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Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Oslo
Your journey will most likely start in Oslo, Norway’s innovative, eco-friendly capital. This multicultural city is home to the Nobel Peace Center.  Encounter the city’s artistic side at the Munch Museum, dedicated to Edvard Munch of “The Scream” fame, and Vigeland Sculpture Park.

Kimkim travelers can get an insider perspective on the city through a walk with a local to Oslo’s secret spots, follow a food trail to savor local slow foods like salmon and wild meats, or pedal past its many parks on a bike tour.
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Oslo Essentials

The National Theater in Oslo
Oslo Like a Local

Oslo, Norway's capital, is one of the fastest-changing cities around. The population—and a diverse one at that—is booming, but its humble, Scandinavian roots remain strong. With new restaurants popping up every month, an artistic movement experiencing a renaissance, and a history that's steps from downtown, the only way to do Oslo is like a local.

Cruise the Oslofjord and see Akershus Fortress from the water
24 Hours in Oslo

Far too many travelers think of Oslo as a stopover on their journeys west or north, but the picturesque port city is more than a transit point. Take a few days to explore, and you'll find it's the perfect mix of traditional and trendy, old-fashioned and hip. Who knows? You may even find yourself falling in love with Norway's capital. Follow these tips to experience the best of Oslo in one perfect day.

A colorful row of restaurants and cafés in Oslo's Karl Johans gate
8 Best Cafés in Oslo

Oslo residents have a knack for making their indoor spaces cozy and welcoming—just as you'd expect from a country where chilly weather dominates for much of the year. These warm interiors extend to the city's chic cafés, and no matter where you are in Norway's capital, great coffee in a sleek setting is always just a few minutes away.

Oslo, Norway
The 5 Best Family Friendly Hotels in Oslo

You'd be hard-pressed to find a European capital more suitable for families and kids than Oslo. A number of hotels cater to parents of both small children and teens—with the right lodging, you'll feel right at home in this booming heart of Scandinavia.

Norway is filled with historical and cultural hot spots
Top Cultural & Historical Experiences in Norway

Norway has a unique culture, influenced by its centuries-old history and distinct geographic location. You'll find bustling cities with fascinating origins, a quaint culture in fjord villages and coastal fishing towns, and unique customs like dogsledding and reindeer rearing, and mountainside farming. Not to mention, a thrilling Viking history that ties it all together.

Order a beverage among elegant furnishings and hand-painted murals (photo courtesy of Hotel Bristol)
The 8 Best Historic Hotels in Oslo

Norway's capital is swiftly gaining new modern architecture, but there are still a surprising number of hotels that make use of their buildings' historical roots. That's not to say they are dated: all the properties on this list have been restored in recent years with fresh room decor and features like upscale lounges and restaurants that blend nicely with original 19th and 20th-century details. Read on for the best historic hotels in Oslo.

Oslo's Barcode district offers new architecture, including the Munch Museum
The 4 Best Hotels near the Waterfront in Oslo

Hotels near Oslo's up-and-coming waterfront offer easy access to a deluge of new museums, restaurants, shops, and architectural gems. We've compiled a list of properties that are a short stroll to either Aker Brygge or Bjørvika along the Oslofjord, making it easier to explore Norway's capital.

Oslo's buzzy waterfront
Best Things to Do in Oslo

Oslo is Norway's buzzy, multicultural capital, known for its eco-friendly initiatives and innovation. It houses some of the country's best museums and parks, making it well worth a stop. You'll find the renowned Viking Ship Museum, the Nobel Peace Center, art galleries featuring Edvard Munch, and the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park. A vibrant city, Oslo draws crowds of all interests and ages.

Oslo's best boutique hotels walking distance to Palace Park (photo courtesy of Saga Hotel Oslo)
The 3 Best Boutique Hotels in Oslo

The best boutique hotels in Oslo are all within walking distance of Oslo's top attractions, like Palace Park, yet removed from the tourist crowds. Whether it's Nordic-meets-Balinese decor, elegant rooms with stand-alone tubs, or a tree-lined location near bookstores, you'll find it on this list.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Continental
The 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Central Oslo

If you are looking for a luxury hotel in Oslo near the best attractions, these options—many with historic roots—have up-to-date, posh rooms, sophisticated restaurants, and possible amenities ranging from spas and indoor pools to piano bars and underground jazz clubs. Here are our top picks for the best luxury hotels in Central Oslo.

Relax in a stylish hotel lounge near the new Munch Museum (photo courtesy of Clarion Hotel Oslo
The 5 Best Mid-Range Hotels in Central Oslo

These mid-range options are great for travelers who want contemporary furnishings and access to major highlights from Palace Park to the Oslo Opera House, not to mention outstanding breakfasts and cozy lounge areas. Here are the top picks for the best mid-range hotels in Oslo.

This hotel overlooks the Mathallen Food Hall (photo courtesy of Scandic Vulkan)
The 3 Best Hotels near Grünerløkka in Oslo

These three hotels near Grünerløkka will get you close to the trendy arts district along the Akerselva river and keep you within walking distance of Oslo's city center when you're ready to explore more mainstream attractions. You'll find graffiti-lined streets, independent restaurants, and live music venues—lending to a Brooklyn, New York vibe.

A few lucky suites at this hotel have spacious seated terraces (photo courtesy of Hotel Continental)
The 6 Best Hotels in Oslo

Choosing among all the great accommodations in Norway's growing capital can be tricky, and we're here to help. Here are six favorite hotels in three categories depending on your budget—standard, mid-range, and luxury—with either new or renovated rooms, standout complimentary breakfasts, and desirable locations steps from Oslo's top attractions.

Spend a few hours or more exploring the Vigeland Sculpture Park in Norway's capital
The 6 Best Hotels near Vigeland Sculpture Park in Oslo

With more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, this enormous park is one of Oslo's top attractions, but it's a healthy trek from the city center, where most tourists stay. Luckily, we've compiled a list of hotels with easier access to this veritable open-air museum (free of charge; open 24/7). Here are our top picks for the best hotels in Oslo, close to the Vigeland Sculpture Park.

Stay in a Neo-Renaissance building in the heart of Oslo (photo courtesy of Hotel Christiania Teater)
The 3 Best Mid-Range Historic Hotels in Oslo

The fast-growing city of Oslo offers plenty of glossy new architecture, but there are still charming hotels that have stood the test of time. Below is a compiled list of three mid-range options in Norway's capital dating back to the 19th century with renovated interiors that blend nicely with the buildings' original details. Read on to learn more.

This hotel in Aker Brygge has a rooftop restaurant with fjord views (photo courtesy of The Thief)
The 5 Best Hotels near Aker Brygge in Oslo

Deciding where to stay in Norway's capital can be a difficult decision, but the newly-developed Aker Brygge waterfront precinct is a great place to consider. Though the area really comes alive during the summer months, thanks to outdoor dining and fjord excursions, there are events and attractions for every season, including the new National Museum with the most extensive art collection in the country. Check out these five hotels within a 10-minute walk from the action.

Photo courtesy of Hotell Bondeheimen
The 5 Best Standard Hotels in Central Oslo

Oslo is an expensive city, but Norway's capital has its share of affordable hotels that have renovated rooms, contemporary lounge spaces, and healthy complimentary breakfasts, adding to the appeal. Plus, you'll be within walking distance of all the city offers, including fjord excursions and top attractions like Palace Park and the Nobel Peace Center.

Enjoy afternoon tea under a historic glass atrium (photo courtesy of Grand Hotel)
The 4 Best Luxury Historic Hotels in Oslo

When choosing a hotel in Oslo, consider that the most opulent options have a storied past from the 19th century for travelers who appreciate old-world charm. All the properties on this list have been restored in recent years with a spate of new features—like a full-service spa or underground jazz club—adding modernity to the historic surroundings. Read on to learn more.

Oslo Itineraries

End your trip in Norway and experience the beauty of Oslo in winter
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Christmas Markets & Winter Adventures in Sweden & Norway - 10 Days

Get into the festive spirit with this 10-day winter break in Sweden and Norway. The trip includes quality time in some of Scandinavia's top Christmas markets, based in historic city squares, nearby castles, and country estates. Browse the stalls for handmade gifts, sip mulled wine, and sing traditional carols to your heart's content. More winter adventures include a Swedish cinnamon bun masterclass, a fjord dinner cruise in Oslo, and a pamper day at a vineyard spa.

Discover the winter wonderland of Scandinavian cities on this 10-day tour
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Scandinavian Winter Cities Trip: Oslo, Copenhagen & Stockholm - 10 Days

Hop between three Scandinavian cities on this 10-day winter tour that pairs invigorating outdoor activities with plenty of cozy culinary experiences. Begin on the canals of Copenhagen and visit some of Denmark's most gorgeous castles in North Zealand. Take a train to Stockholm, where you'll tour the Swedish countryside and kayak between the islands of the archipelago. Continue to Oslo to taste your way through the Norwegian capital, then end like a local with a floating sauna cruise.

Bergen's historic waterfront
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Oslo & Bergen: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Norway typically plan a trip for 5 to 7 days when combining both Oslo and Bergen with Balestrand. If you're not interested in Balestrand, 5 to 6 days is enough for your Oslo and Bergen trip. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as 4 days. Read on for the best itineraries including Oslo and Bergen and beyond.

Take a train ride along Norway's peaceful River Rauma
Map of Western Norway's Rivers, Islands & Fjords - 10 Days
Western Norway's Rivers, Islands & Fjords - 10 Days

Discover magnificent areas of western Norway with this action-packed 10-day summertime itinerary. Your adventure starts in the capital city of Oslo, followed by a train ride along the emerald-green River Rauma to the city of Ålesund, famous for its Art Nouveau architecture. Continue the journey to coastal islands and narrow fjords toward Bergen before ending your trip back in Oslo for one last night of Scandinavian fun.

