9 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

9 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Bodo
— 3 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 1 night
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Tromso
— 4 nights
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Bodo

— 3 nights
Bodo is known for museums, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, admire the sheer force of Valnesfossen, relax and rejuvenate at God Massasje, and examine the collection at Bodo Domkirke.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bodo day trip planning website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bodo is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, expect Bodo to be colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Leknes.

Things to do in Bodo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:

Leknes, Vestvagoy

— 1 night
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Flakstad Church, step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island, then stroll through Haukland Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uttakleiv Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Leknes holiday planning site.

You can fly from Bodo to Leknes in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 4:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, look for gifts at Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tromso sightseeing site.

Fly from Leknes to Tromso in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tromso can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 8:

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.