15 days in Tromso, Alta & Vardo Itinerary

15 days in Tromso, Alta & Vardo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tromso
— 5 nights
2
Alta
— 5 nights
3
Vardo
— 4 nights

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 Telegrafbukta Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ersfjordstranda (in Senja), Lyngseidet (Aurora Spirit & The Steindal's Glacier) and Haaja (in Sommaroy). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Lone Slydahl, explore the striking landscape at Tromso Fjords, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Graff Brygghus.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tromso online trip builder.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Tromso. In October, daily temperatures in Tromso can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish 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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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords

5
nights
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Visiting Safaris and Alta Canyon will get you outdoors. Step out of Alta with an excursion to Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum in Indre Billefjord--about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Seiland National Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Northern Lights Cathedral, see the sky in a new way at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, learn more about the world around you at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, and don't miss a visit to Bubbelen.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alta day trip planner.

You can fly from Tromso to Alta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Alta can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vardo.

Things to do in Alta

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum
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Alta Canyon ©
Alta Canyon
Safaris
Seiland National Park ©
Seiland National Park

4
nights
Vardo

Vardo ©
is a municipality in Finnmark county in the extreme northeastern part of Norway. Step out of the city life by going to Varanger Penninsula and Hornoya. Get out of town with these interesting Vardo side-trips: Kong Oscar II's kapell (in Grense Jakobselv) and Church of Arctic Sea (in Vadso). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Hornoya Vardo Light House, make a trip to Hamningberg Old Fishing Village, see the interesting displays at The Pomor Museum, and take an in-depth tour of The Partisan Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vardo road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Alta to Vardo in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vardo

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kong Oscar II's kapell, Varanger Penninsula, Church of Arctic Sea
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The Pomor Museum ©
The Pomor Museum
Hornoya ©
Hornoya
The Partisan Museum ©
The Partisan Museum

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