17 days in Norway Itinerary

17 days in Norway Itinerary

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17 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  12 h
1
Bergen
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Stavanger
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Forsand Municipality
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Oslo
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Tromso
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Boston

2
nights
Bergen

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Bergen is known for nature, shopping, historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum.

Plan my trip to Bergen with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Boston, USA to Bergen is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Bergen. In December in Bergen, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Iskanten
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Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

3
nights
Stavanger

Stavanger ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Stavanger: Orre Beach (in Orre), Vedafjell (in Sirevag) and Varhaug Old Churchyard (in Varhaug). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Lysefjord, take in the exciting artwork at Galleri Gann, shop like a local with Touscene, and engage your brain at Norwegian Petroleum Museum.

Plan my day in Stavanger using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Bergen to Stavanger by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Forsand Municipality.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varhaug Old Churchyard, Galleri Gann, Sjobadet Myklebust, Vedafjell, Orre Beach
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Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum

2
nights
Forsand Municipality

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.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Gloppedalsura Scree and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kjerag. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Hogsfjorden, take some stellar pictures from Pulpit Rock, and then make a trip to Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Forsand Municipality online trip builder .

Getting from Stavanger to Forsand Municipality by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Forsand Municipality are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gloppedalsura Scree, Hogsfjorden, Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge
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Kjerag ©
Kjerag
Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock
Hogsfjorden ©
Hogsfjorden

5
nights
Oslo

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, examine the collection at Munch Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo journey website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Forsand Municipality to Oslo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. Traveling from Forsand Municipality in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Oslo, with lows of 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Fram Museum ©
Fram Museum
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

3
nights
Tromso

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, museums, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, and browse the collection at Tromso Public library and City Archives.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tromso online visit planner .

You can fly from Oslo to Tromso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in January, you will find days in Tromso are slightly colder (29°F), and nights are about the same (20°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

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