12 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

12 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Fly
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Bodo
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Flakstadoy
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Svolvaer
— 2 nights
Ferry to Melbu bussterminal, Fly to Nordkapp Municipality
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 1 night
Fly
5
Tromso
— 2 nights
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Bodo — 3 nights

Step out of Bodo to go to Saltstraumen and see Saltstraumen Dykkecamp, which is approximately 32 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodo itinerary tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Bodo is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in May; daily highs in Bodo reach 11°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Flakstadoy.
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Flakstadoy — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island, then look for gifts at Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, and then kick back and relax at Haukland Beach. Keep things going the next day: paddle through the water with Lofoten Diving and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiking on the hills.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Flakstadoy tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Bodo to Flakstadoy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Svolvaer.
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Svolvaer — 2 nights

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
On the 29th (Sun), hike along Festvagtind Hike, then examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Glomtinden.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Svolvaer holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Flakstadoy to Svolvaer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Svolvaer sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nordkapp Municipality.
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Nordkapp Municipality — 1 night

Some 200,000 visitors take a trip to Nordkapp Municipality every year, drawn by its two main attractions--North Cape and Knivskjellodden, considered by many the northernmost point of Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): head outdoors with Knivskjellodden and then admire all the interesting features of Nordkapphallen.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nordkapp Municipality trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Svolvaer to Nordkapp Municipality in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. When traveling from Svolvaer in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nordkapp Municipality: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Tromso.
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Tromso — 2 nights

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then see the interesting displays at Troll Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria, then examine the collection at The Polar Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tromso road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Nordkapp Municipality to Tromso takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Tromso are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Northern Norway travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Land of the Northern Lights
Located at the northernmost tip of continental Europe, Northern Norway is a place where civilizations meet, the sun shines at midnight, and auroras paint the skies. Learn about the local culture, a mosaic of Sami, Norwegian, Finnish, and Russian influences, and see the historical attractions that stretch from prehistory to the Cold War era. Despite their modest size, the region’s cities are vibrant places with many unique architectural features and an exciting nightlife. Outside the cities, you'll find a vast area of pristine nature with mountains, fjords, lakes, and rivers. Here you can take part in a number of outdoor activities, from golfing and rock climbing in the summer, to dog sledding and skiing in the winter. Complete your Arctic vacation by tasting the local specialties, including fresh dairy products and seafood, whale and reindeer meat, and seagull eggs followed by home-brewed beer.
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