29 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

29 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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29 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28 h
1
Tromso
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Alta
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Nordkapp Municipality
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
4
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Stokmarknes, Nordland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Bodo, Nordland
— 8 nights
Fly:  34 h
End: Sydney

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Arctic Cathedral and Tromso Domkirke are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at The Polar Museum and Profil Glassdesign. Go for a jaunt from Tromso to Lyngseidet to see The Steindal's Glacier about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at Lone Slydahl, and get curious at Polaria.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tromso online trip builder .

Sydney, Australia to Tromso is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Tromso, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Arctic Cathedral, The Steindal's Glacier
Find places to stay May 24 — 31:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre and Northern Lights Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde and Tirpitz Museum. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon, make a trip to Bubbelen, and pause for some serene contemplation at Alta Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Alta sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Alta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Alta

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Northern Lights Cathedral ©
Northern Lights Cathedral

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of North Cape, then take an in-depth tour of Nordkapphallen, and then view the masterpieces at The Gallery - East of the Sun. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Bamse statue, then admire the masterpieces at Nordkappmuseet, then view the masterpieces at The Gallery "West Of The Moon", and finally stop by Once Upon a Dream Galleri and Gift shop.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nordkapp Municipality attractions planner.

Drive from Alta to Nordkapp Municipality in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Alta in June: highs in Nordkapp Municipality hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

North Cape
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Nordkapphallen ©
Nordkapphallen
North Cape ©
North Cape
The Gallery - East of the Sun ©
The Gallery - East of the Sun

3
nights
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Your inner history buff will appreciate Henningsvaer and Lofoten Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lofotr Viking Museum and Lille Kabelvag art gallery and museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Leknes: Svolvaer (Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum & Fishing Charters & Tours) and Galleri Lofoten (in Henningsvaer). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Lofoten Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flakstad Church, and view the masterpieces at Sareptas Hus.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Leknes attractions planning site .

You can fly from Nordkapp Municipality to Leknes in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June in Leknes, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Stokmarknes.

Things to do in Leknes

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kabelvag, Svolvaer, Henningsvaer, Flakstad Church, Sareptas Hus
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Lofotr Viking Museum ©
Lofotr Viking Museum
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum ©
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Stokmarknes, Nordland

Stokmarknes ©
Stokmarknes is a small town in the municipality of Hadsel in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hurtigruten Museum and then take in the exciting artwork at Galleri Uvaer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Jennestad Trading Post and then examine the collection at Vesteralen Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Stokmarknes trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Leknes to Stokmarknes in 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Stokmarknes can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bodo.

Things to do in Stokmarknes

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Jennestad Trading Post, Vesteralen Museum
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Galleri Uvaer ©
Galleri Uvaer
Hurtigruten Museum ©
Hurtigruten Museum

8
nights
Bodo, Nordland

Bodo ©
Let the collections at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum and Bodo City museum - Nordland Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Bodo to go to Fauske and see Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark, which is approximately 1h 15 min away.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bodo trip maker app .

Getting from Stokmarknes to Bodo by car takes about 6 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bodo

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark
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Norsk Luftfartsmuseum ©
Norsk Luftfartsmuseum
Kjerringoy Trading Post ©
Kjerringoy Trading Post
Fishing Charters & Tours