53 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

53 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Norway trip itinerary planner

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Bodo
— 7 nights
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Mosjoen
— 4 nights
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Rana Municipality
— 6 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 3 nights
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Harstad
— 6 nights
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Svolvaer
— 5 nights
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 3 nights
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Alta
— 5 nights
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Kirkenes
— 4 nights
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Tromso
— 8 nights
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Bodo

— 7 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Saltstraumen Dykkecamp in Saltstraumen (about 32 minutes away).

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bodo road trip planning website.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Bodo is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mosjoen.

Things to do in Bodo

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Mosjoen

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Basen Hiking Trail (in Donna Municipality), Etcetera - Botanical Center (in Silvalen) and Donnes Church (in Donnes).

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mosjoen online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bodo to Mosjoen takes 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rana Municipality.

Things to do in Mosjoen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Rana Municipality

— 6 nights
Step out of Rana Municipality with an excursion to The Svartisen Glacier Austerdalsisen in Glomfjord--about 34 minutes away.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rana Municipality online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mosjoen to Rana Municipality takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Rana Municipality are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly to Leknes.

Things to do in Rana Municipality

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Leknes, Vestvagoy

— 3 nights
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Take a break from Leknes with a short trip to Rambergstranda Beach in Ramberg, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Lofoten Island, kick back and relax at Kvalvika Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flakstad Church, and view the masterpieces at Sareptas Hus.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leknes route maker site.

Getting from Rana Municipality to Leknes by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rana Municipality in June: highs in Leknes hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Harstad.

Things to do in Leknes

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Harstad

— 6 nights
Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Harstad: Narvik (Narvik Church, Narvik Krigsmuseum, &more), Trastad Samlinger, Outsider Art Gallery and Museum (in Borkenes) and The Jaeger Lake (in Svensby). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trondenes Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Keipen, take a leisurely stroll along Hemmestad Wharf, and take an in-depth tour of Trondenes Historical Centre.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Harstad trip planner.

Traveling by car from Leknes to Harstad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Harstad are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Harstad

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Svolvaer

— 5 nights
The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Venture out of the city with trips to Henningsvaer (in Henningsvaer), Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten (in Gimsoysand) and Lofoten Links (in Gimsoya). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a memorable drive along Nasjonal Turistveg Lofoten, examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, and take an exotic tour of Lofoten Lights.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Svolvaer online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Harstad to Svolvaer takes 3 hours. In June in Svolvaer, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Nordkapp Municipality

— 3 nights
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.
Step out of Nordkapp Municipality to go to Gjesvaer and see Bird Safari, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of North Cape, get engrossed in the history at Nordkapphallen, take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkeporten in Skarsvag, and view the masterpieces at The Gallery - East of the Sun.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nordkapp Municipality day trip tool.

Getting from Svolvaer to Nordkapp Municipality by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Svolvaer in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nordkapp Municipality: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Alta.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Alta

— 5 nights
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Explore Alta's surroundings by going to Hammerfest (Struve Geodetic Arc & Salen Lookout) and Kautokeino (Juhls' Silvergallery AS, Samiway, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Bubbelen, explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alta Church, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Alta itinerary planner.

Getting from Nordkapp Municipality to Alta by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Nordkapp Municipality in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Alta, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kirkenes.

Things to do in Alta

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kirkenes

— 4 nights
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Explore Kirkenes' surroundings by going to Grense Jakobselv (Kong Oscar II's kapell & Lungomare). And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes, take an in-depth tour of Grenselandmuseet, contemplate the long history of Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter, and take some stellar pictures from Hoyde 96 - Watch Tower.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kirkenes holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Alta to Kirkenes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Tromso.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Tromso

— 8 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lyngseidet (Aurora Spirit & The Steindal's Glacier). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Polaria, look for gifts at Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tromso trip planner.

You can fly from Kirkenes to Tromso in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Tromso, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Northern Norway travel guide

4.1
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.