19 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

19 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Bodo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 1 night
Drive
3
Flakstadoy
— 1 night
Drive
4
Svolvaer
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Narvik
— 1 night
Bus to Evenes, Fly to Alta
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Alta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hammerfest
— 2 nights
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Tromso
— 4 nights
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Bodo — 3 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kjerringoy Trading Post and Craig Alibone Chocolate.

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Copenhagen, Denmark to Bodo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Copenhagen in July, expect nights in Bodo to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Leknes.
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Leknes, Vestvagoy — 1 night

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. On the 5th (Tue), stop by Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, stroll through Haukland Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Uttakleiv Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Leknes day trip planner.

You can fly from Bodo to Leknes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Leknes can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Flakstadoy.
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Flakstadoy — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Kvalvika Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Flakstadoy day trip planning app.

Flakstadoy is just a stone's throw from Leknes. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough 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.
On the 7th (Thu), examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lofoten Lights. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Tjeldbergtind and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Svolvaer trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Flakstadoy to Svolvaer by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Narvik.
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Narvik — 1 night

or Áhkanjárga is the third-largest town and municipality in Nordland county, Norway by population. On the 9th (Sat), hit the slopes at Narvikfjellet and then get engrossed in the history at Narvik Krigsmuseum.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Narvik travel planning app.

You can drive from Svolvaer to Narvik in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Narvik can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Alta.
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Alta — 2 nights

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alta Church and then get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Tirpitz Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Alta trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Narvik to Alta in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Alta are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nordkapp Municipality.
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Nordkapp Municipality — 2 nights

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.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkeporten in Skarsvag, get outside with Knivskjellodden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nordkapphallen. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Nordkappmuseet and then take an exotic tour of Bird Safari.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nordkapp Municipality holiday planning website.

You can drive from Alta to Nordkapp Municipality in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Alta in July, you will find days in Nordkapp Municipality are slightly colder (14°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hammerfest.
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Hammerfest — 2 nights

Hammerfest is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Polar Bear Society and then admire the local landmark of Fountain Mother and Child. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hammerfest Church, see the interesting displays at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, and then get great views at Salen Lookout.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hammerfest attractions planning site.

You can drive from Nordkapp Municipality to Hammerfest in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Polar Charter and Tromso Botaniske Hage. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, look for gifts at Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs, and explore the world behind art at Perspektivet Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tromso trip builder website.

Getting from Hammerfest to Tromso by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tromso are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough 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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