15 days in Tromso, Alta & Vardo Itinerary

15 days in Tromso, Alta & Vardo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tromso
— 5 nights
2
Alta
— 5 nights
3
Vardo
— 4 nights

5
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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Tromso Fjords. Venture out of the city with trips to Lyngseidet (Aurora Spirit & The Steindal's Glacier), Haaja (in Sommaroy) and Ersfjordstranda (in Senja). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the exciting artwork at Lone Slydahl, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, and sample the tasty concoctions at Macks Brewery (Macks Olbryggeri).

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tromso trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tromso. In October in Tromso, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lyngseidet, The Arctic Cathedral, Haaja, Ersfjordstranda
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords

5
nights
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Visiting Safaris and Stabbursdalen nasjonalpark will get you outdoors. Take a break from Alta with a short trip to Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum in Indre Billefjord, about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Seiland National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Alta Canyon, learn more about the world around you at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, look and learn at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, and make a trip to Bubbelen.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Alta trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Tromso to Alta in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vardo.

Things to do in Alta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Stabbursdalen nasjonalpark, Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Stabbursdalen nasjonalpark ©
Stabbursdalen nasjonalpark
Safaris
Alta Canyon ©
Alta Canyon

4
nights
Vardo

Vardo ©
is a municipality in Finnmark county in the extreme northeastern part of Norway. Step out of the city life by going to Varanger Penninsula and Hornoya. Get out of town with these interesting Vardo side-trips: Church of Arctic Sea (in Vadso) and Kong Oscar II's kapell (in Grense Jakobselv). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Hornoya Vardo Light House, make a trip to Hamningberg Old Fishing Village, see the interesting displays at The Pomor Museum, and learn about all things military at The Partisan Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vardo road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Alta to Vardo in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vardo

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Church of Arctic Sea, Varanger Penninsula, Kong Oscar II's kapell
Highlights from your plan
The Pomor Museum ©
The Pomor Museum
Hornoya ©
Hornoya
The Partisan Museum ©
The Partisan Museum

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