17 days in Western Norway Itinerary

17 days in Western Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Norway holiday planner

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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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Flam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bergen
— 4 nights
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Stavanger
— 4 nights
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Seven Sisters and Ornevegen - Ornesvingen. Visiting Flydalsjuvet and Gudbrandsjuvet will get you outdoors. Take a break from Geiranger with a short trip to Eidsvatnet in Eidsdal, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Active Geiranger, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Geiranger Church, trek along Korsmyra - Hiking Track, and make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Geiranger road trip planning app.

Frankfurt, Germany to Geiranger is an approximately 35-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in June; daily highs in Geiranger reach 18°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stryn.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Stryn

— 1 night
Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. On the 30th (Tue), get outside with Eduardo Juan, explore the different monuments and memorials at Loen Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hornindalsvatn Lake.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Stryn trip planner.

Getting from Geiranger to Stryn by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Flam.

Things to do in Stryn

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

Flam

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Borgund Stave Church. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen, then explore the activities along Naeroyfjord, then see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet, and finally don't miss a visit to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Flam road trip planning site.

Take a bus from Stryn to Flam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Flam when traveling from Stryn in June, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Bergen.

Things to do in Flam

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

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.
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and St John's Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall and Stoltzekleiven. Explore Bergen's surroundings by going to Vangsvatnet (in Vossevangen) and Voss Municipality (Tvindefossen & Bordalsgjelet Gorge). And it doesn't end there: trek along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, explore the world behind art at KODE Art Museums of Bergen, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and pick up some local products at Farmers Market Bergen.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bergen online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Flam to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Bergen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 6:

Stavanger

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stavanger Maritime Museum and Månafossen. Visiting Hike Oygardstol to Langavatn via Kjerag and Lifjell will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stavanger: Lyseveien to Lysebotn (in Sirdal Municipality) and Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tide Reiser Kjerag, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kvekergravstedet, don't miss a visit to Lanternen in Sandnes, and enjoy the sand and surf at Vaulen Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stavanger road trip planner.

You can drive from Bergen to Stavanger in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

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.