17 days in Western Norway Itinerary

17 days in Western Norway Itinerary

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Bergen
— 3 nights
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Andalsnes
— 2 nights
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Drive to Linge ferjekai, Ferry to Eidsdal ferjekai, Drive to Geiranger
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Geiranger
— 3 nights
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Luster
— 1 night
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Flam
— 2 nights
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Odda
— 1 night
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Forsand Municipality
— 1 night
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Stavanger
— 3 nights
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Bergen

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.
Take a break from Bergen with a short trip to Gone Paddling AS in Herdla, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Bryggen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, examine the collection at Theta Museum, and explore the galleries of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bergen online day trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Bergen is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Bergen. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dammam in August: high temperatures in Bergen hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Andalsnes.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

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Andalsnes

Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. On the 6th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Rampestreken, then take a memorable drive along Trollstigen, and then head outdoors with Nesaksla. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Romsdalseggen.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Andalsnes driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Bergen to Andalsnes by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Andalsnes

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

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Geiranger

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.
Spend the 8th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of Geiranger Fjord. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, relax in the rural setting at Skagefla, get outside with Storseterfossen, and take in breathtaking views at Flydalsjuvet.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Geiranger trip itinerary site.

Getting from Andalsnes to Geiranger by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Geiranger can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Luster.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

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Luster

Luster is a municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. On the 11th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Nigardsbreen Glacier.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Luster online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Geiranger to Luster in 3.5 hours. In August in Luster, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Flam.

Things to do in Luster

Nature · Parks
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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.
On the 12th (Thu), see exotic creatures in open habitats at FjordSafari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bakka Church, and then explore the striking landscape at Naeroyfjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Aurlandsvegen, then take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout, then don't miss a visit to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Brekkefossen.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Flam trip builder website.

You can drive from Luster to Flam in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Flam can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Odda.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:

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Odda

Odda is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Trolltunga.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Odda tour site.

Getting from Flam to Odda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Forsand Municipality.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Hogsfjorden, then get great views at Pulpit Rock, and then take in the pleasant sights at Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Forsand Municipality trip app.

You can drive from Odda to Forsand Municipality in 4 hours. August in Forsand Municipality sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Stavanger.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:

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Stavanger

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Helleristninger (petroglyphs) Austre Amoy, then appreciate the views at Lysefjord, and then hike along Lifjell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Stavanger, then view the masterpieces at Touscene, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Stavanger vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Forsand Municipality to Stavanger takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stavanger

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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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.