8 days in Western Norway Itinerary

8 days in Western Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Norway travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Stavanger
— 2 nights
Fly
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Flam
— 1 night
Ferry
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Jostedal
— 1 night
Drive
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Geiranger
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Alesund
— 1 night
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Stavanger

— 2 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 to go to Jorpeland and see Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge, which is approximately 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, contemplate the long history of Helleristninger (petroglyphs) Austre Amoy, and make a trip to Paseo por la calle.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Stavanger trip itinerary planner.

Oslo to Stavanger is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Oslo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Stavanger, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Flam.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Flam

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Naeroyfjord, see the interesting displays at Flaamsbana Museet, then enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout, and finally make a trip to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Flam trip planner.

Getting from Stavanger to Flam by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Stavanger in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Flam, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Jostedal.

Things to do in Flam

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Jostedal

— 1 night
On the 11th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Jostedals Glacier, explore the striking landscape at Kjenndalsbreen Glacier, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bergsetbreen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jostedal holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Flam to Jostedal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Jostedal, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Geiranger.

Things to do in Jostedal

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Ornevegen - Ornesvingen and then explore the striking landscape at Geiranger Fjord. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, take in breathtaking views at Flydalsjuvet, admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters, then make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Geiranger Church.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Geiranger road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jostedal to Geiranger. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Alesund.

Things to do in Geiranger

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

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.
On the 14th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aksla Mountain, then make a trip to Fjellstua Viewpoint, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Atlantic Sea Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Alesund tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Geiranger to Alesund by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alesund

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
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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.