3 days in Finnmark Itinerary

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Alta
— 1 day
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Nordkapp Municipality
— 1 night
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Kirkenes
— 1 night
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Alta — 1 day

Alta is the most populated municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Northern Lights Cathedral, then get a new perspective on nature at Alta Museum - World Heritage Rock Art Centre, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Alta tour planner.

Oslo to Alta is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Oslo in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Alta: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Nordkapp Municipality.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Nordkapp Municipality — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Nordkapphallen and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kirkeporten in Skarsvag.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nordkapp Municipality road trip website.

Traveling by car from Alta to Nordkapp Municipality takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Kirkenes.
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Kirkenes — 1 night

Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Grenselandmuseet, see what you can catch with King Crab Safari by Snowhotel Kirkenes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkenes Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Andersgrotta WWII Bomb Shelter.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kirkenes driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nordkapp Municipality to Kirkenes by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Nordkapp Municipality in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Kirkenes, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Finnmark travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Churches · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Finnmark stretches across the very top of Europe and serves as home to Norway's indigenous Sami people. The nation's largest county by area, Finnmark remains a sparsely populated land of barren coastal regions and vast inland plateaus that are interspersed by lakes and river valleys. Indented by large fjords, the county's coastline stretches for nearly 7,000 km (4,500 mi) and contains nearly a fifth of its total population. Travel along Finnmark's jagged coast to discover the region's secluded fishing communities, or venture deeper inland to explore its stark plateaus and meet the Sami reindeer herders. For a more urban experience, head to Alta, known as the "Aurora Borealis City" and famed for its prehistoric rock carvings.
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