How to snap the northern lights
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.
Watch nature's own theater unfold above you as the most spectacular light show takes center stage: The northern lights with you in the front row.
During summer, the sun never sets. Capture this magnificent experience on a midnight sun cruise or safari before the darkness of winter arrives.
Follow actress Joanna Lumley as she travels to Northern Norway to fulfil a childhood dream and see the northern lights.
Experiencing the northern lights is an experience for life. Download this screensaver to get the mystical Aurora Borealis directly to your computer.
Our free apps for iPhone and Android show you when to look for the northern lights, and can help you find attractions and more, right where you are.
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.
For the best chances to see the northern lights, or aurora borealis, head to Northern Norway between late autumn and early spring.
There is much for visitors to do under the northern lights in Northern Norway. Here are a few suggestions for activities and excursions.
The aurora borealis has been fascinating travelers to Norway and locals alike for generations, but what is the science behind the northern lights?
Norway’s most popular astronomer, Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard shares his best midnight sun travel tips and some rather peculiar, interesting facts.
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.
76 days of midnight sun between May and July greets travellers to Northern Norway
Learn below how to photograph this strange phenomena to share with friends and keep your memories fresh.
Winters in Troms feature blue light, northern lights and white snow.
The Polar Zoo and the three national parks of Reisa, Øvre Dividal and Ånderdalen are popular attractions in Troms.
Cross the Arctic Circle, visit Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest maelstrom, and head out to the internationally acclaimed Lofoten Islands.
Experience the North Cape, the huge national parks or Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau.
Join a fisherman on the fjord or experience a king crab safari, get to know Sami culture, try dog sledging or go on a snowmobile safari.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, a mountain with a hole through it and a cruise with Hurtigruten are just some of the attractions in Helgeland.
Saltstraumen, the world's strongest maelstrom, and the historical trading post of Kjerringøy are two of the many attractions in the Bodø region.
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.
Explore Lofoten by foot, go rafting in the Trollfjord and visit Lofotr Viking Museum. Taste stockfish and be amazed by the midnight sun.
Experience the bird rocks outside the island of Røst and the cosy fishing village in Nusfjord.
Bodø offers unique countryside or urban pleasures, whether you are here for two days or two weeks.
Try deep sea fishing under the northern lights this winter. This is one of several exciting activities you can enjoy in the Vesterålen Islands.
Bring some good shoes when you visit Harstad. Experience the town's attractions and nearby nature on foot.
Visit the Whale Centre in Andenes, the fishing village of Nyksund, Møysalen National Park and experience the narrow Trollfjord from a boat.
Harstad has a mix of contemporary and old architecture which, in combination with its waterfront location, provides a good atmosphere.
Discover Narvik's historic attractions and its abundant natural treasures, both of which remain undiscovered to many people.
In winter, expect moderate temperatures, loads of snow, skies lit up by the northern lights and a busy cultural scene in Tromsø.
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.
Follow David Spinx on his journey in Finnmark, where he meets the Sami, gets to taste reindeer meat and goes hunting for the northern lights.
The Struve Arc is an UNESCO protected chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Northern Norway to the Black Sea.
Experience spectacular bird life in Northern Norway. Ekkerøy Holiday House offers environmentally friendly accommodation close to nature in Finnmark.
Enjoy a stroll around Lyngør and Merdø, take a boat trip through Blindleia and visit Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway’s southernmost point.