60 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

60 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Norway route planner

Make it your trip
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Tromso
— 8 nights
Fly
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Alta
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vardo
— 1 night
Drive
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Kirkenes
— 3 nights
Fly to Tromsø Airport, Drive to Harstad
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Harstad
— 5 nights
Drive
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Svolvaer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bodo
— 8 nights
Fly
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Rana Municipality
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mosjoen
— 5 nights
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Bronnoysund
— 7 nights
Drive to Brønnøysund Airport, Fly to Manila

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Tromso

— 8 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tromso: Lyngseidet (Visit Lyngenfjord & Aurora Spirit), Haaja (in Sommaroy) and Ersfjordstranda (in Senja). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage, and take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tromso day trip planning app.

Manila, Philippines to Tromso is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in September, expect Tromso to be cooler, temps between 13°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 5:

Alta

— 4 nights
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Get out of town with these interesting Alta side-trips: Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum (in Indre Billefjord) and Kautokeino (Juhls' Silvergallery AS & Samiway). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Seiland National Park. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon, pause for some serene contemplation at Northern Lights Cathedral, and look and learn at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Alta trip builder.

Fly from Tromso to Alta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Alta

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:

Nordkapp Municipality

— 3 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.
When in Nordkapp Municipality, make a side trip to see Arctic View in Havoysund, approximately Havoysund away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nordkapphallen, get outside with Knivskjellodden, admire the masterpieces at Nordkappmuseet, and explore the striking landscape at Kirkeporten in Skarsvag.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nordkapp Municipality visit planning tool.

You can drive from Alta to Nordkapp Municipality in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Nordkapp Municipality are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Vardo.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

Vardo

— 1 night
is a municipality in Finnmark county in the extreme northeastern part of Norway. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Hornoya and then take an in-depth tour of The Partisan Museum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Hornoya Vardo Light House, contemplate the long history of 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.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vardo tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nordkapp Municipality to Vardo takes 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kirkenes.

Things to do in Vardo

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:

Kirkenes

— 3 nights
Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Step out of Kirkenes with an excursion to Lungomare in Grense Jakobselv--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasvik Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to Treriksroysa, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkenes Church, and appreciate the history behind Soviet Liberation Monument.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kirkenes trip planning tool.

You can drive from Vardo to Kirkenes in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Harstad.

Things to do in Kirkenes

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:

Harstad

— 5 nights
Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Harstad: Inga Sami Siida (in Sortland), Narvik (Narvikfjellet, Narvik Bibliotek, &more) and Ballangen Museum (in Ballangen). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gangsastoppen, pause for some serene contemplation at Trondenes Church, take a leisurely stroll along Hemmestad Wharf, and hike along Mountain Hike to Musvannet.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Harstad tour itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kirkenes to Harstad. While traveling from Kirkenes, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Harstad, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Svolvaer.

Things to do in Harstad

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 23:

Svolvaer

— 3 nights
The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Svolvaer: Henningsvaer (Kavi Fak Ori & Henningsvaer) and Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten (in Gimsoysand). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Dagfinn Bakke, stroll through Festvagtind Hike, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tjeldbergtind.

Planning Svolvaer trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can 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 · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:

Leknes, Vestvagoy

— 3 nights
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. When in Leknes, make a side trip to see Rambergstranda Beach in Ramberg, approximately Ramberg away. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Lofoten Island, take in the exciting artwork at Galleri2, get engrossed in the history at Lofotr Viking Museum, and trek along Hiking on the hills.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Leknes online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Svolvaer to Leknes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly to Bodo.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:

Bodo

— 8 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark (in Fauske), Nordland National Park Center (in Storjord) and Hendanes fyr (in Maloy).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bodo vacation maker.

Fly from Leknes to Bodo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Bodo are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to Rana Municipality.

Things to do in Bodo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 6:

Rana Municipality

— 5 nights
When in Rana Municipality, make a side trip to see The Svartisen Glacier Austerdalsisen in Glomfjord, approximately Glomfjord away.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Rana Municipality day trip planning website.

You can fly from Bodo to Rana Municipality in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bodo in November, things will get little chillier in Rana Municipality: highs are around 0°C and lows about -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mosjoen.

Things to do in Rana Municipality

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 11:

Mosjoen

— 5 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mosjoen: Etcetera - Botanical Center (in Silvalen), Basen Hiking Trail (in Donna Municipality) and Donnes Church (in Donnes).

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mosjoen trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Rana Municipality to Mosjoen in 2 hours. November in Mosjoen sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bronnoysund.

Things to do in Mosjoen

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 16:

Bronnoysund

— 7 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bronnoysund: Vega (Vega World Heritage Area, Vegaoyan -The Vega Archipelago, &more), Topptur til Mulingen (in Terrak) and Heilhornet Topptur (in Bindal Municipality).

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bronnoysund online trip planner.

You can drive from Mosjoen to Bronnoysund in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mosjoen in November, expect Bronnoysund to be a bit warmer, temps between 5°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bronnoysund

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 23:

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.