15 days in Western Norway Itinerary

15 days in Western Norway Itinerary

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Bergen
— 2 nights
2
Flam
— 2 nights
3
Stryn
— 2 nights
4
Geiranger
— 3 nights
5
Alesund
— 2 nights
6
Forsand Municipality
— 2 nights

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Bergen

Bergen ©
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, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken, and trek along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Bergen trip builder site.

Houston, USA to Bergen is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Bergen, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Houston in May, with highs in Bergen at 56°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Fish Market
Fish Market

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): hike along Flam Hiking AS, then admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen, then take in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bakka Church. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the sheer force of Rjoandefossen, and finally examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Flam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bergen to Flam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Flam are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Stryn.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aurlandsvangen, Bakka Church, Naeroyfjord
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Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Stegastein Lookout ©
Stegastein Lookout
Brekkefossen ©
Brekkefossen

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Stryn

Stryn ©
Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Jostedals Glacier, don't miss a visit to Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen), and then take in the awesome beauty at Brenndalsbreen. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Tvinnefossen Waterfall, get outside with Eduardo Juan, then contemplate the long history of Olden, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Skala.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Stryn trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a bus from Flam to Stryn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Stryn

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eduardo Juan, Brenndalsbreen, Jostedals Glacier
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Tvinnefossen Waterfall ©
Tvinnefossen Waterfall
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen) ©
Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen)
Olden ©
Olden

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Geiranger

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Spend the 16th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of Geiranger Fjord. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, see the interesting displays at Norwegian Fjord Centre, get outside with Storseterfossen, and get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Geiranger trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Stryn to Geiranger in 4 hours. May in Geiranger sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Alesund.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
The Seven Sisters ©
The Seven Sisters
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba ©
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba

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Alesund

Alesund
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.
On the 19th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Statute of Joachim Ronneberg, get into the urban bustle at Tourist Cinema - View The Fjords, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Atlantic Sea Park, and finally stroll through Hike Sukkertoppen the Sugar Top. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Aalesunds Museum, then don't miss a visit to Fjellstua Viewpoint, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galleri Artifex.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alesund tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Geiranger to Alesund takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Alesund, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Forsand Municipality.

Things to do in Alesund

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Hike Sukkertoppen the Sugar Top
Hike Sukkertoppen the Sugar Top
Fjellstua Viewpoint ©
Fjellstua Viewpoint
Aalesunds Museum ©
Aalesunds Museum

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Forsand Municipality

Forsand Municipality
With a cluster of villages surrounded by untouched nature, Forsand Municipality is a great destination for those looking to immerse themselves in scenic surroundings, far from the city bustle.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): go for a walk through Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge, get great views at Pulpit Rock, and then trek along Hike from Grauthedlar to Lysebotn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Gloppedalsura Scree.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Forsand Municipality trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Alesund to Forsand Municipality takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Gloppedalsura Scree, Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge
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Gloppedalsura Scree
Gloppedalsura Scree
Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock
Hike from Grauthedlar to Lysebotn ©
Hike from Grauthedlar to Lysebotn

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