8 days in Norway Itinerary

8 days in Norway Itinerary

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8 days in Norway Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  17​h
1
Oslo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Bergen
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Forsand Municipality
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Stavanger
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Austin

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nights
Oslo

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Go for a jaunt from Oslo to Son to see Hallanderiet about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), take an in-depth tour of Viking Ship Museum, and examine the collection at Fram Museum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip planner .

Austin, USA to Oslo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Austin in May; daily highs in Oslo reach 60°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hallanderiet
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Vigeland Museum ©
Vigeland Museum
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum
Oslofjord ©
Oslofjord

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Bergen

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ulriken, take in the pleasant sights at Stoltzekleiven, view the masterpieces at DMG GALLERY, take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular (Floibanen), and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fish Market.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bergen holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Forsand Municipality.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Nature Shopping
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Ulriken ©
Ulriken
Bryggen ©
Bryggen

1
night
Forsand Municipality

Forsand Municipality ©
With a cluster of villages surrounded by untouched nature, Forsand Municipality is a great destination for those looking to immerse themselves in scenic surroundings, far from the city bustle.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge, take in the awesome beauty at Pulpit Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hogsfjorden.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Forsand Municipality travel route website .

Getting from Bergen to Forsand Municipality by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Stavanger.

Things to do in Forsand Municipality

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Hogsfjorden, Solspeilet - The Norwegian Stonehenge
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Pulpit Rock ©
Pulpit Rock
Hogsfjorden ©
Hogsfjorden

1
night
Stavanger

Stavanger ©
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
On the 27th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Old Stavanger, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleri G, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lysefjord. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sola Strand.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Stavanger trip website .

You can drive from Forsand Municipality to Stavanger in 1.5 hours. May in Stavanger sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stavanger

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Galleri G
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Lysefjord ©
Lysefjord
Sola Strand ©
Sola Strand
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger

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