17 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

17 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Norway travel planner

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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 1 night
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Flakstadoy
— 2 nights
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Svolvaer
— 4 nights
Drive
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Andenes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Senja
— 3 nights
Taxi to Lysnes kai, Ferry to Tromso
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Tromso
— 4 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy

— 1 night
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stop by Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, then get engrossed in the history at Lofotr Viking Museum, and then trek along Hiking on the hills. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Holandsmelen Hiking Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haukland Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Uttakleiv Beach.

For where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Leknes trip itinerary planning tool.

Oslo to Leknes is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Oslo in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Leknes, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Flakstadoy.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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Flakstadoy

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll through Rambergstranda Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvalvika Beach. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Lofoten Birding and then trek along Reinebringen.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Flakstadoy driving holiday tool.

Flakstadoy is very close to Leknes. October in Flakstadoy sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Flakstadoy

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Svolvaer

— 4 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: head outdoors with Lofoten Lights, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Floya, tour the pleasant surroundings at Festvagtind Hike, and hike along Tjeldbergtind.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Svolvaer online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Flakstadoy to Svolvaer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Andenes.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

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Andenes

— 2 nights
Andenes is a village and former municipality in the Vesterålen district of Nordland county, Norway. On the 9th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Bleikstranda, then head outdoors with Sea Safari Andenes, and then see the interesting displays at Polar Museum Andenes. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Experience Andoy and then head off the coast to Andoya.

Plan my trip to Andenes with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Svolvaer to Andenes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Andenes can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Senja.

Things to do in Andenes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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Senja

— 3 nights
Senja is known for nightlife, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Scenic Route Senja, take in the awesome beauty at Segla, take some stellar pictures from Tungeneset, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Senja Husky Adventure.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Senja vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Andenes to Senja takes 3 hours. Traveling from Andenes in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Senja, with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Senja

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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Tromso

— 4 nights

Paris of the North

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the history behind Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords, and admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tromso tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Senja to Tromso takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Senja in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 1°C in Tromso. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Northern Norway travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Land of the Northern Lights
Located at the northernmost tip of continental Europe, Northern Norway is a place where civilizations meet, the sun shines at midnight, and auroras paint the skies. Learn about the local culture, a mosaic of Sami, Norwegian, Finnish, and Russian influences, and see the historical attractions that stretch from prehistory to the Cold War era. Despite their modest size, the region’s cities are vibrant places with many unique architectural features and an exciting nightlife. Outside the cities, you'll find a vast area of pristine nature with mountains, fjords, lakes, and rivers. Here you can take part in a number of outdoor activities, from golfing and rock climbing in the summer, to dog sledding and skiing in the winter. Complete your Arctic vacation by tasting the local specialties, including fresh dairy products and seafood, whale and reindeer meat, and seagull eggs followed by home-brewed beer.