One week in Norway is an excellent amount of time to experience the country's dramatic landscapes and premium accommodations. Join a classic tour to discover glassy fjords and soaring mountains. Or, hire a rental car and hop between the charming countryside villages. Northern lights enthusiasts will find the Arctic Circle the perfect place to explore by snowmobile and dogsled, while the Lofoten Islands inspire both winter and summer travelers with remote landscapes and luxury lodges.

Itinerary #1: Luxury Escape to the Norwegian Fjords

Travel by scenic train, ferry, and private vehicle on this compact one-week escape to the Norwegian fjords. From the moment you arrive at Oslo's elegant The Thief hotel to your farewell guided biking tour in Bergen, every moment of this trip is filled with touches of luxury and beauty. Watch the sunset over the fjords from an outdoor Scandinavian bath, hike around the gentle slopes of Orranbenken, explore the pristine Fjærlandsfjord by kayak, and more. 

Experience 19th-century splendor on Norway's Sognefjord (photo courtesy of Kviknes Hotel)
Experience 19th-century splendor on Norway's Sognefjord (photo courtesy of Kviknes Hotel)
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Oslo, Guided City Tour Oslo
Day 2 Scenic Flåm Railway Trip & Sognefjord Cruise, Transfer to Aurland Aurland
Day 3 Fjord Hike, Rowboat Adventure & Hot Tub Aurland
Day 4 Transfer to Balestrand, Cider Tasting & Orrabenken Hike Balestrand
Day 5 Transfer to Fjærland, Fjord Kayak Tour Fjærland
Day 6 Transfer to Bergen, Mountain Cable Car Ride Bergen
Day 7 Bryggen Wharf Tour & Mountain Biking, Depart Bergen  

Welcome to Norway! Your luxury-infused escape begins in Oslo, and after refreshing at The Thief, your lavish waterfront accommodation, you'll join a guide for an insightful city tour. The next morning, bid farewell to the city and settle in for a profoundly beautiful ride on the Flåm railway to Sognefjord. Upon arrival, continue your transfer by ferry and car until you reach 29|2 Aurland, which will be your home for two nights. Wake early the following morning to pack in numerous activities, including a hike up to Stegastein Lookout, a visit to the charming village of Bakka, and a Scandinavian bath experience.

Your next destination, reachable by ferry, is the dazzling village of Balestrand. An overnight stay here at the 4-star Kviknes Hotel ensures you have ample time to soak up fjord views, both from your hotel room and while visiting an organic orchard and conquering a hike along gentle mountain paths. Afterward, transfer south to the small village of Fjærland, where a delightful afternoon of kayaking along the Fjærlandsfjord awaits. Lastly, continue south to Bergen and spend your final days hiking and biking amid the Seven Sisters mountains and exploring the charming waterfront alongside a guide. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Luxury Northern Lights Adventure in Norway's Arctic

Discover the untamed yet distinctly peaceful landscapes of the Arctic Circle on this active winter itinerary. Perfect for those looking to experience the northern lights and other thrilling activities in comfort and style, you'll dogsled, snowmobile, snowshoe, and kayak your way through mountainous terrain and under glowing skies. In between, rejuvenate at the exclusive Snowhotel and Scandic Ishavshotel, both of which have been selected for their location and amenities.

You'll have plenty of chances to spot the northern lights on this luxury experience above the Arctic Circle
You'll have plenty of chances to spot the northern lights on this luxury experience above the Arctic Circle
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Kirkenes via Husky Taxi, Northern Lights Snowmobile Tour Kirkenes
Day 2 Guided Arctic Dogsled Tour Kirkenes
Day 3 King Crab Safari, Evening Northern Lights Tour Kirkenes
Day 4 Fly to Tromsø, Evening Northern Lights Tour Tromsø
Day 5 Tromsø Winter Sea Kayaking Tromsø
Day 6 Snowshoeing in the Lyngen Alps Tromsø
Day 7 Depart Tromsø  

Upon arrival in Kirkenes, your wintry escape gets off to a brilliant start, with a "husky taxi" escorting you to the Snowhotel. Made entirely of snow and ice, this is your home for three nights and allows you to fully immerse yourself in the hushed landscapes of the Arctic Circle. After settling in, spend your first evening zipping across the frozen tundra on a snowmobile in search of the northern lights, then dedicate the following day to a thrilling dogsledding adventure. Next, hop back on a snowmobile, but this time to seek out king crabs before rounding off your stay with an additional northern lights excursion. 

