33 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

33 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  4 h
1
Alta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Nordkapp Municipality
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Tromso
— 10 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
6
Mo i Rana, Nordland
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
7
Bodo, Nordland
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h
End: Oslo, Norway

2
nights
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Alta Canyon will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Northern Lights Cathedral, make a trip to Bubbelen, and get a taste of life in the country at Sami Siida.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alta online sightseeing planner.

Oslo to Alta is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Oslo in February; daily highs in Alta reach -3°C and lows reach -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Alta

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Alta Canyon ©
Alta Canyon

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), head outdoors with Knivskjellodden, then shop like a local with The Gallery - East of the Sun, and then don't miss a visit to North Cape. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Nordkappmuseet and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkeporten in Skarsvag.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nordkapp Municipality tour app.

You can drive from Alta to Nordkapp Municipality in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Alta in March since evenings lows in Nordkapp Municipality dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

North Cape, Kirkeporten in Skarsvag
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North Cape ©
North Cape
Knivskjellodden ©
Knivskjellodden
Kirkeporten in Skarsvag ©
Kirkeporten in Skarsvag

10
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tromso: Lyngseidet (Visit Lyngenfjord, Aurora Spirit, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Arctic Cathedral, take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords, take in the awesome beauty at The Lyngen Alps, and glide through natural beauty at Base Tromso.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tromso trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Nordkapp Municipality to Tromso takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lyngseidet, The Arctic Cathedral
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords

2
nights
Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): trek along Tjeldbergtind, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glomtinden, and then hike along Festvagtind Hike. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): ride a horse along Hov Gard and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Svolvaer journey site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tromso to Svolvaer in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Leknes.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Henningsvaer, Glomtinden, Hov Gard
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Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Take a break from the city and head to Lofoten Island and Hiking on the hills. Change things up with a short trip to Rambergstranda in Ramberg (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Haukland Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Sareptas Hus, take a memorable drive along Uttakleiv Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flakstad Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Leknes vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Svolvaer to Leknes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Mo i Rana.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ballstad, Lofoten Island, Rambergstranda, Flakstad Church, Kvalvika Beach
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Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Himmeltinden ©
Himmeltinden
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach

5
nights
Mo i Rana, Nordland

Mo i Rana ©
Get in touch with nature at Setergrotta and Skillevollen Alpinsenter. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mo i Rana: The Svartisen Glacier Austerdalsisen (in Glomfjord), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Nesna) and Sandnessjoen (Asen Tursti & The Seven Sisters).

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mo i Rana online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Leknes to Mo i Rana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Leknes in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Mo i Rana, with lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Bodo.

Things to do in Mo i Rana

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mosjoen, Sandnessjoen, The Svartisen Glacier Austerdalsisen, Kayaking & Canoeing, Setergrotta
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Setergrotta ©
Setergrotta
Marsora Hiking Trail
Marsora Hiking Trail
The Svartisen Glacier Austerdalsisen ©
The Svartisen Glacier Austerdalsisen

8
nights
Bodo, Nordland

Bodo ©
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from Bodo with a short trip to Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark in Fauske, about 1h 10 min away.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bodo trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mo i Rana to Bodo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mo i Rana in March since evenings lows in Bodo dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bodo

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark
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Mjelle ©
Mjelle
Fishing Charters & Tours
Safaris

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