33 days in Norway Itinerary

33 days in Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Norway tour planner

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Oslo
— 6 nights
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Kirkenes
— 2 nights
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Tromso
— 4 nights
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Fly to Leknes, Foot to Lufthavnveien kryss, Bus to Svolvaer
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Svolvaer
— 4 nights
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Trondheim
— 4 nights
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Geiranger
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ålesund rutebilstasjon hurtigbåtkai, Fly to Kristiansand
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Kristiansand
— 2 nights
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Stavanger
— 3 nights
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Bergen
— 4 nights
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Oslo

— 6 nights

Tiger City

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, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Fram Museum, get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, steep yourself in history at Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oslo tour itinerary tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Oslo is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Oslo. In November, Oslo is cooler than Melbourne - with highs of 9°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Kirkenes.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
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Kirkenes

— 2 nights
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see what you can catch with King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes and then don't miss a visit to Treriksroysa. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lungomare and then take in the spiritual surroundings of King Oscar II Chapel.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kirkenes trip maker app.

Getting from Oslo to Kirkenes by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Oslo in December: highs in Kirkenes hover around -5°C, while lows dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Tromso.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Tromso

— 4 nights

Paris of the North

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.
Take a break from Tromso with a short trip to Northern Light Dog Adventure in Nordkjosbotn, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, shop like a local with Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, and admire the landmark architecture of The Arctic Cathedral.

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You can fly from Kirkenes to Tromso in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kirkenes in December; daily highs in Tromso reach 0°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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Svolvaer

— 4 nights
The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Change things up with these side-trips from Svolvaer: Uttakleiv Beach (in Leknes) and Lofotr Viking Museum (in Bostad). The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of Lofoten Lights, explore the world behind art at Galleri Lofoten, take in the exciting artwork at Northern Norway Art Centre, and examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Tromso to Svolvaer in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tromso in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 0°C in Svolvaer. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Trondheim.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

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Trondheim

— 4 nights
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Trondheim is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nidaros Cathedral, hike along Bymarka, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Taps Trondheim.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Trondheim trip maker website.

Getting from Svolvaer to Trondheim by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or drive. Traveling from Svolvaer in December, Trondheim is a bit cooler at night with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Trondheim

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Breweries & Distilleries
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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 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Geiranger road trip planning site.

Getting from Trondheim to Geiranger by car takes about 6.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks
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Kristiansand

— 2 nights
Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): walk around Baneheia, Head underground at Jegersberg HIking Trail, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Som Church. Keep things going the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Nogne O, kick back and relax at Grimstad's Archipelago, and then get to know the resident critters at Dyreparken.

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Do a combination of ferry and flight from Geiranger to Kristiansand in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Stavanger.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
Step out of Stavanger with an excursion to Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge in Jorpeland--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Lysefjord, pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and get curious at Norwegian Petroleum Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Stavanger day trip website.

You can fly from Kristiansand to Stavanger in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kristiansand in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 1°C in Stavanger. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Gone Paddling AS in Herdla (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Bryggen, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken, and take in the pleasant sights at Stoltzekleiven.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bergen route planner.

Traveling by flight from Stavanger to Bergen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Bergen

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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Norway travel guide

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Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.