15 days in Norway Itinerary

15 days in Norway Itinerary

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15 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Grants Pass
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Oslo
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Lillehammer
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Bergen
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Stavanger
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Grants Pass

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Bygdøy, then learn about all things military at Norway's Resistance Museum (Norges Hjemmefront Museum), then see the interesting displays at Visitors Centre, and finally examine the collection at Astrup Fearnley Museet.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oslo road trip planning app .

Grants Pass, USA to Oslo is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Grants Pass in September, expect Oslo to be slightly colder, temps between 61°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Lillehammer.

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#Museums, #Trails, #Parks
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Bygdøy ©
Bygdøy
The Nobel Peace Center ©
The Nobel Peace Center

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days
Lillehammer

Lillehammer ©
Lillehammer is a town and municipality in Oppland county, Norway. On the 5th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Hunderfossen Familiepark. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Norwegian Road Museum, then make a trip to Helvete, and then contemplate the long history of Maihaugen Open-Air Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lillehammer day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Oslo to Lillehammer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Lillehammer is a bit cooler than Oslo - with highs of 53°F and lows of 39°F. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Longyearbyen.

Things to do in Lillehammer

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Theme Parks

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Helvete
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Hunderfossen Familiepark ©
Hunderfossen Familiepark
Helvete ©
Helvete
Sigrid Undset's Home Bjerkebaek ©
Sigrid Undset's Home Bjerkebaek

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day
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

Longyearbyen ©
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at North Pole Expedition Museum, then see the interesting displays at Svalbard Museum, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Longyearbyen journey planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lillehammer to Longyearbyen in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Lillehammer in September, expect Longyearbyen to be a bit cooler, temps between 41°F and 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for Leknes.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Svalbard Museum ©
Svalbard Museum
Safaris
North Pole Expedition Museum ©
North Pole Expedition Museum

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day
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Utakleiv Beach, cruise along Uttakleiv Beach, then view the masterpieces at Kraftstasjonen - Haukland Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Haukland Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Leknes driving holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Longyearbyen to Leknes takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Longyearbyen in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Leknes: highs are around 54°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Leknes

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

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Lofoten Island
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Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Uttakleiv Beach ©
Uttakleiv Beach
Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island

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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.
On the 12th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), then get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Ulriken. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and then view the masterpieces at KODE Art Museums of Bergen.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergen trip maker tool .

Getting from Leknes to Bergen by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Leknes in September: highs in Bergen hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Stavanger.

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Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Ulriken ©
Ulriken
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene ©
Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene

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Stavanger

Stavanger ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): engage your brain at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, then examine the collection at Norwegian Canning Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stavanger Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Stavanger trip planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Stavanger in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Stavanger can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stavanger

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden
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Norwegian Petroleum Museum ©
Norwegian Petroleum Museum
Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden ©
Hellesto/Byberg/Skarasanden
Stavanger Cathedral ©
Stavanger Cathedral

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