7 days in Northern Norway Itinerary

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Bus to Austin, Fly to Tromso
— 1 night
Leknes, Vestvagoy
— 2 nights
— 1 night


Tromso — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Polaria, then pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tromso Domkirke. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Telegrafbukta Beach, examine the collection at The Polar Museum, and then admire the striking features of The Arctic Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tromso trip planner.

San Antonio, USA to Tromso is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Tromso is 7 hours. Traveling from San Antonio in July, expect Tromso to be colder, temps between 59°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Leknes.
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Leknes, Vestvagoy — 2 nights

Leknes is a town in Nordland county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Uttakleiv Beach, then kick back and relax at Kvalvika Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rambergstranda Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Flakstad Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Lofoten Island, then look for gifts at Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst AS, then stroll through Haukland Beach, and finally stroll through Offersoykammen Hiking Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Leknes planning website.

Fly from Tromso to Leknes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Leknes can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bodo.
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Bodo — 1 night

On the 14th (Fri), learn about all things military at Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mjelle, and then take in the awesome beauty at Finnkonakken.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bodo day trip website.

You can fly from Leknes to Bodo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Bodo, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Northern Norway travel guide

Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.