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The northern lights

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.

Arctic Norway is the kingdom of light

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.

Northern Norway

Northern Norway is known for wildlife safaris, midnight sun and northern lights. It is also home to the Sami, Norway’s indigenous people.

Films: See you in Norway

"Seeyouinnorway" - more than 50 films with exciting world class adventures and experiences in Northern Norway.

Stories for life

Travel to Norway with Eastenders actor David Spinx and see him experience things he never could have dreamt of. Watch the 12 films.

The midnight sun

During summer, the sun never sets. Capture this magnificent experience on a midnight sun cruise or safari before the darkness of winter arrives.

Helgeland

Situated right below the Arctic Circle, Helgeland is known for its unique coastline and spectacular mountain formations.

Kystriksveien

Kystriksveien is a beautiful scenic road between Steinkjer and Bodø. Most people travel Kystriksveien by car, but it is also a great cycling route.

Rica Hotels

Rica Hotels is one of the largest hotel chains in Norway and covers most of the country.

Troms

Archipelagos, fjords and mountains create the basis for the vast county of Troms with added colour from the midnight sun and northern lights.

Finnmark

The vast county of Finnmark is the home of the Sami - Norway’s indigenous people. Experience midnight sun, northern lights and the North Cape.

Nordland

Nordland is known for wildlife safaris and stunning scenery. National Geographic Traveller has rated Lofoten among the best islands in the world.

The Lofoten Islands

Lofoten is known for excellent fishing and nature attractions, small villages off the beaten track and whale safaris.

Bodø

Bodø is situated on a peninsula on a beautiful stretch of coastline in Northern Norway, only a 90-minute flight from Oslo.

Harstad

In the pleasant town of Harstad, you will discover a rich array of culture and nature-based experiences

Vesterålen

The islands of Vesterålen tempt you with midnight sun, northern lights, whale safaris, fishing and hiking.

The Realm of Hamsun

At the intersection between Salten, Ofoten and Lofoten, you will discover a miniature version of Nordland county.

Tromsø

The capital of the Arctic is a lively and beautiful city packed with culture and history, and surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands.

Narvik

Narvik tempts you with wild, dramatic and beautiful Arctic experiences such as the northern lights in winter and wildlife safaris during summer.

An absolutely fabulous trip to see the northern lights

Follow actress Joanna Lumley as she travels to Northern Norway to fulfil a childhood dream and see the northern lights.

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.

How to Take Photos of the Northern Lights

Here are some good tips to help you take good photographs of the northern lights on your next trip to Norway.

Apps from Visitnorway

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 northern lights

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.

What are the northern lights?

The aurora borealis has been fascinating travelers to Norway and locals alike for generations, but what is the science behind the northern lights?

Northern lights screensaver

Experiencing the northern lights is an experience for life. Download this screensaver to get the mystical Aurora Borealis directly to your computer.

Top 10 midnight sun experiences

Norway’s most popular astronomer, Knut Jørgen Røed Ødegaard shares his best midnight sun travel tips and some rather peculiar, interesting facts.

TripAdvisor forum on Northern Norway

Read tips about Norwegian destinations from other travelers on the TripAdvisor forums. Ask for advice, and share your own experiences in turn.

What to Do under the Midnight Sun

Kayaking, fishing, cycling or golfing make the most of your extra daylight hours outdoors in Northern Norway, creating memorable adventures.

Seasons, Weather and Climate in Northern Norway

The Arctic Circle marks the starting point for the midnight sun and totally dark winters lit up by the magical northern lights.

Fjords and the Midnight Sun in a Week

You don't have to choose between the fjords and the midnight sun if you're only in Norway for a week. Here's how to combine both spectacles.

Five Tips for Taking Photos of the Midnight Sun

Learn below how to photograph this strange phenomena to share with friends and keep your memories fresh.

The Sami

The Sami are Norway’s indigenous people. Travel to Northern Norway to experience their culture. Learn to throw a lasso, or try reindeer sledding.