The Sognefjord, Norway's longest, deepest fjord.
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Explore Bergen, Oslo & the Fjords - 5 Days

Discover lively cities and breathtaking scenery on this short 5-day journey through southern Norway. Start on the coast, where you’ll spend two nights exploring the cobbled streets and colorful waterfront districts of historic Bergen. Day three takes you deep into the fjords, where you’ll sail through the spectacular Sognefjord before hopping on the famous Flåm Railway for a steep, scenic ride through mountains and waterfalls. End your adventure in Oslo to celebrate the vibrant culture and cuisine of Europe’s fastest-growing city.

Explore the many fjords in Norway's Fjord Region, like the Geirangerfjord
Map of Oslo & the Fjord Region: Best Itinerary Ideas
Oslo & the Fjord Region: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, six to eight days are the perfect amount of time for a Norway trip with stops in both Oslo and the Fjord Region. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as four or five days. With more time, you can enjoy additional activities at each stop or a few days in another region, like Tromsø or Geilo, or spend a night on the Hurtigruten coastal ferry. Keep reading for more inspiring Oslo and Fjord Region itineraries.

Your two-week grand tour winds down in Bergen, Norway's historic waterfront city
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Summer in Scandinavia Grand Tour: Finland, Sweden, Denmark & Norway - 14 Days

Scandinavia may be known for its winter sports, but travel here during summer, and you'll discover a wonderland of green forests, rushing rivers, soaring mountains, and expansive fjords. Over two weeks, you'll venture into these landscapes, plus balance the itinerary with sightseeing and fine dining in historic capitals like Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, and Oslo. There will also be stops at UNESCO-listed sights, such as the colorful Bryggen Wharf in Bergen and Finland's Suomenlinna Island.

Walk along Bergen's historic wharf to admire the colorful buildings
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History, Culture & Natural Splendors in Scandinavia: Denmark, Sweden & Norway - 10 Days

Explore the historical, cultural, and natural highlights of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway on this 10-day journey across Scandinavia. Start in Copenhagen, where you'll discover the city on a guided bike tour before hopping on a train to Gothenburg. Enjoy a private city tour, sail to the nearby Vinga Island, then continue to Stockholm to learn about the Vikings. Cruise through the fjords in Oslo and end your trip with a walking tour along the colorful Bryggen Wharf in Bergen.

After hopping between three Scandinavian capitals, you'll end in Bergen for hiking, rafting, and abseiling adventures
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Active Adventures in Scandinavia's Cities - 14 Days

Experience your cultural tours with a side of adventure as you explore three must-visit Scandinavian capitals. Cruise the canals of Copenhagen and see why this city is ranked as one of the happiest in the world; go on food, kayaking, and even wildlife tours in Stockholm; and hike and e-bike your way around Oslo's famous fjords. As a bonus, you'll visit historic Bergen, one of Europe's highlights and the most colorful port city in Norway, to end your trip with some whitewater rafting and abseiling.

Trolltunga's rewarding vantage point over Lake Ringedalsvatnet
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Norway Hiking & Kayaking Adventure - 7 Days

Get to the heart of Norway's spectacular scenery via trail and watercraft with this outdoorsy 7-day itinerary. Tour Bergen and catch a boat to the beautiful Hardangerfjord. Hike to the Trolltunga overlook, with views of Lake Ringedalsvatnet, and kayak in a section of Norway's longest and deepest fjord. Finally, jump on the Flåm Railway and make your way to Oslo for a taste of the fastest-growing capital in Europe.

Explore the Aurlandsfjord (a branch of the Sognefjord) before ferrying to Bergen
Map of Norway's Cities, Mountains & Fjords - 6 Days
Norway's Cities, Mountains & Fjords - 6 Days

This fast-paced adventure covers several Nordic highlights in less than a week. Start off in Europe's fastest-growing capital and hit the ground running as you explore hip neighborhoods and cafés. Next, take a train to the mountain village of Geilo, near two national parks, before continuing to the Sognefjord. End the adventure in Bergen—a UNESCO-listed seaside city surrounded by seven mountains.

The historic Bryggen district along Bergen's picturesque wharf.
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Bergen to Oslo Fjord Adventure - 6 Days

Sample some of Norway’s infinite charms on this short 6-day jaunt through the country’s biggest cities and most dramatic landscapes. Sail through fjords, ride one of the world’s most scenic railways, and discover the modern architecture and innovative Nordic cuisine of Europe’s fastest-growing city. Starting in the historic port of Bergen, you’ll travel east through deep fjords and towering mountains to visit the picturesque towns of Balestrand, Fjærland, and Flåm, before ending your journey in the effortlessly cool capital of Oslo.

The historic Bryggen district along Bergen's picturesque wharf
Map of Oslo to Bergen Winter Adventure - 6 Days
Oslo to Bergen Winter Adventure - 6 Days

Prepare to discover Oslo and Bergen's charm and culture as you explore the city by public transport during a local-led tour of both cities. You'll travel by train from Oslo to Bergen, with a stop in Flåm, on one of the world's steepest and most beautiful journeys that winds past lush fjord landscapes, gushing waterfalls, and steep, snow-capped mountains⁠. In Flåm, you'll go on a fjord cruise past some of the highest peaks in the region—before heading to Bergen, where you'll discover the city's magical layout and history during a local tour—as well as go on a second fjord cruise past Mostraumen and finally to Modalen.

Ålesund on the west coast is a gateway to many fjords
Discover Norway's Cities & Fjords - 9 Days

This summer itinerary encompasses a mix of fun travel modes for the ultimate Nordic adventure. It begins in Oslo, where you'll explore the fastest-growing capital in Europe on your own and with a local guide. Then take a scenic train west to hike with views of the Aurlandsfjord—a spectacular branch of the Sognefjord. From here, cruise to Bergen and Ålesund where you'll have quality time in each city—and surrounding fjords—before looping back to Oslo for one more night on the town.

Stay a night along the Geirangerfjord between Bergen and Trondheim
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Summer Road Trip: Oslo, Bergen & Trondheim - 12 Days

This journey highlights Norway's three biggest cities with scenic detours along the way. Start off in sophisticated Oslo before traveling by train and ferry to UNESCO-listed Bergen. From here, drive through fjord-side villages to Ålesund, known for its art nouveau architecture, and Kristiansund. Finish off in Trondheim with colorful wooden homes, café culture, and tree-lined streets for cycling.

Ålesund is considered Norway's prettiest city, and rightfully so.
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Discover Norway by Train and Boat - 10 Days

This relaxing summer itinerary checks off Norway's three biggest cities, traveling by train, ferry, and fjord cruise for a true Scandinavian adventure. Spend a night in the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund, explore cultural sites and cool neighborhoods with a guide, and take advantage of great hiking, biking, and stand-up paddleboarding along the way.

Bergen's waterfront UNESCO World Heritage Site after a snowfall
Map of Oslo, Bergen & Tromsø Winter Adventure - 7 Days
Oslo, Bergen & Tromsø Winter Adventure - 7 Days

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.

One of many small villages on the Sognefjord
Map of Norway Slow Travel: Oslo, Aurland & Bergen - 7 Days
Norway Slow Travel: Oslo, Aurland & Bergen - 7 Days

This relaxing weeklong journey starts in the capital city of Oslo before heading west via the steepest train in Norway (Flåm Railway). From here, embrace the slow-paced local culture of Aurland while staying two nights at a secluded and upscale lodge that serves organic cuisine. Take part in some light hiking and paddling and then cruise the Sognefjord by ferry, finishing the adventure in scenic Bergen—Norway's UNESCO-listed second largest city surrounded by seven mountains.

Take in magnificent Sognefjord views from your kayak.
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Norwegian Highlights: Oslo, Bergen & the Sognefjord - 8 Days

This active summer tour covers Norway's two biggest cities and its longest and deepest fjord, using various means of transportation for a true Scandinavian adventure. After exploring Oslo, you'll take a train ride to Flåm—one of the most scenic in the world—followed by several ferries to fjord-side villages like Balestrand and Fjærland. There's also a guided kayaking trip and a longer ferry to Bergen, where you'll spend your last full day with a local who will show you the best of this charming city and its surrounding mountains.

Goats outnumber residents in the village of Undredal.
Map of Norwegian City, Mountain & Fjord Adventure - 8 Days
Norwegian City, Mountain & Fjord Adventure - 8 Days

This itinerary hits Norway's key summer spots and activities using various means of transportation for a true Nordic experience. Start off in Oslo where you'll tour the capital before taking a train to the mountain village of Geilo. From there, take another train ride—one of the most scenic in the world—to Aurland, a speedboat to Skjerdal for spectacular fjord views, and a ferry towards Bergen to finish the trip in Norway's second largest city.

Drive through the village of Loen on the Nordfjord at the end of this trip
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Aurland Valley Trek & Norwegian Fjord Road Trip - 10 Days

Make your way through some of Scandinavia's most spectacular landscapes and connect with Norwegian culture in the two biggest cities on this 10-day trip. It starts with a train ride from Oslo that connects you to a three-day trek in the brilliant Aurlandsdalen Valley. From here, ride a scenic ferry to Bergen via the famous Sognefjord, then grab a rental car to make your way to coastal villages and mountain towns on your way back to the capital.

Scenery on the banks of the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord
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Multi-Fjord Adventure in Norway - 7 Days

This week-long adventure checks off several fjords and two cities using a variety of travel modes. Start with a day in Bergen on the Sognefjord before driving to the heart of the Hardangerfjord. Enjoy free time for kayaking and hiking to waterfalls, and then ferry through the Nærøyfjord to Aurlandsfjord. Finish the trip with a scenic train ride to Europe's fastest growing capital for cultural sites and sophisticated dining options.

A branch of the Sognefjord in early autumn
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Classic Autumn Fjord Adventure - 7 Days

This classic and incredibly scenic itinerary checks off several key Norwegian highlights in the span of a week after the summer crowds have left. Start off in Europe's fastest growing capital with a day in Oslo. From here, travel via the Flåm Railway, one of the steepest trains in the world, and stay a night in Aurland before taking a cruise through the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord. You'll then travel to Bergen and spend a few days exploring this colorful wharf city surrounded by seven mountains before returning to Oslo for one more night on the town.

