53 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

53 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Norway trip itinerary planner
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Bodo
— 7 nights
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Mosjoen
— 4 nights
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Rana Municipality
— 6 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 3 nights
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Harstad
— 6 nights
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Svolvaer
— 5 nights
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 3 nights
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Alta
— 5 nights
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Kirkenes
— 4 nights
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Tromso
— 8 nights
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Bodo — 7 nights

Change things up with a short trip to Saltstraumen Dykkecamp in Saltstraumen (about 32 minutes away).

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bodo road trip planning tool.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Bodo is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Bodo. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mosjoen.
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Mosjoen — 4 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Basen Hiking Trail (in Donna Municipality), Donnes Church (in Donnes) and Etcetera - Botanical Center (in Silvalen).

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mosjoen online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bodo to Mosjoen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rana Municipality.
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Rana Municipality — 6 nights

Step out of Rana Municipality with an excursion to The Svartisen Glacier Austerdalsisen in Glomfjord--about 34 minutes away.

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Traveling by car from Mosjoen to Rana Municipality takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Leknes.
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Leknes, Vestvagoy — 3 nights

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Take a break from Leknes with a short trip to Rambergstranda Beach in Ramberg, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Lofoten Island, trek along Offersoykammen Hiking Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flakstad Church, and view the masterpieces at Sareptas Hus.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leknes route maker site.

Getting from Rana Municipality to Leknes by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rana Municipality in June: highs in Leknes hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Harstad.
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Harstad — 6 nights

Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Harstad: Trastad Samlinger, Outsider Art Gallery and Museum (in Borkenes), The Jaeger Lake (in Svensby) and Narvik (Narvik Church, Narvik Krigsmuseum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trondenes Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gangsastoppen, let little ones run wild at Generalhagen, and relax in the rural setting at Rokenes Gard.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Harstad travel planner.

You can drive from Leknes to Harstad in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Svolvaer.
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Svolvaer — 5 nights

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lofoten Links (in Gimsoya), Henningsvaer (in Henningsvaer) and Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten (in Gimsoysand). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lofoten Lights, take a memorable drive along Nasjonal Turistveg Lofoten, examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Svolvaer online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Harstad to Svolvaer takes 3 hours. In June in Svolvaer, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nordkapp Municipality.
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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.
Step out of Nordkapp Municipality to go to Gjesvaer and see Bird Safari, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Nordkapphallen, don't miss a visit to Gjesvaerstappan Nesting Cliffs, Nordkapp, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery "West Of The Moon", and get engrossed in the history at Nordkappmuseet.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nordkapp Municipality online travel planner.

You can fly from Svolvaer to Nordkapp Municipality in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Svolvaer in July, expect nights in Nordkapp Municipality to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alta.
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Alta — 5 nights

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Explore Alta's surroundings by going to Kautokeino (Juhls' Silvergallery AS, Samiway, &more) and Hammerfest (Struve Geodetic Arc & Salen Lookout). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Bubbelen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Northern Lights Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, and wander the wide-open spaces of Sami Siida.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alta holiday maker.

You can drive from Nordkapp Municipality to Alta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nordkapp Municipality in July: highs in Alta hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kirkenes.
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Kirkenes — 4 nights

Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Step out of Kirkenes to go to Grense Jakobselv and see Lungomare, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes, take an in-depth tour of Grenselandmuseet, contemplate the long history of Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter, and take some stellar pictures from Hoyde 96 - Watch Tower.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kirkenes holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Alta to Kirkenes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Tromso.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lyngseidet (Aurora Spirit & The Steindal's Glacier). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Polaria, see the interesting displays at Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet, pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, and explore the striking landscape at Tromso Fjords.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tromso road trip site.

Getting from Kirkenes to Tromso by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tromso can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight 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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