60 days in Norway Itinerary

60 days in Norway Itinerary

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Stavanger
— 5 nights
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Kristiansand
— 5 nights
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Lillehammer
— 5 nights
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Flam
— 6 nights
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Bergen
— 5 nights
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Alta
— 2 nights
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Tromso
— 4 nights
Fly to Stokmarknes, Ferry to Kabelvag
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Kabelvag, Austvagoya
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
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Bodo
— 2 nights
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Trondheim
— 4 nights
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Roros
— 4 nights
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Alesund
— 5 nights
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Oslo
— 6 nights
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Fredrikstad
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Stavanger — 5 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 explore and learn at Stavanger Maritime Museum and Vitenfabrikken. Get a sense of the local culture at Ovre Holmegate and Norsk Hermetikkmuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Orre Beach (in Orre), Vitengarden (in Naerbo) and Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Stavanger Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Flor & Fjære, kick back and relax at Godalen Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Stavanger road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Stavanger is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Stavanger at 62°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Kristiansand.
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Kristiansand — 5 nights

Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Discover out-of-the-way places like Baneheia and Ravnedalen Naturpark. Shop till you drop at Hillestad Gallery and Annas Rom. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kristiansand: Arendal (Trinity Church & Merdøgaard skjærgårdsmuseum), Lindesnes Fyr (in Spangereid) and Naes Ironworks Museum (in Tvedestrand). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Odderoya, make a trip to Statue of Bernt Balchen, pick up some new knowledge with SKMU Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, and look for gifts at Randesund Candle Foundry and Gift Shop.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kristiansand online visit planner.

You can fly from Stavanger to Kristiansand in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Kristiansand are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Lillehammer.
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Lillehammer — 5 nights

Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Oppland county, Norway. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maihaugen Open-Air Museum and Maihaugen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bjornstjerne Bjornsons hjem Aulestad and Sigrid Undsets hjem Bjerkebaek. Explore Lillehammer's surroundings by going to Skeikampen Alpinsenter (in Gausdal Municipality) and Helvete (in Espedalen). Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Hunderfossen Eventyrpark. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Lillehammer trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kristiansand to Lillehammer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kristiansand in September, with highs in Lillehammer at 53°F and lows at 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Flam.
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Flam — 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like FjordSafari and Borgund Stave Church. Flamsbana Museet and Otternes Bygdetun will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Flam: Voss Municipality (Kayaking & Canoeing & Tvindefossen) and Hallingskarvet National Park (in Geilo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Naeroyfjord, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vangen Kyrkje (Vangen Church), stroll through Flam Hiking AS, and admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Flam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lillehammer to Flam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Bergen.
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Bergen — 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene and Hardangerfjord. Get a sense of the local culture at KODE Art Museums of Bergen and The Rosenkrantz Tower. The adventure continues: hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, see the interesting displays at Lepramuseet St. Jorgens Hospital, take in the waterfront at Bryggen, and take an in-depth tour of Bryggens Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bergen trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Flam in September, Bergen is a bit warmer at night with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly to Alta.
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Alta — 2 nights

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Northern Lights Cathedral, then examine the collection at Tirpitz Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Alta itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Alta in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bergen in September, expect Alta to be slightly colder, temps between 54°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Tromso.
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Tromso — 4 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.
Get outdoors at Tromso Fjords and Haaja. Step off the beaten path and head to Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet and Profil Glassdesign. Take a break from Tromso with a short trip to Lauklines Kystferie in Vasstrand, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Tromso Botaniske Hage, browse the different shops at Jekta Storsenter, observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria, and admire the striking features of The Arctic Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tromso trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Alta to Tromso takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Tromso can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Kabelvag.
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Kabelvag, Austvagoya

Kabelvåg is a village in the municipality of Vågan in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kabelvag Church and then see the interesting displays at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kabelvag trip planner.

Getting from Tromso to Kabelvag by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tromso in October, Kabelvag is a bit warmer at night with lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Leknes.
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Leknes, Vestvagoy — 1 night

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): glide peacefully along the water with Experience Lofoten Islands, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haukland Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Lofotr Viking Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Leknes online travel planner.

Drive from Kabelvag to Leknes in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in October, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bodo.
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Bodo — 2 nights

On the 6th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Saltstraumen, brush up on your military savvy at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bodomarka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Harald Bodogaard -Art & culture and then take an in-depth tour of Kjerringoy Trading Post.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bodo day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Leknes to Bodo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Bodo can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Trondheim.
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Trondheim — 4 nights

The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Head to Galleri Fenka and Den Gyldne Omveifor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Kristiansten Fortress and Rockheim. And it doesn't end there: hike along Bymarka, see the interesting displays at Ringve Museum, get engrossed in the history at Sverresborg Trondelag Folk Museum, and snap pictures at Old Town Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Trondheim trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bodo to Trondheim by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in October, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Roros.
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Roros — 4 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Roros Museum Smelthytta and Lysgaard Keramikk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Roros Museum Olav's Mine and Roros Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Tynset (Savalen hestesenter & Tronfjellet Mountain). Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Femundsmarka National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Roros tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Trondheim to Roros in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Trondheim in October; daily highs in Roros reach 43°F and lows reach 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Alesund.
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Alesund — 5 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Hike Sukkertoppen the Sugar Top and Walk to Borgundgavlen. Sunnmore museum and Volsdalen Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Norrona Outlet Store Langevag in Langevag (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Alnes Lighthouse, hike along Tueneset and Hessabana, don't miss a visit to Fjellstua Viewpoint, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Atlantic Sea Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Alesund online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Roros to Alesund takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Roros in October; daily highs in Alesund reach 53°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Oslo.
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Oslo — 6 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.
Let the collections at Vigeland Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum capture your imagination. Head to Aker Brygge and Karl Johans gatefor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, examine the collection at The Ibsen Museum, explore the world behind art at Munchmuseet, and look for gifts at Mathallen Oslo.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oslo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Alesund to Oslo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oslo when traveling from Alesund in October, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fredrikstad.
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Fredrikstad — 3 nights

Fredrikstad is a city and municipality in Østfold county, Norway. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) and Roed Manor. Get outdoors at The Telemark Canal and Boekeskogen. Change things up with these side-trips from Fredrikstad: Brygga i Toensberg (in Tonsberg), Local Historical Centre (in Horten) and The Halden Canal Haldenkanalen (in Orje). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Fortified Town and look for gifts at Bastion 5.

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Drive from Oslo to Fredrikstad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Fredrikstad are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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Norway travel guide

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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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Lofoten Islands travel guide

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