7 days in Finnmark Itinerary

7 days in Finnmark Itinerary

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Kirkenes
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 2 nights
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Hammerfest
— 1 night
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Alta
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Kirkenes

Kirkenes ©
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Varanger Museum, steep yourself in history at Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter, and then make a trip to Soviet Liberation Monument.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kirkenes trip planner.

Trondheim to Kirkenes is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Trondheim in September; daily highs in Kirkenes reach 12°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kirkenes Church ©
Kirkenes Church
Varanger Museum ©
Varanger Museum
Soviet Liberation Monument ©
Soviet Liberation Monument

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Nordkapphallen, see what you can catch with The North Cape Experience - Skarsvag Tourist Centre, then view the masterpieces at The Gallery - East of the Sun, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kirkeporten in Skarsvag. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Bamse statue, take an in-depth tour of Nordkappmuseet, and then get outside with Knivskjellodden.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nordkapp Municipality holiday site.

Getting from Kirkenes to Nordkapp Municipality by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hammerfest.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Knivskjellodden ©
Knivskjellodden
Kirkeporten in Skarsvag ©
Kirkeporten in Skarsvag

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Hammerfest

Hammerfest ©
Hammerfest is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Polar Bear Society, then examine the collection at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, then take some stellar pictures from Salen Lookout, and finally make a trip to Struve Geodetic Arc.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hammerfest trip planner.

You can drive from Nordkapp Municipality to Hammerfest in 3.5 hours. In September in Hammerfest, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alta.

Things to do in Hammerfest

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Polar Bear Society ©
The Polar Bear Society
Struve Geodetic Arc ©
Struve Geodetic Arc

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Alta

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Alta Church, get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, then explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Northern Lights Cathedral. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, see the interesting displays at Tirpitz Museum, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alta journey planner.

Traveling by car from Hammerfest to Alta takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Alta can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alta

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Northern Lights Cathedral ©
Northern Lights Cathedral