6 days in Finnmark Itinerary

6 days in Finnmark Itinerary

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Nordkapp Municipality
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Kirkenes — 1 night

Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes and then pause for some photo ops at Soviet Liberation Monument.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kirkenes online trip itinerary maker.

Glasgow, UK to Kirkenes is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Glasgow in December, things will get much colder in Kirkenes: highs are around -5°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Alta.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Alta — 1 night

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. On the 7th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre and then pause for some serene contemplation at Northern Lights Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Alta trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kirkenes to Alta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nordkapp Municipality.
Historic Sites · Museums

Nordkapp Municipality — 1 night

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.
Destination 71 degrees north - Day Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Nordkappmuseet and then see Destination 71 degrees north - Day Tours.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Nordkapp Municipality route planning website.

Drive from Alta to Nordkapp Municipality in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nordkapp Municipality when traveling from Alta in December, with lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hammerfest.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Hammerfest — 2 nights

Hammerfest is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. On the 9th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hammerfest Church, and then take an in-depth tour of The Polar Bear Society.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hammerfest journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nordkapp Municipality to Hammerfest takes 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nordkapp Municipality in December since evenings lows in Hammerfest dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites

Finnmark travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Churches · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Finnmark stretches across the very top of Europe and serves as home to Norway's indigenous Sami people. The nation's largest county by area, Finnmark remains a sparsely populated land of barren coastal regions and vast inland plateaus that are interspersed by lakes and river valleys. Indented by large fjords, the county's coastline stretches for nearly 7,000 km (4,500 mi) and contains nearly a fifth of its total population. Travel along Finnmark's jagged coast to discover the region's secluded fishing communities, or venture deeper inland to explore its stark plateaus and meet the Sami reindeer herders. For a more urban experience, head to Alta, known as the "Aurora Borealis City" and famed for its prehistoric rock carvings.