Northern Norway

Northern Norway, with it's scenic vistas of open coastal fjords and snow-capped mountains, will charm it's way into your heart instantly.

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Northern Norway at a glance

  • Visit one of the Northern towns such as Tromso or Alta for a unique experience mixing wilderness with lots of amenities such as high quality restaurants, shops and museums.

  • Head to one of the wilderness locations and experience life in the wild. Enjoy learning about Sami culture from real people and take part in exciting and unique activities.

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Destinations in Northern Norway

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Tromso

Tromso sits high above the Arctic Circle and is one of Northern Norway’s most popular destinations. Here you can expect to find lots of things to explore.

  • The city’s historic centre still encompasses its centuries-old wooden houses which give a beautiful contrast to the modern architecture.
  • The 1965 Arctic Cathedral, with its distinctive peaked roof and impressive stained-glass windows, is a must-see.
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Narvik

Surrounded by spectacular mountains, fjords and islands, Narvik and its surrounds make a perfect base for Arctic adventures and Northern Lights expeditions.

  • Visit Narvikfjellet and head up the mountains by cable car to see the amazing view of the fjords from above.
  • Experience the ‘Wolf Kiss’ at nearby Polar Park.
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Destinations in Northern Norway

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Tromso

Tromso sits high above the Arctic Circle and is one of Northern Norway’s most popular destinations. Here you can expect to find lots of things to explore.

  • The city’s historic centre still encompasses its centuries-old wooden houses which give a beautiful contrast to the modern architecture.
  • The 1965 Arctic Cathedral, with its distinctive peaked roof and impressive stained-glass windows, is a must-see.
Explore

© Narvik Fjellet

Narvik

Surrounded by spectacular mountains, fjords and islands, Narvik and its surrounds make a perfect base for Arctic adventures and Northern Lights expeditions.

  • Visit Narvikfjellet and head up the mountains by cable car to see the amazing view of the fjords from above.
  • Experience the ‘Wolf Kiss’ at nearby Polar Park.
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Alta

Alta is at the head of Alta Fjord on the coastline of Northern Norway. It is well known for the Northern Lights and is even referred to as the ‘City of the Northern Lights’.

  • Alta is home to the Northern Lights Cathedral, built in 2013, inspired by this beautiful phenomenon.
  • South of town, the Alta River runs through steep Alta Canyon which is perfect for exploring in the Summertime.
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North Cape

A place in the far reaches of the North, where the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans meet lies the spectacular North Cape.

  • Here, the summer sun doesn’t set between the middle of May and the end of July and the Aurora can be seen between September and March.
  • Many visitors enjoy watching the midnight sun or the sunset  North Cape Plateau.
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Lofoten Islands

Lofoten is one of the worlds most scenic places with high mountains, deep fjords and perfect beaches. It is also known for excellent fishing, the opportunities to see the northern lights and the midnight sun, and small villages off the beaten track.

  • Kayak between the islands, visit Lofoten’s ‘Little Hawaii’ or look for sea eagles soaring in the sky.
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Experiences in Northern Norway

No matter if you visit in the Summer months or the Wintertime you are sure to find a wealth of experiences in Northern Norway to enjoy whether that is cultural, learning about the Sami people around Tromso, or thrill-seeking with an ATV ride to North Cape.

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bool(false) Aurora by Snowcat Venture out into the frozen Advent Valley in your giant Snowcat!
bool(false) Northern Lights at Camp Barentz Experience the beautiful and secluded Camp Barentz.
bool(false) Ice Cave Tour Explore the glittering world beneath the Glaciers of Svalbard.
bool(false) Daytime Dog Sledding for Aurora Search for the Aurora after breakfast in the Polar Night!
bool(false) Lofoten Photo Tour Join a local nature photographer on a fantastic half-day tour.
bool(false) Winter Sea Kayaking Glide through the crystal waters around the Lofoten Islands.
bool(false) Teepee Bungalow Spend a magical night in a beautiful teepee!
bool(false) Northern Lights Hunt Join the hunt for the Northern Lights in the mountains of Narvik.
bool(false) Wolf Kiss Get up close and personal with one of the Arctic's most iconic animals.
bool(false) Northern Lights Watch Spend the evening watching for the Northern Lights in Malangen.
bool(false) Aurora Cabin Experience a night in the Norwegian wilderness in an Aurora cabin.
bool(false) Northern Lights Dinner Cruise Enjoy a delicious local dinner out on the fjords as you hunt the Aurora.
bool(false) Northern Lights Chase Head out into the night and chase the Aurora!
bool(false) Aurora Hunt Lofoten Lofoten Aurora hunt with a local guide
bool(false) Lights at the Lodge Rise into the heavens to experience the Aurora over the City of Narvik
bool(false) Funken Lodge Stay in a modern, luxurious boutique hotel in one of the last wildernesses of the world.
bool(false) Arctic Circle Expedition Drive off-road through Norway, Sweden and Finland.
bool(false) Overnight on a Luxury Catamaran Experience an amazing overnight stay in the middle of the Norwegian Fjords.
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bool(false) Luxury Whale Watching Experience the magic of Whale Watching from a luxury catamaran.
bool(false) Glamping in Lofoten Islands Spend 3 nights in the beautiful Lofoten Islands in your very own luxury teepee tent.
bool(false) Northern Lights Dog Sledding Experience the magical silence of the polar night as you head out on an amazing Northern Lights chase
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bool(false) Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel The first ice hotel in Norway to be built entirely of snow and ice

General Information

Northern Norway is the perfect holiday getaway. We recommend a trip that travels through multiple destinations to fully appreciate the beautiful scenery on offer but even if you do only choose one, you will not be disappointed. The Lofoten Islands are one of the most dramatic landscapes to photograph in the world yet the contrast of city lights against the mountains and the fjords make Tromso a particularly special destination.

Capital

Oslo

Population

4,546,000

Area

324,220 SQ KM

Language

Norwegian

Currency

Norwegian Krone

Best time to visit

November- March

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