16 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

16 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Tromso
— 2 nights
2
Alta
— 2 nights
3
Nordkapp Municipality
— 2 nights
4
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
5
Henningsvaer
— 2 nights
6
Reine, Moskenesoy
— 1 night
7
Bodo
— 3 nights

2
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lyngstuva. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Tromso Fjords, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke, and enjoy the sand and surf at Telegrafbukta Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tromso trip planner.

Newark, USA to Tromso is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newark to Tromso, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in July; daily highs in Tromso reach 59°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alta.

Things to do in Tromso

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tromso Fjords ©
Tromso Fjords

2
nights
Alta

Alta ©
Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Alta Canyon, learn more about the world around you at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Alta Church, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Sami Siida. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Northern Lights Cathedral, then examine the collection at Tirpitz Museum, then see the sky in a new way at Northern Lights Observatory at Haldde, and finally explore the striking landscape of Seiland National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Alta online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Tromso to Alta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Alta

Nature · Parks · Museums
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Alta Canyon ©
Alta Canyon
Safaris
Seiland National Park ©
Seiland National Park

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nights
Nordkapp Municipality

Nordkapp Municipality ©
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 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Honningsvag Church, don't miss a visit to Bamse statue, then get engrossed in the history at Nordkappmuseet, then take an in-depth tour of Nordkapphallen, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at North Cape. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkeporten in Skarsvag and then get outside with Knivskjellodden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nordkapp Municipality road trip planning site.

Getting from Alta to Nordkapp Municipality by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Alta in July, plan for slightly colder days in Nordkapp Municipality, with highs around 54°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Leknes.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

North Cape, Kirkeporten in Skarsvag
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North Cape ©
North Cape
Knivskjellodden ©
Knivskjellodden
Kirkeporten in Skarsvag ©
Kirkeporten in Skarsvag

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nights
Leknes, Vestvagoy

Leknes ©
Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. On the 19th (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Nusfjord Fishing Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvalvika Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rambergstranda Beach, then head off the coast to Lofoten Island, and finally stop by The Glasblower At Vikten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Hiking on the hills, then kick back and relax at Haukland Beach, and then admire the verdant scenery at Himmeltinden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Leknes day trip planning website.

You can fly from Nordkapp Municipality to Leknes in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. July in Leknes sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Henningsvaer.

Things to do in Leknes

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Ramberg, Nusfjord Fishing Village, Kvalvika Beach, Lofoten Island, Hiking on the hills
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Lofoten Island ©
Lofoten Island
Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Himmeltinden ©
Himmeltinden

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nights
Henningsvaer

Henningsvaer ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vagakallen, then take in the awesome beauty at Glomtinden, and then trek along Festvagtind Hike. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Henningsvaer, savor the flavors at Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten, then play a few rounds at Lofoten Links, and finally explore by horseback at Hov Gard.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Henningsvaer trip itinerary planner.

You can travel from Leknes to Henningsvaer in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Henningsvaer can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Reine.

Things to do in Henningsvaer

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Vagan, Gimsoya, Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten
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Vagakallen ©
Vagakallen
Lofoten Links ©
Lofoten Links
Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten ©
Gimsoy Landhandel Lofoten

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night
Reine, Moskenesoy

Reine ©
The locals came to Reine to catch cod; visitors come to catch the views.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Helvetestinden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bunes Beach, then examine the collection at Lofoten Stockfish Museum, and finally hike along Reinebringen.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Reine trip maker.

Travel from Henningsvaer to Reine in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Reine can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bodo.

Things to do in Reine

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Moskenes Municipality
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Reinebringen ©
Reinebringen
Helvetestinden ©
Helvetestinden
Lofoten Stockfish Museum ©
Lofoten Stockfish Museum

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nights
Bodo

On the 24th (Fri), stop by Stormen library, enjoy the sand and surf at Mjelle, look for gifts at Craig Alibone Chocolate, then learn about all things military at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Bodomarka, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then go for a walk through Saltstraumen, and finally admire the sheer force of Valnesfossen.

To plan Bodo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by journey from Reine to Bodo takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bodo are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bodo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Valnesfossen
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Safaris
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Valnesfossen ©
Valnesfossen

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