Midnight sun offers

Book a cycle tour, go sea kayaking, fishing, golfing or take a cruise to maximize your days of midnight sun in Northern Norway.

What is the midnight sun

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.

Where to find the midnight sun

76 days of midnight sun between May and July greets travellers to Northern Norway

Summer festivals and events in Northern Norway

Explore summer holiday ceremonies and celebrations, seasonal festivals and special events in Northern Norway.

Norway Screensaver

Download this screensaver to get a selection of our very best pictures, from all over Norway.

The Arctic

Nature rules the north of Norway, and over thousands of years, people have found ways to adapt to the Arctic climate.

Go on a cruise with Hurtigruten

Witness stunning scenery with Hurtigruten along the Norwegian coast. Travel the entire voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes, or hop on and off as you wish.

Helgeland and Lofoten

The Torghatten Mountain, the bird island of Lovunden and the Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park are among the attractions on this trip.

Tourist information for Helgeland

You will find four tourist information centers to help you plan your trip to the Helgeland Region.

Paddling in Helgeland

Experience the paddling paradise of the Helgeland Coast, which is regarded as one of Norway’s best areas for sea kayaking.

Attractions in Helgeland

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.

Eating in Helgeland

Helgeland's culinary traditions span fish and seafood, bread, cakes, dairy products and meat. Here are a few places where you can try the local fare.

Shopping in Helgeland

Buy art and handicrafts directly from local artists. The Helgeland region also has several modern shopping centres.

Hiking in Helgeland

Pack your walking boots and explore Helgeland on foot. Hiking options abound, whether you follow marked trails or make a foray into the wilderness.

What to do in Helgeland

Go island hopping on a bike, paddle in a sea kayak, explore a cave or go hiking in the spectacular mountains dotted along Helgeland.

Where to stay in Helgeland

Stay in a traditional Norwegian fisherman's cabin, in an authentic small hotel on the coast or in a historic hotel in Mosjøen or Mo i Rana.

Key facts about Helgeland

Helgeland is a large and majestic region covering 18,000 square kilometres in the southern part of the county of Nordland.

Getting to Helgeland and around

Getting to Helgeland is easy whether you choose to drive, fly, catch a train or travel by Hurtigruten!

Helgeland Coast National Tourist Route

Experience the cultural heritage of Northern Norway and its many natural wonders, from the majestic Svartisen Glacier to the Vega Islands.

Getting to Kystriksveien and around

Most people explore Kystriksveien by car, but there are plenty of options for those who prefer public transport.

Where to stay along Kystriksveien

Stay in a historic hotel or in a remote fishermen's cabin along Kystriksveien. But whatever type of accommodation you choose, book well in advance.

Tourist information along Kystriksveien

The tourist information center in Steinkjer will help you book accommodation and plan a tailor-made itinerary for your trip along Kystriksveien.

Shopping along Kystriksveien

You will find artists, craftsmen and farmers selling things as varied as Sami-inspired handicrafts and local food along the Kystriksveien road.

What to do along Kystriksveien

The best place for fishing along Kystriksveien is Saltstraumen. Hiking and biking are other popular activities.

Tour suggestion along Kystriksveien

Spend at least five days when driving from Steinkjer to Bodø.

Eating along Kystriksveien

You will find many places offering good food along Kystriksveien, from fine dining restaurants to corner shops selling local produce.

Winter activities in Troms

Winters in Troms feature blue light, northern lights and white snow.

Tourist Information in Troms

Troms Reiseliv runs a year-round tourist information office for Troms County.

Hiking in Troms

Troms boasts three national parks with good hiking. Exploring Senja Island, Reisa National Park and Lauklines are among the highlights.

Shopping in Troms

In Troms, you will find the normal selection of shops, as well as local art galleries and other specialist shops.

Key facts about Troms

Archipelagos, fjords and mountains create the frame for the county of Troms with added colour from the midnight sun and northern lights.

Attractions in Troms

The Polar Zoo and the three national parks of Reisa, Øvre Dividal and Ånderdalen are popular attractions in Troms.

