Itinerary #1: Ultimate Fjord Road Trip: Lysefjord, Bergen, Voss, Aurland & Oslo
This scenic 10-day self-drive itinerary is perfect for first-time visitors to Norway who are eager to explore the country's dramatic fjords by hiking, biking, cruising, and kayaking. Between stays in Stavanger, Bergen, Voss, and Aurland, this trip ensures an immersive experience packed with dramatic landscapes and rewarding time in nature. Highlights include hiking up the spectacular Pulpit Rock, a guided kayak excursion in Øygarden, a cruise in Nærøyfjorden, and an overnight in Oslo.
|Day 1||Arrive in Stavanger, Explore Stavanger Like a Local||Stavanger|
|Day 2||Pick Up Rental Car, Full-Day Preikestolen Hike||Stavanger|
|Day 3||Drive to Bergen via Rosendal||Bergen|
|Day 4||Half-Day Bergen Tour, Heit Sauna||Bergen|
|Day 5||Guided Øygarden Kayak Tour||Bergen|
|Day 6||Drive to Voss, Canoe Fishing with a Local||Voss|
|Day 7||Drive to Aurland, Fjord Cruise in Nærøyfjorden||Aurland|
|Day 8||Train & Bike in the Flåm Valley||Aurland|
|Day 9||Drive to Oslo, Explore the Norwegian Capital||Oslo|
|Day 10||Depart Oslo|
Welcome to Norway! Your adventure begins in Stavanger, and after refreshing at your hotel, you'll meet a local guide for a tour of the city's historic sites and artsy districts. Collect a rental car the following morning for a self-guided hike up Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), deemed one of the most beautiful trails in the world. Then, after a night back in Stavanger, you'll hit the road to Bergen. Once here, spend your first evening indulging in local seafood at Lyverket, followed by a stroll along the Sandviksbatteriet trail, relaxation time in a traditional sauna, and a guided kayak excursion around Øygarden.
Midway through your adventure, you'll continue your road trip to Voss, a mountain town wedged between Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord. Depending on the season, your time here will be spent ice fishing or hiking through the Bordalsgjelet Gorge. Afterward, hop back in the car and make your way to Nærøyfjord for a cruise before continuing to Aurland. Spend the following day traveling by train to Myrdal, where you'll jump on two wheels and bike past waterfalls and traditional farms. Then, wrap up your road trip with a drive to Oslo and catch your departing flight. Learn more
Itinerary #2: Arctic Norway Summer Road Trip: Tromsø, Senja, Vesterålen & Narvik
Experience the thrill of the midnight sun and discover isolated islands on this summer road trip through northern Norway. Ideal for those eager for a fast-paced trip filled with hikes and nature-based excursions, you'll drive from Tromsø to Senja, ferry to the archipelago of Vesterålen, and overnight in Narvik. Throughout, you'll join a catamaran sailing safari, whale watch in Andenes, e-bike alongside awe-inducing fjords, and hike in the company of sled dogs.
|Day 1||Arrive in Tromsø, Gateway to the Arctic||Tromsø|
|Day 2||Arctic Summer Sail Safari||Tromsø|
|Day 3||Pick Up Rental Car, Midnight Sun Sea Kayaking, Drive to Senja||Senja|
|Day 4||Guided E-Bike Tour, Free Time in Senja||Senja|
|Day 5||Scenic Drive Surrounding Senja||Senja|
|Day 6||Hiking in Senja, Ferry to Vesterålen||Vesterålen|
|Day 7||Summer Whale Watching in Andenes||Vesterålen|
|Day 8||Drive to Narvik, Scenic Fjord Cruise||Narvik|
|Day 9||Drive to Tromsø, Guided Hike with Husky Dogs||Tromsø|
|Day 10||Depart Tromsø|
Your adventure begins in Tromsø, in northern Norway, where you'll shake off any jet lag with a gondola ride to a mountain ledge, followed by a leisurely visit to the Alpine Botanic Garden. The next day, embark on a catamaran tour and enjoy a stroll around Telegrafbukta. Then, equipped with a rental car, set off for Senja, Norway's second-largest island. Once here, discover the untamed beauty of the island, beginning with a guided e-biking adventure alongside majestic fjords and through narrow streets, followed by a self-guided driving tour of Senja's breathtaking sights.
While based in Senja, you'll also embark on a half-day hike of your choice before continuing to the archipelago of Vesterålen. Your destination is Andenes, which is an excellent place to head out on the water in search of orcas, humpback whales, puffins, and porpoises. Hit the road again on the morning of Day 8, this time across the Vesterålen archipelago to Narvik, where you'll board a cruise for a scenic journey through Rombaksfjord. Afterward, return to Tromsø in time to sneak in a hike in the company of some enthusiastic sled dogs prior to returning your rental car. Learn more
Itinerary #3: Western Norway's Rivers, Islands & Fjords
Crafted especially for travelers eager to explore western Norway's lesser-visited coastal towns and quiet fishing villages, this off-the-beaten-path itinerary features Oslo, Ålesund, Florø, and Bergen. During your journey, watch dramatic landscapes pass by while on board trains, ferries, and an express boat, and rejuvenate during traditional sauna experiences. You'll also sample the traditional aquavit spirit, discover local traditions, and spend time exploring Oslo.
|Day 1||Arrive in Oslo, Explore the Norwegian Capital||Oslo|
|Day 2||Quayside Sauna, Scandinavian Drink Tasting||Oslo|
|Day 3||Train to Åndalsnes, Bus to Ålesund||Ålesund|
|Day 4||Art Nouveau Kayaking in Ålesund, Overnight Ferry to Florø||Hurtigruten|
|Day 5||Arrive in Florø, Explore||Florø|
|Day 6||Ferry to Kalvåg, Sauna Knutholmen||Kalvåg|
|Day 7||Return to Florø, Boat to Bergen, Bryggen Harbor||Bergen|
|Day 8||Bergen Food & Culture Walk, Free Time||Bergen|
|Day 9||Ferry to Flåm, Train to Oslo||Oslo|
|Day 10||Depart Oslo|
Kickstart your trip with two days in the friendly capital city of Oslo, starting with an afternoon to meander through the Vigeland Sculpture Park and head inside cozy museums. The following day, try out the Norwegian tradition of alternating between sauna sessions and refreshing dips in cool waters and savor the unique flavors of barrel-aged aquavit at Destilleriveien 11. Then, travel by train and bus through dramatic landscapes to Ålesund, a charming city perched on the Atlantic Ocean. Here, you'll explore by kayak and on foot before boarding an overnight ferry bound for the coastal town of Florø.
Spend a day in Florø visiting the Kystmuseet Museum, checking out the nearby island of Kinn, and soaking up your picturesque surroundings. Then, board another ferry for a quick journey to the village of Kalvåg, where a day of hiking, biking, or kayaking is on the agenda, followed by an afternoon unwinding at Sauna Knutholmen. Afterward, transfer to Bergen and dive into this city's rich history during a self-guided tour of the Hanseatic wharf. Spend your final day in Bergen learning about the city's food traditions alongside a local guide before returning to Oslo to catch your onward flight. Learn more
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Itinerary #4: Oslo, Bergen & Southern Norway
Savor Norway's summer weather and long hours of daylight on this relaxing journey that features fjords, cities, islands, and the famed Flåm Railway. Perfect for visitors seeking a mix of laid-back activities and thrilling excursions, you'll tackle the iconic Pulpit Rock hike, kayak Lysefjord, explore Oslo by bike, and enjoy slow meanders through charming villages. Moreover, with scenic journeys by bus, train, and ferry, every travel day promises to be just as memorable.
|Day 1||Arrive in Bergen||Bergen|
|Day 2||Explore Bergen with a Local||Bergen|
|Day 3||Bus to Stavanger, Full-Day Pulpit Rock Hike||Stavanger|
|Day 4||Day Trip to Flørli||Stavanger|
|Day 5||Train to Arendal, Free Time||Arendal|
|Day 6||Day Trip to Merdø Island||Arendal|
|Day 7||Train to Oslo, Evening Wooden Sailboat Cruise||Oslo|
|Day 8||Explore Oslo with a Local, Oslo Bike Tour||Oslo|
|Day 9||Train to Flåm, Ferry to Bergen||Bergen|
|Day 10||Depart Bergen|
Arrive in Bergen and spend your first day acquainting yourself with the city, strolling along the waterfront, and savoring Norwegian tapas at Bare Vestland. Then, immerse yourself in local life with a tailored private tour, choosing between a picturesque walk through Nordnes Park or an invigorating hike on Mount Sandviken. Next, take a bus to the charming port town of Stavanger for a trek to the Pulpit Rock viewpoint. Spend the following day in Flørli before boarding a train bound for Arendal, where you'll enjoy a leisurely evening exploring independently.
