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Winter in Norway

Ski resorts are many and snow conditions usually excellent. Try dog sledging or drive your own snowmobile. And go hunting for the northern lights.
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Northern Lights tours and cruises

Fjord Travel Norway offers a wide range of adventurous Northern Lights Cruise packages and Northern Lights breaks.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 travelers to Northern Norway. The further north you go, the more nights of midnight sun you get.

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.

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.

The Arctic

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

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.

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.

What to do in Nordland

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

Scenic attractions in Finnmark

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

Round trip from Tana to Lakselv

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

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.

Winter activities in Troms

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

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.

What to do in Troms

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

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.

Scenic attractions in Lofoten

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

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.

Tour suggestions in Lofoten

Experience the Lofoten Islands by car or bicycle.

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.

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.

Attractions in Harstad

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

Where to stay in Harstad

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

What to do in Harstad

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

Finnmarksvidda

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

Tromsø

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

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.

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.

Attractions in Tromsø

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

Alta

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

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

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.

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.

King crab safari

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 Arctic Circle Centre

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What to do in Svalbard

Join a boat trip to watch the arctic landscape and wildlife. Or try dog sledding or a snowmobile safari.
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Arctic Light Safari

Freedom. Adventure. Imagine a snowmobile journey through the Arctic landscape, with the polar night lit only by the stars and the dancing aurora.

Getting to Svalbard and around

There are daily flights from Oslo to Longyearbyen, the main town on Svalbard, via Tromsø most of the year.

Dog sledging on wheels in the Arctic

We hear the huskies long before we see them. A chorus of barking greets us at Svalbard Villmarkssenter: 40 huskies leaping, yelping and eager to go.
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