36 days in Norway Itinerary

36 days in Norway Itinerary

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36 days in Norway Itinerary

New York City
train + taxi + Fly:  12​h 15​min
Bergen
— 10 nights
train + bus:  2​h 30​min
Flam
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Jostedal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Geiranger
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Algard
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Oslo
— 12 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
New York City

10
days
Bergen

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring at Hardanger Fjord. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), stroll through Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, steep yourself in history at Rosenkrantz Tower - Bymuseet i Bergen, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bergen tour planner.

New York City, USA to Bergen is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train, taxi, and flight. Traveling from New York City to Bergen, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get cooler in Bergen: highs are around 63°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Flam.

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Bryggen
Ulriken ©
Ulriken

4
days
Flam

Flam ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hardanger Bridge in Ulvik (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Naeroyfjord, enjoy breathtaking views from Stegastein Lookout, make a trip to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, and grab your bike and head to Rallarvegen.

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

You can do a combination of train and bus from Bergen to Flam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Jostedal.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Aurland Municipality, Naeroyfjord, Osa Mountain, Hardanger Bridge, Sysendammen
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Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
FjordSafari ©
FjordSafari
Stegastein Lookout ©
Stegastein Lookout

1
day
Jostedal

Jostedal ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Nigardsbreen Glacier.

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Drive from Flam to Jostedal in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Jostedal are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Geiranger.

Things to do in Jostedal

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nigardsbreen Glacier
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Nigardsbreen Glacier ©
Nigardsbreen Glacier

3
days
Geiranger

Geiranger ©
Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Geiranger is known for nature, sightseeing, scenic drive, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord, tour the pleasant surroundings at Flydalsjuvet, get great views at Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba, and make a trip to Norwegian Fjord Centre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Geiranger vacation builder.

You can drive from Jostedal to Geiranger in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Jostedal in September, you will find days in Geiranger are somewhat warmer (59°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Algard.

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Storseterfossen ©
Storseterfossen
Geiranger Fjord ©
Geiranger Fjord
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba ©
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba

3
days
Algard

Algard ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Algard: Pulpit Rock (in Forsand Municipality) and Stavanger (Sverd i fjell, Godalen Beach, & more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sola Strand, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sola Beach, and have fun at Leos Lekeland.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Algard itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Geiranger to Algard. September in Algard sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Algard

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stavanger, Sola Municipality
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Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger
Sola Strand ©
Sola Strand

13
days
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.
Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along The Bergen Railway. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Oslo Fjord, and step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oslo trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Algard to Oslo. Traveling from Algard in September, Oslo is slightly colder at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

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Oslo Fjord ©
Oslo Fjord
The Vigeland Museum / Vigeland Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

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