31 days in Western Norway Itinerary

31 days in Western Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Norway vacation maker

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Bergen
— 4 nights
Fly
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Alesund
— 3 nights
Drive
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Andalsnes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geiranger
— 4 nights
Ferry to Hellesylt ferjekai, Bus to Stryn
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Stryn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Balestrand
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Flam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Odda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Forsand Municipality
— 2 nights
Drive
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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.
When in Bergen, make a side trip to see Gone Paddling AS in Herdla, approximately Herdla away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, sample some tasty brews at Bergen Food Tours, view the masterpieces at Gunvor Handmade Illustration, and contemplate the long history of Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bergen online sightseeing planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Bergen is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In June, Bergen is much colder than Dammam - with highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Alesund.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:

Alesund

— 3 nights
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.
Alesund is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Fjellstua Viewpoint, get into the urban bustle at Tourist Cinema - View The Fjords, examine the collection at Jugendstilsenteret and Kunstmuseet Kube, and take in the awesome beauty at Aksla Mountain.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Alesund day trip tool.

You can fly from Bergen to Alesund in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Alesund are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Andalsnes.

Things to do in Alesund

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

Andalsnes

— 2 nights
Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): head outdoors with Nesaksla and then explore and take pictures at Trollstigen. Keep things going the next day: trek along Romsdalseggen.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Andalsnes trip planner.

You can drive from Alesund to Andalsnes in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Andalsnes

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Geiranger

— 4 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.
Spend the 4th (Mon) among the memorable landscape of Geiranger Fjord. There's much more to do: get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, take a memorable drive along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters, and head outdoors with Storseterfossen.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Geiranger using our trip planner.

Drive from Andalsnes to Geiranger in 2.5 hours. In July in Geiranger, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stryn.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

Stryn

— 2 nights
Stryn is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): snap pictures at Horndola Bridge and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tvinnefossen Waterfall. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Olden, go for a walk through Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbreen), and then explore the striking landscape at Jostedals Glacier.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stryn online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Geiranger to Stryn in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Stryn can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Balestrand.

Things to do in Stryn

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Balestrand

— 3 nights
Balestrand is a municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Balestrand is known for trails, historic sites, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hopperstad stavkirke, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Olav's Church, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Three Fjord Ride, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

Discover how to plan a Balestrand trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Stryn to Balestrand in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Stryn in July, plan for little chillier nights in Balestrand, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Flam.

Things to do in Balestrand

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Flam

— 3 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.
Step out of Flam to go to Aurlandsvangen and see Skaldegard, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Naeroyfjord, admire all the interesting features of Aurlandsvegen, make a trip to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, and enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Flam holiday planning website.

Getting from Balestrand to Flam by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Flam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Odda.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Odda

— 2 nights
Odda is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Trolltunga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): trek along Trolltunga Active and then admire the sheer force of Latefossen Waterfall.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Odda vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Flam to Odda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Odda sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Forsand Municipality.

Things to do in Odda

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Forsand Municipality

— 2 nights
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.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Hogsfjorden and then take in the awesome beauty at Kjerag. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take an unorthodox tour of Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge and then take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Forsand Municipality online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Odda to Forsand Municipality takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Stavanger.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fritz Roed Sculpture Park (in Bryne) and Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Lysefjord, engage your brain at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, contemplate the long history of Gamle Stavanger, and explore the engaging exhibits at Norsk Hermetikkmuseum.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Stavanger itinerary planner.

You can drive from Forsand Municipality to Stavanger in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; 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 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:

Western Norway travel guide

4.3
Mountains · Flea Markets · Historic Walking Areas
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.