15 days in Tromso, Alta & Vardo Itinerary

15 days in Tromso, Alta & Vardo Itinerary

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15 days in Tromso, Alta & Vardo Itinerary

Start: Tromso
1
Tromso
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Alta
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Vardo
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Tromso

5
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tromso Fjords. Change things up with these side-trips from Tromso: Ersfjordstranda (in Senja), Haaja (in Sommaroy) and Lyngseidet (Aurora Spirit & The Steindal's Glacier). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Telegrafbukta Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, examine the collection at The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), and look for gifts at Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tromso online itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tromso. In October, daytime highs in Tromso are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lyngseidet, Ersfjordstranda, The Arctic Cathedral, Haaja
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords

5
nights
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Stabbursdalen nasjonalpark. Take a break from Alta with a short trip to Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum in Indre Billefjord, about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Seiland National Park. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon, learn more about the world around you at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Northern Lights Cathedral, and see the sky in a new way at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Alta driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Tromso to Alta by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Vardo.

Things to do in Alta

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum, Stabbursdalen nasjonalpark
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Stabbursdalen nasjonalpark ©
Stabbursdalen nasjonalpark
Safaris
Alta Canyon ©
Alta Canyon

4
nights
Vardo

Vardo ©
Get in touch with nature at Varanger Penninsula and Hornoya. Change things up with these side-trips from Vardo: Church of Arctic Sea (in Vadso) and King Oscar Chapel (in Grense Jakobselv).

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Vardo day trip planning website .

Drive from Alta to Vardo in 7 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vardo

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Church of Arctic Sea, Varanger Penninsula, King Oscar Chapel
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Steilneset Memorial ©
Steilneset Memorial
Hornoya ©
Hornoya
Varanger Penninsula ©
Varanger Penninsula

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