31 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

31 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Nordkapp Municipality
— 2 nights
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Alta
— 4 nights
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Bodo
— 8 nights
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Nusfjord
— 1 night
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Svolvaer
— 3 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 3 nights
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Tromso
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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.
Nordkapp Municipality is known for museums, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of North Cape, get outside with Knivskjellodden, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery "West Of The Moon", and explore the world behind art at Nordkappmuseet.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Nordkapp Municipality trip builder website.

Chennai, India to Nordkapp Municipality is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Nordkapp Municipality. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in September: high temperatures in Nordkapp Municipality hover around 11°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Alta.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Alta

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Venture out of the city with trips to Samiway (in Kautokeino) and Hammerfest (Salen Lookout & Struve Geodetic Arc). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, make a trip to Bubbelen, see the sky in a new way at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, and explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Alta itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Nordkapp Municipality to Alta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. September in Alta sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Bodo.

Things to do in Alta

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Bodo

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bodo: Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark (in Fauske) and Nordland National Park Center (in Storjord).

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodo day trip app.

You can fly from Alta to Bodo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Nusfjord.

Things to do in Bodo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Nusfjord

On the 3rd (Sat), kick back and relax at Kvalvika Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rambergstranda Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Flakstad Church.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nusfjord road trip tool.

You can drive from Bodo to Nusfjord in 4 hours. In October in Nusfjord, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Nusfjord

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Svolvaer

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Svolvaer: Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten (in Gimsoysand) and Henningsvaer (in Henningsvaer). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Festvagtind Hike, cruise along Nasjonal Turistveg Lofoten, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Glomtinden.

To find photos and other tourist information, go to the Svolvaer trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Nusfjord to Svolvaer by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Leknes.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leknes: Norwegian Fishing Village Museum (in Sorvagen) and Reinebringen (in Reine). There's lots more to do: hike along Hiking on the hills, take in the exciting artwork at Sareptas Hus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Offersoykammen Hiking Trail, and shop like a local with Galleri2.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Leknes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Svolvaer to Leknes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Leknes, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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Tromso

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tromso side-trips: Haaja (in Sommaroy), Lyngseidet (Aurora Spirit & The Steindal's Glacier) and Segla (in Senja). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, and admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tromso attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Leknes to Tromso takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Northern Norway travel guide

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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.