13 days in Norway Itinerary

13 days in Norway Itinerary

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Trondheim
— 2 nights
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Svolvaer
— 2 nights
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Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
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Bodo
— 3 nights
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Tromso
— 2 nights
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Trondheim — 2 nights

The oldest of Norway's major cities, Trondheim sits on the southern shore of one of the country's longest fjords.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take a stroll through Bakklandet, examine the collection at Rockheim, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nidaros Cathedral, and finally take in the views from Old Town Bridge. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Kristiansten Fortress, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Munkholmen batteri, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tyholttarnet.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Trondheim trip itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Trondheim is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Trondheim due to the time zone difference. In August, Trondheim is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Svolvaer.
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Svolvaer — 2 nights

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
On the 28th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Northern Norway Art Centre, then see the interesting displays at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Floya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Lofoten Glass AS, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lofoten Lights, and then explore the world behind art at Lille Kabelvag art gallery and museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Svolvaer sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Trondheim to Svolvaer by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Trondheim in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Svolvaer, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Leknes.
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Leknes, Vestvagoy — 2 nights

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): savor the flavors at Lofoten Gaardsysteri, get engrossed in the history at Lofotr Viking Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island, and finally look for gifts at Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then kick back and relax at Haukland Beach, and then kick back and relax at Uttakleiv Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Leknes trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Svolvaer to Leknes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Leknes are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Bodo.
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Bodo — 3 nights

Bodo is known for museums, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Saltstraumen, brush up on your military savvy at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, indulge in some personalized pampering at God Massasje, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Ronvik.

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

Traveling by flight from Leknes to Bodo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Tromso.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Polaria, then examine the collection at The Polar Museum, and then admire the striking features of The Arctic Cathedral. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then appreciate the history behind Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tromso attractions planning app.

You can fly from Bodo to Tromso in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bodo in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tromso, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Norway travel guide

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Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.
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Lofoten Islands travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums