Four-day Itinerary for a trip to Norway

 Norway is a country in Northern Europe. Known for its stunning scenery and wilderness, it draws travelers with imposing mountains, lakes, bays, and extensive coastline. Oslo, the capital, is a modern city with a distinct culture. The nation can also take advantage of the chance to see the Northern Lights and learn about Sami culture. Travelers who enjoy exploring and taking in the pure beauty of nature will find Norway to be the perfect destination, offering a wide range of outdoor sports including skiing and mountain climbing. Visitors might consider using the bus rental service to freely explore Norway in order to save money. I’m going to venture a guess that if you’re now arranging a four-day schedule for Norway, you’re probably searching for a quick and simple European vacation perhaps to fit in with an extended weekend off work? Or maybe you’ve discovered low-cost flights to Norway and are curious about how much you could actually fit into a four-day stay there.

This schedule is ideal for first-time travelers who want to explore the distinctive fjord vistas and Norwegian coastal culture, but it only scratches the surface of what Norway has to offer. You are going to adore this if you are an outdoor adventure enthusiast, a nature lover, or you just have a thing for quaint cities.

Beautiful Norway

Beautiful Norway

Day 1-2: Bergen

If this is your first time visiting Norway, Bergen is a must-see city that makes the ideal beginning to any vacation there.

With so many diverse facets of the city to discover and experience, it’s one of those places where you may choose your own adventure. Explore the best bakeries, cafes, and seafood restaurants; have a wild night out; take a tour of a city or museum to learn about its history and culture; or simply travel away from it all to find peace and quiet in a fjord or on a mountain. In this city, you could use bus rental in Norway to go farther than the places that are easily accessible. If you can split the cost with three or more travelers, this might end up being more affordable, but you’ll need to book ahead of time to get a good rate. Remember that Norway is among the most costly countries in Europe for petrol.

Activities in Bergen

Bergen old town aerial view

Bergen old town aerial view

You may plan your time wisely in Bergen by making use of the following activities:

-Take the funicular up Mount Fløyen for a conveniently accessible vantage point.

-Trekking Mount Ulriken will take about two hours total.

-Stroll along the well-known Bryggen waterfront or explore on a Segway.

-Culinary and cultural walk to learn about the past while enjoying some delectable cuisine.

-Take a small-group bus excursion to see the scenery and waterfalls of Hardangerfjord.



-As you traverse the Strait of Mostraumen

-Take a kayak tour around the coastline of Bergen.

-We are heading to the Aurlandsfjord/Naerøyfjord, so don’t plan a cruise from Bergen!

-Take a helicopter tour to witness the most breathtaking fjord vista.

-Visit Folgefonna National Park for a day trip to witness the renowned Glacier Lake.

-Go to Bergenhus Fortress.

-Make the long journey to Trolltunga in one day! The hike takes around three hours to begin, and it takes eight to ten hours to return by car. If you’d like, you could stay the night in Odda before or after. To see this lovely road on your own, you can use a bus rental in Norway, but it might take longer.

Bergenhus Fortress in Bergen

Bergenhus Fortress in Bergen

Day 3: Bergen to Flåm

How to get from Bergen to Flåm

Prepare yourself for the best window seat views on one of the most famous train trips in all of Europe.

Take a direct train, which takes between one and two hours and covers the incredibly picturesque Bergen Railway route, from Bergen to Myrdal. The views from both sides of the train are fantastic, but for this particular journey from Bergen to Myrdal, the left side wins hands-down.

Get out at Myrdal, from where you can take the renowned Flåmsbana train to the Flåm settlement. The train itself isn’t particularly sophisticated, but the route is one of the steepest in the world, really stunning. It passes through dramatic valleys with plenty of photo ops, hand-built tunnels, and sheer rock sides. For the finest views, take a seat on the left side of the train when traveling from Myrdal to Flåm.

You don’t have to worry about not knowing where to go because you may bring baggage on both of these trains and there will be other travelers making the same journey as you.

Tourists can also choose to rent a self-driving bus rental in Norway, which is more convenient if they have a lot of luggage and allows them to freely explore the roads and stunning surroundings 

Flåm railway line train

Flåm railway line train

>> Visitors can rent a reputable rental bus here

About Flåm

The entry point of Sognefjord, sometimes known as the King of the Fjords, is Flåm. It stretches an impressive 205 kilometers from the coast to the farthest hamlet.

The village of Flåm is located on Aurlandsfjord, a branch of Sognefjord, offering convenient access to fjord adventures such as kayaking, RIB safaris, and cruises. The majority of cruises pass via both Aurlandsfjord and its nearby branch, Naerøyfjord.

Although Flåm village is a popular tourist destination, it’s still worth spending the night to experience some of the less well-known local activities, such as ziplines, bike lanes, and hiking trails. Thus, in light of that…

Some activities you can do when you come here

-Go on a fjord cruise; I highly recommend doing this on your way back to Bergen because it’s a simple one-way journey that connects to the Bergen train line (more on that later).

-Take a RIB Fjordsafari to see the fjord from a new angle. It will bring you up close to the craggy cliffs and hazy waterfalls.

-Rent a bike at the bottom of the zipline (or from the village) and enjoy the valley’s bike trails. Flåm Zipline is the longest zipline in Scandinavia. It’s an exhilarating 1380m adventure with some of the best zipline views in the world.

-Relax your muscles in a sauna by the water; extra credit if you can jump into a fjord with courage.

-Trek to the top of Stegastein for breathtaking views.

-Visit the Flåm Railway Museum to learn about the remarkable engineering history of the train.

-Experience locally brewed craft beer at the acclaimed Ægir Brewpub.

-Take a kayak and explore the Aurlandsfjord.

Flåm in the winter

Flåm in the winter

Day 4: Flåm to Bergen

How to get from Flåm back to Bergen

To travel to Bergen, you can easily take the train from Flåm back to Myrdal and re-join the Bergen Railway.

Norway train to Myrdal

Norway train to Myrdal

However, I would actually advise making your Flåm trip somewhat of a loop:

-Take the Nærøyfjord cruise from Flåm to Gudvangen; as this is where the trip ends, you only need to purchase a one-way ticket, and the ship can accommodate your luggage.

-Take a bus to the Voss rail station from Gudvangen.

-From Voss to Bergen, board the Bergen Railway once more.

Although it appears difficult, it’s actually very easy to do and is something that many travelers do, so you won’t be trapped not knowing where to go. Below, you can purchase your tickets for each of the trip’s segments:

-From Flåm to Gudvangen, take a cruise on the Naerøyfjord (but only book one way).

-Bus rental from Gudvangen to Voss (you have to swap them over because it automatically fills in Gudvangen to Voss)

-Bergen to Voss train station

You can use the bus rental services to alter your return trip experience if you are tired of taking trains, like to explore, and feel comfortable behind the wheel Bergen from the Flam

Voss town in stratus clouds

Voss town in stratus clouds

Is 4 days in Norway enough?

Although four days isn’t really long enough to claim that you’ve visited Norway, it’s a nice place to start for your first trip and long enough to explore some of the fjords and Bergen’s top attractions. You actually have to pick one because there is no way you could explore both southern and northern Norway in just four days. I would suggest spending at least 10 days in Norway, but ideally two weeks, to see the country’s two ends. For maximum comfort at minimum cost, consider bus rental in Norway as an option as well.

Oslo - another famous city in Norway


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