28 days in Copenhagen & Northern Norway Itinerary

28 days in Copenhagen & Northern Norway Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Nordkapp Municipality, Norway
— 2 nights
Fly to Stokmarknes, Ferry to Svolvaer
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Svolvaer, Norway
— 2 nights
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Gimsoysand, Norway
— 5 nights
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Ballstad, Norway
— 2 nights
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Reine, Norway
— 3 nights
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Tromso, Norway
— 3 nights
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Lyngen Municipality, Norway
— 4 nights
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Tromso, Norway
— 1 night
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trinitatis Kirke and Ordrupgaard. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Frederiksborg slotshave (in Hillerod) and Rudolph Tegners Museum (in Dronningmoelle). There's much more to do: stop by Dragor Havn, take in the views from Circle Bridge, wander the streets of 8TALLET, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip itinerary maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to Copenhagen is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Copenhagen, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in September, things will get a bit cooler in Copenhagen: highs are around 21°C and lows about 12°C. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nordkapp Municipality.
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Nordkapp Municipality, Norway — 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get outside with Knivskjellodden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkeporten in Skarsvag, make a trip to Gjesvaerstappan Nesting Cliffs, Nordkapp, then surround yourself with nature on Arctic Guide Service, and finally view the masterpieces at The Gallery - East of the Sun.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nordkapp Municipality holiday planner.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Nordkapp Municipality in 29 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Copenhagen in September: high temperatures in Nordkapp Municipality hover around 11°C and lows are around 8°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Svolvaer.
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Svolvaer, Norway — 2 nights

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
On the 1st (Sat), shop like a local with Northern Norway Art Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Tjeldbergtind, then take in the awesome beauty at Glomtinden, and finally look for gifts at Engelskmannsbrygga i Henningsvaer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): learn the secrets of beer at Lofotpils Brewery and then take in the awesome beauty at Floya.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Svolvaer online trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Nordkapp Municipality to Svolvaer in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Svolvaer can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gimsoysand.
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Gimsoysand, Norway — 5 nights

Gimsoysand is known for shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gimsoysand road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Svolvaer to Gimsoysand in an hour. Another option is to drive. You will leave for Ballstad on the 7th (Fri).
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Ballstad, Norway — 2 nights

Ballstad is a village in the municipality of Vestvågøy in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for gifts at Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, trek along Justadtinden, and then hike along Offersoykammen Hiking Trail. On your second day here, hike along Hiking on the hills, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ryten.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ballstad trip planner.

You can drive from Gimsoysand to Ballstad in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Reine.
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Reine, Norway — 3 nights

The locals came to Reine to catch cod; visitors come to catch the views.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reinebringen and Nordlandshagen pa Vaeroy. Step out of Reine to go to Ramberg and see Rambergstranda Beach, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bunes Beach, see the interesting displays at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flakstad Church, and surround yourself with nature on Lofoten Birding.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Reine online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ballstad to Reine in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can travel. October in Reine sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Tromso.
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Tromso, Norway — 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Telegrafbukta Beach and Northern Norwegian Science Center. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Grotfjord, stop by Snarby Strikkestudio, examine the collection at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, and explore the world behind art at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Tromso trip planner.

Drive from Reine to Tromso in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, Tromso is a bit cooler than Reine - with highs of 6°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lyngen Municipality.
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Lyngen Municipality, Norway — 4 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lulledalen Hiking Track and Gorsa Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Lyngen Municipality side-trips: Sarafossen (in Bakkeby), Kronebutikken (in Sorkjosen) and Contemporary Museum Of Northern People (in Samuelsberg).

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You can drive from Tromso to Lyngen Municipality in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lyngen Municipality are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tromso.
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Tromso, Norway — 1 night

Paris of the North

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tromso day trip site.

You can drive from Lyngen Municipality to Tromso in 2.5 hours. You will leave for Copenhagen on the 20th (Thu).
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 1 night

City of Beautiful Towers

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Jens Olsen's World Clock, take in panoramic vistas at Tarnet, and then examine the collection at Kongernes Lapidarium, Christian IV's Bryghus.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip planner.

Fly from Tromso to Copenhagen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tromso in October, with highs in Copenhagen at 15°C and lows at 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Northern Norway travel guide

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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.
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