The second leg of your journey features the vibrant city of Tromsø, reachable by an hour's flight, and your base here is the award-winning Scandic Ishavshotel. Pause to take in your room's premium fjord views before joining up with a guide for a northern lights tour. The next day promises to be another to remember, with an idyllic kayaking tour in search of wildlife planned. Then, after a free evening, you'll be ready to tackle a snowshoeing excursion amid the dramatic Lyngen Alps, which ensures you bid farewell the following morning feeling fully introduced to northern Norway's wonders. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Remote Luxury in Norway's Lofoten Islands

Navigate through dramatic mountain peaks, along rugged coastlines, and between picturesque fishing villages on this self-drive Lofoten Islands adventure. Crafted for those eager to uncover the northern archipelago's unspoiled beauty in summertime, each day features immersive activities that capture the best of the region. Trek along the famous Queen's Route, whale watch off the coast of Andenes, and kayak on the glassy waters of a fjord—all while staying at well-equipped accommodations.

In the Norwegian Arctic, it doesn't get more beautiful than the Lofoten Islands
In the Norwegian Arctic, it doesn't get more beautiful than the Lofoten Islands
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Svolvær, Arctic Safari to Trollfjord Svolvær
Day 2 Full-Day Lofoten Islands Tour Svolvær
Day 3 Drive to Andenes, Hike the Queens Route Andenes
Day 4 Andenes Whale Watching Tour Andenes
Day 5 Drive to Senja, Kayaking & Hot Tub Senja
Day 6 Drive to Sommarøy, Island Hike Sommarøy
Day 7 Drive to Tromsø, Outdoor Activities, Depart  

The Lofoten Islands are renowned for their dramatic peaks, mesmerizing fjords, and tucked-away villages, and you'll quickly experience all three upon your arrival in Svolvær. Drop your bags at the charming Svinøya Rorbuer hotel, then get among your surroundings during a thrilling RIB speedboat tour. The following day, a leisurely driving tour introduces you to the region's five main islands and the villages and restaurants that adorn them. Afterward, collect a rental car and set your sights on the nature-immersed village of Andenes, stopping en route to conquer the famous Queen's Route trek.

Your base in Andenes is the scenic Bleik Sea Cabins, and beyond offering stretching views, it's also a superb jumping-off point for whale watching. Yet, there's plenty more of the Lofoten Islands to discover, and over the following two days, you'll make your way north through the rugged fjords and mountain ranges of Troms County to Tromsø. On the way, delight in idyllic stays at the chic Hamn i Senja and the Sommarøy Arctic, hike to the top of Håjam, and soak in an outdoor hot tub. In addition, spend an afternoon exploring the outdoor wonders of Tromsø before catching your onward flight. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Luxury Winter Adventures in Norway's Lofoten Islands

Dine, horseback ride, and chase the northern lights across the UNESCO-listed Lofoten Islands on this remote winter getaway. In just one week, you'll make your way from Bodø to the picturesque fishing town of Å, and onward to the sparsely populated Gimsøya before returning to where you began. The main highlight, a two-day horseback adventure, plus ample time to conquer activities of your choosing, make this itinerary perfect for travelers who enjoy spending time in the frosty outdoors.

