10 days in Western Norway & Northern Norway Itinerary

10 days in Western Norway & Northern Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Norway Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Bergen
— 1 night
Drive
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Flam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kaupanger
— 1 night
Drive
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Geiranger
— 2 nights
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Drive to Furneset ferjekai, Ferry to Molde ferjekai, Drive to Averoy Municipality
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Averoy Municipality
— 1 night
Fly to Alta, Bus to Alta Municipality
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Alta Municipality
— 1 night
Drive to Tromsø Airport, Fly to Kiev Zhuliany International Airport

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Bergen

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fjord Tours as well as Bryggen. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): catch all the local highlights with Fjord Tours, see the interesting displays at Rosenkrantz Tower - Bymuseet i Bergen, and then take in the waterfront at Bryggen.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bergen trip planner.

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine to Bergen is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Bergen is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in September: highs in Bergen hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

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.
On the 4th (Sun), hike along Flam Hiking AS, then steep yourself in history at Otternes Bygdetun, and then take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rallarvegen, examine the collection at Flaamsbana Museet, and then admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Flam driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bergen to Flam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bergen in September; daily highs in Flam reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kaupanger.

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Kaupanger

— 1 night
Kaupanger is a village situated along the northern shore of the Sognefjorden in the municipality of Sogndal in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. On the 6th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at De Heibergske Samlinger, Sogn Folkemuseum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kaupanger Stave Church.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kaupanger online route planner.

Getting from Flam to Kaupanger by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Geiranger.

Things to do in Kaupanger

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

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 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Geiranger Fjord, then don't miss a visit to Flydalsjuvet, then don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger, and finally admire the sheer force of The Seven Sisters. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Ornevegen - Ornesvingen.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Geiranger holiday builder tool.

Getting from Kaupanger to Geiranger by car takes about 4 hours. In September in Geiranger, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Averoy Municipality.

Things to do in Geiranger

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Averoy Municipality

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Atlantic Road.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Averoy Municipality attractions planner.

Getting from Geiranger to Averoy Municipality by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Averoy Municipality are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alta Municipality.

Things to do in Averoy Municipality

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Alta Municipality

— 1 night
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Alta Canyon, pause for some serene contemplation at Northern Lights Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Alta Church, and finally browse the exhibits of Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alta Municipality trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Averoy Municipality to Alta Municipality takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Averoy Municipality in September, with highs in Alta Municipality at 14°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alta Municipality

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Western Norway travel guide

4.4
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.

Northern Norway travel guide

4.1
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Land of the Northern Lights
Located at the northernmost tip of continental Europe, Northern Norway is a place where civilizations meet, the sun shines at midnight, and auroras paint the skies. Learn about the local culture, a mosaic of Sami, Norwegian, Finnish, and Russian influences, and see the historical attractions that stretch from prehistory to the Cold War era. Despite their modest size, the region’s cities are vibrant places with many unique architectural features and an exciting nightlife. Outside the cities, you'll find a vast area of pristine nature with mountains, fjords, lakes, and rivers. Here you can take part in a number of outdoor activities, from golfing and rock climbing in the summer, to dog sledding and skiing in the winter. Complete your Arctic vacation by tasting the local specialties, including fresh dairy products and seafood, whale and reindeer meat, and seagull eggs followed by home-brewed beer.