Tour suggestions in Troms

Visit fishing villages in the morning and go hiking in the mountains in the afternoon.

Fishing in Troms

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.

Dining in Troms

The best food in Troms is prepared with fresh local ingredients, such as cod or elk, combined with international culinary trends.

What to do in Troms

Nature plays an important role in many of the activities which are on offer in Troms.

Where to stay in Troms

Sleep in rooms that have been occupied by English lords at the historical Rundhaug Gjestegård, or stay in an exclusive log cabin at Lyngen Lodge.

Getting to Troms and around

Reach Troms by plane all year from Oslo, London and Murmansk, spring to autumn from Riga, and from Stockholm during summer.

What to do in Finnmark

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.

Finnmarksløpet dog sledding race

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.

Reindeer sledding

Let reindeer drag you across the white plains of Finnmark in Northern Norway.

Tourist Information in Finnmark

The tourist information offices in Finnmark will help you book accommodation and plan your trip.

Getting to Nordland and around

Travel to Nordland by train, car, plane, ship or ferry.

King crab safaris in Finnmark

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.

Where to stay in Nordland

You have a wide spectrum of accommodation to choose from in Nordland – from authentic fishermen's cabins to exclusive hotels.

Tour suggestions in Nordland

Nordland gives you many possibilities for round trips or a longer stay in one place.

Attractions in Nordland

Cross the Arctic Circle, visit Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest maelstrom, and head out to the internationally acclaimed Lofoten Islands.

Winter in Nordland

See the northern lights, join a killer whale safari, experience the Lofoten Fishery or go skiing in Narvik.

What to do in Nordland

Choose a whale safari in Vesterålen or a sea eagle safari in Lofoten when you are in Nordland.

Key facts about Nordland

Meet nature, tranquillity and an endless array of activities in Nordland, the second largest county in Norway.

Key facts about Finnmark

The county of Finnmark covers an area of 48,637 square kilometers and has approximately 72,000 inhabitants.

Scenic attractions in Finnmark

Experience the North Cape, the huge national parks or Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau.

Shopping in Finnmark

Sami products, silver jewelry and ceramics are among the many souvenirs you can buy when you visit Finnmark.

What to eat in Finnmark

Sample local dishes made with reindeer, grouse, salmon or king crab when you visit Finnmark.

Round trip from Tana to Lakselv

Driving from Tana to Lakselv takes you past famous salmon rivers and the Børselvfjellet mountains.

Hiking in Finnmark

With its fjords and the unique Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau, the vast county of Finnmark is well-suited for hiking holidays for the whole family.

Birding in Finnmark

Finnmark offers fantastic opportunities for birding. The Varanger Peninsula in eastern Finnmark is one of Norway's most exclusive bird areas.

Getting to Finnmark and around

There are several direct flights daily from Oslo to Alta and Kirkenes, and Hurtigruten boats call at 11 different ports along the coast of Finnmark.

Where to stay in Finnmark

Stay at one of many camp sites or rent a fishermen's cabin. Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta and Kirkenes SnowHotel are both made of snow and ice.

Tourist information in Nordland

in Nordland will help you book accommodation and activities.

World Championship in Cod Fishing

Every winter, hundreds of people travel to the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway to see who gets the most and the largest arctic cod.

Attractions in Bodø

Saltstraumen, the world's strongest maelstrom, and the historical trading post of Kjerringøy are two of the many attractions in the Bodø region.

Winter activities in Bodø

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.

What to do in Lofoten

Explore Lofoten by foot, go rafting in the Trollfjord and visit Lofotr Viking Museum. Taste stockfish and be amazed by the midnight sun.

The Arctic Race of Norway Road Cycling Competition 2014

Cyclists will put their endurance to the test in Northern Norway at this international race which runs from Hammerfest to Tromsø, via the North Cape.

Lofoten National Tourist Route

Discover the beauty of the Lofoten Islands, anchored above the Arctic Circle, by driving from Raftsundet to Å - one of Norway's most scenic routes.

