23 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

23 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Nordkapp Municipality
— 3 nights
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Hammerfest
— 3 nights
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Tromso
— 2 nights
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Svolvaer
— 2 nights
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Flakstadoy
— 2 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
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Drive to Moskenes ferjekai, Ferry to Bodø ferjekai, Drive to Rana Municipality
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Rana Municipality
— 1 night
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Bodo
— 2 nights
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Nordkapp Municipality — 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Nordkapp Municipality to Gjesvaer to see Bird Safari about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Nordkapphallen, head outdoors with Knivskjellodden, appreciate the history behind Bamse statue, and admire the masterpieces at Nordkappmuseet.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nordkapp Municipality online itinerary builder.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Nordkapp Municipality is an approximately 29-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kaunas to Nordkapp Municipality. Traveling from Kaunas in June, expect nights in Nordkapp Municipality to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are much colder, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hammerfest.
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Outdoors · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Hammerfest — 3 nights

Hammerfest is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Hammerfest is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Salen Lookout, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hammerfest Church, see the interesting displays at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, and take an in-depth tour of The Polar Bear Society.

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Traveling by car from Nordkapp Municipality to Hammerfest takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Tromso.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Polaria, then see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Arctic Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tromso Botaniske Hage.

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Traveling by flight from Hammerfest to Tromso takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tromso can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Svolvaer is known for museums, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Festvagtind Hike, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lofoten Lights, and take in the awesome beauty at Tjeldbergtind.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Svolvaer trip itinerary website.

Fly from Tromso to Svolvaer in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Flakstadoy.
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Flakstadoy — 2 nights

On the 11th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Rambergstranda Beach and then head off the coast to Lofoten Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Smeden i Sund/Sund Fiskerimuseum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reinebringen.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Flakstadoy trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Svolvaer to Flakstadoy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Leknes.
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Leknes, Vestvagoy — 2 nights

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Holandsmelen Hiking Trail, get engrossed in the history at Lofotr Viking Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Uttakleiv Beach. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Lofoten Diving, enjoy the sand and surf at Haukland Beach, and then stop by Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Leknes trip itinerary planner.

Leknes is just a short distance from Flakstadoy. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Rana Municipality.
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Rana Municipality — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): Head underground at Setergrotta and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Svartisen Glacier Austerdalsisen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Havmannen and then take in the dramatic natural features at Marmor Slottet.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rana Municipality trip planner.

Getting from Leknes to Rana Municipality by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Leknes in July, expect nights in Rana Municipality to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Bodo.
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Bodo — 2 nights

On the 17th (Sun), examine the collection at Bodo Domkirke and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mjelle. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum and then cruise along Nordland Turselskap.

For traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Bodo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rana Municipality to Bodo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Bodo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) 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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