41 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

41 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Tromso
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kirkenes
— 3 nights
Fly
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Alta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 2 nights
Fly to Andenes, Drive to Senja
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Senja
— 1 day
Unknown
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Bleik, Andoya
— 1 night
Drive
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Risoyhamn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stokmarknes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reine, Moskenesoy
— 1 night
Unknown
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bodo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mo i Rana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Donna Municipality
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mosjoen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bronnoy Municipality
— 6 nights
Drive to Brønnøysund Airport, Fly to Bengaluru

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Tromso

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tromso Fjords. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Telegrafbukta Beach, see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Catholic Church, and stop by Tromso Arctic Gifts & Souvenirs.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tromso trip tool.

Bengaluru, India to Tromso is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Tromso, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in October; daily highs in Tromso reach 6°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kirkenes.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Kirkenes

— 3 nights
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kirkenes: Cultural Heritage Site Ceavccageadge/Mortensnes (in Nesseby Municipality), Varanger Penninsula (in Batsfjord) and Vadso (Kjeldsenbruket, Vadso museum - Ruija kvenmuseum, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Grenselandmuseet, see the top attractions with Snowhotel Kirkenes, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkenes Church, and appreciate the history behind Soviet Liberation Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kirkenes online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Tromso to Kirkenes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Kirkenes, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Alta.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Alta

— 3 nights
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Alta Canyon. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Seiland National Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, make a trip to Bubbelen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kafjord Church, and look and learn at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde.

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

Getting from Kirkenes to Alta by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Alta sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Alta

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

Nordkapp Municipality

— 2 nights
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 12th (Fri), head outdoors with Knivskjellodden, make a trip to Gjesvaerstappan Nesting Cliffs, Nordkapp, and then explore the striking landscape at Nordkapphallen. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Kirkeporten in Skarsvag, pause for some photo ops at Bamse statue, shop like a local with The Gallery "West Of The Moon", then pause for some serene contemplation at Honningsvag Church, then explore the world behind art at Nordkappmuseet, and finally view the masterpieces at The Gallery - East of the Sun.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nordkapp Municipality trip builder site.

You can drive from Alta to Nordkapp Municipality in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Nordkapp Municipality can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Senja.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Senja

— 1 day
On the 14th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Husoey, examine the collection at Senjatrollet, then get great views at Bergsbotn, then get great views at Tungeneset, and finally kick back and relax at Ersfjordstranda.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Senja trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Nordkapp Municipality to Senja in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Nordkapp Municipality in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Senja, with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bleik.

Things to do in Senja

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 14:

Bleik, Andoya

— 1 night
Bleik is a fishing village in the municipality of Andøy in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for gifts at Alveland Cafe & Shop, experience rural life at Nordtun Gard, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bleikstranda.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Bleik trip maker website.

You can travel from Senja to Bleik in 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Senja in October since evenings lows in Bleik dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Risoyhamn.

Things to do in Bleik

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
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Risoyhamn

— 2 nights
Risøyhamn is a village on the southern part of the island of Andøya in the municipality of Andøy in Nordland county, Norway. On the 16th (Tue), stop by Gammelbutikken, let the kids burn off some steam at Sam Lekeland Myre, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dronningruta. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Husky Andoy and then head off the coast to Andoya.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Risoyhamn travel planning app.

You can drive from Bleik to Risoyhamn in an hour. In October in Risoyhamn, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stokmarknes.

Things to do in Risoyhamn

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:

Stokmarknes

— 2 nights
Stokmarknes is a small town in the municipality of Hadsel in Nordland county, Norway. On the 18th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Vesteralen Museum and then head off the coast to Lofoten Island. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moysalen nasjonalpark.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Stokmarknes online holiday planner.

Getting from Risoyhamn to Stokmarknes by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Stokmarknes can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Reine.

Things to do in Stokmarknes

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Reine, Moskenesoy

— 1 night
The locals came to Reine to catch cod; visitors come to catch the views.
On the 20th (Sat), stroll through Reinebringen, examine the collection at Lofoten Stockfish Museum, and then kick back and relax at Kvalvika Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Helvetestinden and then kick back and relax at Bunes Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Reine journey planner.

You can drive from Stokmarknes to Reine in 4 hours. In October in Reine, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Reine

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

Leknes, Vestvagoy

— 2 nights
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. On the 22nd (Mon), hike along Hiking on the hills, enjoy the sand and surf at Uttakleiv Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Haukland Beach, and finally look for gifts at Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Himmeltinden.

Plan a Leknes trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can travel from Reine to Leknes in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bodo.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

Bodo

— 3 nights
Get in touch with nature at Mjelle and Valnesfossen.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bodo travel route builder website.

You can fly from Leknes to Bodo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mo i Rana.

Things to do in Bodo

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:

Mo i Rana

— 3 nights
Visiting Hauknestinden and Polarsirkelen Golf will get you outdoors.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mo i Rana online trip planner.

You can drive from Bodo to Mo i Rana in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mo i Rana when traveling from Bodo in October, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Donna Municipality.

Things to do in Mo i Rana

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:

Donna Municipality

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stroll through Basen Hiking Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Donnes Church, pause for some photo ops at The Fallos at Glein, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Asen Tursti, and finally get your game on at Kulturbadet Sandnessjoen. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Torolvstein, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Seven Sisters, then take an in-depth tour of The Petter Dass Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Heroy Church, and finally look for gifts at Etcetera - Botanical Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Donna Municipality trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Mo i Rana to Donna Municipality takes 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mo i Rana in October: high temperatures in Donna Municipality hover around 11°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Mosjoen.

Things to do in Donna Municipality

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

Mosjoen

— 3 nights
Visiting Marsora Hiking Trail and Panorama will get you outdoors.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mosjoen trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Donna Municipality to Mosjoen in 2 hours. Traveling from Donna Municipality in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Mosjoen, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Bronnoy Municipality.

Things to do in Mosjoen

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:

Bronnoy Municipality

— 6 nights
Get outdoors at Torghatten and Svarthopen Recreation Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Bronnoy Municipality: Somna Church (in Vik i Helgeland), Vega (Vegaoyan -The Vega Archipelago & E-huset Aerfuglmuseum) and Mount Falstind (in Overbygd).

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Bronnoy Municipality travel route planner.

Drive from Mosjoen to Bronnoy Municipality in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mosjoen in November; daily highs in Bronnoy Municipality reach 5°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bronnoy Municipality

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 9:

Northern Norway travel guide

4.1
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.