TripAdvisor forum on the Lofoten Islands

Read tips about Norwegian destinations from other travelers on the TripAdvisor forums. Ask for advice, and share your own experiences in turn.

Scenic attractions in Lofoten

Experience the bird rocks outside the island of Røst and the cosy fishing village in Nusfjord.

Winter in Lofoten

If you want to experience the genuine atmosphere of the many fishing villages, you should visit Lofoten outside of the hectic summer season.

Tourist information in Bodø

The tourist information office in Bodø is open all year round, and provides information on what to see and do in the region.

Getting to Lofoten and around

There are daily flights into the airports in Lofoten. Travelling around Lofoten is most easily done by car, bike and ferries.

Where to stay in Lofoten

Lofoten is known for the old fishermen's cabins ("rorbuer") that have been restored and turned into modern accommodation for travellers.

Tour suggestions in Lofoten

Experience the Lofoten Islands by car or bicycle.

Eagle safari

"Of all the things I get to experience, I think this is the big one," says Norway host David Spinx, out to meet sea eagles in the Lofoten Islands.

Kayaking and fishing

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.

National Geographic recommends Lofoten

In November 2007, National Geographic Traveler rated the Lofoten islands of Northern Norway the third most appealing islands in the world.

Lofoten Islands 360 panorama SkyCam

Get a bird's eye view of the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway, including Reine, Henningsvær and Svolvær, with these amazing 360 panorama photos.

Kery facts about Bodø

Bodø is the capital of the county of Nordland and is undergoing rapid growth. The town has a population of 47,000.

Getting to Bodø and around

Bodø is the hub of Nordland, and a great base to further explore the region, and the rest of Northern Norway.

Tour suggestions in Bodø

Go island hopping or drive along the beautiful coastline. Bike to the historical trading post of Kjerringøy or hike to a coastal mountain peak.

Where to eat in Bodø

Eating out in Bodø? Try traditional dishes like bacalao or meatballs, or opt for the likes of pizza or sushi instead. The choice is yours.

What to do in Bodø

Bodø offers unique countryside or urban pleasures, whether you are here for two days or two weeks.

Where to stay in Bodø

Whether you are on holiday, on business or just passing through, Bodø offers a wide range of hotels and other accommodation options.

Tourist information in Lofoten

There are several tourist information offices in Lofoten. Some of them are closed during winter.

Winter in Vesterålen

Try deep sea fishing under the northern lights this winter. This is one of several exciting activities you can enjoy in the Vesterålen Islands.

What to do in Harstad

Bring some good shoes when you visit Harstad. Experience the town's attractions and nearby nature on foot.

What to do in Vesterålen

Vesterålen has a lot of opportunities, whether you want to explore the islands yourself or are more interested in guided trips and safaris.

Where to stay in Vesterålen

Stay in a fisherman's cabin, pitch your tent beside the sea or stay in a hotel in the town of Stokmarknes.

Getting to Vesterålen and around

Visit Vesterålen by air, bus, car or by Hurtigruten (the Norwegian Coastal Voyage).

Attractions in Vesterålen

Visit the Whale Centre in Andenes, the fishing village of Nyksund, Møysalen National Park and experience the narrow Trollfjord from a boat.

Tour suggestions in Vesterålen

Go hiking in the footsteps of the Norwegian Queen Sonja, feed the reindeers of the Samis or explore old fishing villages by bike.

Key facts about Lofoten

Lofoten consists of seven main islands with a total of 24,000 inhabitants.

Key facts about Harstad

Harstad is a charming town with 23,000 inhabitants. It is an important meeting place for the region's population.

Attractions in Harstad

Harstad has a mix of contemporary and old architecture which, in combination with its waterfront location, provides a good atmosphere.

Tour suggestions in Harstad

Harstad and its surroundings offer exciting excursions regardless of whether you want to go cycling, hiking, or on a drive to the Lofoten Islands.