A wintery view over Tromsø
Map of Oslo, Bergen, & Tromsø: Best Itinerary Ideas
Oslo, Bergen, & Tromsø: Best Itinerary Ideas

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.

Take a local trail with views of the Aurlandsfjord
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Family Hiking in Oslo, Bergen & the Sognefjord - 7 Days

This fast-paced itinerary covers three popular destinations with plenty of local twists for a unique family adventure. Start in Oslo where you'll have a few days to explore the capital's forests and rivers. Then head west to catch trails and views around the Sognefjord as you travel by train, ferry, and rental car. Finish with a fjord cruise to Bergen and pick between many hikes within its seven surrounding mountains.

Pulpit Rock's jaw-dropping views
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Norway Cities & Hikes: Oslo, Stavanger & Bergen - 8 Days

Experience stunning landscapes sandwiched between two cultural cities on this 8-day Norwegian adventure. Beginning in Oslo, you'll immerse yourself in the capital's museums, summer festivals, and hip dining scene before taking an overnight train southwest towards Stavanger to hike the legendary Pulpit Rock. Finally, board a ferry for Bergen and explore the picturesque port city on your own and with a local guide.

The charming village of Flåm on Norway's Sognefjord.
Map of Norwegian Highlights: Oslo, Balestrand & Bergen - 7 Days
Norwegian Highlights: Oslo, Balestrand & Bergen - 7 Days

Experience jaw-dropping scenery and cool Scandinavian culture on this 7-day Norwegian itinerary. Start in Oslo, where you'll have two days to revel in the rich history, trendy cafés, and summer festivals of Europe's fastest-growing capital. Next, you’ll head west on the famous Flåm Railway to explore Balestrand and its majestic mountains. From here, take advantage of the warmer weather with a kayaking tour of dramatic fjords. Finish the adventure in Bergen, with a wander around its colorful wooden houses and a trip up Fløyen Mountain for panoramic views of the city.

 Discover the multicolored buildings of Stavanger's Old Town
Map of Oslo, Bergen & Stavanger: Best Itinerary Ideas
Oslo, Bergen & Stavanger: Best Itinerary Ideas

About 14 days is the most popular trip length for Norway travelers interested in visiting Oslo, Bergen, and Stavanger, especially when also including Balestrand, Ålesund, Hurtigruten, and Trondheim. For travelers wanting to visit Oslo, Bergen, and Stavanger exclusively, plan seven to nine days for a well-paced trip. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in five or six days for travelers with limited time. For the best itineraries, including Oslo, Bergen, and Stavanger, keep reading below.

The journey is the destination when you're driving through Norway's spectacular scenery
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Scandinavian Summer Road Trip: Denmark, Sweden & Norway - 10 Days

Escape into a realm of fairy tales, fjords, and farm-grown culinary delights with this 10-day Scandinavian road trip. Greet Copenhagen's colorful cobbled streets, then continue to Funen Island to revisit your favorite Hans Christian Andersen tales. Delight in Skåne's most picturesque farm shops and vineyards before driving to Norway for waterfront saunas, fjord cruises, and medieval fun—and don't forget the reindeer!

View of the northern lights from the Oldervik coast, near Tromsø
Map of Oslo, the Fjord Region & Tromsø: Best Itinerary Ideas
Oslo, the Fjord Region & Tromsø: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that 7 to 10 days is perfect for a well-paced Norway trip with stops in Oslo, the Fjord Region, and Tromsø. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as five or six days. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Lofoten Islands, Hurtigruten, or Senja. See more ideas for Oslo, Fjord Region, and Tromsø itineraries below.

Kick the trip off with a sunset kayaking trip through the Stockholm archipelago
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Scandinavian Fjord & Hiking Summer Adventure - 10 Days

Perfect for adventure seekers, this active 10-day summer itinerary explores Sweden and Norway's most scenic landscapes. Begin in Stockholm, where you'll paddle to Långholmen Island on a sunset kayaking tour before boarding a train to Oslo. Explore the Oslofjord's islands via scenic ferry and hiking trails, fly to coastal Ålesund, and ascend the Aksla viewpoint. Continue to Geiranger for kayaking and ziplining and conclude with an interactive aquarium experience.

 Framehouses with grass on the roof, Geilo, Norway
Map of Oslo, the Fjord Region & Geilo: Best Itinerary Ideas
Oslo, the Fjord Region & Geilo: Best Itinerary Ideas

Five to eight days is a great length for a Norway trip, with stops in Oslo, the Fjord Region, and Geilo. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favorite itinerary extensions include Voss or Ullensvang. Get inspired with our Oslo, the Fjord Region, and Geilo trip ideas below.

 Church and Otta River in Lom in Norway
Map of Oslo, the Fjord Region & Lom: Best Itinerary Ideas
Oslo, the Fjord Region & Lom: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 11 to 14 days is the perfect amount of time for a Norway trip, with stops in Oslo, the Fjord Region, and Lom. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as six to 10 days. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Skei, Loen, or Hurtigruten. Keep reading for more inspiring Oslo, Fjord Region, and Lom itineraries.

Combine the beauty of Scandinavian cities with relaxing spa experiences on this 10-day getaway
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Relax & Reconnect During Winter in Scandinavia - 10 Days

Experience Scandinavia's cozy cities and wintry landscapes on this 10-day tour through Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Begin at a historic Swedish spa in Stockholm, then take a dinner cruise through the nearby archipelago. After a night in the picturesque city of Gothenburg, it's on to Oslo to explore its icy fjords and catch a scenic train to the fairy-tale village of Flåm. End in Copenhagen, where you'll venture into its forests on horseback and taste test your way through the Danish foodie capital.

 The Hurtigruten cruise liner sailing on the Geirangerfjord
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Oslo, the Fjord Region & the Hurtigruten: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 10 to 14 days is the perfect amount of time for a Norway trip, with stops in Oslo, the Fjord Region, and spending the night on the Hurtigruten coastal ferry. It's also possible to hit the highlights in five to nine days if you don't mind a fast-paced journey. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Tromsø, Lofoten Islands, or Voss. See more ideas for Oslo, the Fjord Region, and the Hurtigruten itineraries below.

View of Osclo and Nordic cottages along the fjord
Map of Oslo, Bergen & Balestrand: Best Itinerary Ideas
Oslo, Bergen & Balestrand: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, five to seven days is the perfect amount of time for a Norway trip, with stops in Oslo, Bergen, and Balestrand. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in four days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Flåm, Aurland, or Svolvær. Get inspired with the below trip ideas for Oslo, Bergen, and Balestrand trip.

 Typical historical village in narrow fjord in Aurland
Map of Oslo, Bergen & Aurland: Best Itinerary Ideas
Oslo, Bergen & Aurland: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, about a week is the perfect amount of time for a Norway trip with stops in Oslo, Bergen, and Aurland. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in four to six days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Geilo, Balestrand, or Ullensvang. Get inspired with the below Oslo, Bergen, and Aurland trip ideas.

See the best of southern Norway on this two-week family tour
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Southern Norway Family Road Trip - 14 Days

Discover the best of southern Norway's treasures as you and the kids embark on an epic adventure that takes you from the shores of laid-back Kristiansand to cosmopolitan Oslo. Kayak across fjords, ride the whitewater rapids at Voss, and zipline through treetops as you explore the stunning scenery around Bergen. Along the way, you'll unearth 1,000-year-old history as you experience Viking life up close through VR technology and step back in time at Viking Valley.

The Nordfjord is located between Ålesund and Bergen
Map of Islands & Fjords in Western Norway - 13 Days
Islands & Fjords in Western Norway - 13 Days

This scenic loop through Western Norway uses a variety of fun travel modes that beckon you to sit back and enjoy the magnificent scenery. Starting in Oslo, you'll ride a train along an emerald river to get to Ålesund. Spend a night in this art nouveau city before taking a Hurtigruten cruise through stunning fjords to get to Florø—your jumping-off point for fishing islands, outdoor activities, and Viking culture. Finish the adventure in UNESCO-listed Bergen before circling back to Oslo on the Flåm Railway.

The Nordfjord between Ålesund and Bergen
Map of Western Norway's Rivers, Islands & Fjords - 11 Days
Western Norway's Rivers, Islands & Fjords - 11 Days

Traveling by train, boat, and coastal steamer, this summertime tour covers areas of Western Norway that are often overlooked by tourists. Start with a local tour of Oslo before boating along the River Rauma to Ålesund, known for its Art Nouveau architecture. From there, bike and hike on coastal islands, explore bustling Bergen, and ferry through both the Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord.

Autumn in the historic port city of Bergen
Map of Norway Autumn Adventure: Cities, Fjords & Hiking: 11 Days
Norway Autumn Adventure: Cities, Fjords & Hiking: 11 Days

With a backdrop of colorful foliage and fewer crowds, autumn is the perfect time to see southern Norway. This 11-day itinerary follows a circular route through Oslo, Bergen, and Stavanger, as you journey deep into the fjords by bus, train, and boat. By day you'll hike, kayak, or cruise to sweeping views and unspoiled wilderness, while evenings are spent discovering the Norwegian art of "koselig" in toasty saunas and cozy restaurants.

Memorable views from Trolltunga.
Map of Best Hikes in Norway - 8 Days
Best Hikes in Norway - 8 Days

Experience western Norway's best natural landmarks on a series of moderate to challenging hikes. Begin with a local-led tour of Oslo before heading to Stavanger, the gateway to the famous Kjerag and Preikestolen treks—get ready for unbeatable views of the surrounding fjords. Then it's a scenic bus ride to Odda, your home base for your next adventure: hiking to the famous cliffs of Trolltunga.

