8 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

8 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Norway trip planner
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Alta
— 1 night
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Tromso
— 1 night
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Svolvaer
— 1 night
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 1 night
Drive to Moskenes ferjekai, Ferry to Bodo
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Bodo
— 1 night
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Mo i Rana
— 2 nights
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Alta — 1 night

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Your day by day itinerary now includes Alta Canyon.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alta online vacation planner.

Rovaniemi, Finland to Alta is an approximately 7-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Rovaniemi to Alta is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Alta can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Tromso.
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Tromso — 1 night

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've now added Telegrafbukta Beach to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Telegrafbukta Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tromso trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Alta to Tromso by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In August in Tromso, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Svolvaer.
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Svolvaer — 1 night

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tjeldbergtind.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Svolvaer trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Tromso to Svolvaer takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. August in Svolvaer sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Leknes.
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Leknes, Vestvagoy — 1 night

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Lofotr Viking Museum and then take a leisurely stroll along Nusfjord Fishing Village.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Leknes sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Svolvaer to Leknes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Bodo.
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Bodo — 1 night

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bodo tour itinerary builder tool.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Leknes to Bodo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Bodo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Mo i Rana.
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Mo i Rana — 2 nights

Arctic Circle Center has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Marmor Slottet.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mo i Rana trip planner.

You can drive from Bodo to Mo i Rana in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Mo i Rana can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Thu).
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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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