40 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

40 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Tromso
— 4 nights
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Alta
— 4 nights
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 2 nights
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Risoyhamn
— 1 night
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Stokmarknes
— 3 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 4 nights
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Bodo
— 5 nights
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Mo i Rana
— 5 nights
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Donna Municipality
— 2 nights
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Bronnoy Municipality
— 6 nights

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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.
Visit The Arctic Cathedral and Tromso Domkirke for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Polar Museum and Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet. Spend the 9th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Tromso Botaniske Hage, explore the activities along Prestvannet Lake, and admire the masterpieces at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tromso travel itinerary planner.

Madrid, Spain to Tromso is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Madrid in July, things will get colder in Tromso: highs are around 17°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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

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Alta

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Get some historical perspective at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre and Kafjord Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms and Alta Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alta: Trollholmsund (in Lakselv), Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum (in Indre Billefjord) and Hammerfest (Hammerfest Church & The Polar Bear Society). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Northern Lights Cathedral, take in breathtaking views at Alta Canyon, and see the interesting displays at Tirpitz Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Alta, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Alta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Alta are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Alta

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Hammerfest, Trollholmsund, Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre ©
Safaris
Northern Lights Cathedral ©
Northern Lights Cathedral

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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.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Nordkappmuseet, appreciate the history behind Bamse statue, then view the masterpieces at The Gallery "West Of The Moon", then take an in-depth tour of Nordkapphallen, and finally explore the striking landscape at North Cape. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkeporten in Skarsvag, then take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery - East of the Sun, and then get outside with Knivskjellodden.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nordkapp Municipality trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alta to Nordkapp Municipality takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Alta in July, you will find days in Nordkapp Municipality are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Risoyhamn.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

North Cape, Kirkeporten in Skarsvag
Highlights from your plan
North Cape ©
North Cape
Nordkapphallen ©
Nordkapphallen
The Gallery - East of the Sun ©
The Gallery - East of the Sun

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Risoyhamn

Risoyhamn ©
Risøyhamn is a village on the southern part of the island of Andøya in the municipality of Andøy in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stop by Gammelbutikken, get outside with Husky Andoy, and then step off the mainland to explore Andoya. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dronningruta.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Risoyhamn tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Nordkapp Municipality to Risoyhamn with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Risoyhamn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Stokmarknes.

Things to do in Risoyhamn

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Andoya, Dronningruta
Highlights from your plan
Husky Andoy ©
Husky Andoy
Andoya ©
Andoya
Gammelbutikken ©
Gammelbutikken

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Stokmarknes

Stokmarknes ©
Stokmarknes is a small town in the municipality of Hadsel in Nordland county, Norway. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galleri Uver and Hurtigruten Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Stokmarknes side-trips: Sortland (Inga Sami Siida & Jennestad Trading Post). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Lofoten Island, see the interesting displays at Vesteralen Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kallestranda.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Stokmarknes trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Risoyhamn to Stokmarknes in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Stokmarknes are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Stokmarknes

Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Sortland, Nordland, Vesteralen Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Galleri Uver ©
Galleri Uver
Hurtigruten Museum ©
Hurtigruten Museum

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Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lofoten Museum and Flakstad Church. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lofotr Viking Museum and Galleri2. Change things up with these side-trips from Leknes: Norwegian Fishing Village Museum (in Sorvagen), Reinebringen (in Reine) and Kabelvag (The Espolin Gallery & The Lofoten Aquarium). There's much more to do: stroll through Haukland Beach, kick back and relax at Kvalvika Beach, stop by Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, and take a memorable drive along Uttakleiv Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Leknes trip maker.

Travel from Stokmarknes to Leknes in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Leknes can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can fly to Bodo.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kabelvag, The Glasblower At Vikten, Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, Reinebringen, Flakstad Church
Highlights from your plan
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Lofotr Viking Museum ©
Lofotr Viking Museum
Flakstad Church ©
Flakstad Church

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Bodo

Bodo ©
Ronvik Church and Bodin Church will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum and Saltstraumen Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Bodo online trip builder.

Getting from Leknes to Bodo by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In July in Bodo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mo i Rana.

Things to do in Bodo

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Saltstraumen Museum ©
Saltstraumen Museum
Ronvik Church ©
Ronvik Church
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Mo i Rana

Mo i Rana ©
Get some cultural insight at Anne Gundersens Galleri and Helgeland Museum, avd Rana museum. Change things up with a short trip to Tursti til Sjoforsen in Korgen (about 1h 5 min away).

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mo i Rana trip itinerary website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Bodo to Mo i Rana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Mo i Rana are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Donna Municipality.

Things to do in Mo i Rana

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Tursti til Sjoforsen, Gronligrotta Cave
Highlights from your plan
Setergrotta ©
Setergrotta
Anne Gundersens Galleri ©
Anne Gundersens Galleri
Helgeland Museum, avd Rana museum ©
Helgeland Museum, avd Rana museum

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Donna Municipality

Donna Municipality ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Torolvstein, trek along Asen Tursti, snap pictures at Helgelandsbrua, pause for some photo ops at The Fallos at Glein, then hike along Basen Hiking Trail, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Donnes Church. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Kulturbadet Sandnessjoen, appreciate the history behind Vindenes Hus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Heroy Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heroey Church, and finally stop by Etcetera - Botanical Center.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Donna Municipality sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Mo i Rana to Donna Municipality takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bronnoy Municipality.

Things to do in Donna Municipality

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Trails

Side Trips

Sandnessjoen, Heroy Municipality, Heroy Church, The Fallos at Glein
Highlights from your plan
Donnes Church ©
Donnes Church
Heroy Church ©
Heroy Church
Torolvstein ©
Torolvstein

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Bronnoy Municipality

Bronnoy Municipality ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Somna Church and E-huset Aerfuglmuseum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nostvik Kirke and Vevelstad Kirke. Change things up with these side-trips from Bronnoy Municipality: Mount Falstind (in Overbygd) and Vegaoyan -The Vega Archipelago (in Vega).

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bronnoy Municipality road trip website.

You can drive from Donna Municipality to Bronnoy Municipality in 4 hours. August in Bronnoy Municipality sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Bronnoy Municipality

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Vega, The Bollman's Road, Mount Falstind, Vevelstad Kirke, Mardalsstranda
Highlights from your plan
Torghatten ©
Torghatten
Nostvik Kirke ©
Nostvik Kirke
Bronnoy Kirke ©
Bronnoy Kirke

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