Escape to northern Norway's remote Lofoten Islands for a luxurious winter adventure
Escape to northern Norway's remote Lofoten Islands for a luxurious winter adventure
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bodø, Northern Lights Tour Bodø
Day 2 Transfer to Å & Holmen Lofoten, Optional Activities Å
Day 3 Outdoor & Culinary Activities at Holmen Lofoten Å
Day 4 Transfer to Gimsøya & Lofoten Links Lodges Gimsøya
Days 5-6 Gimsøya Horseback Adventures & Northern Lights Gimsøya
Day 7 Depart Gimsøya  

Your wintry adventure begins in Bodø, deemed the "Gateway to the Lofotens," and after refreshing at the lovely Scandic Havet hotel, you'll join a private guide for a northern lights tour. The next morning, board a ferry bound for the storybook-worthy village of Å, where a leisurely evening at the Holmen Lofoten hotel awaits. Another day based in Å gives you the opportunity to tackle an activity of your choice, such as a cooking class, sailing excursion, or knife-making workshop. Then, meet your driver for a ride to the island of Gimsøya and spend the evening here chasing the northern lights on horseback.

Now that you're acquainted with your equine partner, the following two days are all about getting deeper into the picturesque scenery by horseback. Ride to a tucked-away cheese farm, trot along the ancient Vikingvei (Viking Old Road), and between, warm up at the luxury Lofoten Links Lodges. Additionally, take advantage of your accommodation's prime location to spot the northern lights each night and enjoy uninterrupted views from your private outdoor hot tub. Then, on your final day, transfer back to Gimsøya, where your departing flight awaits. Learn more

Itinerary #5: Luxury Scenic Drive Through Rural Norway

Leave the trodden path to discover the welcoming farms, charming villages, and bucolic scenery of rural Norway on this relaxed self-drive trip. Specially crafted for those looking to combine the freedom of a rental car with cultural insights, you'll make your way from Oslo to Bergen, stopping along the way to spend nights in picturebook-worthy villages and join guide-led excursions. Roam a local honey farm, horseback ride on private mountain trails, experience the renowned Stegastein Lookout, and more.

Explore the Norwegian countryside as you hop between luxurious boutique hotels and inns (photo courtesy of Herregården Hoel) 
Explore the Norwegian countryside from boutique hotels and inns (photo courtesy of Herregården Hoel) 
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Oslo, Guided City Tour Oslo
Day 2 Drive to Nes, Honey Farm Tour Nes
Day 3 Drive to Storefoss via Horseback Riding in Valdres  Storefoss
Day 4 Drive to Aurland, Guided Waterfall Hike & Picnic Aurland
Day 5 Day Trip to Stegastein Viewpoint, Scenic Fjord Boat Tour Aurland
Day 6 Kayaking in Eidfjord, Drive to Bergen Bergen
Day 7 Viking Heritage Walk, Depart Bergen  

Your luxury-wrapped road trip begins straight from the Oslo airport, where you'll collect a rental car and make your way to the Grand Hotel tucked within the city center. After pausing to refresh, hand the reins to a private guide, who'll introduce you to often-overlooked landmarks. The next morning, hit the road to Nes and spend the afternoon meandering around an idyllic honey farm on the dreamy island of Helgøya. Then, following a farm-to-table dinner and an overnight stay at the 5-star Herregården Hoel, detour to Valdres for a thrilling horseback riding adventure before continuing to the village of Storefoss.

The second half of your adventure slows the pace, but first, tackle a scenic drive along the western fjords to the delightful 29|2 Aurland. With two days based here, you'll have ample time to hike to the cascading Turlidfossen, experience the renowned Stegastein Lookout, and cruise along the Aurlandsfjord in search of wildlife. Afterward, hop back behind the wheel for a drive to Eidfjord, where you'll pause for a Hardangerfjord kayak excursion before conquering your final drive to Bergen. Here, your adventure wraps up with a Viking heritage walk and a memorable stay at the Opus XVI. Learn more

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Map of 1 Week in Norway - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas
Map of 1 Week in Norway - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas