17 days in Western Norway Itinerary

17 days in Western Norway Itinerary

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Geiranger
— 3 nights
Ferry to Hellesylt ferjekai, Bus to Stryn
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Stryn
— 1 night
Drive
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Aurlandsvangen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bergen
— 6 nights
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Stavanger
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Geiranger

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Seven Sisters and Flydalsjuvet. Explore Geiranger's surroundings by going to Kraft- og skredsenteret (in Tafjord), Gudbrandsjuvet (in Valldal) and Stordal Alpinsenter Arena Overoye (in Stordal). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Active Geiranger, make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger, pause for some serene contemplation at Geiranger Church, and examine the collection at Norwegian Fjord Centre.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Geiranger trip itinerary planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Geiranger is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in June; daily highs in Geiranger reach 18°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Stryn.

Things to do in Geiranger

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Stryn

— 1 night
Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get outside with Eduardo Juan, steep yourself in history at Olden, then take in the pleasant sights at Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Olden kyrkje.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Stryn trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Geiranger to Stryn in 4 hours. In June in Stryn, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Aurlandsvangen.

Things to do in Stryn

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

Aurlandsvangen

— 3 nights
Aurlandsvangen is the administrative center of the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stegastein Lookout and Brekkefossen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aurlandsvangen: Laerdalsoyri (Borgund Stave Church & Stodnafossen Waterfalls), Kjelfossen Waterfall (in Gudvangen) and Vindhellavegen (in Borgund). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, admire all the interesting features of Aurlandsvegen, see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet, and take a stroll through Gamle Laerdalsoeyri.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Aurlandsvangen trip app.

Traveling by car from Stryn to Aurlandsvangen takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Stryn in June, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Aurlandsvangen. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bergen.

Things to do in Aurlandsvangen

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Bergen

— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Hardangerfjord. Explore Bergen's surroundings by going to Vangsvatnet (in Vossevangen), Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall (in Norheimsund) and Voss Municipality (Bordalsgjelet Gorge & Tvindefossen). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, get curious at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter, brush up on your military savvy at Bergenhus Festningsmuesum, and examine the collection at Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Aurlandsvangen to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Bergen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 8:

Stavanger

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Flor & Fjære and Dalsnuten. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sola Strand, get engrossed in the history at Stavanger Maritime Museum, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and examine the collection at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Stavanger trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Bergen to Stavanger by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July in Stavanger, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

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.