44 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

44 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Norway journey planner
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Tromso
— 5 nights
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Alta
— 4 nights
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 2 nights
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Vardo
— 1 night
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Narvik
— 2 nights
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Harstad
— 4 nights
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Svolvaer
— 3 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 3 nights
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Bodo
— 5 nights
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10
Rana Municipality
— 4 nights
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11
Mosjoen
— 3 nights
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Bronnoysund
— 3 nights
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Tromso — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haaja (in Sommaroy) and Basecamp Senja (in Skaland). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, admire the landmark architecture of The Arctic Cathedral, and shop like a local with Profil Glassdesign.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tromso journey planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Tromso is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Tromso is 7 hours. Traveling from Mexico City in July, things will get slightly colder in Tromso: highs are around 17°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Alta.
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Alta — 4 nights

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alta: Rundtur – Flyplassgjerdet (in Lakselv) and Stabbursnes Nature House and Museum (in Indre Billefjord). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Northern Lights Cathedral, and see the sky in a new way at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alta day trip planner.

You can fly from Tromso to Alta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In July in Alta, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nordkapp Municipality.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Nordkapphallen, then shop like a local with The Gallery "West Of The Moon", and then explore the striking landscape at Kirkeporten in Skarsvag. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Knivskjellodden, pause for some serene contemplation at Honningsvag Church, and then pause for some photo ops at Bamse statue.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nordkapp Municipality road trip tool.

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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Alta in August: highs in Nordkapp Municipality hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vardo.
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Vardo — 1 night

is a municipality in Finnmark county in the extreme northeastern part of Norway. On the 5th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Hornoya Vardo Light House, then pause for some photo ops at Steilneset Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Vardoehus Fortress, and finally head off the coast to Hornoya. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Hamningberg Old Fishing Village, brush up on your military savvy at Kiberg Kystfort, and then brush up on your military savvy at The Partisan Museum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vardo trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Nordkapp Municipality to Vardo takes 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Narvik.
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Narvik — 2 nights

or Áhkanjárga is the third-largest town and municipality in Nordland county, Norway by population. Get out of town with these interesting Narvik side-trips: Polar Park (in Bardu Municipality) and Tverrfjellet (in Bogen i Ofoten). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Narvik Krigsmuseum, browse the collection at Narvik Bibliotek, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Narvik Church.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Narvik trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Vardo to Narvik in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Vardo in August, you will find days in Narvik are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Harstad.
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Harstad — 4 nights

Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway. Venture out of the city with trips to Andenes (Sea Safari Andenes, Polar Museum Andenes, &more). There's still lots to do: hike along Keipen, steep yourself in history at Trondenes fort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trondenes Church, and stroll through Mountain Hike to Musvannet.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Harstad road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Narvik to Harstad takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Svolvaer.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Svolvaer side-trips: Lofoten Links (in Gimsoya) and Henningsvaer (in Henningsvaer). The adventure continues: hike along Festvagtind Hike, view the masterpieces at KaviarFactory, cast your line with a fishing tour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Lofoten Aquarium.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Svolvaer road trip planner.

You can drive from Harstad to Svolvaer in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Svolvaer can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Leknes.
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Leknes, Vestvagoy — 3 nights

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Venture out of the city with trips to Reinebringen (in Reine) and Rambergstranda Beach (in Ramberg). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island, take an in-depth tour of Lofotr Viking Museum, see the interesting displays at Smeden i Sund/Sund Fiskerimuseum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Flakstad Church.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Leknes journey planning app.

You can drive from Svolvaer to Leknes in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Leknes sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Bodo.
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Bodo — 5 nights

Bodo is known for museums, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Valnesfossen, cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Mjelle, and take in the pleasant sights at Saltstraumen.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bodo sightseeing planning website.

You can 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. August in Bodo sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Rana Municipality.
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Rana Municipality — 4 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rana Municipality: Glomfjord (Fykantrappa & The Svartisen Glacier Austerdalsisen).

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rana Municipality route tool.

Fly from Bodo to Rana Municipality in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Rana Municipality, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mosjoen.
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Mosjoen — 3 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Mosjoen: Sandnessjoen (Helgelandsbrua & Asen Tursti) and Utsikten Hiking Trail (in Nesna).

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Mosjoen online travel route planner.

You can drive from Rana Municipality to Mosjoen in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bronnoysund.
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Bronnoysund — 3 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Bronnoysund: Kirkehelleren Cave (in Traena Municipality) and Vega (Vegaoyan -The Vega Archipelago, Vega World Heritage Area, &more).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bronnoysund itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mosjoen to Bronnoysund in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bronnoysund are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Northern Norway travel guide

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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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