9 days in Western Norway Itinerary

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ovre Holmegate and Vigdelstranden. Escape the urban bustle at Dalsnuten and Speed Boats Tours. Explore Stavanger's surroundings by going to Orre Beach (in Orre) and Borestranden Beach (in Kleppe). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some photo ops at Sverd i fjell, look for gifts at byBrun, and view the masterpieces at Galleri Gann.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Stavanger is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Town to Stavanger. When traveling from Cape Town in November, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Stavanger: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Flam.
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Flam — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at The Magic White Caves in Gudvangen, then admire the sheer force of Kjelfossen Waterfall, then explore the activities along Naeroyfjord, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bakka Church. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at FjordSafari, then look for gifts at Memories from Flam, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Flam driving holiday planner.

Fly from Stavanger to Flam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Stavanger in November, with highs in Flam at 2°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bergen.
Parks · Tours · Trails · Wildlife
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Bergen — 3 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.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken, then take in the pleasant sights at Stoltzekleiven, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the waterfront at Bryggen, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen vacation planning site.

Drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Flam in November, expect Bergen to be somewhat warmer, temps between 7°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Western Norway travel guide

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.