Get behind the wheel for stunning vistas, where driving is part of the adventure
Map of Norway Mountains & Fjords Road Trip - 8 Days
Norway Mountains & Fjords Road Trip - 8 Days

Steer a relaxing weeklong course through the highs and lows of Norway's spectacular landscapes: from the dizzying zig-zag heights of the Trollstigen (Troll's Ladder) to the depths of Sognefjord, the country's deepest fjord. You'll enjoy the freedom of setting your own pace when visiting museums and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, not to mention plenty of opportunities to get out in nature and explore the wonders around you. Buckle up and pack your camera—this is going to be one gorgeous drive!

Spend two nights in a peaceful lodge near the Aurlandsfjord
Map of Hiking in Geilo, Aurland & Bergen - 8 Days
Hiking in Geilo, Aurland & Bergen - 8 Days

This 8-day trip is the perfect mix of hiking and relaxation in three of the most beautiful areas of Southern Norway. Your first stop is in the mountain town of Geilo, situated between two national parks. From here, ride one of the steepest trains in the world to get to Aurland—your base for checking out the area's trails before ferrying to Bergen by way of Norway's longest and deepest fjord. Finish the adventure at a waterfront hotel that boasts a plethora of paths to choose from.

Take in the magnificent views from your kayak
Oslo, Bergen & the Sognefjord - 8 Days

This summertime adventure includes Norway's two biggest cities and its longest and deepest fjord, using various means of transportation for a true Scandinavian adventure. Kick-off in Europe's fastest-growing capital before taking a scenic train and ferry to the fjord-side village of Balestrand. Here, you'll day-trip to Fjærland for glacier views and an award-winning museum before getting on another boat—this time to Bergen, a colorful wharf city and home to a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Take a train to Åndalsnes and begin the road trip
Map of Oslo & the Sunnmøre Region - 8 Days
Oslo & the Sunnmøre Region - 8 Days

This stunning 8-day itinerary is the ultimate road trip through scenic coastal routes, fishing villages, and dramatic fjords in Northwest Norway. Nature lovers will be spoiled for choice with a range of outdoor activities, while urbanites can get their fix with two nights in Oslo—Europe's fastest-growing capital.

Bergen's UNESCO-listed waterfront after a snowfall.
Map of Oslo, Bergen & Tromsø Winter Adventure - 8 Days
Oslo, Bergen & Tromsø Winter Adventure - 8 Days

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.

Picturesque villages in the Lofoten Islands
Map of Ultimate Winter Adventure in Norway's Arctic - 12 Days
Ultimate Winter Adventure in Norway's Arctic - 12 Days

This epic trip through Norway's wintry north includes a mix of travel modes and activities unique to the Arctic. Your adventure begins in the exciting capital of Oslo followed by the UNESCO-listed village of Røros where you'll dogsled in the mountains. From here, head to the historic city of Trondheim followed by a flight to Tromsø for an overnight in the wilderness. Cap it off with a coastal steamer ride to the Lofoten Islands to snorkel with whales and see the Northern Lights by horseback.

Take in the stunning views of Norway's Geirangerfjord
Map of Summer Road Trip: Mountains & Fjords - 14 Days
Summer Road Trip: Mountains & Fjords - 14 Days

Steer a relaxing two-week course through Norway's spectacular landscapes from Jotunheimen National Park to the depths of Sognefjord, the country's deepest fjord. You'll enjoy the freedom of setting your own pace when visiting museums and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, not to mention plenty of opportunities to get out in nature and explore.

The UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord where you'll spend three nights
Map of Summer Road Trip: Mountains & Fjords - 12 Days
Summer Road Trip: Mountains & Fjords - 12 Days

Steer a relaxing 12-day course through the highs and lows of Norway's spectacular landscapes from Jotunheimen National Park to the depths of Sognefjord, the country's deepest fjord. You'll enjoy the freedom of setting your own pace when visiting museums and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, not to mention plenty of opportunities to get out in nature and explore the wonders around you. Buckle up and pack your camera—this is going to be one gorgeous drive!

Åndalsnes is your jumping off point for the region
Map of Best of Northwest Norway - 13 Days
Best of Northwest Norway - 13 Days

This stunning adventure travels to the heart of the Sunnmøre region in northwestern Norway. Start in up-and-coming Oslo and check out this exciting capital before boarding a train that runs along the emerald-green Rauma River. From Åndalsnes, begin the ultimate road trip through mountains, fishing villages, cities, and dramatic fjords with a slew of outdoor activities and national scenic routes, not to mention 11 hairpin turns on the 'Troll's Ladder'.

Frogner Park in Oslo, Norway
Map of Discover Norway by Train and Boat: Oslo, Bergen, Aurland, and Trondheim - 12 Days
Discover Norway by Train and Boat: Oslo, Bergen, Aurland, and Trondheim - 12 Days

Check off Norway's three biggest cities while traveling by train, ferry, and fjordcruise on this 12-day adventure. Start off in the country's buzzing capital followed by several days in Bergen on the west coast, surrounded by seven mountains. From here, board the Hurtigruten—a mighty coastal steamer—stopping in the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund before sailing to Trondheim by way of the Geirangerfjord. Circle back to Oslo by train for one more night on the town.

The historic Bryggen district along Bergen's picturesque wharf.
Map of Oslo to Bergen Fjord Adventure - 5 Days
Oslo to Bergen Fjord Adventure - 5 Days

This five-day jaunt covers a great deal of Nordic ground, visiting the country's two largest cities and its longest and deepest fjord. Start in Oslo before taking a scenic train and ferry to the fjord-side village of Balestrand. Continue north to Fjærland before getting on another boat—this time to Bergen, a historic wharf city and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ferry through the Sognefjord to reach the city of Bergen.
Map of Norway's Cities, Mountains & Fjords - 5 Days
Norway's Cities, Mountains & Fjords - 5 Days

This Nordic adventure covers several key highlights in a short amount of time, starting in Europe's fastest growing capital. Next, hike in Norway's mountainous interior before taking the scenic Flåm Railway towards the western coast. Finish with a ferry ride through Norway's longest and deepest fjord (Sognefjord) to get to Bergen—a colorful waterfront city surrounded by seven mountains.

Bergen's UNESCO-listed waterfront after a snowfall.
Map of Oslo, Bergen & Tromsø Winter Adventure - 9 Days
Oslo, Bergen & Tromsø Winter Adventure - 9 Days

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.

Sognefjord, nicknamed "King of the Fjords".
Map of Epic Norway Tour: Oslo, Fjords & Bergen - 7 Days
Epic Norway Tour: Oslo, Fjords & Bergen - 7 Days

This week-long itinerary combines popular summer destinations and activities for a true Norwegian adventure. Start off in Oslo, where you can experience the capital's cool culture before taking a train to the mountain village of Geilo. From here, hop on a scenic steam train to Aurland, where a speedboat whisks you toward Skjerdal for hiking, goats, and spectacular fjord views. Sail through the magnificent Sognefjord to finish the trip in the picturesque port of Bergen, where you can explore its UNESCO-listed waterfront and take day trips into the surrounding fjords.

Ferry through the Sognefjord to Bergen to finish the trip
Map of Norway's Sognefjord Road Trip - 9 Days
Norway's Sognefjord Road Trip - 9 Days

This 9-day itinerary combines some of Norway's prettiest cities, villages, and mountains surrounding its biggest and most famous fjord: the Sognefjord. After a few days in Oslo, you'll travel by train, ferry, and rental car through several villages boasting scenic hikes, waterfalls, and UNESCO-listed architecture. Finish with a half-day cruise to get to 16th-century Bergen, a seaside city oozing with history and charm.

Senja offers plenty of drool-worthy vantage points
Map of Senja Island Summer Hiking Excursion - 5 Days
Senja Island Summer Hiking Excursion - 5 Days

Hiking enthusiasts who seek jaw-dropping scenery will find plenty to gawk at on this five-day road trip. Norway’s second largest island, called Senja, is just as magnificent as the more traveled Lofoten islands. Driving from Tromsø, you'll make your way to the island for two full days of hiking. Finish with a night in Norway's buzzing capital to round out this awesome adventure.

Get plenty of views of the Lysefjord during two day-hikes
Map of Norway's Best Cities & Hikes - 9 Days
Norway's Best Cities & Hikes - 9 Days

Accomplish a stunning variety of trails on this active 9-day itinerary while staying in some of Norway's best cities. After an expert-curated tour of Oslo, take an overnight train to Stavanger—your gateway for legendary hikes in the Lysefjord: Pulpit Rock and Kjerag. Then, ferry to Bergen where you'll explore the city by foot culminating with a cruise (and hike) to a farm in the Hardangerfjord, nicknamed 'Queen of the Fjords'.

Switch from train to ferry in the village of Flåm
Oslo, Bergen & the Sognefjord - 9 Days

This active 9-day summer tour covers Norway's two biggest cities, as well as its longest and deepest fjord, using various means of transportation for a true Scandinavian adventure. Start off exploring Europe's fastest-growing capital before taking a scenic train and ferry to the village of Balestrand. Spend a few days here kayaking and exploring nearby villages before getting on another boat—this time to the UNESCO-listed city of Bergen, surrounded by seven mountains.

A view of the Aurland fjord in Norway
Map of Best of Norway: Bergen, Balestrand, Aurland & Oslo - 8 Days
Best of Norway: Bergen, Balestrand, Aurland & Oslo - 8 Days

After arriving, you can explore the cobblestoned wharf city of Bergen, hike to the top of Mount Fløyen for views over the city, and enjoy a fjord cruise to Balestrand. You'll then take a ferry, with fjord views, to Flåm, where you'll spend two nights in a Riverside Farm Lodge in the Norwegian countryside before enjoying a Nærøyfjord cruise. You'll then take the steep and scenic Flåm Railway to Oslo, with a stop in Myrdal, and spend your final two nights in Oslo.

