15 days in Western Norway Itinerary

15 days in Western Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Norway vacation planner

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Bergen
— 4 nights
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Alesund
— 1 night
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Geiranger
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ålesund rutebilstasjon hurtigbåtkai, Fly to Stavanger
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Stavanger
— 5 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bryggen and Stine Hoff Kunstglass Economusee. Get outdoors at Mount Floyen and the Funicular and Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Fish Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken, cast your line with a fishing tour, and view the masterpieces at DMG GALLERY.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bergen itinerary builder website.

Chicago, USA to Bergen is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect nights in Bergen to be a bit cooler, around 52°F, while days are cooler, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alesund.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 27:

Alesund

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Waldehuset Museum, then trek along Tueneset and Hessabana, then appreciate the history behind Statute of Joachim Ronneberg, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Alesund day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Alesund takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Alesund, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Geiranger.

Things to do in Alesund

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Geiranger

— 2 nights

Pearl of the North

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): head outdoors with Active Geiranger and then explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Geiranger Church, hike along Korsmyra - Hiking Track, then take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, and finally take in breathtaking views at Flydalsjuvet.

For photos and other tourist information, read our Geiranger trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Alesund to Geiranger takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Geiranger are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Orre Beach and Sande Beach. Relax by the water at Borestranden Beach and Ogna Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Stavanger: Varhaug Old Churchyard (in Varhaug) and Sandvesanden (in Sandve). There's still lots to do: stroll through Sjobadet Myklebust, take an in-depth tour of Stavanger Maritime Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Touscene, and steep yourself in history at Old Stavanger.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Stavanger route builder website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Geiranger to Stavanger in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 5:

Western Norway travel guide

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Mountains · Flea Markets · Piers & Boardwalks
Admire the mighty glaciers, traverse the scenic fjords, and visit the historical cities of Western Norway, the country's traditional gateway to the world. From ancient fishermen and fierce Vikings, to medieval traders and modern industry, the area's link with the sea has never been broken. Whatever the season, Western Norway offers an abundance of opportunities for sightseeing and vacation activities. The region is a great destination for hiking, cycling, skiing, or fishing, while the charming villages and small coastal towns offer peaceful, friendly hospitality. Throughout the region you can find superb examples of traditional wooden architecture, and the larger urban centers, like Bergen and Stavanger, combine modern facilities with historical monuments. The area is famous for its seafood and fresh mountain water, so make sure to sample the local specialties.