Vigeland sculpture park in Oslo
Vigeland sculpture park in Oslo

Weekends and short breaks in Norway

Stavanger, Bergen, Oslo and Kristiansand are all convenient weekend and short break destinations from the UK, with direct flight connections from London (all airports), Newcastle, Manchester and Aberdeen to Stavanger, Bergen Oslo and Kristiansand, plus Haugesund and Sandefjord/Torp.
There is a good network of flights serving other regional airports in England.
You can find mountains, fjords, sandy beaches, old wooden towns with cobbled streets and many other attractions. There are boat trips, stunning hikes to places like Pulpit Rock, and plenty of skiing opportunities too.

Without car

Stavanger sightseeing: Relax, enjoy good restaurants, stroll around the harbours and pedestrian streets, check out a museum or gallery - or take a boat trip to see Lysefjord, Pulpit Rock and Kjerag
Stavanger and skiing: Don't relax! Take the skibus or ski-boat, ski all day, rest on the way back to Stavanger, then go out on the town. Sound easy? Do it all again tomorrow!
Bergen sightseeing: take in the sights and museums around town, go up Fløyen or Ulriken cable-car, or do the Flåm railway and Sognefjord round-trip
Bergen skiing: stay in Bergen, and take the train to Voss, or skibuss to Kvamskogen
Oslo sightseeing: Get an Oslo card and use the trams and buses to get around to some of the excellent museums exhibitions and parks. Go up to Holmenkollen and Frognerseteren, or take a boat trip on the Oslofjord.

With Car

Stavanger region drive-sightseeing: Stay in Stavanger, take day-trips to visit the best of the sights, plus good shopping and restaurants in the city
Stavanger - Lysefjord - Sirdal loop: (summer only) Take the tourist ferry from Stavanger through Lysefjord, look up at Pulpit Rock and Kjerag, then drive up and over the mountains to Sirdal and come back through Hunnedalen to Stavanger
Ryfylke island hopping Stavanger - Sauda tour: Get off the main road and discover another world amongst the islands. Stay in Stavanger, Hjelmeland and Sauda. This can be a long weekend, or get into serious relaxation mode and spend a week here
Stavanger, Haugesund or Bergen to Hardanger: hire or bring a car, and explore the Hardanger region.