A view over Bergen city in the afternoon
Map of Norway Highlights: Oslo, Balestrand, Bergen, & Tromsø - 8 Days
Norway Highlights: Oslo, Balestrand, Bergen, & Tromsø - 8 Days

After arriving in Oslo, you'll have an afternoon to explore this capital before traveling along the scenic Flåm Railway to the Flåm Village and then taking a ferry to Balestrand, and you'll spend the evening at this fjord-side town. You'll then take another ferry to Bergen, a culturally-rich city with a vibrant bar and restaurant scene, where you'll enjoy a walking tour which includes heading to the top of Mount Fløyen for a view over the city. Your final destination is Tromsø,  a charming seaside town, and from here you'll head out in the evening to chase the northern lights!

 Houses in Flåm
Map of Oslo, Bergen, Flåm & Tromsø: Best Itinerary Ideas
Oslo, Bergen, Flåm & Tromsø: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 7 to 10 days is the perfect amount of time for a Norway trip, with stops in Oslo, Bergen, Flåm, and Tromsø. It's also possible to hit the highlights in six days if you don't mind a fast-paced journey. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Svolvær, Hurtigruten, or Lofoten Islands. See more ideas for Oslo, Bergen, Flåm, and Tromsø itineraries below.

 Famous Bryggen street in Bergen
Map of Oslo, Bergen, Balestrand & Tromsø: Best Itinerary Ideas
Oslo, Bergen, Balestrand & Tromsø: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, about eight days is the perfect amount of time for a Norway trip, with stops in Oslo, Bergen, Balestrand, and Tromsø. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as seven days. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favorite itinerary extensions include Flåm. Keep reading for more inspiring Oslo, Bergen, Balestrand, and Tromsø itineraries.

 Oslo's modern buildings and their watery reflections
Map of Oslo, Bergen, Aurland & Geilo: Best Itinerary Ideas
Oslo, Bergen, Aurland & Geilo: Best Itinerary Ideas

Five to seven days is a great length for a Norway trip, with stops in Oslo, Bergen, Aurland, and Geilo. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Balestrand or Voss. Keep reading for more inspiring Oslo, Bergen, Aurland, and Geilo itineraries.

Summertime adventures stay golden above the Arctic Circle
Map of Summer Road Trip: Midnight Sun in Norways Arctic - 14 Days
Summer Road Trip: Midnight Sun in Norways Arctic - 14 Days

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.

Sail through the Geirangerfjord on the Hurtigruten
Map of Discover Norway's Cities & Fjords - 14 Days
Discover Norway's Cities & Fjords - 14 Days

This zealous (yet relaxing) scenic 14-day trip checks off Norway's three biggest cities by train, ferry, and fjord cruise. Start in Norway's buzzing capital with its waterfront promenade before you take one of the steepest trains in the world to the village of Flåm. You'll ferry through Norway's longest fjord and explore Bergen independently and with a local guide. From here, board the Hurtigruten—a mighty coastal steamer—stopping in Ålesund for a night. Back on the Hurtigruten, you'll sail to Trondheim by way of the Geirangerfjord and then return to Oslo by train.

A reindeer in Tromsø
Map of Norway Winter Adventure: Bergen, Geilo, Oslo, Aurland, Tromsø, & Alta - 14 Days
Norway Winter Adventure: Bergen, Geilo, Oslo, Aurland, Tromsø, & Alta - 14 Days

In Bergen, you can enjoy a local tour of this cobble-stoned wharf city before taking a scenic train journey to Geilo where you will have a day of skiing. The railway will then take you to Aurland, where you'll have a cruise on Nærøyfjord and then depart to Oslo for two nights on the Flåm Railway before flying to Tromsø. Here, you will chase the northern lights in a sled pulled by reindeers and enjoy an authentic wilderness hunting experience—and you'll then make your way to Alta—where you will discover rock art and stay overnight in the Igloo Hotel.

The historic Bryggen district in Bergen
Map of Oslo, Bergen & Southern Norway - 10 Days
Oslo, Bergen & Southern Norway - 10 Days

This popular 10-day trip loops around southern Norway, mixing scenery, outdoor adventure, and history. Starting in Bergen, you'll hop on a bus to the pretty port of Stavanger, then ride a ferry through the Lysefjord to hike the longest wooden stairway in the world. Continuing east, visit charming island towns along the southern coast, then board a train to Oslo, Europe's fastest-growing capital. End the adventure with a ride on the Flåm Railway and boat across Norway's longest and deepest fjord.

Get close to the views in Naeroyfjord
Map of Norway Fjord Road Trip - 10 Days
Norway Fjord Road Trip - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary combines some of Norway's best fjords, mountains, villages, and cities. You'll kick off in Oslo with a few days to explore the up-and-coming capital before taking one of the most scenic trains in the world to Flåm. Then, ferry across the Sognefjord and begin a road trip with several days of UNESCO-listed sites, hiking trails, and boat rides to get to Bergen—a seafaring city surrounded by seven hills.

Winter snow dusting Norway's fjords
Map of Norway in Winter: Oslo, Bergen &  Tromsø - 10 Days
Norway in Winter: Oslo, Bergen & Tromsø - 10 Days

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.

A summer trip to Norway offers opportunities for family bonding in the great outdoors
Map of Summer Family Trip to Norway & Denmark - 14 Days
Summer Family Trip to Norway & Denmark - 14 Days

Ready to take your family on a trip bursting with history, cuisine, and theme park adventures, Scandinavian-style? Starting in Oslo, Norway, this two-week itinerary will take you to rural Aurland, Gudvangen, Bergen, and Kristiansand, before you sail to Denmark and continue to Billund and Copenhagen. Along the way, you'll cruise fjords, taste the best of Scandinavian produce, experience Viking life in the flesh, and enjoy Northern Europe's finest attractions.

Immerse in Norway's pristine natural environment
Map of Family Trip to Norway: Bergen, Balestrand, Aurland & Oslo - 10 Days
Family Trip to Norway: Bergen, Balestrand, Aurland & Oslo - 10 Days

Having toddler-aged children doesn't mean that family adventures have to wait! Norway has plenty to please even the youngest sightseers. Beginning in the regions that inspired the Disney movie "Frozen," you'll cruise from scenic Bergen to quaint Balestrand. Take a ferry to Aurland to experience the best of rural Norway and finish up in Oslo, the country's charismatic little capital. Along the way, you'll experience the beauty of Norway's culture, food, and scenery, all at a family-friendly pace.

Kids will love meeting some of Norway's animals
Map of Family Fun in Norway: Relaxed Cultural & Wildlife Adventure - 10 Days
Family Fun in Norway: Relaxed Cultural & Wildlife Adventure - 10 Days

Immerse your family in Norway's cultural history and native wildlife with this effortless 10-day trip. Travel back in time to the medieval ages as you and the kids explore life in centuries past at several living museums, including a 12th-century castle. Explore UNESCO-listed fjords, sail alongside waterfalls, and spend a day on the utterly remote and stunning Runde Island before finishing your trip in elegant Trondheim.

Look for waterfalls as you sail through the Geirangerfjord on the Hurtigruten.
Map of Norway Fjords Summer Tour - 14 Days
Norway Fjords Summer Tour - 14 Days

There are nearly 1,200 fjords along Norway's western coast and this trip covers the cream of the crop — Lysefjord, Sognefjord, and Geirangerfjord — using a mix of fun travel modes to amp up the adventure factor. These majestic gems provide the setting for activities like hiking, biking, and sea kayaking. You'll explore everything from tiny fjord-side villages to diverse cities like Oslo, Bergen, Ålesund, and Trondheim.

Join a private guide for a full-day hike in Jotunheimen National Park
Map of Southern Norway Highlights: Oslo, Bergen, Årdal & Stavanger - 15 Days
Southern Norway Highlights: Oslo, Bergen, Årdal & Stavanger - 15 Days

This active tour is excellent for travelers seeking to experience Norway's stunning fjords and rich Viking culture up close. It starts in Oslo, where you'll spend a few days in the walkable capital before heading west for exciting adventures in and around Bergen and its seven mountains. Then spend two nights at the base of Jotunheimen National Park—home of Northern Europe's two highest peaks—before finishing in Stavanger, where you'll hike to the iconic viewpoint, Preikestolen (Pulpit's Rock).

Relish an overnight kayaking and camping experience of and by a Norwegian fjord
Map of Epic Norway Camping, Kayaking & Hiking Journey: Oslo to Bergen - 15 Days
Epic Norway Camping, Kayaking & Hiking Journey: Oslo to Bergen - 15 Days

From conquering bucket list peaks to paddling UNESCO-protected fjords, this active 15-day Norway itinerary gets you close to the country's spectacular natural beauty. Camp in a cozy transparent dome at the famous Trolltunga, hike along Queen Sonja's Panoramic Trail, and explore the cities of Oslo and Bergen as you dash across the country by train, boat, and shuttle bus. This itinerary is perfect for active hikers, adventure-seeking travelers, and those with a moderate fitness level.

Cruise through the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord on this adventure
Map of Discover Norway's Cities & Fjords - 15 Days
Discover Norway's Cities & Fjords - 15 Days

Perfect for active adults, this exciting tour of Southern Norway incorporates famous fjords and the country's three most significant cities for an epic adventure. Starting in Oslo, you'll head west for a range of outdoor experiences along the Sognefjord. Next, explore Bergen and its seven mountains before boarding the Hurtigruten for several days at sea, stopping in Ålesund, a beautiful Art Nouveau city, and finishing in Trondheim with Viking culture and a 14th-century Gothic cathedral.

See charming Ålesund's Art Nouveau buildings
Map of Western Norway & Oslo Cultural Adventure - 15 Days
Western Norway & Oslo Cultural Adventure - 15 Days

Travel by train, hike mountains, boat along a fjord, and mountain bike down a valley on this 15-day journey that's perfect for active, adventure-seeking travelers. Soak up culture and creativity in Oslo before making an epic train journey to the west coast, where the real fun starts. You'll hike Jotunheim National Park, drive the spectacular Atlantic Ocean Road, ride the scenic Flåm Railway, see Art Nouveau houses in Ålesund, and zigzag along 11 twisting hairpin bends on the Trollstigen road.

