60 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

60 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Norway travel route maker

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Fly to Bodø Airport, Drive to Mosjoen
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Mosjoen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rana Municipality
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bodo
— 7 nights
Fly
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Kirkenes
— 4 nights
Fly
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Alta
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 3 nights
Fly
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Svolvaer
— 4 nights
Drive
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Flakstadoy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Harstad
— 5 nights
Drive
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Senja
— 4 nights
Taxi to Lysnes kai, Ferry to Tromso
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Tromso
— 12 nights
Fly

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Mosjoen

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Mosjoen side-trips: Sandnessjoen (Helgelandsbrua, The Seven Sisters, &more).

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

Lyon, France to Mosjoen is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Lyon in July, expect Mosjoen to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Rana Municipality.

Things to do in Mosjoen

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Rana Municipality

— 5 nights
Step out of Rana Municipality to go to Glomfjord and see The Svartisen Glacier Austerdalsisen, which is approximately 34 minutes away.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rana Municipality trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mosjoen to Rana Municipality by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Rana Municipality, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Bodo.

Things to do in Rana Municipality

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Bodo

— 7 nights
Step out of Bodo with an excursion to Fykantrappa in Glomfjord--about 1h 55 min away.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bodo trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rana Municipality to Bodo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Bodo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Kirkenes.

Things to do in Bodo

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kirkenes

— 4 nights
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kirkenes: Grense Jakobselv (Kong Oscar II's kapell & Lungomare). There's still lots to do: catch all the local highlights with King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes, cool off at Barentsbadet Kirkenes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkenes Church, and get engrossed in the history at Grenselandmuseet.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kirkenes online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bodo to Kirkenes takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kirkenes are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Alta.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Alta

— 5 nights
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Change things up with these side-trips from Alta: Hammerfest (Galleri Syvstjerna & Salen Lookout) and Kautokeino (Juhls' Silvergallery AS & Samiway). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Elvebakken Church, and get a taste of life in the country at Sami Siida.

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

You can fly from Kirkenes to Alta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Alta

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

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 with an excursion to Bird Safari in Gjesvaer--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of North Cape, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery - East of the Sun, don't miss a visit to Gjesvaerstappan Nesting Cliffs, Nordkapp, and head outdoors with Knivskjellodden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nordkapp Municipality trip planning site.

Getting from Alta to Nordkapp Municipality by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Alta in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nordkapp Municipality: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can fly to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Museums · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Svolvaer

— 4 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) and Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten (in Gimsoysand). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glomtinden, steep yourself in history at Lofoten Museum, see the interesting displays at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, and admire the masterpieces at The Espolin Gallery.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Svolvaer visit planner.

Fly from Nordkapp Municipality to Svolvaer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Svolvaer are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Flakstadoy.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Flakstadoy

— 3 nights
Take a break from Flakstadoy with a short trip to Reinebringen in Reine, about 36 minutes away.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Flakstadoy online holiday planner.

Drive from Svolvaer to Flakstadoy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Flakstadoy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leknes, Vestvagoy

— 3 nights
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Leknes is known for beaches, nature, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Haukland Beach, savor the flavors at Lofoten Gaardsysteri, hike along Hiking on the hills, and stroll through Offersoykammen Hiking Trail.

Planning Leknes trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Leknes is just a short distance from Flakstadoy. August in Leknes sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Harstad.

Things to do in Leknes

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Harstad

— 5 nights
Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Harstad: Trastad Samlinger, Outsider Art Gallery and Museum (in Borkenes), Whalesafari Andenes (in Andenes) and Narvik (Narvik Krigsmuseum & Narvikfjellet). And it doesn't end there: hike along Gangsastoppen, contemplate the waterfront views at The Jaeger Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mountain Hike to Musvannet, and take in the waterfront at Hemmestad Wharf.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Harstad trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Leknes to Harstad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Senja.

Things to do in Harstad

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Senja

— 4 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Atelier 9343 in Brostad (about 1h 5 min away).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Senja travel planner.

Getting from Harstad to Senja by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Senja are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Senja

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Tromso

— 12 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.
The Polar Museum has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tromso: Haaja (in Sommaroy) and Lyngseidet (Aurora Spirit & The Steindal's Glacier). On the 12th (Sun), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Base Tromso. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, and hike along Coastal Hiking.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tromso route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Senja to Tromso takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Tromso can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

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.