20 days in Oulu, Nordkapp Municipality & Lofoten Islands Itinerary

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Oulu, Finland
— 5 nights
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Nordkapp Municipality, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly to Stokmarknes, Ferry to Svolvaer
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Svolvaer, Norway
— 3 nights
Drive
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Leknes, Norway
— 3 nights
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Reine, Norway
— 2 nights
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Nusfjord, Norway
— 2 nights
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Oulu, Finland — 5 nights

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to Ranua (Ranua Zoo & Ranua-Revontuli Oy). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu vacation planning tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Oulu is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, you will find days in Oulu are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are colder (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Nordkapp Municipality.
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Nordkapp Municipality, Norway — 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 Nordkapp Municipality to go to Gjesvaer and see Bird Safari, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Nordkapphallen, take an in-depth tour of Nordkappmuseet, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery "West Of The Moon", and pause for some serene contemplation at Honningsvag Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nordkapp Municipality trip builder website.

You can drive from Oulu to Nordkapp Municipality in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Oulu to Nordkapp Municipality is minus 1 hour. In July, Nordkapp Municipality is slightly colder than Oulu - with highs of 14°C and lows of 10°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Svolvaer.
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Svolvaer, Norway — 3 nights

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Get out of town with these interesting Svolvaer side-trips: Henningsvaer (in Henningsvaer) and Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten (in Gimsoysand). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kabelvag Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glomtinden, and hike along Tjeldbergtind.

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Do a combination of flight and ferry from Nordkapp Municipality to Svolvaer in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Nordkapp Municipality in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Svolvaer, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Leknes.
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Leknes, Norway — 3 nights

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Leknes is known for beaches, scenic drive, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Haukland Beach, browse the fresh offerings at Lofoten Gaardsysteri, admire all the interesting features of Uttakleiv Beach, and trek along Offersoykammen Hiking Trail.

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Traveling by car from Svolvaer to Leknes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Leknes, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Reine.
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Reine, Norway — 2 nights

The locals came to Reine to catch cod; visitors come to catch the views.
On the 4th (Fri), trek along Helvetestinden and then kick back and relax at Bunes Beach. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, examine the collection at Lofoten Stockfish Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reinebringen.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Reine planner.

You can travel from Leknes to Reine in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nusfjord.
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Nusfjord, Norway — 2 nights

On the 6th (Sun), stroll through Kvalvika Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flakstad Church, then take a leisurely stroll along Nusfjord Fishing Village, and finally kick back and relax at Rambergstranda Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nusfjord driving holiday app.

Getting from Reine to Nusfjord by car takes about an hour. In August in Nusfjord, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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