15 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

15 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Tromso
— 3 nights
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Alta
— 1 night
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 1 night
Drive
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Harstad
— 1 night
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Svolvaer
— 2 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
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Bodo
— 4 nights
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Tromso — 3 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.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in nature's colorful creations at Tromso Botaniske Hage, explore the striking landscape at Tromso Fjords, and appreciate the history behind Roald Amundsen Monument.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tromso travel route site.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Tromso is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Sofia to Tromso, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sofia, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Tromso, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Alta.
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Alta — 1 night

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. On the 19th (Mon), see the sky in a new way at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, steep yourself in history at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, then take in breathtaking views at Alta Canyon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Northern Lights Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Alta online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Alta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In September, daily temperatures in Alta can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Nordkapp Municipality.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

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 20th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Nordkapphallen.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nordkapp Municipality vacation builder website.

You can drive from Alta to Nordkapp Municipality in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Harstad.
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Harstad — 1 night

Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Trondenes fort, trek along Keipen, then hike along Mountain Hike to Musvannet, and finally trek along Gangsastoppen.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Harstad tour app.

Traveling by car from Nordkapp Municipality to Harstad takes 11.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Harstad are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lofoten Lights. On your second day here, cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the awesome beauty at Tjeldbergtind, and then hike along Festvagtind Hike.

To see ratings and tourist information, read Svolvaer driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Harstad to Svolvaer takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Svolvaer can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Leknes.
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Leknes, Vestvagoy — 2 nights

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flakstad Church, then kick back and relax at Kvalvika Beach, then stroll through Rambergstranda Beach, and finally head off the coast to Lofoten Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Haukland Beach, then stop by Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, and then trek along Hiking on the hills.

Before you visit Leknes, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Svolvaer to Leknes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Leknes, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Bodo.
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Bodo — 4 nights

Bodo is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Mjelle, brush up on your military savvy at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, take some stellar pictures from Turisthytta Bodo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Urtehagen pa Tofte.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bodo road trip tool.

Getting from Leknes to Bodo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel 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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