11 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

11 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Nordkapp Municipality
— 1 night
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Alta
— 1 night
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Bodo
— 2 nights
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Svolvaer
— 2 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 1 night
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Tromso
— 3 nights

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Nordkapp Municipality

Nordkapp Municipality ©
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 17th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kirkeporten in Skarsvag, then take an in-depth tour of Nordkapphallen, and then take in the dramatic natural features at North Cape.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Nordkapp Municipality trip planner.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Nordkapp Municipality is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Gothenburg in August, things will get slightly colder in Nordkapp Municipality: highs are around 15°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alta.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

North Cape, Kirkeporten in Skarsvag
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North Cape ©
North Cape
Nordkapphallen ©
Nordkapphallen
Kirkeporten in Skarsvag ©
Kirkeporten in Skarsvag

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Alta

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. On the 18th (Tue), examine the collection at Tirpitz Museum, then contemplate the long history of Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, and then add some adventure to your tour with NORD Ekspedisjon AS.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Alta vacation site.

You can drive from Nordkapp Municipality to Alta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Alta sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bodo.

Things to do in Alta

Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
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NORD Ekspedisjon AS ©
NORD Ekspedisjon AS
Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre ©
Tirpitz Museum ©
Tirpitz Museum

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Bodo

Bodo ©
On the 19th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ronvik, see majestic marine mammals with Arctic Rib Event, and then take in the pleasant sights at Saltstraumen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, stop by Craig Alibone Chocolate, then identify plant and animal life at Bodomarka, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mjelle.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bodo road trip website.

Getting from Alta to Bodo by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Bodo, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Bodo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Mjelle ©
Mjelle
Saltstraumen ©
Saltstraumen
Norsk Luftfartsmuseum ©
Norsk Luftfartsmuseum

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Svolvaer

Svolvaer ©
The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
On the 21st (Fri), view the masterpieces at Northern Norway Art Centre, then examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, then take in the awesome beauty at Floya, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tjeldbergtind, then take in the awesome beauty at Glomtinden, and then hike along Festvagtind Hike.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Svolvaer itinerary website.

Fly from Bodo to Svolvaer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, daytime highs in Svolvaer are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Leknes.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Glomtinden, Festvagtind Hike
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
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Floya ©
Floya
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum ©
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum

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Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Flakstad Church, head off the coast to Lofoten Island, then look for gifts at The Glasblower At Vikten, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Haukland Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Leknes road trip tool.

Drive from Svolvaer to Leknes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Leknes can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lofoten Island, The Glasblower At Vikten, Flakstad Church
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Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Flakstad Church ©
Flakstad Church

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Tromso

Tromso ©
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.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of The Arctic Cathedral, sample the tasty concoctions at Macks Brewery (Macks Olbryggeri), pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, and see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tromso online trip maker.

You can fly from Leknes to Tromso in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:
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Arctic Escape ©
Arctic Escape
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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