9 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

9 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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9 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Bodo, Nordland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Tromso
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Dublin

2
nights
Bodo, Nordland

Bodo ©
Step off the beaten path and head to The Crofter’s Cottage in Kjelvik and Kjerringoy Church. Change things up with a short trip to Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark in Fauske (about 1h 15 min away).

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bodo trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Bodo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Bodo is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dublin in December; daily highs in Bodo reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Leknes.

Things to do in Bodo

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark
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Ronvik Church ©
Ronvik Church
Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark ©
Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark
Saltstraumen Church ©
Saltstraumen Church

2
nights
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Galleri2, stroll through Offersoykammen Hiking Trail, and then admire the verdant scenery at Himmeltinden. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Flakstad Church, then go for a walk through Rambergstranda, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Sareptas Hus.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Leknes online tour planner .

Drive from Bodo to Leknes in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Leknes are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vestvagoy, Flakstad Church, Rambergstranda, Lofoten Island, Sareptas Hus
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Himmeltinden ©
Himmeltinden
Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Flakstad Church ©
Flakstad Church

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet and Tromso Public library and City Archives. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the world behind art at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Catholic Church, and admire the striking features of Polaria.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Tromso attractions planner.

Fly from Leknes to Tromso in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Leknes in December, plan for little chillier nights in Tromso, with lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

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