30 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

30 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Bodo
— 2 nights
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Svolvaer
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Gimsoya
— 5 nights
Drive
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Flakstadoy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ballstad
— 3 nights
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Drive to Leknes Airport, Fly to Bodø Airport, Drive to Nusfjord
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Nusfjord
— 2 nights
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Reine, Moskenesoy
— 2 nights
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Tromso
— 3 nights
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 2 nights
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Alta
— 2 nights
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Kirkenes
— 2 nights
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Bodo — 2 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Saltstraumen Dykkecamp and Kjerringoy Church. Take a break from the city and head to Valnesfossen and Finnkonakken.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bodo itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Bodo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Bodo is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toronto in September; daily highs in Bodo reach 15°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Svolvaer.
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Svolvaer

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
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Traveling by flight from Bodo to Svolvaer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Gimsoya.
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Gimsoya — 5 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Hov Gard.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Gimsoya journey planner.

Drive from Svolvaer to Gimsoya in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Flakstadoy on the 7th (Fri).
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Flakstadoy — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with Lofoten Adventure Company. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Flakstad Church and then stroll through Rambergstranda Beach.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Flakstadoy attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Gimsoya to Flakstadoy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Flakstadoy sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Ballstad.
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Ballstad — 3 nights

Ballstad is a village in the municipality of Vestvågøy in Nordland county, Norway. Take a break from the city and head to Lofoten Diving and Hiking on the hills. It doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Sareptas Hus.

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Ballstad is just a short distance from Flakstadoy. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 12th (Wed), you're off to Nusfjord.
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Nusfjord — 2 nights

Visiting Flakstad Beach and Mountain Paths at Vikten will get you outdoors.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Nusfjord tour itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Ballstad to Nusfjord with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You will leave for Reine on the 15th (Sat).
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Reine, Moskenesoy — 2 nights

The locals came to Reine to catch cod; visitors come to catch the views.
On the 16th (Sun), stroll through Bunes Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Helvetestinden.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Reine trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Nusfjord to Reine in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tromso.
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Telegrafbukta Beach and Northern Light Dog Adventure. Explore hidden gems such as Troll Museum and Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Perspektivet Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Polaria, and steep yourself in history at Skansen.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Tromso travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Reine to Tromso takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Reine in October: high temperatures in Tromso hover around 6°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): view the masterpieces at The Gallery "West Of The Moon" and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Honningsvag Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Nordkapphallen, then identify plant and animal life at The North Cape Experience - Skarsvag Tourist Centre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkeporten in Skarsvag.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nordkapp Municipality road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Nordkapp Municipality takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Alta.
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Alta — 2 nights

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. On the 23rd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Elvebakken Church and then explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kafjord Church and then see the sky in a new way at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde.

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Traveling by car from Nordkapp Municipality to Alta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Alta when traveling from Nordkapp Municipality in October, with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kirkenes.
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Kirkenes — 2 nights

Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Pasvik Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkenes Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King Oscar II Chapel.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kirkenes attractions app.

Fly from Alta to Kirkenes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kirkenes can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll 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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Vestvagoy travel guide

4.5
History Museums · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing