57 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

57 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Norway travel planner
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Bronnoy Municipality
— 4 nights
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Sandnessjoen
— 2 nights
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Mo i Rana
— 5 nights
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Bodo
— 7 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 5 nights
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Svolvaer
— 3 nights
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Harstad
— 6 nights
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Narvik
— 3 nights
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Kirkenes
— 3 nights
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Vardo
— 2 nights
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 2 nights
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Alta
— 4 nights
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Tromso
— 7 nights
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Bronnoy Municipality — 4 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Mosjoen (The Historical Sjoegata Street, Dolstad Church, &more), Somna Church (in Vik i Helgeland) and Kirkehelleren Cave (in Traena Municipality).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Bronnoy Municipality tour planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Bronnoy Municipality is an approximately 28-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brussels in June: highs in Bronnoy Municipality hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sandnessjoen.
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Sandnessjoen — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Asen Tursti, don't miss a visit to Torolvstein, then hike along Utsikten Hiking Trail, and finally take in the views from Helgelandsbrua. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Kulturbadet Sandnessjoen, take in the awesome beauty at The Seven Sisters, and then get engrossed in the history at The Petter Dass Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sandnessjoen online road trip planner.

You can drive from Bronnoy Municipality to Sandnessjoen in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mo i Rana.
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Mo i Rana — 5 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Mo i Rana: Tursti til Sjoforsen (in Korgen), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Nesna) and The Svartisen Glacier Austerdalsisen (in Glomfjord).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mo i Rana vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sandnessjoen to Mo i Rana in 2 hours. In June in Mo i Rana, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bodo.
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Bodo — 7 nights

Step out of Bodo with an excursion to Svarthammarhola in Fauske--about 54 minutes away.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bodo travel route site.

Traveling by car from Mo i Rana to Bodo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Leknes.
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Leknes, Vestvagoy — 5 nights

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Change things up with these side-trips from Leknes: Nusfjord Fishing Village (in Nusfjord) and Rambergstranda Beach (in Ramberg). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Flakstad Church, hike along Hiking on the hills, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kvalvika Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Leknes online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Bodo to Leknes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Leknes are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Svolvaer.
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Svolvaer — 3 nights

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Take a break from Svolvaer with a short trip to Henningsvaer in Henningsvaer, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the masterpieces at Galleri Lofoten, stop by Engelskmannsbrygga i Henningsvaer, and see the interesting displays at Magic Ice Lofoten.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Svolvaer road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Leknes to Svolvaer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Svolvaer sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Harstad.
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Harstad — 6 nights

Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway. Venture out of the city with trips to Fabeloya Naturlekepark (in Ibestad Municipality), The Jaeger Lake (in Svensby) and Andenes (Polar Museum Andenes & Sea Safari Andenes). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Trondenes Historical Centre, admire all the interesting features of Meloeyvaer Fortress, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gangsastoppen, and take in the waterfront at Hemmestad Wharf.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Harstad trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Svolvaer to Harstad takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Harstad are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Narvik.
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Narvik — 3 nights

or Áhkanjárga is the third-largest town and municipality in Nordland county, Norway by population. Venture out of the city with trips to Polar Park (in Bardu Municipality) and Stetind Mountain (in Kjopsvik). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Narvik Krigsmuseum, browse the collection at Narvik Bibliotek, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Narvik Church, and sample the tasty concoctions at Skavli Brygghus.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Narvik trip planner.

You can drive from Harstad to Narvik in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Kirkenes.
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Kirkenes — 3 nights

Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kirkenes: Vadso museum - Ruija kvenmuseum (in Vadso) and Cultural Heritage Site Ceavccageadge/Mortensnes (in Nesseby Municipality). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Hoyde 96 - Watch Tower, make a trip to Treriksroysa, catch all the local highlights with Snowhotel Kirkenes, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkenes Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kirkenes trip planner.

Getting from Narvik to Kirkenes by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, car, and bus. Traveling from Narvik in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kirkenes, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vardo.
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Vardo — 2 nights

is a municipality in Finnmark county in the extreme northeastern part of Norway. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): head off the coast to Hornoya, then don't miss a visit to Vardoehus Fortress, then pause for some photo ops at Steilneset Memorial, and finally enjoy the sea views from Hornoya Vardo Light House. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at The Partisan Museum, explore and take pictures at Kiberg Kystfort, and then don't miss a visit to Hamningberg Old Fishing Village.

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You can drive from Kirkenes to Vardo in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kirkenes in August: highs in Vardo hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Arctic View in Havoysund (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Nordkapphallen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Honningsvag Church, view the masterpieces at The Gallery "West Of The Moon", and get outside with Knivskjellodden.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nordkapp Municipality travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Vardo to Nordkapp Municipality in 8 hours. In August, daytime highs in Nordkapp Municipality are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alta.
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Alta — 4 nights

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alta: Rundtur – Flyplassgjerdet (in Lakselv) and Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum (in Indre Billefjord). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alta Church, make a trip to Bubbelen, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Alta day trip tool.

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. In August, daytime highs in Alta are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Tromso.
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Tromso — 7 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 Tromso's surroundings by going to Haaja (in Sommaroy) and Basecamp Senja (in Skaland). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords, see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Tromso tour planner.

Getting from Alta to Tromso by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Northern Norway travel guide

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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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