Most people visiting Oslo, Bergen, and Tromsø spend about 7 to 10 days in Norway, which usually includes some time in Flåm as well. For travelers wanting to visit Oslo, Bergen, and Tromsø exclusively, plan 7 to 9 days for a well-paced trip. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as 6 days. Check out our favorite Oslo, Bergen, and Tromsø trips below.

How many days do you need?

  • Most travelers spend 7-9 days in Oslo, Bergen, and Tromsø combined
  • Visiting Oslo, Bergen, and Tromsø in 6 days is possible but will feel rushed
  • With 10 or more days, most travelers choose to add more stops to their trip 
  • The most common extensions are Flåm, Balestrand, and Aurland

How Many Days Should You Spend in Norway?

Recommended Itineraries for Oslo, Bergen, and Tromsø

Recommended Itinerary for 7 Days

Bergen's waterfront UNESCO World Heritage Site after a snowfall
Bergen's waterfront UNESCO World Heritage Site after a snowfall
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Oslo Oslo
Day 2 Explore Oslo's Hidden Gems with a Local Expert Oslo
Day 3 Train to Flåm - Fjord Wintercruise - Train to Bergen Bergen
Day 4 Bergen City Tour Bergen
Day 5 Flight to Tromsø - Transfer to Malangen Peninsula Tromsø
Day 6 Dogsledding & Northern Lights Excursion Tromsø
Day 7 Depart Norway  


Escape the summer crowds with this winter trip highlighting both southern and northern Norway. Starting in Oslo—Europe's fastest-growing capital—you'll take one of the steepest trains in the world towards the fjords. Then train to Bergen, a UNESCO-listed city loaded with culture and restaurants. Finish with two nights at a resort in the Arctic where you'll dog sled and search for the Northern Lights. Read more

Recommended Itinerary for 8 Days

Bergen's UNESCO-listed waterfront after a snowfall.
Bergen's UNESCO-listed waterfront after a snowfall.
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Oslo Oslo
Day 2 Explore Oslo's Hidden Gems with a Local Expert Oslo
Day 3 Train to Flåm - Fjord Wintercruise - Train to Bergen Bergen
Day 4 Explore Bergen with a Local Bergen
Day 5 Flight to Tromsø - Transfer to Malangen Peninsula Tromsø
Day 6 Dogsledding & Northern Lights Excursion Tromsø
Day 7 Explore Tromsø in Winter Tromsø
Day 8 Depart Norway  


Experience the magic of a Norwegian winter with this diverse 8-day itinerary. After a night in the thriving capital of Oslo, you'll take one of the steepest trains in the world to Flåm's snow-covered fjords. Journey west to Bergen, where you’ll explore its UNESCO-listed waterfront and vibrant restaurants before flying north to picturesque Tromsø. Finish the trip with two nights in the Arctic wilderness, dogsledding through snowy forests and searching for the northern lights. Read more

Recommended Itinerary for 9 Days

Bergen's UNESCO-listed waterfront after a snowfall.
Bergen's UNESCO-listed waterfront after a snowfall.
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Oslo Oslo
Day 2 Explore Oslo with a Local Oslo
Day 3 Train to Flåm - Fjord Wintercruise - Train to Bergen Bergen
Day 4 Explore Bergen with a Local Bergen
Day 5 Free Day in Bergen Bergen
Day 6 Flight to Tromsø - Transfer to Malangen Peninsula Tromsø
Day 7 Dogsledding & Northern Lights Excursion Tromsø
Day 8 Explore Tromsø in Winter Tromsø
Day 9 Flight back to Oslo  


Skip the crowds and explore Norway at its best with this varied 9-day winter itinerary. Start in the trendy capital of Oslo, where you'll hop on a steep, scenic train to reach the snow-covered mountains and fjords of Flåm. Spend three nights in the colorful, UNESCO-listed waterfront city of Bergen before flying north to end your journey in Tromsø—where you'll search for the northern lights and dogsled through pristine Arctic wilderness. Read more

Extended Itineraries

10-Day Itinerary Including Flåm

Winter snow dusting Norway's fjords.
Winter snow dusting Norway's fjords.
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Oslo Oslo
Day 2 Free Day in Oslo Oslo
Day 3 Oslo - Train to Flåm Flåm
Day 4 Fjord Adventure| Bus, Fjordcruise & Train to Bergen Bergen
Day 5 Explore Bergen with a Local Bergen
Day 6 Bergen Free Day Bergen
Day 7 Bergen - Flight to Tromsø Tromsø
Day 8 Explore Tromsø & Chase the Northern Lights Tromsø
Day 9 Dogsledding outside Tromsø | Trapper`s farm Tromsø
Day 10 Depart Norway  


Bundle up warm and immerse yourself in the beauty of a Norwegian winter with this exciting 10-day itinerary.  Start in the country's south, where you'll spend two days soaking up the culture and cool of Oslo. After a day sailing through the breathtaking scenery of the fjords, head to the coast to explore the historic port city of Bergen without the summer crowds. Fly north to finish your adventure above the Arctic Circle, where you'll search for the northern lights, learn to dogsled, and discover the lively Arctic city of Tromsø. Read more

14-Day Itinerary Including Balestrand, Andenes, and Senja

Summertime adventures stay golden above the Arctic Circle
Summertime adventures stay golden above the Arctic Circle
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Oslo Oslo
Day 2 Train to Flåm - Ferry to Balestrand Balestrand
Day 3 Fjord cruise to Fjærland - Ferry to Bergen Bergen
Day 4 Explore Bergen with a Local Bergen
Day 5 Bergen - Flight to Tromsø Tromsø
Day 6 Tromsø - Drive to Senja Senja
Day 7 Explore Senja Senja
Day 8 Ferry to Andenes - Whale Watching Andenes
Day 9 Hike the Queen's Route Andenes
Day 10 Andenes - Drive to Tromsø Tromsø
Day 11 Explore Tromsø in Summer Tromsø
Day 12 Tromsø - Flight to Oslo Oslo
Day 13 Explore Oslo's Hidden Gems with a Local Expert Oslo
Day 14 Depart Oslo  


This two-week adventure is ideal for travelers who want to make the most of Norway's summer. Start off exploring southern Norway (Oslo, Bergen and the Sognefjord) before flying to the Arctic Circle. From here, you'll rent a car and head to the rugged island of Senja for an active two days of cycling and kayaking before ferrying to smaller Andenes for whale watching. The adventure ends in lively Tromsø and Oslo for festivals and outdoor restaurants. Read more

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Map of Oslo, Bergen, & Tromsø: Best Itinerary Ideas
Map of Oslo, Bergen, & Tromsø: Best Itinerary Ideas