The northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, are at their most frequent in late autumn and early spring. October, February and March are the best months for auroral observations. However, remember that you are at the complete mercy of nature. Local weather can suddenly decide to obstruct your view with clouds.The best places to observe the northern lights are away from the bright city lights.
Northern lights experiences are offered throughout the county from September to March. These ecperiences also include fishing, dog sledging or a culinary experience in a lavvu (a Sami herdsmen’s tent).
Between November and January, the sun is below the horizon and this is a special time with the magical blue light. When the sun returns, the snow-covered mountains are illuminated in a tone of pink. Traditional celebrations greet the sun’s return.
Dog sledging trips are offered throughout Troms, with options ranging from an hour to a week. You may choose the duration that best suits you. Some of the trails cross into neighbouring Finland.
Summit ascents by ski are an extreme adventure. This activity demands previous off-piste skiing experience. The tours are run by certified guides and routes are determined by snow conditions in the mountains.
Cross-country skiing tours of various lengths and degrees of difficulty are available throughout the county. Marked trails, guided tours and organised trips through the local hiking association make for large variation.
The alpine skiing centre of Troms is Målselv Fjellandsby.
Winter fishing trips take place in larger boats and are organised as group activities.
Ice fishing is possible only during winter. Most lakes in Troms are ideal for ice-fishing.
Sami cultural experiences with reindeer sledge rides offer a better insight into the lives of the Sami.
The following providers can help you realise your winter adventure in Troms:
View all listings for Troms
Copy and paste this code into your blog/website
Winters in Troms feature blue light, northern lights and white snow.
Winter activities in Troms
Loading seems to take longer than expected.
Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact email@example.com
Search, compare and book accommodation in Norway.
Widest selection of flights to and within Norway.
Compare rates from leading car rental companies nationwide.
Best price guaranteed - Ferries to and from Norway.
Best price guaranteed - Cruises in Norway.
Contact usBooking - Book NorwayAbout visitnorway.us About Innovation NorwayPhoto service & creditsInnovation Norway's officesLegal disclaimerTravel TradeList of US travel providersEvents in Norway 2013Media & pressPrivacy and security policy
Facebook Twitter.com/VisitnorwayUSA YouTube
Games and moreFree games:- Holmenkollen Ski Jump- Trysil Twin Tip
The northern lightsSeason and climate in NorwayThe vikingsFjord NorwayHurtigruten OsloBergenTromsøLofotenThe world's best train rideArctic Norway is the kingdom of light
Reservation SupportAbout Book NorwayTerms and conditionsPrivacy & securityFAQ
Order brochuresEnewslettersGoscandinaviaView all our videosFree screensaver from Norway
You are browsing the full version of Visitnorway on a small screen.
Go to mobile version
You are currently browsing the mobile version of Visitnorway.
Go to full version