15 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

15 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Lyngseidet
— 2 nights
2
Alta
— 2 nights
3
Bodo
— 3 nights
4
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
5
Tromso
— 4 nights

2
nights
Lyngseidet

Lyngseidet ©
Lyngseidet is the administrative centre of the municipality of Lyngen in Troms county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stop by Visit Lyngenfjord, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Aurora Spirit, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Spakenes. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Contemporary Museum Of Northern People.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lyngseidet trip planner.

Portland, USA to Lyngseidet is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Lyngseidet is 9 hours. Traveling from Portland in December, expect Lyngseidet to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°F and 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Lyngseidet

Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Contemporary Museum Of Northern People, Spakenes
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Aurora Spirit ©
Aurora Spirit
Visit Lyngenfjord ©
Visit Lyngenfjord

2
nights
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. On the 25th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, then see the interesting displays at Tirpitz Museum, and then make a trip to Bubbelen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Northern Lights Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alta Church, then get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Sami Siida.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Alta journey planner.

Drive from Lyngseidet to Alta in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Alta can reach 28°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bodo.

Things to do in Alta

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde ©
Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde
Northern Lights Cathedral ©
Northern Lights Cathedral
Tirpitz Museum ©
Tirpitz Museum

3
nights
Bodo

Bodo ©
Bodo is known for museums, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, indulge your taste buds at Craig Alibone Chocolate, go for a walk through Saltstraumen, and make a trip to Valnesfossen.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bodo trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Alta to Bodo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Alta in December; daily highs in Bodo reach 37°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Leknes.

Things to do in Bodo

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Valnesfossen
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Ronvik Church ©
Ronvik Church
Norsk Luftfartsmuseum ©
Norsk Luftfartsmuseum
Valnesfossen ©
Valnesfossen

2
nights
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. On the 30th (Wed), get a taste of life in the country at Aalan Gard, take an in-depth tour of Lofotr Viking Museum, then pick up some local products at Lofoten Gaardsysteri, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Offersoykammen Hiking Trail. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Haukland Beach, then look for gifts at The Glasblower At Vikten, then step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Flakstad Church.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Leknes route builder website.

You can fly from Bodo to Leknes in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Vestvagoy, The Glasblower At Vikten, Lofoten Island, Lofotr Viking Museum, Flakstad Church
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Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Lofotr Viking Museum ©
Lofotr Viking Museum

4
nights
Tromso

Tromso ©
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.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Polar Museum, pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, admire the striking features of The Arctic Cathedral, and get curious at Northern Norwegian Science Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tromso vacation builder app.

Traveling by flight from Leknes to Tromso takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tromso when traveling from Leknes in December, with lows around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet ©
Tromsø Museum – Universitetsmuseet
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral
Tromso Bridge ©
Tromso Bridge

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