30 days in Norway Itinerary

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Train to Terminus Dorval, Bus to Montreal, Fly to Tromso
— 6 nights
— 1 night
Fly to Orsta/Volda, Ferry to Geiranger
— 2 nights
— 5 nights
— 2 nights
— 10 nights


Tromso — 6 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Troll Museum. Get some historical perspective at Skansen and Tromso Domkirke. There's lots more to do: race across the water with a speed boat tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Grotfjord, trek along Lyngstuva, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal Hiking.

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Ottawa, Canada to Tromso is an approximately 21-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ottawa to Tromso. When traveling from Ottawa in May, plan for colder days in Tromso, with highs around 9°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Alta.
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Alta — 1 night

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. On the 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Alta Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Kafjord Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Northern Lights Cathedral, then get interesting insight from Icecube of Aurora, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Elvebakken Church.

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You can fly from Tromso to Alta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In May, daytime highs in Alta are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Geiranger.
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Geiranger — 2 nights

Pearl of the North

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Take a break from the city and head to Flydalsjuvet and Styggevatnet og Austdalsvatnet. Step off the beaten path and head to Storseterfossen and Active Geiranger. Get out of town with these interesting Geiranger side-trips: Stryn Sommerski (in Stryn) and Eidsvatnet (in Eidsdal). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Fossevandring Geiranger, trek along Losta, take in the dramatic natural features at Jostedals Glacier, and admire the sheer force of Friaren.

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Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Alta to Geiranger takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, taxi, and car. Traveling from Alta in May, expect nights in Geiranger to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Bergen.
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Bergen — 5 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Get some historical perspective at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Siljustol. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tvindefossen and Hardangerfjord. Get out of town with these interesting Bergen side-trips: Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall (in Norheimsund) and Lyse Abbey (in Lysekloster). There's much more to do: hike along Vidden Trail between Mt. Floyen and Mt. Ulriken, explore the activities along Lille Lungegaardsvannet, get interesting insight from Tours, and get engrossed in the history at Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Geiranger to Bergen. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Geilo.
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Geilo — 2 nights

Geilo is a centre in the municipality of Hol in Norway, in the valley of Hallingdal, with around 2,300 inhabitants. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at Dr. Holms Spa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hol Gamle Kyrkje, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Leveld Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sundreberget, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Torpo stave church, and finally stroll through Round Trip of Tisleifjorden Golsfjellet. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at The Ustedalsfjord, fly down the slopes at Northern Adventure, then try to win big at Geilo Hestesenter, and finally relax in the rural setting at Geilojordet.

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Getting from Bergen to Geilo by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bergen in May; daily highs in Geilo reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oslo.
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Oslo — 10 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Heddal Stave Church and Nordmarka. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress) and Ostbanehallen. Change things up with these side-trips from Oslo: Gamlebyen Miniature Railroad (in Fredrikstad), Kongsvinger Fortress (in Kongsvinger) and Eidsvoll 1814 Norwegian Center for Constitution (in Eidsvoll Verk). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Oslomarka, see what you can catch with Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing, appreciate the history behind Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park, and examine the collection at Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum).

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You can drive from Geilo to Oslo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Geilo, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Norway travel guide

Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Art Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.