15 days in Senja, Andenes & Lofoten Islands Itinerary

15 days in Senja, Andenes & Lofoten Islands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Norway trip planner

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Fly to Tromso, Ferry to Senja
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Senja
— 4 nights
Drive
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Andenes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Svolvaer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Flakstadoy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reine, Moskenesoy
— 1 night
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
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Senja

— 4 nights
Step out of Senja with an excursion to Atelier 9343 in Brostad--about 1h 5 min away.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Senja route planning app.

Oslo to Senja is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. While traveling from Oslo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Senja, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Andenes.

Things to do in Senja

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

Andenes

— 2 nights
Andenes is a village and former municipality in the Vesterålen district of Nordland county, Norway. On the 19th (Thu), get outside with Sea Safari Andenes and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Whalesafari Andenes. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Andoya and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bleikstranda.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Andenes tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Senja to Andenes in 3 hours. While traveling from Senja, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Andenes, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Andenes

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

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.
Svolvaer is known for museums, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, get outside with Lofoten Lights, get a taste of the local shopping with Northern Norway Art Centre, and take in the awesome beauty at Tjeldbergtind.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Svolvaer trip planner.

Drive from Andenes to Svolvaer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Svolvaer sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Flakstadoy.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Flakstadoy

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for gifts at The Glasblower At Vikten and then take a leisurely stroll along Nusfjord Fishing Village. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Rambergstranda Beach and then kick back and relax at Kvalvika Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Flakstadoy trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Svolvaer to Flakstadoy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reine.

Things to do in Flakstadoy

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Reine, Moskenesoy

— 1 night
The locals came to Reine to catch cod; visitors come to catch the views.
On the 26th (Thu), hike along Helvetestinden and then hike along Reinebringen.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Reine trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Flakstadoy to Reine in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Reine are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Reine

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:

Leknes, Vestvagoy

— 2 nights
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): hike along Hiking on the hills, look for gifts at Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, and then take an in-depth tour of Lofotr Viking Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Uttakleiv Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Haukland Beach, and then hike along Holandsmelen Hiking Trail.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Leknes tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Reine to Leknes by journey takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Leknes

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Lofoten Islands travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums