10 days in Western Norway Itinerary

10 days in Western Norway Itinerary

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Bergen
Drive
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Stavanger
— 1 night
Drive
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Tyssedal
— 1 night
Drive
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Aurlandsvangen
— 1 night
Drive
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Loen
— 1 night
Bus to Hellesylt ferjekai, Ferry to Geiranger
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Geiranger
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Alesund
— 1 night
Bus
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Jostedal
— 1 night
Drive
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Bergen
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bergen day trip planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Bergen Airport Flesland, Haugesund Airport and Stavanger Airport Sola. In September in Bergen, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Stavanger.
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Stavanger — 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Haland Hagesenter.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stavanger road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Stavanger takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Stavanger are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tyssedal.
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Tyssedal — 1 night

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Tyssedal road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stavanger to Tyssedal takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Stavanger in October, with highs in Tyssedal at 48°F and lows at 38°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Aurlandsvangen.
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Aurlandsvangen — 1 night

Aurlandsvangen is the administrative center of the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Flamsbana Museet, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at FjordSafari, and then take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Aurlandsvangen trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Tyssedal to Aurlandsvangen takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Aurlandsvangen can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Loen.
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Loen — 1 night

Loen is a village in Stryn Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. On the 3rd (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Olden kyrkje, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kjenndalsbreen Glacier, and then make a trip to Lovatnet.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Loen trip maker site.

Drive from Aurlandsvangen to Loen in 3.5 hours. October in Loen sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Geiranger.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, pause for some serene contemplation at Geiranger Church, then don't miss a visit to Flydalsjuvet, and finally make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger. On your second day here, explore the activities along Geiranger Fjord.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Geiranger road trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Loen to Geiranger takes 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Alesund.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Fjellstua Viewpoint, observe the fascinating underwater world at Atlantic Sea Park, and then hike along Borgernes veg and Aksla Stadion.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alesund holiday website.

You can ride a ferry from Geiranger to Alesund in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Geiranger in October, Alesund is a bit warmer at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Jostedal.
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Jostedal — 1 night

On the 7th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Bergsetbreen and then take in the awesome beauty at Brenndalsbreen.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jostedal route builder website.

Traveling by bus from Alesund to Jostedal takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Jostedal are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Bergen.
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Bergen — 1 night

City of Seven Mountains

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Theta Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally shop like a local with Fish Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bergen sightseeing planner.

Getting from Jostedal to Bergen by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train.
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Western Norway travel guide

4.4
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.
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Sogn og Fjordane travel guide

4.6
Churches · Safaris · Scenic Walking Areas
Admire some of the most impressive fjords and glaciers that Norway has to offer at Sogn og Fjordane. Located on the western coast, this peaceful area is free of big cities and heavy industry, a good place to immerse yourself in the natural surroundings and local culture. In addition to taking a tour of the fjords and glaciers, a priority for any itinerary here, there’s a selection of historical sights and brilliant examples of traditional wooden architecture that you can visit. Throughout the year, the region is a prime destination for outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, fishing, rafting, and skiing. Towns and villages scattered over the area are great places to experience local hospitality and taste the homemade specialties.
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