15-day itinerary in Norway

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How do you organise a road trip in Norway?


Choosing to travel to Norway is an opportunity to do so by car, motorhome or van. The country is all in length with magnificent landscapes whether in the south or the north, with roads in perfect condition making it easy to choose a Roadtrip. The beauty of nature is there to be experienced to the full, and choosing a road trip is certainly the best way to make the most of it. Whether in Lofoten or elsewhere in Norway, the panoramic roads alone justify the choice of a road trip.


What itinerary for a 15-day road trip in Norway?


Here’s a 15-day example in the form of an Oslo – Oslo loop, which will allow you to land in Oslo, hire a car and enjoy the scenery while returning to the starting point, making it easier to get back:

  • Day 1: Oslo, arrive in Oslo and explore the city and its museums. Beware of museums closing around 5pm if you want to do a museum on the first day. Otherwise a visit to the Vigeland sculpture park in Oslo is a great idea.
  • Day 2: Oslo – Lillehammer (185 km, approx. 2h30) Head to Lillehammer to discover the Olympic village, even if you’re not into winter sports this is a must-see.
  • Day 3: Lillehammer – Ålesund (415 km, around 6h), on the way to Ålesund, open your eyes wide, the scenery is magnificent.
  • Day 4: Ålesund, a day’s break to discover this town and its famous Art Nouveau architecture.
  • Day 5: Ålesund – Geiranger (108 km, approx. 2h30), resuming the journey to Geiranger to visit the famous Geiranger fjord, taking time to take a real break to enjoy the place. A short cruise on the fjord is a highly recommended option.
  • Day 6: Geiranger – Balestrand (207 km, approx. 4 hrs), long journey, bring something to hydrate and snack on, it’s nicer. Plan the trip for the end of the day to enjoy the sunset.
  • Day 7: Balestrand – Bergen (231 km, around 4h30), I recommend the scenic drive along the fjords towards Bergen, take your time and admire the spectacle.
  • Day 8: Bergen After these long journeys, I suggest a break in Bergen, Norway’s second city. Take the opportunity to discover its historic Bryggen district and the fish market.
  • Day 9: Bergen – Stavanger (210 km, approx. 3.5 hours), this route will take you through the Hardangervidda plateau.
  • Day 10: Stavanger, during your day off, I invite you to take an excursion to the famous rock Preikestolen (The Pulpit), hiking or cruising, it’s up to you.
  • Day 11: Stavanger – Kristiansand (250 km, around 3h30), Kristiansand is a charming coastal town to discover, where you can also discover its wildlife park.
  • Day 12: Kristiansand – Tønsberg (267 km, approx. 3.5 hours), the road to Tønsberg, will take you to Norway’s oldest town
  • Day 13: Tønsberg – Fredrikstad (75 km, approx. 1h), in Fredrikstad a visit to its old walled town is a must.
  • Day 14: Fredrikstad – Oslo (94 km, approx. 1h30), back to your starting point Oslo, you can visit the Akershus fortress as well as the Fram museum with its “A” architecture.
  • Day 15: Oslo, it’s already the end of your tour, so take the opportunity to visit the remaining sites such as the Munch Museum or the Viking Ship Museum.

Of course, this itinerary is not a personalised example. Don’t hesitate to ask our Roadbookers for a 100% personalised Roadbook, and they’ll work with you to find the road trip that perfectly matches your travel expectations. 



Which vehicle should you choose to visit Norway?


Taking a road trip means enjoying travelling alone, with family or friends. To do this, the choice of mode of transport is important, especially in Norway, given the weather conditions. Choosing the right mode of transport for your trip to Norway is important, as it will condition a large number of things from a logistical point of view. We can separate the modes of transport in this way: 

  • Motorcycles should be reserved for summer road trips, although you should limit luggage if you are travelling with two people on the same motorbike. Beware, motorbike hire in Norway is very expensive, so budget for this.
  • The car on the other hand the car can be used all year round. Car rental companies in Norway provide vehicles equipped according to the season. As not all cars are the same size, be sure to choose a car with a boot to store your belongings. Norway is the country of electric cars, so why not give it a try on holiday? There are recharging points all over the country. A car is also an economical choice with a pet, but you’ll need to find places that accept your pet, so make sure you ask beforehand.
  • The Van is one solution, but with several people it won’t allow you to sleep in it easily. The Van is also more practical for parking in town and will pass more easily on smaller roads. In general, a Van has plenty of luggage space, so it’s ideal for a family trip combining travel and hotels or B&B.
  • The motorhome is a good family choice, allowing you to sleep in it and stop off in beautiful places to watch the sunrise or sunset. Beware, however, during the cold season, the motorhome is less pleasant. Reserve it for the summer season. Don’t forget that you won’t be able to stop everywhere and that the cost of the journey is higher with a motorhome because of its fuel consumption.


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Where to sleep and eat on a road trip in Norway?


There are several types of accommodation in Norway: 

  • Hotels : They are generally quite expensive (between 80 and 150 euros per night), their price varies depending on the season, their category, and their location..
  • Youth hostels: as everywhere, this is the cheapest option; there are a large number of them in Norway and they are very affordable, costing between €25 and €50 a night. You’ll sleep with other people, as the principle is that of a dormitory, and you can also cook for yourself in the communal kitchens, which is always a source of savings.
  • Hytter (chalets) : Hytter are wooden chalets typical of Norway. They are generally located in the middle of the countryside, offering the chance to enjoy a very rootsy trip. However, depending on the category, they often do not have electricity or running water, so it’s best to check beforehand. Prices vary from 50 to 200 euros per night, depending on the facilities, distance and location. In a group (family or friends), this is a very good solution.
  • Campsites: solutions suited to people who like to pitch their tents or travel in motorhomes. It’s an inexpensive solution, very close to nature and requires good preparation of your itinerary if you’re trekking.
  • Airbnb: there are a good number of people renting houses or flats in Norway whether in town or in the countryside. Be aware that some of them will ask you to stay for at least 2 nights. Please take the time to talk to the owner, who will always be able to give you good advice on what to see locally around your accommodation.

Norwegian restaurants will offer specialities, so don’t hesitate to discover them, remembering that the Norwegian speciality is cod (dried or fresh), as salmon is often farmed which is not the case with cod. There are also other specialities such as meat and seafood, which you can discover by changing restaurants. There is no obligation to leave a tip, unless you are happy with the service, in which case tips are between 5% and 15% of the bill, it’s up to you.


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