60 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

60 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Norway holiday planner
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Fly
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Tromso
— 7 nights
Ferry to Lysnes kai, Taxi to Senja
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Senja
— 3 nights
Drive
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Harstad
— 6 nights
Drive
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Svolvaer
— 4 nights
Drive
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Flakstadoy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bodo
— 7 nights
Fly
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Rana Municipality
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mosjoen
— 4 nights
Drive to Bodø Airport, Fly to Hammerfest
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Hammerfest
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alta
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kirkenes
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vardo
— 4 nights
Drive to Vardø Airport, Svartnes, Fly to Sydney

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Tromso — 7 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Polar Charter and Tromso Bridge. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tromso Botaniske Hage, pause for some photo ops at Roald Amundsen Monument, see the interesting displays at Northern Norwegian Science Center, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Polaria.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Tromso day trip planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Tromso is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Tromso. Traveling from Sydney in July, you will find days in Tromso are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Senja.
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Senja — 3 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Senja Husky Adventure and Arctic Guide and Visit.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Senja online tour itinerary maker.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Tromso to Senja in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Senja can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Harstad.
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Harstad — 6 nights

Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county, Norway. Discover out-of-the-way places like Narvik Krigsmuseum and Narvikfjellet. Step out of Harstad with an excursion to Inga Sami Siida in Sortland--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Trondenes Historical Centre, hike along Mountain Hike to Musvannet, make a splash at Grottebadet Waterpark, and enjoy some diversion at Generalhagen.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Harstad trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Senja to Harstad takes 3.5 hours. In July in Harstad, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Tjeldbergtind and Glomtinden. Change things up with a short trip to Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten in Gimsoysand (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the awesome beauty at Floya, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Dagfinn Bakke, and see the interesting displays at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Svolvaer road trip planning website.

You can drive from Harstad to Svolvaer in 3 hours. In July in Svolvaer, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Flakstadoy.
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Flakstadoy — 4 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Lofoten Island and Nusfjord Fishing Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flakstadoy: Lofotr Viking Museum (in Bostad), Reinebringen (in Reine) and Hiking on the hills (in Ballstad).

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Flakstadoy day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Svolvaer to Flakstadoy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bodo.
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Bodo — 7 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Kjerringoy Trading Post and Mjelle. Step out of Bodo to go to Saltstraumen and see Saltstraumen Dykkecamp, which is approximately 32 minutes away.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bodo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Flakstadoy to Bodo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Bodo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Rana Municipality.
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Rana Municipality — 5 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Arctic Circle and Setergrotta. Change things up with a short trip to The Svartisen Glacier Austerdalsisen in Glomfjord (about 34 minutes away).

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rana Municipality trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Bodo to Rana Municipality in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mosjoen.
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Mosjoen — 4 nights

Explore hidden gems such as The Historical Sjoegata Street and The Seven Sisters. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mosjoen: Tursti til Sjoforsen (in Korgen) and Helgelandsbrua (in Sandnessjoen).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mosjoen trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Rana Municipality to Mosjoen takes 2 hours. In August in Mosjoen, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hammerfest.
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Hammerfest — 2 nights

Hammerfest is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hammerfest Church, and then get great views at Salen Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The Polar Bear Society and then make a trip to Struve Geodetic Arc.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hammerfest road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Mosjoen to Hammerfest with the Route module. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mosjoen in August: highs in Hammerfest hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nordkapp Municipality.
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Nordkapp Municipality — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bird Safari and Gjesvaerstappan Nesting Cliffs, Nordkapp. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Nordkapphallen, view the masterpieces at The Gallery "West Of The Moon", get outside with Knivskjellodden, and pause for some photo ops at Bamse statue.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Nordkapp Municipality online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hammerfest to Nordkapp Municipality takes 3.5 hours. In August in Nordkapp Municipality, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alta.
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Alta — 5 nights

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre and Sami Siida. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Tirpitz Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Kafjord Church, make a trip to Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, and explore the stunning scenery at Alta Canyon.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Alta trip planning tool.

Drive from Nordkapp Municipality to Alta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Alta, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kirkenes.
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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grenselandmuseet and Hoyde 96 - Watch Tower. Step out of Kirkenes to go to Grense Jakobselv and see Lungomare, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: cast your line with King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes, don't miss a visit to Treriksroysa, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkenes Church, and appreciate the history behind Soviet Liberation Monument.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kirkenes trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Alta to Kirkenes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Kirkenes sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vardo.
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Vardo — 4 nights

is a municipality in Finnmark county in the extreme northeastern part of Norway. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Steilneset Memorial and The Pomor Museum. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Vardoehus Fortress, enjoy the sea views from Hornoya Vardo Light House, and take an in-depth tour of The Partisan Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vardo online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kirkenes to Vardo takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Kirkenes in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vardo: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel 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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