Spend several days in Balestrand with the whole family enjoying hiking and fishing
Map of Family Active Adventure in Southern Norway - 15 Days
Family Active Adventure in Southern Norway - 15 Days

Perfect for summertime, this epic Norway adventure is ideal for adults and families with little ones aged five and up. It starts in Oslo, where you can hit cultural attractions in the nation's capital. From here, pick up a rental car and meander along the Oslofjord to get to a national park with swimming beaches. Then take the crew and head to Voss, a mountain town known for adrenaline sports (and a new gondola), before finishing in Balestrand with hiking, deep-sea fishing, and ferry trips through the longest fjord in Norway.

Take in the vistas of the Hardangerfjord, near Eidfjord
Map of Oslo to Bergen Scenic Road Trip - 6 Days
Oslo to Bergen Scenic Road Trip - 6 Days

Perfect for families, this summer adventure combines exploration of Norway's two largest cities with a natural getaway, including a visit to Vøringsfossen Falls and its dramatic 600-foot drop. Begin in modern Oslo before driving westward to Eidfjord, home to the stunning Hardangervidda National Park. Top it off with a visit to charming Bergen, the historic Hanseatic city known as the gateway to the fjords.

A northern lights display from the Lofoten Islands
Map of Winter Adventure in Norway's Arctic - 10 Days
Winter Adventure in Norway's Arctic - 10 Days

This fast-paced winter trip through Norway's icy north features a stack of unique Arctic activities and off-the-beaten-path destinations. Each day presents another opportunity for unreal snowy views and a connection with local culture. Snorkel with orcas, dogsled with a team of huskies, stay overnight in an Indigenous Sámi tent, and best of all, get multiple chances to see the northern lights—including on horseback.

Scenic trails meander through this mountainous route in central Norway.
Map of Ultimate Guided Trollheimen Trek - 5 Days
Ultimate Guided Trollheimen Trek - 5 Days

Surrounded by dramatic mountains, lush forests, and pristine lakes, Trollheimen ('Home of the Trolls') is one of Scandinavia's most beloved trekking destinations. This five-day adventure takes you through central Norway's spectacular views from well-maintained trails (by day) while staying in comfortable lodges (by night). To round it out, fly through Oslo and soak up the history and culture of Europe's fastest growing capital.

Bergen's historic district of Bryggen
Oslo, Bergen & Southern Norway - 11 Days

This relaxing journey loops around Southern Norway to key summer spots for the ultimate mix of nature, history, and culture. Take a local tour of Bergen, visit the charming towns and islands along Southern Norway's coast, get to know Oslo, and take a scenic ride on the famous Flåm Railway. End your trip with a memorable ferry ride through Norway's longest and deepest fjord.

Scenery in the Norwegian highlands
Map of Multi-Day Trek in the Norwegian Highlands - 6 Days
Multi-Day Trek in the Norwegian Highlands - 6 Days

Halfway between Norway's two largest cities—Oslo and Bergen—lies an extraordinary wilderness area situated between two national parks. This itinerary includes four days of hiking along well-marked trails (becoming more difficult each day) from Geilo to Finse. Start and end the trip with some urban culture and nightlife in the two aforementioned cities to round out this awesome adventure.

Catch a fjordcruise to Bergen in the village of Flåm
Map of Oslo to Bergen Summer Adventure - 6 Days
Oslo to Bergen Summer Adventure - 6 Days

This 6-day itinerary combines Norway's two largest cities and a stunning mountainous area between them. Begin in modern Oslo—the fastest-growing capital in Europe—before heading westward to Eidfjord and Utne, home to the stunning Hardangervidda National Park. Top it off with a cruise to charming Bergen, the historic Hanseatic city known as the gateway to the fjords.

Spend a few days exploring the Aurland Valley
Map of Hiking & Relaxing in Western Norway - 12 Days
Hiking & Relaxing in Western Norway - 12 Days

Active types who like to move at a meaningful pace will love this 12-day trip that explores beautiful trails across Western Norway. Traveling from Oslo to Bergen, you'll make multi-day stops in Geilo, Aurland, and Solstrand to hike in the presence of lush valleys, dramatic fjords, and glaciers while staying in peaceful accommodations—many that offer spas and wellness activities. In addition to hiking, you can join biking and fly-fishing excursions and/or visit local boutiques and art galleries for unique souvenirs.

A Northern Lights display in the Lofoten Islands
Map of Ultimate Winter Adventure in Norway's Arctic - 11 Days
Ultimate Winter Adventure in Norway's Arctic - 11 Days

Ready for a wintry Northern Norway adventure? On this 11-day itinerary, you'll dogsled in the mountains, visit Røros and Trondheim, and stay overnight at a local farm. Then, take a coastal steamer to the dramatic Lofoten Islands where you'll snorkel with whales (yes, even in winter) and see the Northern Lights by horseback.

End your multi-day trek at the base of the Aurlandsfjord
Map of Nordic Self-Guided Trek & Island Tour - 11 Days
Nordic Self-Guided Trek & Island Tour - 11 Days

This active adventure kicks off in Oslo where you'll explore Norway's capital on your own and with a guide, followed by a train ride to the starting point for a multi-day trek. Once you reach the Aurland Valley (by foot), you'll ferry to Bergen's lively wharf surrounded by fjords and mountains. Finish with additional boat transfers to a lesser-known—and bike-friendly—archipelago, known for authentic island culture.

View on the  Seven Sisters Waterfalls, Geiranger
Map of Oslo, Aurland, Ålesund, Geiranger & Lom: Best Itinerary Ideas
Oslo, Aurland, Ålesund, Geiranger & Lom: Best Itinerary Ideas

Twelve days to two weeks is a great length for a Norway trip with stops in Oslo, Aurland, Ålesund, Geiranger, and Lom. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in 8 to 11 days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Skei or Bergen. Get inspired with our Oslo, Aurland, Ålesund, Geiranger, and Lom trip ideas below.

Norway's longest and deepest fjord
Map of Western Norway Summer Road Trip - 12 Days
Western Norway Summer Road Trip - 12 Days

This road trip itinerary combines some of Norway's best fjords, mountains, villages, and cities. Start in Oslo where you'll have time to check out the exciting capital before taking the train and ferry to pick up your car. Then, travel at your own pace to various hiking trails, UNESCO-listed marvels, picturesque fjords, and even a national park boasting the country's highest peaks. To end the adventure, return your car and catch a fjordcruise to Bergen—a lively wharf city surrounded by seven mountains.

Spend a few nights relaxing in the fjords between Oslo and Bergen
Map of Oslo, Bergen & Alta Winter Tour - 12 Days
Oslo, Bergen & Alta Winter Tour - 12 Days

This 12-day itinerary is ideal for travelers who prefer to skip the peak-season crowds. The adventure kicks off in Norway's up-and-coming capital where you'll explore Oslo's best neighborhoods on your own and with a local guide. From here, travel by train, ferry, and bus to get to Bergen with a peaceful two-night stay in Aurland along the way. After exploring Bergen's museums, Christmas markets,  and nearby fjords, you'll fly above the Arctic Circle to sled with huskies and hunt for the Northern Lights.

One of many trails in the mountainous area near Geilo
Map of Ultimate Summer Hiking Adventure in Norway - 20 Days
Ultimate Summer Hiking Adventure in Norway - 20 Days

This 20-day Nordic journey is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who want to maximize their time in the country's stunning mountains and fjords. Start off with an authentic cabin-to-cabin trek in a wilderness area halfway between Norway's two largest cities: Oslo and Bergen. You'll stay in Norway's great hiking lodges with fellow trekkers, ending each day in a different staffed abode that serves dinner and breakfast. The latter hiking portion of this trip takes place in the Lusterfjord where you'll stay in a charming guesthouse with access to 30 hiking trails in the area. It's not all about hiking, though: you'll get urban culture, restaurants, and nightlife in the two aforementioned cities to round out this awesome adventure.

Snowscapes in the Lofoten Islands
Map of Oslo to Tromsø Winter Tour -13 Days
Oslo to Tromsø Winter Tour -13 Days

Not for the faint of heart, this epic 13-day trip through Norway's wintry north includes a dizzying array of destinations, travel modes, and activities that are highly unique to the Arctic. Start in the capital of Oslo and then take a train to the UNESCO-listed village of Røros. From here, dog sled in the mountains and walk through Trondheim before sailing to the Lofoten Islands. Finish with an overnight cruise to Tromsø for more dog sledding and sophisticated dining options in the 'Paris of the North'.

Snow-covered Bergen -- Norway's 2nd largest city.
Map of Norway Epic Winter Excursion: Oslo, Bergen, Tromsø - 7 Days
Norway Epic Winter Excursion: Oslo, Bergen, Tromsø - 7 Days

Experience the best of Norway's winter season in this fun weeklong adventure by land, sea, and air. After a night in the country's buzzing capital, you'll head west whilst enjoying spectacular scenery along the famous Flåm Railway. From here, explore the mountains of Voss and stroll the historic wharf city of Bergen. Finish in Tromsø—gateway to the Arctic—and partake in outdoor activities like dog sledding and (weather permitting) a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

Lofoten Islands from Hoven Mountain
Map of Fjords and Islands Adventure: Oslo, Aurland, Bergen, Vesterålen, Lofoten, & More - 14 Days
Fjords and Islands Adventure: Oslo, Aurland, Bergen, Vesterålen, Lofoten, & More - 14 Days

Take in some of Norway's most impressive natural landscapes on this two-week adventure through the country's western fjords and northern islands. You'll start with a city tour of Oslo before you venture out into nature, riding the steep and scenic Flåm Railway. Dip back into city life in Bergen, then head to the wild Vesterålen and Lofoten islands to kayak, hike, whale-watch, and more.

