60 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

60 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Tromso
— 8 nights
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Alta
— 4 nights
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 3 nights
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Vardo
— 1 night
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Kirkenes
— 3 nights
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Harstad
— 5 nights
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Svolvaer
— 3 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 3 nights
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Bodo
— 8 nights
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Rana Municipality
— 5 nights
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Mosjoen
— 5 nights
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Bronnoysund
— 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tromso: Lyngseidet (Visit Lyngenfjord & Aurora Spirit), Haaja (in Sommaroy) and Ersfjordstranda (in Senja). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage, and take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tromso day trip planning app.

Manila, Philippines to Tromso is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in September, expect Tromso to be cooler, temps between 13°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Lyngseidet, The Arctic Cathedral, Haaja, Ersfjordstranda
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
The Polar Museum
The Polar Museum

4
nights
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Get out of town with these interesting Alta side-trips: Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum (in Indre Billefjord) and Kautokeino (Juhls' Silvergallery AS & Samiway). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Seiland National Park. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, look and learn at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Alta tour planner.

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 October in Alta, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Alta

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kautokeino, Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Alta Canyon ©
Alta Canyon
Samiway ©
Samiway

3
nights
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.
When in Nordkapp Municipality, make a side trip to see Arctic View in Havoysund, approximately Havoysund away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at North Cape, get engrossed in the history at Nordkapphallen, admire the masterpieces at Nordkappmuseet, and get outside with Knivskjellodden.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nordkapp Municipality visit planning tool.

You can drive from Alta to Nordkapp Municipality in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Nordkapp Municipality are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Vardo.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirkeporten in Skarsvag, Arctic View, North Cape
Highlights from your plan
North Cape ©
North Cape
Nordkapphallen ©
Nordkapphallen
Knivskjellodden ©
Knivskjellodden

1
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Vardo

Vardo ©
is a municipality in Finnmark county in the extreme northeastern part of Norway. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Hornoya and then take an in-depth tour of The Partisan Museum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Hornoya Vardo Light House, contemplate the long history of Steilneset Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Vardoehus Fortress, then make a trip to Hamningberg Old Fishing Village, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Kiberg Kystfort.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vardo tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nordkapp Municipality to Vardo takes 8.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kirkenes.

Things to do in Vardo

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Hornoya ©
Hornoya
Vardoehus Fortress ©
Vardoehus Fortress
The Partisan Museum ©
The Partisan Museum

3
nights
Kirkenes

Kirkenes ©
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kirkenes: Grense Jakobselv (Kong Oscar II's kapell & Lungomare). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Hoyde 96 - Watch Tower, don't miss a visit to Treriksroysa, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkenes Church, and appreciate the history behind Soviet Liberation Monument.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kirkenes trip planning tool.

You can drive from Vardo to Kirkenes in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Harstad.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grense Jakobselv, Hoyde 96 - Watch Tower
Highlights from your plan
Kirkenes Church ©
Kirkenes Church
Varanger Museum ©
Varanger Museum
Soviet Liberation Monument ©
Soviet Liberation Monument

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Harstad

Harstad ©
Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Harstad: Narvik (Narvikfjellet, Narvik Bibliotek, &more), Inga Sami Siida (in Sortland) and Ballangen Museum (in Ballangen). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gangsastoppen, let the kids burn off some steam at Generalhagen, take in the waterfront at Hemmestad Wharf, and steep yourself in history at Trondenes fort.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Harstad journey maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kirkenes to Harstad. While traveling from Kirkenes, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Harstad, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Harstad

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Narvik, Inga Sami Siida, Ballangen Museum
Highlights from your plan
Keipen ©
Keipen
Generalhagen ©
Generalhagen
Trondenes Church ©
Trondenes Church

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Svolvaer: Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten (in Gimsoysand) and Henningsvaer (Kavi Fak Ori & Henningsvaer). There's still lots to do: hike along Festvagtind Hike, examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, get interesting insight from Tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tjeldbergtind.

Planning Svolvaer trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Harstad to Svolvaer in 3 hours. Traveling from Harstad in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Svolvaer, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Leknes.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Henningsvaer, Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum ©
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum
Floya ©
Floya

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Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. When in Leknes, make a side trip to see Rambergstranda Beach in Ramberg, approximately Ramberg away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Lofoten Island, take in the exciting artwork at Galleri2, get engrossed in the history at Lofotr Viking Museum, and kick back and relax at Haukland Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Leknes online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Svolvaer to Leknes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly to Bodo.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Flakstad Church, Lofoten Island, Rambergstranda Beach, Lofotr Viking Museum, Galleri2
Highlights from your plan
Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Rambergstranda Beach ©
Rambergstranda Beach
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach

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Bodo

Bodo ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark (in Fauske), Nordland National Park Center (in Storjord) and Hendanes fyr (in Maloy).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bodo vacation maker.

Fly from Leknes to Bodo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bodo are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rana Municipality.

Things to do in Bodo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark, Nordland National Park Center, Valnesfossen, Hendanes fyr
Highlights from your plan
Urtehagen pa Tofte ©
Urtehagen pa Tofte
Mjelle ©
Mjelle
Saltstraumen ©
Saltstraumen

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Rana Municipality

Rana Municipality ©
Rana Municipality is known for nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Hauknestinden, take in the waterfront activity at Moskjaeran Marina, explore the fascinating underground world of Setergrotta, and enjoy breathtaking views from Arctic Circle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rana Municipality trip tool.

You can drive from Bodo to Rana Municipality in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, Rana Municipality is slightly colder than Bodo - with highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mosjoen.

Things to do in Rana Municipality

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Arctic Circle, The Svartisen Glacier Austerdalsisen
Highlights from your plan
Setergrotta ©
Setergrotta
Hauknestinden ©
Hauknestinden
Polarsirkelen Golf ©
Polarsirkelen Golf

5
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Mosjoen

Mosjoen ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mosjoen: Basen Hiking Trail (in Donna Municipality), Donnes Church (in Donnes) and Etcetera - Botanical Center (in Silvalen).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mosjoen travel website.

Drive from Rana Municipality to Mosjoen in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mosjoen can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bronnoysund.

Things to do in Mosjoen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Sandnessjoen, Heroy Municipality, Donna Municipality, Laksforsen Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Panorama ©
Panorama
Marsora Hiking Trail
Marsora Hiking Trail
Dolstad Church ©
Dolstad Church

7
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Bronnoysund

Bronnoysund ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bronnoysund: Topptur til Mulingen (in Terrak), Vega (Vega World Heritage Area, Vegaoyan -The Vega Archipelago, &more) and Heilhornet Topptur (in Bindal Municipality).

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bronnoysund online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mosjoen to Bronnoysund takes 2.5 hours. In November, Bronnoysund is somewhat warmer than Mosjoen - with highs of 5°C and lows of 1°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bronnoysund

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Vega, Bindal Municipality, Torghatten, Mardalsstranda, Somna Church
Highlights from your plan
Norsk Havbrukssenter ©
Norsk Havbrukssenter
Heilhornet Topptur ©
Heilhornet Topptur
Trollvasstinden ©
Trollvasstinden