Dining in Harstad

Taste reindeer, fresh fish, lamb, fresh berries and mushrooms mixed with international cooking.

Where to stay in Harstad

Stay at hotels, cabins, a youth hostel, traditional wooden storehouses or private accommodation in houses and on farms.

Key facts about Vesterålen

Some of the country's richest fishing grounds are located in Vesterålen.

Getting to Harstad and around

Harstad is located on Norway's biggest island Hinnøya, next to Vesterålen and Lofoten to the west, Narvik to the east and Tromsø to the north.

Tourist information in Harstad

The tourist information is located in the centre of Harstad, just opposite the express boat quay.

Tourist information for Vesterålen

The tourist information for Vesterålen, situated in Sortland, is open all year round. There are also local tourist offices in each municipality.

Senja National Tourist Route

Discover the striking scenery of the outer coast of the Island of Senja in Northern Norway, which reaches out into the mighty Norwegian Sea.

Lyngsalpene (The Lyngen Alps)

The impressive Lyngsalpene are located above the Arctic Circle, not far from the city of Tromsø.

Finnmarksvidda

Finnmarksvidda is one of Norway’s largest mountain plateaus and the home of the Sami people.

Key facts about the Realm of Hamsun

Experience a spectacular coastal area in the county of Nordland with islands, skerries, beaches, deep fjords, steep mountains and northern lights.

Varanger National Tourist Route

Get a taste of the far north in this less traveled corner of Norway. Rich bird life, history and long summer nights lit by the midnight sun all await.

Top 10 Kayaking Experiences in Norway

Olympic gold medalist Eirik Verås Larsen has been kayaking for nearly 30 years. This is his list of top places to experience kayaking in Norway.

TripAdvisor forum on Tromsø

Read tips about Norwegian destinations from other travelers on the TripAdvisor forums. Ask for advice, and share your own experiences in turn.

Dog Sledding in Finnmark

Travel to the Pasvikdalen Valley near the Russian border to meet 50 Alaskan huskies, and try dog sledging with Norway host David Spinx.

Snowmobile trip and king crab safari

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 North Cape - Europe's northern end

Far inside the Arctic Circle, the North Cape offers arctic adventures like dog-sledding in winter and months of never-ending sunlight in the summer.

Tourist information in Tromsø

Tromsø Tourist Information Office is located in the city center, within walking distance of buses, ferries, Hurtigruten and most city hotels.

Key facts about Tromsø

Located 220 miles north of the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is the capital of the Arctic, surrounded by beautiful fjords and mountains.

Winter in Tromsø

In winter, expect moderate temperatures, loads of snow, skies lit up by the northern lights and a busy cultural scene in Tromsø.

Dining and nightlife in Tromsø

Tromsø is known for a lively nightlife with friendly locals and a range of restaurants specialising in the fresh ingredients of the region.

Shopping in Tromsø

Tromsø's lively city center offers great shopping - from locally made specialities to international and Nordic brands.

What to do in Tromsø

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.

Tour suggestions in Tromsø

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.

Getting to Tromsø and around

No location north of the Arctic Circle is as easy to reach as Tromsø. The city is also the best place to start your exploration of Northern Norway.

Where to stay in Tromsø

Tromsø offers accommodation for all budgets, from good hotels to home stays. Charming cabins and campsites can also be found out of town.

Attractions in Tromsø

Tromsø’s numerous sights offer history, daring architecture, wildlife, science, culture and impressive vistas.

The Vega Islands

Just south of the Arctic Circle you will find the Vega archipelago, a cluster of dozens of UNESCO-protected islands.

Andøya National Tourist Route

Enjoy a scenic drive on Vesterålen in Northern Norway. This coastal road on Andøya Island is characterised by the open sea and long, white beaches.

Alta

Alta is the largest town in Finnmark and offers northern lights and midnight sun, mountains, sami culture and reindeer.

TripAdvisor forum on Alta

Read tips about Norwegian destinations from other travelers on the TripAdvisor forums. Ask for advice, and share your own experiences in turn.