Flam railway line in scenic Norway
Map of Norway Road Trip: Kragerø, Kristiansand, Evje, Flåm, and Oslo - 8 Days
Norway Road Trip: Kragerø, Kristiansand, Evje, Flåm, and Oslo - 8 Days

On this trip, you get to truly experience the best of fishing, Norwegian traditions and discover scenic views including the unique fjords. Driving from the capitol Oslo and down south, you will encounter the southern picturesque villages before ending up at historical Boen Manor House for a few day of guided fishing in the Otra River. You'll then head through the Setesdalen and visit Flåm, where you'll enjoy a Næroyfjord Cruise and travel along the historic Flåm Railway, before heading back to Oslo.

Aerial views of Bergen
Cities & Nature of Norway - 7 Days

This trip combines the culture of Norway's cities with active excursions in nature, starting in the capital of Oslo. You'll explore its historic center and museums before heading west to hike the country's famous Preikestolen cliffs and view the wedged boulder of Kjeragbolten. Then take a scenic ferry ride north to the colorful city of Bergen to discover its hills, museums, and eateries.

Drive through some of the most scenic roads in the western fjords
Map of Western Norway Fjord Road Trip - 13 Days
Western Norway Fjord Road Trip - 13 Days

This 13-day trip covers some of Norway's best fjords, mountains, villages, and cities in under two weeks. Start in Oslo and check out the capital's new architecture and restaurant scene before traveling west (by train and ferry) to pick up a rental car. From here, drive at your own pace visiting charming towns and stunning fjords while enjoying a variety of activities like hiking, kayaking, and biking. Finish the adventure with a fjordcruise to Bergen—famous for its UNESCO-listed Hanseatic wharf.

Family fun in Norway
Map of Relaxed Family Adventure in Norway: Oslo, Fjords & Bergen - 7 Days
Relaxed Family Adventure in Norway: Oslo, Fjords & Bergen - 7 Days

From dramatic fjords to landscapes that inspired the Disney movie "Frozen," this relaxed, seven-day family trip to Norway covers the country's highlights as you journey from the pint-sized cultural capital Oslo to charming child-friendly Bergen. Learn to live like Vikings, experience the "world's most beautiful railway," and cruise through majestic fjords as you set about planning your return trip!

Sunset over Alesund
Map of Autumn in Norway: Bergen, Aurland, Oslo, Åndalsnes & Ålesund - 13 Days
Autumn in Norway: Bergen, Aurland, Oslo, Åndalsnes & Ålesund - 13 Days

This 13-day Nordic adventure delivers the highlights of western and central Norway in all their autumn glory. Begin in Bergen, a historic port city where you'll stroll cobbled streets and ride cable cars up to mountain lookout points. The next leg takes you to Norway's stunning fjords and on scenic hikes and train rides before wrapping up with food tours in Oslo, dinners at mountaintop restaurants, and day trips to rugged islands.

The Barents Sea off Norway's north coast
Map of Northern Norway Winter Adventure - 13 Days
Northern Norway Winter Adventure - 13 Days

This exciting 13-day adventure—between late February to early April—takes you deep into Norway's boreal territory for unique winter-themed activities and few crowds. After a few days in Oslo, it's time to fly to Tromsø, 'Gateway to the Arctic', where you'll experience local culture and a farm in the wilderness. Then, drive to Alta, Karasjok, and the North Cape for UNESCO-listed rock art, Sami culture, dog sledding, and hiking around Europe's northernmost point before circling back along the stunning coast.

Experience 19th-century splendor on Norway's Sognefjord (photo courtesy of Kviknes Hotel)
Map of Luxury Escape to the Norwegian Fjords - 7 Days
Luxury Escape to the Norwegian Fjords - 7 Days

This luxurious weeklong getaway celebrates the beauty of southern and western Norway, from glittering Oslo to the fjords and mountains of the Aurland region. After a highlights tour of the capital, you'll embark on the nation's most scenic train ride into the heart of its spectacular fjord landscapes. Stay in luxury waterfront accommodations in charming small towns as you enjoy private hikes, boat rides, and sauna sessions before ending the trip in Bergen, Norway's most colorful port city.

Explore the Norwegian countryside as you hop between luxurious boutique hotels and inns (photo courtesy of Herregården Hoel) 
Map of Luxury Scenic Drive Through Rural Norway - 7 Days
Luxury Scenic Drive Through Rural Norway - 7 Days

Mix the highlights of Norway with off-the-beaten-path adventures on this luxury-infused tour of the southern countryside. Experience the best of Oslo with a private guide before getting behind the wheel for the journey north to postcard towns like Nes and Storefoss, where you'll enjoy waterfall hikes and horseback rides. Then, continue west and kayak on Norway's famous fjords in Aurland before finishing the trip on the UNESCO-listed waterfront in the historic city of Bergen.

Dramatic hairpin turns on the Trollstigen Road.
Map of Norway Scenic Road Trip - 14 Days
Norway Scenic Road Trip - 14 Days

Starting and ending in Oslo, this wide loop covers a staggering variety of landscapes where'll you drive through three of Norway's official scenic routes. First, make your way to a former Olympic village and two national parks loaded with wildlife, then head west for hiking and boating in the fjords. Stay two nights in the art nouveau city of Ålesund before you swing back around towards Jotunheimen National Park. Finish in the alpine village of Lom with one of the best restaurants and bakeries in Norway.

Explore wintry villages in the Lofoten Islands like this one
Map of Ultimate Winter Tour in Norway's Arctic - 14 Days
Ultimate Winter Tour in Norway's Arctic - 14 Days

This two-week adventure from late September to late March covers a great deal of Norwegian ground for an unforgettable winter trip. You'll experience snow-covered scenery as you visit Norway's lower half (Oslo, Flåm, Bergen) before flying north to the Arctic Circle. From Bodø, you'll catch a ferry to the Lofoten Islands—the southwestern point of this dramatic archipelago with granite mountains shooting up from the sea. Finish the tour with an overnight coastal steamer and enjoy unique activities in Tromsø and Alta before returning back to Oslo for one more night on the town.

The Barents Sea off Norway's north coast
Map of Northern Norway Winter Adventure - 14 Days
Northern Norway Winter Adventure - 14 Days

This exciting two-week road trip from late February to early April takes you deep into Norway's boreal territory for unique winter-themed activities and few crowds. Your self-drive tour begins from Tromsø, 'Gateway to the Arctic', where you can ride a cable car, meet reindeer, and chase the Northern Lights after dark. Continue to Alta for some of the oldest rock art in existence today (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and a 3-day dogsledding tour. From here, drive to Karasjok and Europe's northernmost point where you can hike along the stunning North Cape before flying to Oslo for one more night on the town.

A stunning fjord view near Aurland
Map of Norwegian Nature & Culture: Oslo, Bergen & Western Fjords & Mountains - 14 Days
Norwegian Nature & Culture: Oslo, Bergen & Western Fjords & Mountains - 14 Days

Experience Scandinavian culture and dramatic landscapes at a slower pace on this two-week adventure. You'll start in Norway's charming capital, known for its architecture, museums, trendy restaurants, and cafés. Next, head into the fjords to see some of the most beautiful scenery in the country from above in the mountains and and below on the sea, with hikes, boat tours, and more. You'll end on the colorful and historic wharves of Bergen.

Take the kids to Norway and discover the stunning landscapes on a family hike
Map of Active Family Adventure in Norway: Oslo, Fjords & Bergen - 14 Days
Active Family Adventure in Norway: Oslo, Fjords & Bergen - 14 Days

Perfect for families with older kids, this epic Norway adventure whizzes you across mountains, glaciers, and fjords as you drive from the pint-sized cultural capital of Oslo to the seven peaks of Bergen. Along the way, you'll whitewater raft in Voss, head to the skies via cable car in Loen, and experience the thrill of Trollstigen's famous hairpin bends. Don't worry, there's time for relaxation, too, as you kayak the gentle Aurlandsfjord and experience the unique stillness of Norway's most famous fjords.

Paddle an inflatable canoe on the Raundal River near Voss
Map of Southern Norway Active Adventure - 15 Days
Southern Norway Active Adventure - 15 Days

Perfect for sporty travelers, this summertime tour is an excellent and healthy way to experience Norway's stunning scenery. The trip starts in Oslo, where you'll warm up with a walk around the nation's capital. Next, travel west to Flåm and Bergen and pick up your car for a series of scenic activities like zip lining, biking, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking. Finish the adventure with a ferry ride through a UNESCO-listed fjord before looping back to Oslo for one last night on the town.

Spend two weeks as a family experiencing Norway in wintertime
Map of Norway Winter Family Adventure - 14 Days
Norway Winter Family Adventure - 14 Days

Whisk the family away on a thrilling Arctic adventure with this two-week tour of Norway's winter highlights. Perfect for those with older kids, discover the stunning snowcapped peaks and glittering scenery around the Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord as you ride with huskies, snowmobile the icy terrain, and snowshoe hike in Flåm. Finish with a thrilling chase to catch the dancing aurora borealis and make memories to treasure as you experience Sámi hospitality and sled with reindeer.

Tromsø is the gateway to the Arctic and one of the northernmost cities on Earth
Map of Norwegian Winter: Oslo, Bergen & Tromsø - 8 Days
Norwegian Winter: Oslo, Bergen & Tromsø - 8 Days

Discover Norway's most beautiful season with this eight-day winter adventure by land, sea, and air. Starting in the country's buzzing capital, you'll head west, enjoying spectacular scenery along the famous Flåm Railway. From here, venture through fjords by boat, explore the majestic mountains of Voss, and stroll through the historic wharf city of Bergen. Finish off by flying north to Tromsø—gateway to the Arctic—where you'll venture into the wintry landscape to go dogsledding and (weather permitting) catch a glimpse of the northern lights.

