What to do under the midnight sun
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.
The capital of the Arctic is a lively 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.
Book a cycle tour, go sea kayaking, fishing, golfing or take a cruise to maximize your days of midnight sun in 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.
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.
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Norway’s most popular astronomer, Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard shares his best midnight sun travel tips and some rather peculiar, interesting facts.
Experiencing the northern lights is an experience for life. Download this screensaver to get the mystical Aurora Borealis directly to your computer.
There is much for visitors to do under the northern lights in Northern Norway. Here are a few suggestions for activities and excursions.
Nature rules the north of Norway, and over thousands of years, people have found ways to adapt to the Arctic climate.
The best place for fishing along Kystriksveien is Saltstraumen. Hiking and biking are other popular activities.
Winters in Troms feature blue light, northern lights and white snow.
Nature plays an important role in many of the activities which are on offer in Troms.
The Polar Zoo and the three national parks of Reisa, Øvre Dividal and Ånderdalen are popular attractions in Troms.
Visit fishing villages in the morning and go hiking in the mountains in the afternoon.
There are fish to be caught all year around. Cod fishing is at its best in winter time. Try Senja for a special fishing experience.
Choose a whale safari in Vesterålen or a sea eagle safari in Lofoten when you are in Nordland.
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.
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.
Nordland gives you many possibilities for round trips or a longer stay in one place.
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.
Driving from Tana to Lakselv takes you past famous salmon rivers and the Børselvfjellet mountains.
See the northern lights, join a killer whale safari, experience the Lofoten Fishery or go skiing in Narvik.
In early March, teams of dogs and men set off across the icy wastes of the Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau on the world's northernmost sled dog race.
Let reindeer drag you across the white plains of Finnmark in Northern Norway.
Go island hopping on a bike, paddle in a sea kayak, explore a cave or go hiking in the spectacular mountains dotted along Helgeland.
Experience the paddling paradise of the Helgeland Coast, which is regarded as one of Norway’s best areas for sea kayaking.
Pack your walking boots and explore Helgeland on foot. Hiking options abound, whether you follow marked trails or make a foray into the wilderness.
Every winter, hundreds of people travel to the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway to see who gets the most and the largest arctic cod.
Explore Lofoten by foot, go rafting in the Trollfjord and visit Lofotr Viking Museum. Taste stockfish and be amazed by the midnight sun.
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.
Experience the bird rocks outside the island of Røst and the cosy fishing village in Nusfjord.
In November 2007, National Geographic Traveler rated the Lofoten islands of Northern Norway the third most appealing islands in the world.
Get a bird's eye view of the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway, including Reine, Henningsvær and Svolvær, with these amazing 360 panorama photos.
Saltstraumen, the world's strongest maelstrom, and the historical trading post of Kjerringøy are two of the many attractions in the Bodø region.
If you want to experience the genuine atmosphere of the many fishing villages, you should visit Lofoten outside of the hectic summer season.
Norway host David Spinx tries to get as close to the Lofoten nature as possible. He chooses a double kayak. And he ends up cod fishing.
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.
Bodø offers unique countryside or urban pleasures, whether you are here for two days or two weeks.
Bring some good shoes when you visit Harstad. Experience the town's attractions and nearby nature on foot.
Harstad has a mix of contemporary and old architecture which, in combination with its waterfront location, provides a good atmosphere.
Stay at hotels, cabins, a youth hostel, traditional wooden storehouses or private accommodation in houses and on farms.
Vesterålen has a lot of opportunities, whether you want to explore the islands yourself or are more interested in guided trips and safaris.
Try deep sea fishing under the northern lights this winter. This is one of several exciting activities you can enjoy in the Vesterålen Islands.
Finnmarksvidda is one of Norway’s largest mountain plateaus and the home of the Sami people.
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.
The Ofotfjord is the perfect location for fishing. For those who love mountaineering, Narvik is surrounding by fantastic mountains
In winter, expect moderate temperatures, loads of snow, skies lit up by the northern lights and a busy cultural scene in Tromsø.
Travel to the Pasvikdalen Valley near the Russian border to meet 50 Alaskan huskies, and try dog sledging with Norway host David Spinx.
Discover Narvik's historic attractions and its abundant natural treasures, both of which remain undiscovered to many people.
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.
Tromsø’s numerous sights offer history, daring architecture, wildlife, science, culture and impressive vistas.
When standing at the North Cape cliff with the iconic globe monument, only the Svalbard Islands separate you from the North Pole.
The Arctic Circle Centre is situated 80 kilometres north of Mo i Rana and 70 kilometres south of Fauske.
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.
Spend a night with David Spinx in a snow hotel in Kirkenes in Northern Norway. And be sure to order a northern lights wake up call before you sleep.
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.
The small town of Kirkenes is known as the capital of the Barents Region and the gateway to the East.
There are 3,000 people and 100,000 reindeer in Kautokeino. The Sami culture is vivid and authentic.
Karasjok is the Sami capital and a cultural junction in Finnmark.
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.
Experience spectacular bird life in Northern Norway. Ekkerøy Holiday House offers environmentally friendly accommodation close to nature in Finnmark.
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 and midnight sun, mountains, sami culture and reindeer.
Lofoten Kajakk offers a choice of sea and land-based activities year round, including kayaking, sailing, hiking, cycling, skiing and snowshoeing.
National Geographic Adventure recommends Ålesund and Tromsø for hiking, surfing, skiing and biking. And there is more.
Winters can be cold and harsh, but they also offer the chance to catch a glimpse of the northern lights and to join action packed outdoor adventures.
Go to sea in a Viking longship to experience medieval boat building technology in action.
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.
- The dogs are very social and happy. They love it when guests arrive and it is time for running, says Eirik Nilsen at Holmen Hundesententer.