12 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

12 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Alta
— 1 day
2
Nordkapp Municipality
— 1 night
3
Tromso
— 3 nights
4
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
5
Svolvaer
— 2 nights
6
Bodo
— 3 nights

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Alta

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. On the 24th (Mon), paddle through the water with NORD Ekspedisjon AS and then see the interesting displays at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Alta holiday site.

Oslo to Alta is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Oslo in August, plan for little chillier days in Alta, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Alta

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkeporten in Skarsvag, get engrossed in the history at Nordkapphallen, and then explore the striking landscape at North Cape.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nordkapp Municipality online vacation planner.

You can drive from Alta to Nordkapp Municipality in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Alta in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nordkapp Municipality: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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nights
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage, examine the collection at The Polar Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at Arctic Escape.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tromso trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nordkapp Municipality to Tromso takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Tromso are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Arctic Escape ©
Arctic Escape
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): glide peacefully along the water with Experience Lofoten Islands, get engrossed in the history at Lofotr Viking Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Haukland Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Kvalvika Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Flakstad Church, then step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island, and finally stop by The Glasblower At Vikten.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Leknes tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Tromso to Leknes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Leknes are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Leknes

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

The Glasblower At Vikten, Kvalvika Beach, Lofoten Island, Lofotr Viking Museum, Flakstad Church
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Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Experience Lofoten Islands ©
Experience Lofoten Islands

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): shop like a local with Northern Norway Art Centre, then see the interesting displays at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Floya, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Festvagtind Hike, then take in the awesome beauty at Glomtinden, and then take in the awesome beauty at Tjeldbergtind.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Svolvaer trip planner.

Traveling by car from Leknes to Svolvaer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Svolvaer, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Bodo.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Festvagtind Hike, Glomtinden
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Floya ©
Floya
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum ©
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum

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Bodo

Bodo ©
Bodo is known for museums, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Saltstraumen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Ronvik, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mjelle, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Arctic Rib Event.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bodo trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Svolvaer to Bodo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September in Bodo, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bodo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Valnesfossen
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Mjelle ©
Mjelle
Saltstraumen ©
Saltstraumen
Valnesfossen ©
Valnesfossen

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