9 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

9 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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9 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Tromso
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Reine, Moskenesoy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Bodo, Nordland
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Manchester

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Polaria and Northern Norwegian Science Center. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tromso using our trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Tromso is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Tromso due to the time zone difference. In December, Tromso is little chillier than Manchester - with highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Tromso

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Northern Norwegian Science Center ©
Northern Norwegian Science Center

2
nights
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): cruise along Rambergstranda, then kick back and relax at Kvalvika Beach, then head off the coast to Lofoten Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flakstad Church. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Lofoten Gaardsysteri, immerse yourself in nature at Haukland Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Lofotr Viking Museum, and finally look for gifts at Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Leknes trip planner .

You can fly from Tromso to Leknes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Leknes can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reine.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lofoten Island, Lofoten Gaardsysteri, Lofotr Viking Museum, Kvalvika Beach, Rambergstranda
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Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Rambergstranda ©
Rambergstranda

1
night
Reine, Moskenesoy

Reine
The locals came to Reine to catch cod; visitors come to catch the views.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Bunes Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Horseid Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Reine day trip planning website .

Drive from Leknes to Reine in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bodo.

Things to do in Reine

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Horseid Beach

2
nights
Bodo, Nordland

Bodo ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Craig Alibone Chocolate, enjoy the sand and surf at Mjelle, then get great views at Turisthytta Bodo, and finally go for a walk through Saltstraumen.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bodo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Reine to Bodo by car takes about 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Bodo can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Bodo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Mjelle ©
Mjelle
Saltstraumen ©
Saltstraumen
Craig Alibone Chocolate ©
Craig Alibone Chocolate