expedition Museum ©
North Pole Expedition Museum

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Tromso Fjords, admire the masterpieces at Perspektivet Museum, snap pictures at Tromso Bridge, and look and learn at Northern Norwegian Science Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tromso trip site .

Traveling by flight from Longyearbyen to Tromso takes 4 hours. Traveling from Longyearbyen in March, expect Tromso to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°F and 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Speed Boats Tours
Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords
Perspektivet Museum ©
Perspektivet Museum

2
nights
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. On the 26th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in breathtaking views at Alta Canyon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Northern Lights Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, make a trip to Bubbelen, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Alta Church.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Alta tour itinerary app .

You can fly from Tromso to Alta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Tromso in March, expect little chillier with lows of 20°F in Alta. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bodo.

Things to do in Alta

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Northern Lights Cathedral ©
Northern Lights Cathedral

3
nights
Bodo, Nordland

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Norsk Luftfartsmuseum and Fishing Charters & Tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bodo trip maker tool .

Fly from Alta to Bodo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Alta in March since evenings lows in Bodo dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Bodo

Wildlife Museums Parks
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Norsk Luftfartsmuseum ©
Norsk Luftfartsmuseum
Saltstraumen ©
Saltstraumen

4
nights
Trondheim

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Vitensenteret i Trondheim. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Bakklandet Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady, see the interesting displays at Erkebispegarden (Archbishop's Palace), and hike along Bymarka.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Trondheim trip planner .

Fly from Bodo to Trondheim in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in March, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Andalsnes.

Things to do in Trondheim

Museums Historic Sites Trails
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Rockheim ©
Rockheim
Room Escape Games
Vitensenteret i Trondheim ©
Vitensenteret i Trondheim

2
nights
Andalsnes

Andalsnes ©
Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head outdoors with Nesaksla, cruise along Trollstigen, and then don't miss a visit to Rampestreken. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Romsdalseggen and then take in the dramatic scenery at Stigfossen Waterfall.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Andalsnes trip tool .

Getting from Trondheim to Andalsnes by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. April in Andalsnes sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Geiranger.

Things to do in Andalsnes

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Trollstigen
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Romsdalseggen ©
Romsdalseggen
Trollstigen ©
Trollstigen
Rampestreken ©
Rampestreken

2
nights
Geiranger

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): cruise along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen and then take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger, take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, then head outdoors with Storseterfossen, then take in breathtaking views at Flydalsjuvet, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Geiranger Church.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Geiranger route builder .

You can drive from Andalsnes to Geiranger in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in April, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Stryn.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen ©
Ornevegen - Ornesvingen

3
nights
Stryn

Stryn ©
Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Explore hidden gems such as Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) and Haugabreen Glacier walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Bergsetbreen (in Jostedal), Volda Ski Centre (in Volda) and Kjenndalsbreen Glacier (in Loen). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Olden, take in the dramatic scenery at Tvinnefossen Waterfall, head outdoors with Eduardo Juan, and take a memorable drive along Lovatnet.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Stryn online route planner .

Getting from Geiranger to Stryn by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stryn

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Loen, Volda Ski Centre, Haugabreen Glacier walk, Bergsetbreen
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Lovatnet ©
Lovatnet
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) ©
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen)
Olden ©
Olden

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stoltzekleiven and Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall in Norheimsund (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring at Hardangerfjord. Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, shop like a local with KODE Art Museums of Bergen, engage your brain at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter, and get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Stryn to Bergen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in April, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Stoltzekleiven ©
Stoltzekleiven
Hardangerfjord ©
Hardangerfjord

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