15 days in Svalbard & Northern Norway Itinerary

15 days in Svalbard & Northern Norway Itinerary

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Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
— 3 nights
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Tromso
— 5 nights
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 1 night
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Svolvaer
— 2 nights
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Bodo
— 3 nights
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Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen

— 3 nights
A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Longyearbyen is known for museums, wildlife, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Svalbard Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Magdalenefjord Svalbard, tour the pleasant surroundings at Snowmobile Safari Svalbard, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svalbard Kirke.

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London, UK to Longyearbyen is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from London to Longyearbyen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Longyearbyen reach -3°C and lows reach -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can fly to Tromso.

Things to do in Longyearbyen

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Tromso

— 5 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, admire the masterpieces at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Polaria, and enjoy the sand and surf at Telegrafbukta Beach.

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Getting from Longyearbyen to Tromso by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Longyearbyen in November: high temperatures in Tromso hover around 2°C and lows are around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Nordkapp Municipality

— 1 night
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 18th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Nordkapphallen.

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Traveling by flight from Tromso to Nordkapp Municipality takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Nordkapp Municipality sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Svolvaer

— 2 nights
The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum and then explore the world behind art at Galleri Lofoten. On the next day, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lofoten Lights.

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Fly from Nordkapp Municipality to Svolvaer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Bodo.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Bodo

— 3 nights
Bodo is known for museums, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Saltstraumen, examine the collection at Bodo Domkirke, take an in-depth tour of Bodo City museum - Nordland Museum, and make a trip to Bremnes Fortress.

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Fly from Svolvaer to Bodo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Bodo can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bodo

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Svalbard travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Safaris · Hiking Trails

Northern Norway travel guide

4.1
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.