23 days in Rovaniemi, Nordkapp Municipality & Lofoten Islands Itinerary

23 days in Rovaniemi, Nordkapp Municipality & Lofoten Islands Itinerary

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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 5 nights
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Nordkapp Municipality, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly
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Svolvaer, Norway
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kabelvag, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leknes, Norway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Flakstadoy, Norway
— 1 night
Drive
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Reine, Norway
— 1 night
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Fredvang, Norway
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi, Finland — 5 nights

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Luosto (Amethyst Mine Lapland & Isokuru). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi attractions planning site.

Berlin, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nordkapp Municipality.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:

Nordkapp Municipality, Norway — 5 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.
Nordkapp Municipality is known for historic sites, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Nordkapphallen, view the masterpieces at The Gallery "West Of The Moon", head outdoors with Knivskjellodden, and don't miss a visit to Bamse statue.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nordkapp Municipality travel route app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Nordkapp Municipality in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rovaniemi to Nordkapp Municipality is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Nordkapp Municipality can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Svolvaer.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature
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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:

Svolvaer, Norway — 4 nights

The largest town on the Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer serves as a good base from which to launch your tour of the archipelago.
Svolvaer is known for museums, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lofoten Lights, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, see the interesting displays at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, and take in the awesome beauty at Floya.

Discover how to plan a Svolvaer trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Nordkapp Municipality to Svolvaer in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Svolvaer are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Kabelvag.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:

Kabelvag, Norway — 2 nights

Kabelvåg is a village in the municipality of Vågan in Nordland county, Norway. On the 2nd (Sun), hike along Festvagtind Hike and then play a few rounds at Lofoten Links. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then steep yourself in history at Henningsvaer, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Lille Kabelvag art gallery and museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kabelvag online trip itinerary builder.

Kabelvag is just a short distance from Svolvaer. In October, daily temperatures in Kabelvag can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Leknes.
Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Shopping
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Leknes, Norway — 2 nights

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): hike along Hiking on the hills, then see the sights as you ascend with Holandsmelen Hiking Trail, and then kick back and relax at Haukland Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, then take an in-depth tour of Lofotr Viking Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Uttakleiv Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Leknes trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Kabelvag to Leknes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Leknes are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Flakstadoy.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
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Flakstadoy, Norway — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Rambergstranda Beach and then stroll through Kvalvika Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Flakstadoy road trip tool.

Flakstadoy is just a stone's throw from Leknes. In October, daily temperatures in Flakstadoy can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Reine.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Reine, Norway — 1 night

The locals came to Reine to catch cod; visitors come to catch the views.
On the 7th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Bunes Beach, then see the interesting displays at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum, and then hike along Reinebringen.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Reine road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Flakstadoy to Reine takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Reine sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Fredvang.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
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Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Fredvang, Norway — 2 nights

On the 8th (Sat), hike along Mountain Paths at Vikten, enjoy the sand and surf at Flakstad Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Ytresandheia Mountain.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fredvang online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Reine to Fredvang in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Fredvang are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
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Lofoten Islands travel guide

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