Spectacular views from Preikestolen
Map of Hike Norway's Glacial Landscape: Trolltunga, Preikestolen, Kjerag - 6 Days
Hike Norway's Glacial Landscape: Trolltunga, Preikestolen, Kjerag - 6 Days

Discover the reasons why Norway has become renowned for its epic landscapes as you hike Trolltunga, Preikestolen, and Kjerag. This fast-paced tour is perfect for more experienced hikers who want to see all that Norway has to offer, from its most famous views to its hidden gems, and immerse themselves in this country's awe-inspiring glacial landscape. Hike Trolltunga to see Norway from the edge of a "troll's tongue," climb a glacier in Folgefonna, spot reindeer in Hardangervidda, and more on this 6-day itinerary.

Get plenty of fjord-side scenery in the Hardanger region
Map of Oslo, Bergen & the Hardangerfjord - 8 Days
Oslo, Bergen & the Hardangerfjord - 8 Days

Check out spectacular Norwegian scenery via the nation's efficient network of ferries, trains, and buses on this 8-day tour. Start with a day in Oslo before making your way to Eidfjord, a village right on the Hardangerfjord. Then, ferry to Utne (another beautiful town on the fjord) for more outdoor activities before finishing the week in seaside Bergen—a UNESCO-listed city known for its seven surrounding mountains.

Hike, bike, raft, and kayak your way to some of Norway's most spectacular views on this 16-day adventure
Map of Active Adventure in Southern Norway - 16 Days
Active Adventure in Southern Norway - 16 Days

Outdoor enthusiasts will find adventure at every turn on this rugged 16-day journey through southern Norway. Beginning and ending in Oslo, you'll hike through national parks around Geilo, take a speedboat safari through the stunning Aurlandsfjord, brave the whitewater rapids of Voss, and ride cable cars up to Bergen's famous peaks. After tackling the epic trek to the Trolltunga rock outside of Odda, savor one last glimpse of the fjord scenery as you put your feet up on the Flåm Railway journey back to Oslo.

See the beauty of the Norwegian countryside, fjords, and farms near Ullensvang
Map of Southern Norway Summer Highlights: Road Trip from Oslo to Stavanger - 16 Days
Southern Norway Summer Highlights: Road Trip from Oslo to Stavanger - 16 Days

Experience Norway's fjords and Viking heritage up close on this summer road trip perfect for nature and outdoor adventure enthusiasts. Spend a few days in the capital, Oslo, before hiking and kayaking in Jotunheimen National Park. Travel west to Flåm for one of the world's prettiest train journeys and Bergen for ziplining and biking. Conclude in 1,000-year-old Stavanger with a hike to the iconic Pulpit Rock and a visit to a garden of 50,000 colorful flowers.

Jostedalsbreen National Park
Map of Self-Drive Tour of Norway: Hemsedal, Hjelledalen & Flåm - 10 Days
Self-Drive Tour of Norway: Hemsedal, Hjelledalen & Flåm - 10 Days

Enjoy the great Norwegian outdoors with a number of exciting activities. You'll start with a few days of cross-country skiing in Hemsedal before heading toward the glacier area of Jostedalsbreen. Here, you'll hike to the Blue Ice Cave, learn about glaciers, and ride a cable car to the top of a fjord. Then, you'll stop in Flam for a scenic fjord cruise and a trip along the Flåm Railway. The trip will end in exciting Oslo.

Snowcapped mountains in the Lofoten Islands
Map of Romantic Autumn Adventure in Norway's Arctic - 9 Days
Romantic Autumn Adventure in Norway's Arctic - 9 Days

This autumn-themed trip for two explores Norway's snowy Arctic with a variety of travel modes and cozy accommodations. Start with great culture and restaurants in Tromsø before heading to Lyngenfjord, where you'll stay in a glass-topped igloo—prime for spotting the Northern Lights. Then, take an overnight cruise to the Lofoten Islands where you'll pick up a rental car to explore the dramatic landscapes at your own pace.

Boathouses in a fjord near Ålesund
Western Norway's Islands & Fjords - 9 Days

This 9-day adventure starts from Oslo where you'll catch a scenic train to get to Norway's western fjords. From here, spend a day exploring art nouveau architecture in Ålesund and then take an overnight cruise to Florø—your jumping-off point for fishing islands, outdoor activities, and Viking culture. Finish with two nights in UNESCO-listed Bergen, loaded with culture and restaurants.

Take a challenging hike to Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, above the Lysefjord
Map of Ultimate Fjord Road Trip: Lysefjord, Bergen, Voss, Aurland & Oslo - 10 Days
Ultimate Fjord Road Trip: Lysefjord, Bergen, Voss, Aurland & Oslo - 10 Days

Stop dreaming of the fjords and experience them for yourself with this 10-day Norway road trip. Survey them from above on the famous Pulpit Rock hike, then explore from the seafaring city of Bergen. Tackle mountaintop hikes near the town of Voss before you cruise or kayak through the narrow Nærøyfjord, cycle alongside the scenic Flåm Railway, and visit one of the world's oldest stave churches. End your trip in Oslo, where world-class museums and hip cafés and boutiques await.

A rushing river in the town of Lom—gateway to Jotunheimen National Park
Map of Norway Outdoor Adventure: Oslo to Trondheim - 10 Days
Norway Outdoor Adventure: Oslo to Trondheim - 10 Days

Hiking enthusiasts will love this 10-day summer adventure in Central Norway's great outdoors. You'll climb several of the best summits with a guide, and take memorable drives through mountains, fjord-side villages, and working farms. There's also time to hit the water with a kayak in the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord and take a rafting trip in the Driva River. Plus, with overnight stops in Oslo and Trondheim, you'll experience just the right dose of urban fun.

Happy hikers at Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock)
Map of Highlights of the Norwegian Fjords - 11 Days
Highlights of the Norwegian Fjords - 11 Days

Explore the highlights of the Norwegian fjords on this adventurous journey to the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau, Aurlandfjorden and Nærøyfjorden by kayak on an overnight trip, and beautiful Bergen. You'll also explore the Navvies' Road by bicycle, hike to the iconic Trolltunga (Troll's Tongue), and trek to Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) before ending your Norwegian adventure in Stavanger.

Children (and adults) will thrill to a swing over a Norwegian fjord
Map of Summer Family Adventure in Northern Norway & the Fjords - 10 Days
Summer Family Adventure in Northern Norway & the Fjords - 10 Days

For families seeking adventure and wildlife amid the beauty of Norway's fjords and northern shores, look no further than this perfectly curated 10-day trip. Journey through dramatic mountains and waterfalls on one of the world's steepest railways before traveling above the Arctic Circle to experience the midnight sun. Along the way, you'll sail through fjords, spot sea eagles and dolphins, ride cable cars along mountain peaks, and zipline the highest of Bergen's mountains.

Stay in the historic "Jewel of the Sognefjord" in Balestrand (photo courtesy of Kviknes Hotel)
Map of Luxury Escape to the Norwegian Fjords - 10 Days
Luxury Escape to the Norwegian Fjords - 10 Days

Experience the fairy-tale landscapes of Norway's western fjords in luxurious style with this relaxed 10-day itinerary. Bookended by chic city stays in Oslo and Bergen, you'll hop between boutique waterfront hotels and lodges nestled among quiet fjord-side villages. Spend your days soaking up the fresh air with mountain hikes and boat tours, then retire to your cozy retreats for evenings filled with acclaimed farm-to-table dining, floating saunas, and wood-fired hot tubs.

A beautiful river runs through Lom
Map of Norway's Fjords, Farms & Mountains - 11 Days
Norway's Fjords, Farms & Mountains - 11 Days

This exciting, yet relaxing, adventure combines cultural and outdoor elements across Western Norway for the ultimate summer road trip. Start in Oslo where you'll have a day to check out the capital before traveling by train and ferry to pick up your car. From here, drive around farms, villages, and towns with opportunities to hike, bike, kayak, and river raft in the area's glorious scenery. You'll eventually drop off your car and catch a fjordcruise to Bergen's colorful wharf, loaded with restaurants.

End the adventure with three nights in the Lofoten Islands
Map of Best of Summer in Norway Tour - 12 Days
Best of Summer in Norway Tour - 12 Days

Check off a number of stunning summer gems in southern and northern Norway with this 12-day adventure. After kicking off in Oslo, you'll take a train and ferry to Balestrand to kayak in the Sognefjord. From here, ferry to Bergen and visit a glacier before boarding a Hurtigruten cruise for several days of fjords, charming ports, and rare wildlife under long days of sunshine. Finally, make your way to the Lofoten Islands and explore a series of gorgeous islands by rental car at your own pace.

Sunrise in the Lofoten Islands
Norway Winter Wonderland Tour - 13 Days

Expect continuous snowscapes and frequent Northern Lights sightings on this 13-day Arctic itinerary that includes fun modes of transportation. The trip starts in Tromsø where you'll have time to explore the 'Paris of the North' before setting sail on the Hurtigruten towards the dramatic Lofoten Islands. From here, head to Norway's third-largest city and the UNESCO-listed village called Røros for a range of activities. Wrap it up with a night in the exciting capital city—Oslo—to finish the adventure.

Spend a good portion of this trip exploring the Lofoten Islands.
Map of Norway Winter Wonderland Tour - 14 Days
Norway Winter Wonderland Tour - 14 Days

Expect uninterrupted snowscapes and Northern Lights sightings on this Arctic adventure. The trip starts in Tromsø, the 'Paris of the North' and your base for several snow activities. Then set sail on the Hurtigruten to the Lofoten Islands before heading to Trondheim, the UNESCO-listed village called Røros, and finally a night in cosmopolitan Oslo.

The queen of Sunnmøre, Slogen Mountain
Hike Norway's Hidden Fjords - 8 Days

Hike through some of Norway's most spectacular landscapes on this 8-day trekking adventure. Based in the northwestern regions of Romsdalen and Sunnmøre, you'll scale the famous Troll Wall, kayak across tranquil fjords, find hidden waterfalls at Geirangerfjord, and summit the triangular peak of Slogen. With nights spent in historic hotels, local inns, and remote mountain huts, you'll have plenty of time for rest and relaxation between each day's exhilarating excursions.

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