15 days in Finnmark Itinerary

15 days in Finnmark Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vadso
— 3 nights
2
Lakselv
— 2 nights
3
Nordkapp Municipality
— 2 nights
4
Hammerfest
— 2 nights
5
Alta
— 4 nights

3
nights
Vadso

Vadso ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Arctic Sea and Nesseby Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Varanger Museum and Kiberg Kystfort. Change things up with these side-trips from Vadso: Kirkenes (Soviet Liberation Monument, Kirkenes Church, &more), Cultural Heritage Site Ceavccageadge/Mortensnes (in Nesseby Municipality) and Varanger Sami Museum (in Varangerbotn).

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Vadso trip itinerary planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Vadso is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Minneapolis to Vadso, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Minneapolis in March: highs in Vadso hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lakselv.

Things to do in Vadso

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kirkenes, Nesseby Municipality, Vardo
Highlights from your plan
Varanger Museum ©
Varanger Museum
Varanger Sami Museum ©
Varanger Sami Museum

2
nights
Lakselv

Lakselv ©
Lakselv is the largest village and administrative centre of Porsanger Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Trollholmsund, thenexamine the collection at Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Antikstore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Porsanger museum / Porsanggu musea / Porsangin museumi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lakselv road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vadso to Lakselv takes 4 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Lakselv

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum ©
Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum

2
nights
Nordkapp Municipality

Nordkapp Municipality ©
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.
On the 16th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Nordkapphallen, explore the striking landscape at Kirkeporten in Skarsvag, thenview the masterpieces at The Gallery - East of the Sun, and finally admire the masterpieces at Nordkappmuseet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Honningsvag Church and then get outside with Knivskjellodden.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nordkapp Municipality trip planner.

You can drive from Lakselv to Nordkapp Municipality in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lakselv in March since evenings lows in Nordkapp Municipality dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hammerfest.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Museums Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kirkeporten in Skarsvag
Highlights from your plan
Nordkapphallen ©
Nordkapphallen
Knivskjellodden ©
Knivskjellodden
The Gallery - East of the Sun ©
The Gallery - East of the Sun

2
nights
Hammerfest

Hammerfest ©
Hammerfest is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Struve Geodetic Arc, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Hammerfest Church, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Lekeland, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Polar Bear Society. Keep things going the next day: visit Galleri Syvstjerna, take some stellar pictures from Salen Lookout, thenget engrossed in the history at Hammerfest Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hammerfest holiday planning app.

You can drive from Nordkapp Municipality to Hammerfest in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Alta.

Things to do in Hammerfest

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Polar Bear Society ©
The Polar Bear Society
Hammerfest Church ©
Hammerfest Church
Hammerfest Museum ©
Hammerfest Museum

4
nights
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Get some historical perspective at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre and Northern Lights Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alta Church and Tirpitz Museum. Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Seiland National Park. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look and learn at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, and take in breathtaking views at Alta Canyon.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Alta trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Hammerfest to Alta takes 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Alta can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alta

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Northern Lights Cathedral ©
Northern Lights Cathedral