9 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Norway trip planner
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Nordkapp Municipality
— 1 night
Fly to Stokmarknes, Ferry to Svolvaer
— 1 night
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Drive to Tromsø Airport, Fly to Melbourne


Tromso — 2 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.
On the 11th (Sun), meet the residents at Polaria, then see the interesting displays at The Polar Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Arctic Cathedral. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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

Melbourne, Australia to Tromso is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Tromso, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Tromso can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Nordkapp Municipality.
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Nordkapp Municipality — 1 night

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 13th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Nordkapphallen.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nordkapp Municipality driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Nordkapp Municipality takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel 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.
On the 14th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Tjeldbergtind, then shop like a local with Lofoten Glass AS, then examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Svolvaer trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Nordkapp Municipality to Svolvaer takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. While traveling from Nordkapp Municipality, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Svolvaer, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Leknes.
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Leknes, Vestvagoy — 1 night

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Rambergstranda Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island, then look for gifts at Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, and finally kick back and relax at Haukland Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leknes itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Svolvaer to Leknes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Leknes can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Harstad.
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Harstad — 2 nights

Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway. On the 16th (Fri), hike along Gangsastoppen, then get engrossed in the history at Trondenes Historical Centre, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trondenes Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Harstad travel route tool.

You can drive from Leknes to Harstad in 4 hours. In June in Harstad, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Northern Norway travel guide

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.