60 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

60 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Kirkenes
— 4 nights
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Alta
— 5 nights
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 4 nights
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Lakselv
— 4 nights
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Bodo
— 8 nights
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Rana Municipality
— 5 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 4 nights
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Svolvaer
— 4 nights
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Harstad
— 6 nights
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Senja
— 4 nights
Taxi to Lysnes kai, Ferry to Tromso
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Tromso
— 10 nights
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Kirkenes

— 4 nights
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Take a break from the city and head to King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes and Birk Husky. Step out of Kirkenes to go to Grense Jakobselv and see Lungomare, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasvik Nature Reserve, get great views at Hoyde 96 - Watch Tower, don't miss a visit to Treriksroysa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkenes Church.

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Toronto, Canada to Kirkenes is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Kirkenes. When traveling from Toronto in September, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Kirkenes: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Alta.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

Alta

— 5 nights
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and SarvesAlta Outdoor Activity. When in Alta, make a side trip to see Salen Lookout in Hammerfest, approximately Hammerfest away. Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Seiland National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon, get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alta Church, and see the interesting displays at Tirpitz Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Alta trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kirkenes to Alta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Alta, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Alta

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:

Nordkapp Municipality

— 4 nights
Some 200,000 visitors take a trip to Nordkapp Municipality every year, drawn by its two main attractions--North Cape and Knivskjellodden, considered by many the northernmost point of Europe.
Step out of the city life by going to Nordkapphallen and Kirkeporten in Skarsvag. Step out of Nordkapp Municipality to go to Havoysund and see Arctic View, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with The North Cape Experience - Skarsvag Tourist Centre, view the masterpieces at The Gallery "West Of The Moon", don't miss a visit to Gjesvaerstappan Nesting Cliffs, Nordkapp, and pause for some photo ops at Bamse statue.

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Getting from Alta to Nordkapp Municipality by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Nordkapp Municipality are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lakselv.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:

Lakselv

— 4 nights
Lakselv is the largest village and administrative centre of Porsanger Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Get in touch with nature at Trollholmsund and Samipath. Step out of Lakselv to go to Karasjok and see De Samiske Samlinger - The Sami museum in Karasjok, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Stabbursdalen nasjonalpark. There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Rundtur – Flyplassgjerdet, take an in-depth tour of Porsanger Museum / Porsanggu Musea / Porsangin Museumi, browse for treasures at Antikstore, and take in the awesome beauty at Rappa Waterfalls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lakselv trip maker.

You can drive from Nordkapp Municipality to Lakselv in 3 hours. Traveling from Nordkapp Municipality in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lakselv, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bodo.

Things to do in Lakselv

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:

Bodo

— 8 nights
Get outdoors at Saltstraumen Dykkecamp and Bodomarka. Explore Bodo's surroundings by going to Fykantrappa (in Glomfjord) and Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark (in Fauske).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bodo trip website.

Explore your travel options from Lakselv to Bodo with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lakselv in October; daily highs in Bodo reach 9°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Rana Municipality.

Things to do in Bodo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 20:

Rana Municipality

— 5 nights
Get in touch with nature at Hauknestinden and Visit Plura. Explore Rana Municipality's surroundings by going to Mosjoen (Galleri SOS, Helgeland Museum Vevelstad, &more) and Tursti til Sjoforsen (in Korgen).

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rana Municipality road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bodo to Rana Municipality takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bodo in October, plan for little chillier nights in Rana Municipality, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Leknes.

Things to do in Rana Municipality

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:

Leknes, Vestvagoy

— 4 nights
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Escape the urban bustle at Lofoten Island and Kvalvika Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leknes: Ramberg (Rambergstranda Beach & Lofoten Birding) and Reinebringen (in Reine). There's much more to do: hike along Hiking on the hills, pause for some serene contemplation at Flakstad Church, explore and take pictures at Uttakleiv Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Offersoykammen Hiking Trail.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Leknes vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Rana Municipality to Leknes takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. October in Leknes sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lofoten Lights and Tjeldbergtind. Explore Svolvaer's surroundings by going to Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten (in Gimsoysand) and Lofoten Links (in Gimsoya). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Floya, hike along Festvagtind Hike, and cruise along Nasjonal Turistveg Lofoten.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Svolvaer tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Leknes to Svolvaer in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Svolvaer sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Harstad.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:

Harstad

— 6 nights
Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway. Escape the urban bustle at Gangsastoppen and Whalesafari Andenes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Harstad: Andenes (Polar Museum Andenes & Experience Andoy), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Narvik) and Tverrfjellet (in Bogen i Ofoten). There's lots more to do: trek along Keipen, see the interesting displays at Grytoy Countryside Museum, stroll through Mountain Hike to Musvannet, and contemplate the long history of Trondenes fort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Harstad day trip tool.

Drive from Svolvaer to Harstad in 3 hours. Traveling from Svolvaer in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Harstad, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Senja.

Things to do in Harstad

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 8:

Senja

— 4 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Scenic Route Senja and Segla. Go for a jaunt from Senja to Sorreisa to see Arctic Guide and Visit about 52 minutes away.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Senja attractions planner.

You can drive from Harstad to Senja in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Harstad in November, things will get slightly colder in Senja: highs are around -1°C and lows about -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Senja

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:

Tromso

— 10 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and The Steindal's Glacier. Get out of town with these interesting Tromso side-trips: Haaja (in Sommaroy) and Aurora Spirit (in Lyngseidet). On the 20th (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Base Tromso. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of The Arctic Cathedral, kick back and relax at Telegrafbukta Beach, explore the striking landscape at Tromso Fjords, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tromso, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Senja to Tromso in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, Tromso is a bit warmer than Senja - with highs of 2°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 22:

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.