38 days in Norway, Abisko & Kiruna Itinerary

38 days in Norway, Abisko & Kiruna Itinerary

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Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Stavanger, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
3
Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Flam, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
5
Alesund, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Trondheim, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Leknes, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Kabelvag, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Henningsvaer, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
10
Reine, Norway
— 3 nights
drive:  6 h
11
Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
12
Alta, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
13
Abisko, Sweden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
14
Kiruna, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  32 h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Sognsvann Lake, thenstroll through Oslomarka, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Ostbanehallen, and finally see the interesting displays at 22 July Centre. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Viking Ship Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Oslo trip builder app.

Dublin, Ireland to Oslo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Oslo is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Oslo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Sognsvann Lake ©
Sognsvann Lake

2
nights
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger
The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): engage your brain at Norwegian Petroleum Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Old Stavanger, thendon't miss a visit to Paseo por la calle, and finally steep yourself in history at Skagenkaien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Stavanger Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kvekergravstedet, and then examine the collection at Breidablikk.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Stavanger travel route site.

You can fly from Oslo to Stavanger in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in July, expect nights in Stavanger to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Stavanger

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Skagenkaien
Skagenkaien
Stavanger Cathedral ©
Stavanger Cathedral
Old Stavanger ©
Old Stavanger

2
nights
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Explore hidden gems such as Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. Get a sense of the local culture at Bryggen and Stine Hoff Kunstglass Economusee. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, stroll through Helleneset, identify plant and animal life at Gronevika, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bergen day trip planner.

Fly from Stavanger to Bergen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Flam.

Things to do in Bergen

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum ©
Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum
Bryggen ©
Bryggen

3
nights
Flam, Norway

Flam ©
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
On the 10th (Sat), hike along Flam Hiking AS, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Rjoandefossen, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Flam Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Otternes Bygdetun. Keep things going the next day: trek along Aurlandsdalen, thenget to know the fascinating history of Vindhellavegen, thenstop by Gamle Laerdalsoeyri, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vangen Kyrkje (Vangen Church).

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Flam trip planner.

You can drive from Bergen to Flam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Alesund.

Things to do in Flam

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Otternes Bygdetun, Aurlandsdalen, Gamle Laerdalsoeyri, Vindhellavegen, Vangen Kyrkje (Vangen Church)
Highlights from your plan
Vindhellavegen ©
Vindhellavegen
Aurlandsdalen ©
Aurlandsdalen
Otternes Bygdetun
Otternes Bygdetun

2
nights
Alesund, Norway

A lively seaport renowned for its high concentration of Art Nouveau buildings, Alesund stretches over seven islands and features a compact city center almost entirely surrounded by water.
On the 12th (Mon), examine the collection at Waldehuset Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Borgund Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): trek along Tueneset and Hessabana, thentake in the exciting artwork at Galleri Artifex, and then examine the collection at Ishavsmuseet Aarvak.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alesund trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Flam to Alesund takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Alesund sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Trondheim.

Things to do in Alesund

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ishavsmuseet Aarvak
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Borgund Church ©
Borgund Church
Ishavsmuseet Aarvak ©
Ishavsmuseet Aarvak

2
nights
Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim ©
The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): hike along Ladestien - Hiking Trail, thenplay a few rounds at Trondheim par3golf, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Ilen Kirke, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nidaros Cathedral. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum Trondheim, get a new perspective on nature at NTNU University Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sykkelheisen Trampe.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Trondheim road trip planning site.

Getting from Alesund to Trondheim by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Trondheim can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Trondheim

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Museum Trondheim ©
Jewish Museum Trondheim
Nidaros Cathedral ©
Nidaros Cathedral
Ilen Kirke ©
Ilen Kirke

2
nights
Leknes, Norway

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for gifts at Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, kick back and relax at Haukland Beach, thenget engrossed in the history at Lofotr Viking Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uttakleiv Beach. On your second day here, hike along Hiking on the hills, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Flakstad Church, and then take a memorable drive along Rambergstranda.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Leknes tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Trondheim to Leknes by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or drive. While traveling from Trondheim, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Leknes, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kabelvag.

Things to do in Leknes

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Flakstad Church, Rambergstranda, Hiking on the hills, Lofotr Viking Museum
Highlights from your plan
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Uttakleiv Beach
Uttakleiv Beach
Lofotr Viking Museum ©
Lofotr Viking Museum

2
nights
Kabelvag, Norway

Kabelvåg is a village in the municipality of Vågan in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, contemplate the long history of Lofoten Museum, thenkick back and relax at Rorvikstranda Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Lille Kabelvag art gallery and museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kabelvag Church, thenshop like a local with Rundt & Rundt, and then stroll through Tjeldbergtind.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kabelvag trip planner.

Getting from Leknes to Kabelvag by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Henningsvaer.

Things to do in Kabelvag

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Svolvaer
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum ©
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum
Kabelvag Church ©
Kabelvag Church

2
nights
Henningsvaer, Norway

Henningsvaer ©
On the 21st (Wed), explore the world behind art at Galleri Lofoten, shop like a local with KaviarFactory, and then steep yourself in history at Henningsvaer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Festvagtind Hike, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glomtinden, and then take in the awesome beauty at Vagakallen.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Henningsvaer online attractions planner.

Henningsvaer is just a short distance from Kabelvag. In July, daytime highs in Henningsvaer are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Reine.

Things to do in Henningsvaer

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Vagan
Highlights from your plan
Vagakallen ©
Vagakallen
Galleri Lofoten ©
Galleri Lofoten
KaviarFactory ©
KaviarFactory

3
nights
Reine, Norway

Reine ©
The locals came to Reine to catch cod; visitors come to catch the views.
On the 23rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvalvika Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Smeden i Sund/Sund Fiskerimuseum. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Bunes Beach and then kick back and relax at Horseid Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Reine trip planner.

Traveling by car from Henningsvaer to Reine takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Reine can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Reine

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Moskenesoy, Smeden i Sund/Sund Fiskerimuseum, Norwegian Fishing Village Museum
Highlights from your plan
Reinebringen ©
Reinebringen
Norwegian Fishing Village Museum ©
Norwegian Fishing Village Museum
Smeden i Sund/Sund Fiskerimuseum ©
Smeden i Sund/Sund Fiskerimuseum

3
nights
Tromso, Norway

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Telegrafbukta Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke, thenstroll around Prestvannet Lake, and finally get a tailor-made plan with Tromso Flexitour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tromso attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Reine to Tromso. In July, daily temperatures in Tromso can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Telegrafbukta Beach ©
Telegrafbukta Beach
Tromso Flexitour ©
Tromso Flexitour
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

3
nights
Alta, Norway

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. On the 29th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Northern Lights Cathedral, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Alta Church, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon, get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, and then see the sky in a new way at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Alta visit planner.

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 July in Alta, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Alta

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre ©
Northern Lights Cathedral ©
Northern Lights Cathedral
Safaris

2
nights
Abisko, Sweden

Abisko ©
Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
Escape the urban bustle at Abisko National Park and Tornetrask. Step off the beaten path and head to Lights Over Lapland and Trollsjon. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Silverfallet and look and learn at Aurora Sky Station.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Abisko trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Alta to Abisko in 8 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Abisko can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kiruna.

Things to do in Abisko

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bjorkliden
Highlights from your plan
Abisko National Park ©
Abisko National Park
Lights Over Lapland ©
Lights Over Lapland
Tornetrask ©
Tornetrask

3
nights
Kiruna, Sweden

Kiruna ©
Sweden's northernmost city, Kiruna remains best known for its proximity to the world's first hotel-museum built entirely of snow and ice.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård, stroll through Midnattssolstigen, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kiruna Kyrka. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Hjalmar Lundbohmsgarden Ek Forening and then ride a horse along Ofelas Icelandic horses & Guide Service.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kiruna trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Abisko to Kiruna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Abisko in August, Kiruna is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kiruna

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ofelas Icelandic horses & Guide Service ©
Ofelas Icelandic horses & Guide Service
Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård ©
Jukkasjärvi Kyrka & Församlingsgård
Kiruna Kyrka ©
Kiruna Kyrka

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