17 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

17 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Norway trip planner

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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 1 night
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Flakstadoy
— 1 night
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Reine, Moskenesoy
— 1 night
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Kabelvag, Austvagoya
— 2 nights
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Andenes
— 3 nights
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Senja
— 3 nights
Taxi to Lysnes kai, Ferry to Tromso
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Tromso
— 5 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy

— 1 night
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): hike along Holandsmelen Hiking Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Haukland Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Uttakleiv Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with Lofoten Diving and then look for gifts at Sareptas Hus.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Leknes online travel planner.

Oslo to Leknes is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Oslo in October, expect nights in Leknes to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Flakstadoy.

Things to do in Leknes

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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Flakstadoy

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Sun), kick back and relax at Rambergstranda Beach and then kick back and relax at Kvalvika Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Flakstadoy tour itinerary maker.

Flakstadoy is just a stone's throw from Leknes. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Reine.

Things to do in Flakstadoy

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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Reine, Moskenesoy

— 1 night
The locals came to Reine to catch cod; visitors come to catch the views.
On the 4th (Mon), hike along Reinebringen and then kick back and relax at Bunes Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Reine trip planner.

Traveling by car from Flakstadoy to Reine takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Kabelvag.

Things to do in Reine

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches
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Kabelvag, Austvagoya

— 2 nights
Kabelvåg is a village in the municipality of Vågan in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, and then view the masterpieces at Northern Norway Art Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lofoten Lights.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kabelvag trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by journey from Reine to Kabelvag takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kabelvag are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Andenes.

Things to do in Kabelvag

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

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Andenes

— 3 nights
Andenes is a village and former municipality in the Vesterålen district of Nordland county, Norway. Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of Torsken and Spaceship Aurora - visitor center at Andoya Space. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bleikstranda, get outside with Sea Safari Andenes, see the interesting displays at Polar Museum Andenes, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Whalesafari Andenes.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Andenes online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Kabelvag to Andenes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Senja.

Things to do in Andenes

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Senja

— 3 nights
Atelier 9343 and Midt-Troms Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Langhamn and Senjatrollet.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Senja online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Andenes to Senja by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Andenes in October, Senja is a bit cooler at night with lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Senja

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Tromso

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Northern Norwegian Science Center and Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Arctic Cathedral and Tromso Domkirke. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Telegrafbukta Beach, admire the masterpieces at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, take a tour by water with Polar Charter, and admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Tromso day trip site.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Senja to Tromso in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Senja in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tromso, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Northern Norway travel guide

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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.