60 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

60 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Norway holiday planner
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Fly
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Tromso
— 7 nights
Ferry to Lysnes kai, Taxi to Senja
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Senja
— 3 nights
Drive
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Harstad
— 6 nights
Drive
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Svolvaer
— 4 nights
Drive
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Flakstadoy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bodo
— 7 nights
Fly
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Rana Municipality
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mosjoen
— 4 nights
Drive to Bodø Airport, Fly to Hammerfest
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Hammerfest
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alta
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kirkenes
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vardo
— 4 nights
Drive to Vardø Airport, Svartnes, Fly to Sydney

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Polar Charter and Tromso Domkirke. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tromso Botaniske Hage, pause for some photo ops at Roald Amundsen Monument, see the interesting displays at Northern Norwegian Science Center, and take in the views from Tromso Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Tromso day trip planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Tromso is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Tromso. Traveling from Sydney in July, you will find days in Tromso are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Senja.
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Senja — 3 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Senja Husky Adventure and Scenic Route Senja. Step out of Senja with an excursion to Arctic Guide and Visit in Sorreisa--about 52 minutes away.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Senja trip maker app.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Tromso to Senja in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Senja are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Harstad.
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Harstad — 6 nights

Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway. Discover out-of-the-way places like Narvik Krigsmuseum and Trondenes Historical Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Harstad: Narvikfjellet (in Narvik) and Inga Sami Siida (in Sortland). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Trondenes Church, hike along Mountain Hike to Musvannet, relax in the rural setting at Rokenes Gard, and make a splash at Grottebadet Waterpark.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Harstad online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Senja to Harstad takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Harstad can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Svolvaer.
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Svolvaer — 4 nights

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Explore hidden gems such as Tjeldbergtind and Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, take in the awesome beauty at Floya, take in the exciting artwork at Northern Norway Art Centre, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Svolvaer trip planner.

You can drive from Harstad to Svolvaer in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Svolvaer are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Flakstadoy.
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Flakstadoy — 4 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Lofoten Island and Lofotr Viking Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flakstadoy: Reinebringen (in Reine) and Hiking on the hills (in Ballstad).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Flakstadoy trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Svolvaer to Flakstadoy in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daytime highs in Flakstadoy are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bodo.
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Bodo — 7 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Kjerringoy Trading Post and Mjelle. Step out of Bodo to go to Saltstraumen and see Saltstraumen Dykkecamp, which is approximately 32 minutes away.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bodo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Flakstadoy to Bodo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Bodo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rana Municipality.
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Rana Municipality — 5 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Arctic Circle and Visit Plura. Change things up with a short trip to The Svartisen Glacier Austerdalsisen in Glomfjord (about 34 minutes away).

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rana Municipality trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Bodo to Rana Municipality in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mosjoen.
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Mosjoen — 4 nights

Explore hidden gems such as The Historical Sjoegata Street and Dolstad Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mosjoen: Sandnessjoen (Helgelandsbrua & The Seven Sisters) and Tursti til Sjoforsen (in Korgen).

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mosjoen trip maker.

Traveling by car from Rana Municipality to Mosjoen takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Hammerfest.
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Hammerfest — 2 nights

Hammerfest is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hammerfest Church, and then get great views at Salen Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The Polar Bear Society and then make a trip to Struve Geodetic Arc.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hammerfest road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Mosjoen to Hammerfest with the Route module. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mosjoen in August: highs in Hammerfest hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nordkapp Municipality.
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bird Safari and Bamse statue. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nordkapphallen, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery "West Of The Moon", head outdoors with Knivskjellodden, and make a trip to Gjesvaerstappan Nesting Cliffs, Nordkapp.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nordkapp Municipality road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Hammerfest to Nordkapp Municipality takes 3.5 hours. In August in Nordkapp Municipality, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alta.
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Alta — 5 nights

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre and Tirpitz Museum. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Northern Lights Cathedral, wander the wide-open spaces of Sami Siida, make a trip to Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, and explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Alta trip planning tool.

Drive from Nordkapp Municipality to Alta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Alta, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kirkenes.
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Kirkenes — 4 nights

Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grenselandmuseet and Kirkenes Church. Step out of Kirkenes to go to Grense Jakobselv and see Lungomare, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cast your line with King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes, take some stellar pictures from Hoyde 96 - Watch Tower, appreciate the history behind Soviet Liberation Monument, and make a trip to Treriksroysa.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kirkenes road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Alta to Kirkenes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Kirkenes sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Vardo.
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Vardo — 4 nights

is a municipality in Finnmark county in the extreme northeastern part of Norway. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Steilneset Memorial and Vardoehus Fortress. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Hamningberg Old Fishing Village, see the interesting displays at The Partisan Museum, and enjoy the sea views from Hornoya Vardo Light House.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vardo online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kirkenes to Vardo takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Kirkenes in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vardo: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel 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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