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.

Lofotr Viking Museum

"Cheers, good people. Eat well for you have traveled long," says the Viking chieftain as he welcomes visitors for a traditional Viking banquet.

Sustainable Vacations in Norway

Taking care of business for some, a way of life for others: More and more of Norway's tourism industry follows sustainable principles.

Sailing a Viking Ship on the Vefsnfjord

Go to sea in a Viking longship to experience medieval boat building technology in action.

Vikings come to life at Lofoten

Learn about the ways of the Vikings and see how David Spinx's life takes a dramatic turn at the chieftain's longhouse at Borg in the Lofoten Islands.

Recommended places to stay in Narvik

Sample the designer delights of the new 16 floor Rica Hotel or sleep out under the northern lights at Polar Park.

Attractions in Narvik

Discover Narvik's historic attractions and its abundant natural treasures, both of which remain undiscovered to many people.

What to Do in Narvik

The Ofotfjord is the perfect location for fishing. For those who love mountaineering, Narvik is surrounding by fantastic mountains

Winter in Narvik

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.

The Saltstraumen maelstrom

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.

Lofoten Kajakk

Lofoten Kajakk offers a choice of sea and land-based activities year round, including kayaking, sailing, hiking, cycling, skiing and snowshoeing.

The North Cape

When standing at the North Cape cliff with the iconic globe monument, only the Svalbard Islands separate you from the North Pole.

National Geographic recommends active holidays in Norway

National Geographic Adventure recommends Ålesund and Tromsø for hiking, surfing, skiing and biking. And there is more.

Havøysund National Tourist Route

The road to Havøysund follows the ocean’s edge in wild and barren terrain towards the far north of Norway and its enticing Arctic light.

The Arctic Circle Centre

The Arctic Circle Centre is situated 80 kilometres north of Mo i Rana and 70 kilometres south of Fauske.

Key facts about Narvik

Narvik is the third largest town in the county of Nordland, with a population of 18,473 inhabitants.

Getting to Narvik and around

Situated in the stunning Ofoten Region, Narvik is easily accessible by car, boat, air and train. Its close proximity to Sweden is an added advantage.

Recommended places to eat in Narvik

Enjoy a light snack or a full dinner at one of the recommended places.

Hunting for the northern lights with the Sami

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.

Kirkenes Snow Hotel

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.

Kirkenes

The small town of Kirkenes is known as the capital of the Barents Region and the gateway to the East.

Kautokeino

There are 3,000 people and 100,000 reindeer in Kautokeino. The Sami culture is vivid and authentic.

Karasjok

Karasjok is the Sami capital and a cultural junction in Finnmark.

The Struve Arc

The Struve Arc is an UNESCO protected chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Northern Norway to the Black Sea.

Round trip in Western Finnmark

Experience the North Cape and Karasjok on this round trip in Western Finnmark.

Round trip in Eastern Finnmark

Visit Sami villages, travel to the border area between Finnmark and Russia or join the locals catching king crabs in Eastern Finnmark.

Fishing in the Hammerfest area

At Sørøya, Seiland and Kokelv you will find good places to catch the big one and at Skaidi you can fish in a good salmon river.

Bird watching at Ekkerøy

Experience spectacular bird life in Northern Norway. Ekkerøy Holiday House offers environmentally friendly accommodation close to nature in Finnmark.

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta

All interior and exterior is made of snow and ice in this luxurious hotel, even the glasses in the bar.

Rock carvings Alta

The UNESCO-protected rock carvings in Alta, Finnmark, bear witness to human activity in Northern Norway already in the prehistoric period.

Top attractions in Southern Norway

Enjoy a stroll around Lyngør and Merdø, take a boat trip through Blindleia and visit Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway’s southernmost point.

Tourist information in Narvik

The tourist office is located in the town centre. Feel free to visit the tourist information for advice, ideas, inspiration and general information.
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Dog sledding in Alta

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Snowmobile trip in Alta

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