15 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

15 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Norway holiday planner
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Alta
— 1 night
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Kirkenes
— 2 nights
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Tana Bru
— 1 night
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Tromso
— 4 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
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Svolvaer
— 2 nights
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Bodo
— 2 nights
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Alta — 1 night

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Sami Siida. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Alta Church, explore and take pictures at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Northern Lights Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Tirpitz Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Alta day trip app.

Oslo to Alta is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Oslo in August, expect nights in Alta to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kirkenes.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Kirkenes — 2 nights

Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Grenselandmuseet, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkenes Church, then cast your line with King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes, and finally steep yourself in history at Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Soviet Liberation Monument and then surround yourself with nature on Birk Husky.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kirkenes day trip planning app.

Fly from Alta to Kirkenes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kirkenes are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tana Bru.
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Tana Bru — 1 night

Tana bru is the administrative centre of Deatnu-Tana Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. On the 21st (Sun), explore the activities along Tana River, then examine the collection at Tana Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tana Husky - Day Tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tana Bru sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Kirkenes to Tana Bru by car takes about 2 hours. August in Tana Bru sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Tromso.
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Tromso — 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Lyngen Alps and Telegrafbukta Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Grotfjord and Northern Light Dog Adventure. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tromso Botaniske Hage, explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke, and view the masterpieces at Tromso Center for Contemporary Art.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tromso day trip website.

You can drive from Tana Bru to Tromso in 9.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can fly to Leknes.
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Leknes, Vestvagoy — 2 nights

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. On the 26th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flakstad Church, step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island, then kick back and relax at Uttakleiv Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Haukland Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Smeden i Sund/Sund Fiskerimuseum, then kick back and relax at Kvalvika Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rambergstranda Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Leknes trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Leknes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lofoten Lights. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Nord Norsk Klatreskole, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tjeldbergtind, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Svolvaer online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Leknes to Svolvaer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Svolvaer, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly to Bodo.
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Bodo — 2 nights

On the 30th (Tue), play a few rounds at Bodoe Golfpark, then stroll through Mjelle, and then take some stellar pictures from Turisthytta Bodo. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum and then buy something for everyone on your list at Glasshuset.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bodo attractions planner.

Fly from Svolvaer to Bodo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Bodo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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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