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The land above the Arctic Circle is known for midnight sun and northern lights, Sami people in Finnmark and polar bears at the Svalbard Islands.
During summer, the sun never sets. Capture this magnificent experience on a midnight sun cruise or safari before the darkness of winter arrives.
Book a dog sledding or snow mobile tour, a photography course or a cruise to make the most of your northern lights experience in Northern Norway.
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.
The capital of the Arctic is a lively, humorous and beautiful city packed with culture and history, and surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands.
Follow actress Joanna Lumley as she travels to Northern Norway to fulfil a childhood dream and see the northern lights.
Learn below how to photograph this strange phenomena to share with friends and keep your memories fresh.
76 days of midnight sun between May and July greets travellers to Northern Norway
During the Norwegian summer season, the sun never sets north of the Arctic Circle and for a couple of months the sun is visible 24 hours a day.
Explore summer holiday ceremonies and celebrations, seasonal festivals and special events in Northern Norway.
Book a cycle tour, go sea kayaking, fishing, golfing or take a cruise to maximize your days of midnight sun in Northern Norway.
Kayaking, fishing, cycling or golfing make the most of your extra daylight hours outdoors in Northern Norway, creating memorable adventures.
Create your own virtual northern lights dance with a friend to win a dream trip for two to Northern Norway and a chance to see the lights for real.
Here are 10 tips to help you take good photographs of the northern lights on your next trip to Norway.
The aurora borealis has been fascinating travellers to Norway and locals alike for generations, but what is the science behind the northern lights?
There is much for visitors to do under the northern lights in Northern Norway. Here are a few suggestions for activities and excursions.
For the best chances to see the northern lights, or aurora borealis, head to Northern Norway between late autumn and early spring.
Norway’s most popular astronomer, Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard shares his best midnight sun travel tips and some rather peculiar, interesting facts.
Nature rules the north of Norway, and over thousands of years, people have found ways to adapt to the Arctic climate.
A stable climate with snow and a moderate chill is ideal for skiing, sledding, ice fishing and snowmobiling. At night, the northern lights appear.
Sculptural cliffs, a Polar zoo, the world's biggest troll and stunning scenery. Central Troms has much to offer visitors.
Come face to face with the red king crab in the Barents Sea outside the coast of Finnmark. Afterwards you are offered a taste of the succulent meat.
Driving from Tana to Lakselv takes you past famous salmon rivers and the Børselvfjellet mountains.
Cross the Arctic Circle, visit Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest maelstrom, and head out to the internationally acclaimed Lofoten Islands.
Choose a whale safari in Vesterålen or a sea eagle safari in Lofoten when you are in Nordland.
Nordland gives you many possibilities for round trips or a longer stay in one place.
Winters here are cold with lots of snow - ideal for skiing and sledding. Stay in a snow hotel, fish for king crabs and hunt for the northern lights.
Dog sledding, snowmobiling, fishing and North Cape trips are all made even more exciting when the northern lights brighten up the night.
Visit the North Cape, Europe's northernmost point. On the way, enjoy an igloo hotel, 6,000 stone carvings and a post-war reconstruction museum.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, a Viking long house, a mountain with a hole through it, puffins and eider ducks are among the attractions in Helgeland.
Explore Lofoten by foot, go rafting in the Trollfjord and visit Lofotr Viking Museum. Taste stockfish and be amazed by the midnight sun.
Bring your walking boots when you visit Harstad, and experience the town's attractions and nearby nature on foot.
Saltstraumen, the world's strongest maelstrom, and the historical trading post of Kjerringøy are two of the many attractions in the Bodø region.
Experience the bird rocks outside the island of Røst and the cosy fishing village in Nusfjord.
Get a bird's eye view of the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway, including Reine, Henningsvær and Svolvær, with these amazing 360 panorama photos.
If you want to experience the genuine atmosphere of the many fishing villages, you should visit Lofoten outside of the hectic summer season.
In November 2007, National Geographic Traveler rated the Lofoten islands of Northern Norway the third most appealing islands in the world.
Few Norwegian towns and cities are so close to the wilderness as Bodø. Here winter activities under the northern lights are right on your doorstep.
Discover the beauty of the Lofoten Islands, anchored above the Arctic Circle, by driving from Fiskebøl to Å - one of Norway's most scenic routes.
There are daily flights into the airports in Lofoten. Travelling around Lofoten is most easily done by car, bike and ferries.