Arendal also provides an ideal base to explore the car-free island of Merdø, famous for its colorful wooden houses and rugged coastal hikes. After a night back in Arendal, whiz to Oslo via a fast train and settle in for two thrilling days of exploration. Highlights here include a cruise along Oslo's fjord in a wooden sailing boat, a private half-day tour tailored to your interests, and a biking excursion through charming neighborhoods. Then, on your last full day, transfer to the village of Flåm by train and pause for lunch before continuing by ferry to Bergen, where your trip ends. Learn more
Itinerary #5: Winter Adventure in Norway's Arctic
Perfect for travelers seeking an immersive winter getaway, this adventurous exploration of Norway's Arctic is right out of a Christmas fairy tale. Throughout, you'll glide through pine forests on a guided dogsled excursion, sleep in a remote Sámi tent, snorkel with orcas, and horseback ride under the starry night sky. Also featured are numerous opportunities to witness the northern lights, cruise overnight on a coastal steamer, and warm up in cozy restaurants serving traditional Norwegian cuisine.
|Day 1||Arrive in Oslo, Explore the Norwegian Capital||Oslo|
|Day 2||Train to UNESCO-Listed Røros||Røros|
|Day 3||Dogsledding in Røros, Train to Trondheim||Trondheim|
|Day 4||Explore Trondheim, Fly to Tromsø, Lavvu Experience||Wilderness|
|Day 5||Explore Tromsø, Overnight Cruise to Svolvær||Hurtigruten|
|Day 6||Arrive in Svolvær, Gateway to the Lofoten Islands||Svolvær|
|Day 7||Explore the Lofoten Islands, Drive to Andenes||Andenes|
|Day 8||Orca Watching & Snorkeling Safari, Return to Svolvær||Svolvær|
|Day 2||Explore Svolvær, Northern Lights Excursion||Svolvær|
|Day 2||Ferry to Bodo, Fly to Oslo, Depart||Oslo|
Your trip begins with a free day in Oslo, and thanks to the city's easy-to-use public transportation, you can effortlessly explore Aker Byggae and Vigeland Sculpture Park. The next day, a five-hour train journey brings you north to the village of Røros, and you'll quickly discover why it's UNESCO-listed as you stroll alongside its historic wooden houses. While here, you'll join a dogsledding team for a thrilling ride in the nearby mountains before transferring by train and plane to Tromsø. Upon arrival, continue into the wilderness, where you'll sleep in a Sámi tent and (hopefully!) watch the aurora dancing above.
Although it's tempting to linger in your cozy tent, seize your day in Tromsø by wandering through the Alpine Botanic Garden and exploring the Polar Museum. Following these excursions, you'll embark on an overnight cruise to the picturesque Lofoten Islands, with Svolvær as your next stop. After a cozy evening at a local restaurant, you'll pick up a rental car and drive to Andenes for a bucket-list-worthy morning snorkeling with orcas. Lastly, return to Svolvær for a horseback ride under the stars, followed by a ferry trip back to Bodø and a flight to Oslo. Learn more
Itinerary #6: Aurland Valley Trek & Norwegian Fjord Road Trip
Crafted for hiking enthusiasts, this active Norwegian road trip features a multiday trek from Finse to Aurland Valley, as well as a hike up Mount Sandviken and in Rondane National Park. Between, you'll enjoy stays in cozy cabins and quaint fishing villages, embark on a scenic road trip, and cruise dramatic fjords. You'll start and conclude your journey with stays in Oslo, promising a well-rounded and memorable adventure.
|Day 1||Arrive in Oslo, Evening Wooden Sailboat Cruise||Oslo|
|Day 2||Explore Oslo, Train to Haugastøl, Short Trek to Lodge||Mountain Lodge|
|Day 3||Train to Finse, Hike to Geiteryggshytta||Mountain Lodge|
|Day 4||Hike to Østerbø||Mountain Lodge|
|Day 5||Hike to Vassbygdi, Ferry to Bergen||Bergen|
|Day 6||Bergen Fjord Cruise & Hike||Bergen|
|Day 7||Drive to Kalvåg||Kalvåg|
|Day 8||Drive to Otta via Lom||Otta|
|Day 9||Hike in Rondane National Park, Drive to Oslo, Dinner in Grünerløkka||Oslo|
|Day 10||Depart Oslo|
After spending your first day in Oslo exploring by foot, tram, bus, and boat, you'll take a train to Haugastøl, the highest stop on the Bergen Railway. Soon, you'll be enveloped in the magnificent Aurland Valley and ready to begin your four-day trek along the Rallarvegen. Between nights cozied up in remote cabins, you'll hike in Jotunheimen National Park, under the mighty Hardangerjøkulen glacier, and through the Aurland Valley. Then, wrap up your trek in Vassbygdi and reward your weary legs with a 5.5-hour ferry ride to Bergen—Norway's second-largest city.
The second half of your adventure begins with a small group fjord cruise and guided hike, capped off by an optional ascent of Mount Sandviken. The following morning, collect your rental car and drive to Kalvåg, an old fishing village on the North Sea. In Kalvåg, you'll engage in outdoor activities like hiking, biking, or kayaking, followed by a meal of fresh seafood caught by local fishermen. Your journey then leads you to Otta for an exhilarating hike in Rondane National Park before heading back to Oslo, where you'll wrap up your adventure. Learn more
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