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 Kirkenes Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Varanger Museum and Varanger Sami Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Vadso: Cultural Heritage Site Ceavccageadge/Mortensnes (in Nesseby Municipality), Kirkenes (Soviet Liberation Monument & Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter) and Nesseby Church (in Varangerbotn).

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Minneapolis, USA to Vadso is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Vadso. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Vadso, ranging from highs of 30°F to lows of 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can 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, then examine the collection at Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Antikstore. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Stabbursdalen nasjonalpark.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lakselv trip site.

Getting from Vadso to Lakselv by car takes about 4 hours. In March in Lakselv, expect temperatures between 32°F during the day and 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Lakselv

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Stabbursdalen nasjonalpark ©
Stabbursdalen nasjonalpark
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, then view 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 27°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 · Parks

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, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hammerfest Church, then have 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, get great views at Salen Lookout, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hammerfest vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Nordkapp Municipality to Hammerfest takes 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Hammerfest can reach 32°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to 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
Struve Geodetic Arc ©
Struve Geodetic Arc

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 Alta Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Northern Lights Cathedral and Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde. Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Seiland National Park. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Tirpitz Museum, and explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alta road trip planning site.

You can drive from Hammerfest to Alta in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Alta are 33°F, while nighttime lows are 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alta

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