Experience the Lofoten Islands by car or bicycle.
Bodø offers unique countryside or urban pleasures, whether you are here for two days or two weeks.
Harstad offers a mix of modern and older architecture, and a pleasant location by the waterfront.
Try deep sea fishing under the northern lights this winter. This is one of several exciting activities you can enjoy in the Vesterålen Islands.
There are plenty of accommodation alternatives in Harstad, from hotels in the town centre to camping by the sea.
Visit the Whale Centre in Andenes, the fishing village of Nyksund, Møysalen National Park and experience the narrow Trollfjord from a boat.
Finnmarksvidda is one of Norway’s largest mountain plateaus and the home of the Sami people.
Harstad and its surroundings offer exciting excursions regardless of whether you want to go cycling, hiking, or on a drive to the Lofoten Islands.
Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature Knut Hamsun, rock carvings, Vikings and World War II fill the area with interesting stories.
Go bird-watching, join a king crab safari, discover Sami culture, try dog sledging or get your adrenaline pumping exploring Finnmark on a snow mobile.
In winter, expect moderate temperatures, loads of snow, skies lit up by the northern lights and a busy cultural scene in Tromsø.
When travelling in Troms, it is the arctic contrasts that put the magic in your day - snowy mountains, grand valleys, fjords and lots of lakes.
The last day of the trip in Norway could not have ended any better. Spectacular northern lights waved goodbye to our explorers.
Experience spectacular bird life in Northern Norway. Ekkerøy Holiday House offers environmentally friendly accommodation close to nature in Finnmark.
Experience the North Cape, the huge national parks or Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau.
Travel to Finnmark and join Norway host David Spinx as he meets the Sami, gets to taste reindeer meat and goes hunting for the northern lights.
Discover Narvik's historic attractions and its abundant natural treasures, which too many people remain undiscovered.
Winters in Troms feature blue light, northern lights and white snow.
What is on your "to do" list? Fulfil lifelong ambitions or explore your special interests. From pure culture to extreme adventure, it is all here.
Join Norway host David Spinx on a snowmobile ride and a king crab safari in Finnmark, Northern Norway. Floating in the Barents Sea is also included.
Spend a night at the snow hotel in Kirkenes, Northern Norway. Like David Spinx, you can order a northern lights wake up call before going to bed.
Travel to the Pasvikdalen Valley near the Russian border to meet 50 Alaskan huskies, and try dog sledging with Norway host David Spinx.
Karasjok is the Sami capital and a cultural junction in Finnmark.
When standing on the cliff at the North Cape, mainland Europe’s northernmost point, only the Svalbard Islands separate you from the North Pole.
The small town of Kirkenes is known as the capital of the Barents Region and the gateway to the East.
Welcome to the districts of Hamarøy and Tysfjord, which offer the very best of Scandinavian nature, Sami culture and North-Norwegian pride.
Visit fishing villages in the morning and go hiking in the mountains in the afternoon.
Experience the North Cape and Karasjok on this round trip in Western Finnmark.
Visit Sami villages, travel to the border area between Finnmark and Russia or join the locals catching king crabs in Eastern Finnmark.
Run in the midnight sun or play a round of golf on the world's northernmost course. Hike, paddle or fish in spectacular Arctic scenery.
All interior and exterior is made of snow and ice in this luxurious hotel, even the glasses in the bar.
The UNESCO-protected rock carvings in Alta, Finnmark, bear witness to human activity in Northern Norway already in the prehistoric period.
Alta is the largest town in Finnmark and offers northern lights, midnight sun, mountains, Sami culture, reindeer and UNESCO-protected rock carvings.
Tromsø's many attractions offer history, daring architecture, wildlife, science, culture and impressive vistas.
The stunning scenery around Tromsø is easy to discover by car. There is something new around every corner. Pick up a map at the tourist information.
The Arctic Circle Centre is situated 80 kilometres north of Mo i Rana and 70 kilometres south of Fauske.
The Ofotfjord is the perfect location for fishing. For those who love mountaineering, Narvik is surrounding by fantastic mountains.
Saltstraumen is the world’s most powerful maelstrom and is situated outside of Bodø in Arctic Norway. Join an eagle safari or go sea rafting.
The Struve Arc is an UNESCO protected chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Northern Norway to the Black Sea.
Stop by the heavily guarded Russian border on your way to a king crab safari. And be sure to put on a dry suit and try floating in the Barents Sea.