60 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

60 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Kirkenes
— 4 nights
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Alta
— 5 nights
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 4 nights
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Lakselv
— 4 nights
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Bodo
— 8 nights
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Rana Municipality
— 5 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 4 nights
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Svolvaer
— 4 nights
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Harstad
— 6 nights
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Senja
— 4 nights
Taxi to Lysnes kai, Ferry to Tromso
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Tromso
— 10 nights
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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. Take a break from the city and head to King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes and Birk Husky. Step out of Kirkenes to go to Grense Jakobselv and see Lungomare, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Pasvik Nature Reserve, get great views at Hoyde 96 - Watch Tower, don't miss a visit to Treriksroysa, and pause for some photo ops at Soviet Liberation Monument.

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Toronto, Canada to Kirkenes is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Kirkenes. When traveling from Toronto in September, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Kirkenes: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly to Alta.
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Alta — 5 nights

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and SarvesAlta Outdoor Activity. When in Alta, make a side trip to see Salen Lookout in Hammerfest, approximately Hammerfest away. Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Seiland National Park. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, see the interesting displays at Tirpitz Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alta Church, and admire all the interesting features of Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Alta road trip website.

Fly from Kirkenes to Alta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Alta, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nordkapp Municipality.
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Nordkapp Municipality — 4 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 the city life by going to Nordkapphallen and Kirkeporten in Skarsvag. Step out of Nordkapp Municipality to go to Havoysund and see Arctic View, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with North Cape Experience, view the masterpieces at The Gallery "West Of The Moon", appreciate the history behind Bamse statue, and admire the masterpieces at Nordkappmuseet.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Nordkapp Municipality travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Alta to Nordkapp Municipality in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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 up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lakselv.
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Lakselv — 4 nights

Lakselv is the largest village and administrative centre of Porsanger Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Get in touch with nature at Trollholmsund and Stabbursdalen nasjonalpark. Explore Lakselv's surroundings by going to Karasjok (De Samiske Samlinger - The Sami museum in Karasjok & Samipath). There's lots more to do: stroll through Rundtur – Flyplassgjerdet, take an in-depth tour of Porsanger Museum / Porsanggu Musea / Porsangin Museumi, browse for treasures at Antikstore, and take in the awesome beauty at Rappa Waterfalls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lakselv trip maker.

You can drive from Nordkapp Municipality to Lakselv in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Nordkapp Municipality in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lakselv, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bodo.
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Bodo — 8 nights

Get outdoors at Saltstraumen Dykkecamp and Mjelle. Explore Bodo's surroundings by going to Sjunkhatten nasjonalpark (in Fauske) and Fykantrappa (in Glomfjord).

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bodo itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lakselv to Bodo. Traveling from Lakselv in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Bodo: highs are around 9°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rana Municipality.
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Rana Municipality — 5 nights

Get in touch with nature at Setergrotta and Visit Plura. Explore Rana Municipality's surroundings by going to Tursti til Sjoforsen (in Korgen) and Mosjoen (Galleri SOS, Helgeland Museum Vevelstad, &more).

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rana Municipality road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bodo to Rana Municipality takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bodo in October, plan for little chillier nights in Rana Municipality, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Leknes.
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Leknes, Vestvagoy — 4 nights

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Escape the urban bustle at Lofoten Island and Hiking on the hills. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leknes: Ramberg (Rambergstranda Beach & Lofoten Birding) and Reinebringen (in Reine). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kvalvika Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flakstad Church, explore and take pictures at Uttakleiv Beach, and hike along Offersoykammen Hiking Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Leknes trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Rana Municipality to Leknes takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Leknes are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Svolvaer.
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Svolvaer — 4 nights

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Take a break from the city and head to Lofoten Lights and Festvagtind Hike. Explore Svolvaer's surroundings by going to Lofoten Links (in Gimsoya) and Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten (in Gimsoysand). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Floya, hike along Tjeldbergtind, and cruise along Nasjonal Turistveg Lofoten.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Svolvaer tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Leknes to Svolvaer in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Svolvaer sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Harstad.
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Harstad — 6 nights

Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway. Escape the urban bustle at Keipen and Gangsastoppen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Harstad: Andenes (Polar Museum Andenes, Whalesafari Andenes, &more), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Narvik) and Tverrfjellet (in Bogen i Ofoten). There's lots more to do: trek along Mountain Hike to Musvannet, pause for some serene contemplation at Trondenes Church, relax in the rural setting at Rokenes Gard, and contemplate the long history of Trondenes fort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Harstad day trip tool.

Drive from Svolvaer to Harstad in 3 hours. Traveling from Svolvaer in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Harstad, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Senja.
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Senja — 4 nights

Step out of the city life by going to Scenic Route Senja and Segla. Go for a jaunt from Senja to Sorreisa to see Arctic Guide and Visit about 52 minutes away.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Senja attractions planner.

You can drive from Harstad to Senja in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Harstad in November, things will get slightly colder in Senja: highs are around -1°C and lows about -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tromso.
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Tromso — 10 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Telegrafbukta Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Tromso side-trips: Lyngseidet (Aurora Spirit & The Steindal's Glacier) and Haaja (in Sommaroy). On the 20th (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Base Tromso. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the natural beauty at Tromso Botaniske Hage, examine the collection at The Polar Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of The Arctic Cathedral.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tromso, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Senja to Tromso in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, Tromso is a bit warmer than Senja - with highs of 2°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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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