8 days in Oslo, Tromso & Leknes Itinerary

8 days in Oslo, Tromso & Leknes Itinerary

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8 days in Oslo, Tromso & Leknes Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  7 h
1
Oslo
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Tromso
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Leknes
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
Oslo

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Oslomarka, step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), and then take a stroll through Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oslo online attractions planner .

Valletta, Malta to Oslo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Valletta in September; daily highs in Oslo reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood ©
Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood

2
nights
Tromso

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.
On the 6th (Sun), look for gifts at Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs, then admire the landmark architecture of The Arctic Cathedral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Telegrafbukta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tromso Botaniske Hage.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tromso trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Oslo to Tromso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Oslo in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tromso: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Telegrafbukta Beach ©
Telegrafbukta Beach
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Leknes

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Take a break from the city and head to Haukland Beach and Justadtinden. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Uttakleiv Beach and Festvagtind Hike. Go for a jaunt from Leknes to Ramberg to see Rambergstranda about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hike along Hiking on the hills, look for gifts at Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, tour the pleasant surroundings at Offersoykammen Hiking Trail, and pause for some serene contemplation at Flakstad Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Leknes road trip planning app .

Getting from Tromso to Leknes by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leknes

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Vestvagoy, Rambergstranda, Festvagtind Hike, Hiking on the hills, Flakstad Church
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Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Justadtinden ©
Justadtinden
Flakstad Church ©
Flakstad Church

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