17 days in Bodo, Lofoten Islands & Senja Itinerary

17 days in Bodo, Lofoten Islands & Senja Itinerary

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Bodo
— 4 nights
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Reine, Moskenesoy
— 1 night
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kabelvag, Austvagoya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Svolvaer
— 3 nights
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Senja
— 3 nights
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Bodo

— 4 nights
Go for a jaunt from Bodo to Saltstraumen to see Saltstraumen Dykkecamp about 32 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bodo trip maker tool.

Oslo to Bodo is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oslo in October: highs in Bodo hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Reine.

Things to do in Bodo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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Reine, Moskenesoy

— 1 night
The locals came to Reine to catch cod; visitors come to catch the views.
On the 13th (Wed), trek along Helvetestinden, examine the collection at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reinebringen.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Reine online vacation planner.

Drive from Bodo to Reine in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Reine are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Reine

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Leknes, Vestvagoy

— 3 nights
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Leknes is known for beaches, nature, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Lofotr Viking Museum, hike along Hiking on the hills, stroll through Justadtinden, and look for gifts at Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Leknes day trip planning tool.

You can travel from Reine to Leknes in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kabelvag.

Things to do in Leknes

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

Kabelvag, Austvagoya

— 2 nights
Kabelvåg is a village in the municipality of Vågan in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): look for gifts at Engelskmannsbrygga i Henningsvaer, then contemplate the long history of Henningsvaer, and then admire the masterpieces at Lille Kabelvag art gallery and museum. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Festvagtind Hike and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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You can drive from Leknes to Kabelvag in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. October in Kabelvag sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Kabelvag

Outdoors · Shopping · Trails · Adventure

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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: take an exotic tour of Lofoten Lights, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tjeldbergtind, cruise along Nasjonal Turistveg Lofoten, and examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Svolvaer planner.

Svolvaer is very close to Kabelvag. In October in Svolvaer, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Senja.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Outdoors · Trails · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Senja

— 3 nights
Senja is known for nightlife, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Scenic Route Senja, get great views at Bergsbotn, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Segla, and take a memorable drive along Husoey.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Senja trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Svolvaer to Senja by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Svolvaer in October, with highs in Senja at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Senja

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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Lofoten Islands travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums