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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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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.
An Arctic Spa and Adventure boat!

Vulkana Spa Boat

An Arctic Spa and Adventure boat!
Situated in the middle of the Grøtøya strait, only 500 meters from the small village Nordskot lie these beautiful sea cabins.

Manshausen Cabins

Situated in the middle of the Grøtøya strait, only 500 meters from the small village Nordskot lie these beautiful sea cabins.
Spend a night under the stars in a comfortable bed on the balcony of your luxurious villa in Southern Tromso.

Villa Telegrafbukta: The Aurora Bed

Spend a night under the stars in a comfortable bed on the balcony of your luxurious villa in Southern Tromso.
A luxury lodge set high on Tromso's 6th largest island.

Luxe Island Lodge

A luxury lodge set high on Tromso's 6th largest island.
A converted 1960s ferry to a boutique home in Tromso

Volda Floating Home

A converted 1960s ferry to a boutique home in Tromso
Join a local nature photographer on a fantastic half-day tour.

Lofoten Photo Tour

Join a local nature photographer on a fantastic half-day tour.
Glide through the crystal waters around the Lofoten Islands.

Winter Sea Kayaking

Glide through the crystal waters around the Lofoten Islands.
Spend a magical night in a beautiful teepee!

Teepee Bungalow

Spend a magical night in a beautiful teepee!
Join the hunt for the Northern Lights in the mountains of Narvik.

Northern Lights Hunt

Join the hunt for the Northern Lights in the mountains of Narvik.
Spend the evening watching for the Northern Lights in Malangen.

Northern Lights Watch

Spend the evening watching for the Northern Lights in Malangen.
Experience a night in the Norwegian wilderness in an Aurora cabin.

Aurora Cabin

Experience a night in the Norwegian wilderness in an Aurora cabin.
Enjoy a delicious local dinner out on the fjords as you hunt the Aurora.

Northern Lights Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a delicious local dinner out on the fjords as you hunt the Aurora.
Head out into the night and chase the Aurora!

Northern Lights Chase

Head out into the night and chase the Aurora!
Lofoten Aurora hunt with a local guide

Aurora Hunt Lofoten

Lofoten Aurora hunt with a local guide
Rise into the heavens to experience the Aurora over the City of Narvik

Lights at the Lodge

Rise into the heavens to experience the Aurora over the City of Narvik
Experience the magic of Whale Watching from a luxury catamaran.

Luxury Whale Watching

Experience the magic of Whale Watching from a luxury catamaran.
Spend 3 nights in the beautiful Lofoten Islands in your very own luxury teepee tent.

Glamping in Lofoten Islands

Spend 3 nights in the beautiful Lofoten Islands in your very own luxury teepee tent.
Experience the magical silence of the polar night as you head out on an amazing Northern Lights chase

Northern Lights Dog Sledding

Experience the magical silence of the polar night as you head out on an amazing Northern Lights chase
Northern Lights safari into the wilderness is by ATV

Northern Lights ATV

Northern Lights safari into the wilderness is by ATV
The first ice hotel in Norway to be built entirely of snow and ice

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

Destinations in Northern Norway

© Simone55445/Foap/Visitnorway.com

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.

© 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.

© Jørn Allan Pedersen/visitnorway.com

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.

© Terje Rakke/Nordic Life - Visitnorway.com

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.

© Credit:Karl Thomas/Visitnorway.com

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.

Travel Facts

Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.

There are many domestic airports throughout Northern Norway and all have good connections to Oslo and other main hub airports. There are some direct flights into some of the more commonly visited airports such as Tromsø all year round. Ferry transport as well as bus and train services are also available to destinations further north and south.

The weather in Northern Norway has an average winter temperature of -2.2°C rising to 15.3°C in the summer which makes Northern Norway an excellent place to visit year-round.

Destinations within Northern Norway which lie above the Arctic Circle enjoy the midnight sun in June for around a  month (and extended sunlight hours throughout the rest of the spring and summer) and in the winter the sun sets completely, not rising above the horizon in late-November until late-January. Over the winter months the dark skies and latitude of Arctic Norway benefits from spectacular displays of the northern lights.

Tromsø is located in northern Norway, with the majority of the city located on the island of Tromsøya.

It is situated 350km within the Arctic Circle and is the largest urban area in northern Norway. Even though Tromsø is on the same latitude as Alaska it benefits from the Gulf Stream which brings vast amount of tropical air every year raising the average temperature.

At 69° north, it is the perfect destination for a Norway northern lights holiday.

Norway is rich in wildlife. In the north of the country there are many moose and reindeer. On rare occasions arctic foxes and bears can also be seen in the area.

Wild berries can be found all over Norway, with the most common being blueberries, cranberries and cloudberries.

Bird life is also abundant in the area, with many migratory birds nesting, on the cliffs and mountains in the summer.

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