29 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

29 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kirkenes
— 3 nights
2
Vardo
— 2 nights
3
Nordkapp Municipality
— 1 night
4
Hammerfest
— 1 night
5
Alta
— 3 nights
6
Tromso
— 4 nights
7
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 3 nights
8
Henningsvaer
— 2 nights
9
Bodo
— 4 nights
10
Bronnoysund
— 2 nights

3
nights
Kirkenes

Kirkenes ©
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Go for a jaunt from Kirkenes to Grense Jakobselv to see Kong Oscar II's kapell about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Pasvik Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter, pause for some photo ops at Soviet Liberation Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkenes Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kirkenes trip planner.

Asheville, USA to Kirkenes is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Asheville to Kirkenes. When traveling from Asheville in February, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Kirkenes: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vardo.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kong Oscar II's kapell, Hoyde 96 - Watch Tower
Highlights from your plan
Kirkenes Church ©
Kirkenes Church
Varanger Museum ©
Varanger Museum
Soviet Liberation Monument ©
Soviet Liberation Monument

2
nights
Vardo

Vardo ©
is a municipality in Finnmark county in the extreme northeastern part of Norway. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Steilneset Memorial, thenenjoy the sea views from Hornoya Vardo Light House, thendon't miss a visit to Hamningberg Old Fishing Village, and finally learn about all things military at The Partisan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Hornoya, thendon't miss a visit to Vardoehus Fortress, and then examine the collection at The Pomor Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vardo itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kirkenes to Vardo in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Vardo when traveling from Kirkenes in February, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Vardo

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Pomor Museum ©
The Pomor Museum
Hornoya ©
Hornoya
Vardoehus Fortress ©
Vardoehus Fortress

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Nordkapphallen, thentake in the exciting artwork at The Gallery - East of the Sun, and then take in the dramatic natural features at North Cape. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Nordkappmuseet, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery "West Of The Moon", and then head outdoors with Knivskjellodden.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nordkapp Municipality day trip planning app.

Drive from Vardo to Nordkapp Municipality in 8.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hammerfest.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

North Cape
Highlights from your plan
Nordkapphallen ©
Nordkapphallen
North Cape ©
North Cape
The Gallery ©
The Gallery "West Of The Moon"

1
night
Hammerfest

Hammerfest ©
Hammerfest is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Polar Bear Society, pause for some serene contemplation at Hammerfest Church, thenexamine the collection at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, and finally get great views at Salen Lookout.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hammerfest online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Nordkapp Municipality to Hammerfest in 3.5 hours. In February in Hammerfest, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Alta.

Things to do in Hammerfest

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Polar Bear Society ©
The Polar Bear Society
Hammerfest Church ©
Hammerfest Church

3
nights
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Alta is known for museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look and learn at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, get a taste of life in the country at Sami Siida, and explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alta online day trip planner.

Drive from Hammerfest to Alta in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Hammerfest in February, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Alta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Alta

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde ©
Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde

4
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.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, explore the striking landscape at Tromso Fjords, get lost in a book at Tromso Public library and City Archives, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tromso trip itinerary site.

Fly from Alta to Tromso in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Alta in February since evenings lows in Tromso dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Venture out of the city with trips to Rambergstranda (in Ramberg), Svolvaer (Tjeldbergtind, Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, &more) and Lofoten Museum (in Kabelvag). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Lofoten Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Flakstad Church, take an in-depth tour of Lofotr Viking Museum, and kick back and relax at Kvalvika Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Leknes trip maker website.

You can fly from Tromso to Leknes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Leknes are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Henningsvaer.

Things to do in Leknes

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Svolvaer, Lofotr Viking Museum, Rambergstranda, Flakstad Church, Lofoten Island
Highlights from your plan
Lofotr Viking Museum ©
Lofotr Viking Museum
Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Rambergstranda ©
Rambergstranda

2
nights
Henningsvaer

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Henningsvaer, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Festvagtind Hike, and then take in the awesome beauty at Glomtinden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then shop like a local with Galleri Lofoten.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Henningsvaer day trip planner.

Getting from Leknes to Henningsvaer by journey takes about 1.5 hours. February in Henningsvaer sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Bodo.

Things to do in Henningsvaer

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten, Glomtinden
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Galleri Lofoten ©
Galleri Lofoten
Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten ©
Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten

4
nights
Bodo

Bodo ©
Bodo is known for museums, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Saltstraumen, have some family-friendly fun at Newton Flight Academy, enjoy the sand and surf at Mjelle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ronvik Church.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bodo itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Henningsvaer to Bodo in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in February, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bronnoysund.

Things to do in Bodo

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Norsk Luftfartsmuseum ©
Norsk Luftfartsmuseum
Saltstraumen ©
Saltstraumen
Ronvik Church ©
Ronvik Church

2
nights
Bronnoysund

Bronnoysund ©
On the 27th (Thu), Head underground at Kirkehelleren Cave, thencruise along Bronnoysundbrua, thenstop by Lokalmatbutikken, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Bronnoy Kirke. On the next day, go for a stroll along the water at Norsk Havbrukssenter, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Torghatten, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Somna Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bronnoysund trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Bodo to Bronnoysund in 7.5 hours. In February in Bronnoysund, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bronnoysund

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Torghatten, Somna Church, Kirkehelleren Cave
Highlights from your plan
Torghatten ©
Torghatten
Bronnoy Kirke ©
Bronnoy Kirke
Norsk Havbrukssenter ©
Norsk Havbrukssenter

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