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Historical Insights and Unforgettable Hikes from Bergen to Stavanger

Historical Insights and Unforgettable Hikes from Bergen to Stavanger
Starts from

Bergen

Transportation

By Car

Guidance

Self-Guided

Attractions

35

Duration

3 Days

Length

604 km

Free

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Ina Yulo Stuve
Ina Yulo Stuve
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Highlights

  • Walk along the cobblestone streets and past the wooden structures in Norway's oil capital.
  • Go on a hike to the top of Preikestolen and enjoy panoramic views over the fjord.
  • Learn about the role Western Norway played in the resistance movement of World War II.

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Starts from

Bergen

Transportation

By Car

Guidance

Self-Guided

Duration

3 Days

Length

604 km

Price

Free

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Norway is well-known for its fantastic nature, but it also has a deep cultural and historical heritage that many may not be familiar with. On this three-day roundtrip itinerary, you will be able to experience both of those things.
On day 1 you will follow the stories of the resistance fighters who stood their ground and fought for their country during World War II. Your museum visit will introduce you to the names and faces of Norway's bravest, including the lesser-known women who broke the status quo in a male-dominated space, through a number of exhibitions that also take into account the strategic role the areas surrounding Bergen played in the fight against the Nazis. After two ferry rides and a drive through stunning natural sights, your history lesson continues with a stop at a monument to the former viking chief who united the country into one kingdom.
Day 2 will be magical for the hikers among you. Preikestolen or Pulpit's Rock is every hiker's dream, and on this day you'll embark on the four-hour journey to its peak. A hearty lunch at the mountain lodge below will help fuel you for the rest of the day before you take a ferry over to Odda with some waterfall sights along the way.
On your final day, you'll be greeted with two national parks, Hardangervidda and Folgefonna. You'll take as much time as you'd like to walk at leisure or spot for wildlife. On the way back to Bergen, you will take a cable car ride up and be rewarded with an exquisite fine dining experience as you gaze down at the landscape below.

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Norway is well-known for its fantastic nature, but it also has a deep cultural and historical heritage that many may not be familiar with. On this three-day roundtrip itinerary, you will be able to experience both of those things.
On day 1 you will follow the stories of the resistance fighters who stood their ground and fought for their country during World War II. Your museum visit will introduce you to the names and faces of Norway's bravest, including the lesser-known women who broke the status quo in a male-dominated space, through a number of exhibitions that also take into account the strategic role the areas surrounding Bergen played in the fight against the Nazis. After two ferry rides and a drive through stunning natural sights, your history lesson continues with a stop at a monument to the former viking chief who united the country into one kingdom.
Day 2 will be magical for the hikers among you. Preikestolen or Pulpit's Rock is every hiker's dream, and on this day you'll embark on the four-hour journey to its peak. A hearty lunch at the mountain lodge below will help fuel you for the rest of the day before you take a ferry over to Odda with some waterfall sights along the way.
On your final day, you'll be greeted with two national parks, Hardangervidda and Folgefonna. You'll take as much time as you'd like to walk at leisure or spot for wildlife. On the way back to Bergen, you will take a cable car ride up and be rewarded with an exquisite fine dining experience as you gaze down at the landscape below.
Ina Yulo Stuve
Ina Yulo Stuve
Travel Expert
  • Walk along the cobblestone streets and past the wooden structures in Norway's oil capital.
  • Go on a hike to the top of Preikestolen and enjoy panoramic views over the fjord.
  • Learn about the role Western Norway played in the resistance movement of World War II.

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Take a Trip Back Through History in Norway's Oil Capital, Stavanger
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Day 1

202 km847 m31 km

Take a Trip Back Through History in Norway's Oil Capital, Stavanger

The first day of your trip is chock-full of history. After a quick breakfast in Bergen you will visit a small museum where you'll hear the stories of Norway's resistance movement--from the women who fought for their country to the specific role the local area played in fighting against the opposing forces of World War II, you'll leave with a better understanding of Norway's past. You'll drive through beautiful nature and take two ferries (with lunch aboard one of them) before reaching the country's oil capital, Stavanger. You'll end your day with a quick visit to the monument that celebrates the country's unification under a former viking chief and a walk through Stavanger Old Town.
19:00
Panoramic Views From the Top of Preikestolen
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Day 2

240 km8 km3 km

Panoramic Views From the Top of Preikestolen

Get warmed up and make sure you've had a full breakfast because on day 2 you'll be going on a 4-hour hike up Norway's famous Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock. Take in unspoiled views over the Lysefjorden before coming back down to the mountain lodge food hall for a hearty lunch. After a ferry ride and some sightseeing stops, you'll end the day in Odda, in Vestland county.
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National Park Walks and Dinner With a View
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Day 3

162 km2 km8 km

National Park Walks and Dinner With a View

Your final day takes you to not one national park but two! You'll start off with a leisurely walk in Norway's largest national park Hardangervidda before driving across the Folgefonna National Park on your way to your ferry ride. All good things come in twos today and after lunch with a view, you will walk behind the powerful waters of the Steinsdalfossen waterfall before heading to the tragic but beautiful Fossen Bratte. You'll end your day with a magical mountaintop dinner with a view before making your way back to Bergen.

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