60 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

60 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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60 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  21 h
1
Tromso
— 8 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Alta
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Nordkapp Municipality
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
4
Vardo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Kirkenes
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
6
Harstad
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Bodo, Nordland
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  2 h 15 min
10
Rana Municipality, Nordland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
11
Mosjoen, Nordland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Bronnoysund, Nordland
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Manila, Luzon

8
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.
Explore Tromso's surroundings by going to Haaja (in Sommaroy), Lyngseidet (Visit Lyngenfjord & Aurora Spirit) and Ersfjordstranda (in Senja). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of The Arctic Cathedral, examine the collection at The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), head outdoors with The Arctic Drive - Day Tours, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tromso trip maker site .

Manila, Philippines to Tromso is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Manila to Tromso, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Tromso is cooler than Manila - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Lyngseidet, Ersfjordstranda, Haaja, The Arctic Cathedral
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 5:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alta: Kautokeino (Juhls' Silvergallery AS & Samiway) and Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum (in Indre Billefjord). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Seiland National Park. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, make a trip to Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in breathtaking views at Alta Canyon.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Alta day trip tool .

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 October in Alta, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Alta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kautokeino, Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
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Alta Canyon ©
Alta Canyon
Safaris

3
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.
When in Nordkapp Municipality, make a side trip to see Arctic View in Havoysund, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through North Cape, get engrossed in the history at Nordkapphallen, take in the exciting artwork at Once Upon a Dream Galleri and Gift shop, and shop like a local with The Gallery "West Of The Moon".

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nordkapp Municipality route planner .

Traveling by car from Alta to Nordkapp Municipality takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Nordkapp Municipality, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Vardo.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirkeporten in Skarsvag, Arctic View, North Cape
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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North Cape ©
North Cape
Nordkapphallen ©
Nordkapphallen
Knivskjellodden ©
Knivskjellodden

1
night
Vardo

Vardo ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Hornoya and then brush up on your military savvy at The Partisan Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Hornoya Vardo Light House, steep yourself in history at Steilneset Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Vardoehus Fortress, then make a trip to Hamningberg Old Fishing Village, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Kiberg Kystfort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vardo day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nordkapp Municipality to Vardo takes 8 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Kirkenes.

Things to do in Vardo

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
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Hornoya ©
Hornoya
Steilneset Memorial ©
Steilneset Memorial
The Partisan Museum ©
The Partisan Museum

3
nights
Kirkenes

Kirkenes ©
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Explore Kirkenes' surroundings by going to Skoltesamisk Museum (in Neiden) and Grense Jakobselv (King Oscar Chapel & Lungomare). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Pasvik Nature Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Hoyde 96 - Watch Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkenes Church, and don't miss a visit to Treriksroysa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kirkenes trip planning app .

Getting from Vardo to Kirkenes by car takes about 3.5 hours. October in Kirkenes sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Harstad.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Grense Jakobselv, Hoyde 96 - Watch Tower, Skoltesamisk Museum
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
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Pasvik Nature Reserve ©
Pasvik Nature Reserve
King Oscar Chapel ©
King Oscar Chapel
Varanger Museum ©
Varanger Museum

5
nights
Harstad

Harstad ©
Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Harstad: Ballangen Museum (in Ballangen), Inga Sami Siida (in Sortland) and Narvik (Narvikfjellet, Narvik Bibliotek, & more). There's still lots to do: trek along Keipen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mountain Hike to Saetertinden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trondenes Church, and take an in-depth tour of Trondenes Historical Centre.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Harstad trip itinerary maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kirkenes to Harstad. Traveling from Kirkenes in October, expect nights in Harstad to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Harstad

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Narvik, Ballangen Museum, Inga Sami Siida
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 23:
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Keipen ©
Keipen
Gangsastoppen ©
Gangsastoppen
Trondenes Church ©
Trondenes Church

3
nights
Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands

Svolvaer ©
The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Explore Svolvaer's surroundings by going to Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten (in Gimsoysand) and Henningsvaer (Kavi Fak Ori & Henningsvaer). And it doesn't end there: trek along Festvagtind Hike, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Dagfinn Bakke, see the interesting displays at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, and stroll through Tjeldbergtind.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Svolvaer day trip site .

Drive from Harstad to Svolvaer in 3 hours. Traveling from Harstad in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Svolvaer, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Leknes.

Things to do in Svolvaer

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Henningsvaer, Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
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Floya ©
Floya
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum ©
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Change things up with these side-trips from Leknes: Hamnoy (in Hamnoy) and Rambergstranda (in Ramberg). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island, cruise along Uttakleiv Beach, hike along Hiking on the hills, and stroll through Haukland Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Leknes tour website .

Drive from Svolvaer to Leknes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Leknes are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bodo.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hiking on the hills, Rambergstranda, Flakstad Church, Lofoten Island, Lofotr Viking Museum
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
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Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Lofotr Viking Museum ©
Lofotr Viking Museum
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach

8
nights
Bodo, Nordland

Bodo ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bodo: Hendanes fyr (in Maloy), Nordland Nasjonalparksenter (in Storjord) and Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark (in Fauske).

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Bodo travel planning website .

Drive from Leknes to Bodo in 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rana Municipality.

Things to do in Bodo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark, Hendanes fyr, Nordland National Park Center
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 6:
Highlights from your plan
Urtehagen pa Tofte ©
Urtehagen pa Tofte
Saltstraumen ©
Saltstraumen
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Rana Municipality, Nordland

Rana Municipality ©
Rana Municipality is known for shopping, nature, museums, trails, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Setergrotta, play a few rounds at Polarsirkelen Golf, hike along Hauknestinden, and identify plant and animal life at Tortenkota.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rana Municipality tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Bodo to Rana Municipality takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bodo in November: high temperatures in Rana Municipality hover around 0°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mosjoen.

Things to do in Rana Municipality

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Arctic Circle, The Svartisen Glacier Austerdalsisen
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 11:
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Setergrotta ©
Setergrotta
Marmorslottet ©
Marmorslottet
Hauknestinden ©
Hauknestinden

5
nights
Mosjoen, Nordland

Mosjoen ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Donnes Church (in Donnes), Sandnessjoen (Asen Tursti, Helgelandsbrua, & more) and Etcetera - Botanical Center (in Silvalen).

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mosjoen travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rana Municipality to Mosjoen takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Bronnoysund.

Things to do in Mosjoen

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandnessjoen, Donna Municipality, Heroy Municipality, Laksforsen Waterfall
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 16:
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Panorama ©
Panorama
Marsora Hiking Trail
Marsora Hiking Trail
Dolstad Church ©
Dolstad Church

7
nights
Bronnoysund, Nordland

Bronnoysund ©
Get out of town with these interesting Bronnoysund side-trips: Vevelstad Kirke (in Vevelstad Municipality), Vega (Vega World Heritage Area, Vegaoyan -The Vega Archipelago, & more) and Topptur til Mulingen (in Terrak).

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bronnoysund route site .

Traveling by car from Mosjoen to Bronnoysund takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mosjoen in November, expect Bronnoysund to be somewhat warmer, temps between 5°C and 1°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bronnoysund

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Vega, Nostvik Kirke, Heilhornet Topptur, Vevelstad Kirke, Mardalsstranda
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 23:
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Norsk Havbrukssenter ©
Norsk Havbrukssenter
Torghatten ©
Torghatten
Trollvasstinden ©
Trollvasstinden

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