19 days in Norway, Copenhagen & Faroe Islands Itinerary

19 days in Norway, Copenhagen & Faroe Islands Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly to Sorvagur, Drive to Vagar Island
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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
— 3 nights
Drive to Sorvagur, Fly to Bergen
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Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
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Bodo, Norway
— 2 nights
Ferry to Moskenes ferjekai, Drive to Svolvaer
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Svolvaer, Norway
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 1 night
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Oslo, Norway — 3 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: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, contemplate the long history of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum, and explore the activities along Oslofjord.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oslo trip itinerary maker tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Oslo is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect Oslo to be colder, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Copenhagen.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, stop by Nyhavn, pause for some photo ops at Seafarers monument, and take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

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Traveling by flight from Oslo to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Copenhagen, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vagar Island.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands — 3 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vagar Island: Torshavn (Torshavn Cathedral, Tinganes, &more).

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vagar Island road trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and car from Copenhagen to Vagar Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Copenhagen, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vagar Island, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bergen.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Bergen, Norway — 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.
Bergen is known for nature, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, get a taste of the local shopping with DMG Gallery, learn about all things military at Bergenhus Festningsmuesum, and don't miss a visit to Ludvig Holberg Statue.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bergen holiday planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Vagar Island to Bergen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vagar Island to Bergen is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly to Bodo.
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Outdoors · Nature · Adventure · Museums
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Bodo, Norway — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at God Massasje, then examine the collection at Bodo Domkirke, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bodo road trip planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Bodo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bergen in October, expect nights in Bodo to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are slightly colder, around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Svolvaer.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Svolvaer, Norway — 2 nights

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Change things up with these side-trips from Svolvaer: Haukland Beach (in Leknes) and Lofotr Viking Museum (in Bostad). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, view the masterpieces at Northern Norway Art Centre, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the masterpieces at Lille Kabelvag art gallery and museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Svolvaer online visit planner.

Getting from Bodo to Svolvaer by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 1 night

Tiger City

Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at The Ibsen Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oslo online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Svolvaer to Oslo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Oslo when traveling from Svolvaer in October, with lows around 1°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Highlights from your trip

Norway travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Art 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.
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Faroe Islands travel guide

3.7
Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Remote and picturesque, Faroe Islands represent a mosaic of green pastures and treeless moors. While on tour of Faroe Islands, you'll find that the sea is never more than a stone's throw away, even when you're deep inland. Traditions remain strong in the self-governing archipelago, known for coastlines made of steep cliffs and deep fjords. Your sightseeing in Faroe Islands options include long walks across the interior, where you'll have to brave shifty weather, and schooner or wooden sloop expeditions to see the fjords.
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