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The northern lights play over the night skies over Tromsø in Northern Norway Photo: Ole C. Salomonsen/arcticlightphoto.no – visitnorway.com

Experience northern lights or midnight sun above the Arctic Circle, or visit the world famous Norwegian fjords with tall mountains and glaciers.

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See nature's own light show

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The northern lights

Watch nature's own theatre unfold above you as the most spectacular light show takes centre stage: The northern lights with you in the front row.

Enjoy the Norwegian winter wonderland

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Skiing in Norway

More fun, more snow, more choice. The Norwegian ski season typically lasts for six months and usually offers good snow conditions throughout.

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No skis required

Enjoy the winter in Norway by trying a snowmobile or king crab safari, go dog sledding under the northern lights, or stay at a real igloo hotel.

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When and where to find the northern lights

For the best chances to see the northern lights, or aurora borealis, head to Northern Norway or Svalbard between late autumn and early spring.

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    These top 10 lists make it easy for you to find holiday recommendations and the most popular places and activities in Norway.

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    Dog sledding in Norway

    Get close to nature on a dog sledding trip this winter, and travel at high speed across the Norwegian wilderness, pulled by a pack of eager huskies.

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    Snowkiting in Norway

    Reach speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour on Hardangervidda.

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    Whale safari

    - Whale, shouts the captain as he points eagerly in front of the ship. Full of anticipation we make our way to the gunnel and see the whale’s blow.

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    Christmas in Norway

    Experience Norwegian Christmas traditions by visiting a Christmas market, enjoying a holiday concert, or catching a glimpse of the northern lights.

    See the world famous fjords

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    Fjord Norway

    Western Norway is famous for easily accessible fjords and mountains. The area offers activities such as hiking, glacier walking, fishing and cycling.

    No extra charge for mindblowing nature

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    Norway on a budget

    Travelling in Norway can be done affordably. Find suggestions on cheap accommodation, activities and means of transportation.

    Plan your summer in Norway

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    Hiking in Norway

    There is a network of well maintained, marked trails and cabins all over Norway. Find hiking offers and read about the main mountain areas.

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    Cycling in Norway

    Cycle on a remote island in the midnight sun, try a path beneath a mountain plunging into a fjord, or get your adrenaline pumping going downhill.

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    Fishing in Norway

    Big fish, magnificent scenery and superb facilities. Outstanding freshwater and deep sea fishing make Norway a special destination for anglers.

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    Cruise Norway

    Find your port of call. Visit the Opera in Oslo or plan a northern lights or midnight sun activity. Or find a kayak experience in Fjord Norway.

    The essence of Norway

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    Eco-friendly destinations and activities in Norway

    Choose a destination or a provider with environmental considerations. Røros, Vega, Trysil and Lærdal are sustainable destinations.

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    Norwegian Foodprints

    Enjoy homemade food, Norwegian ingredients and food with a local identity. Visit a restaurant with the Norwegian Foodprints mark of quality.

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    As night falls on Norway

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    Stay in a city or explore the coast

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    See Oslo, ski Oslo

    Skiing enthusiasts do not have to head to the mountains for a wintry holiday.

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    Hurtigruten

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