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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.

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.

Harstad

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

Tromsø

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tourist Information in Finnmark

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

Reindeer sledding

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

Key facts about Finnmark

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Key facts about Harstad

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

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.

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.

Finnmarksvidda

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

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.

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.

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.

Alta

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 centre offers great shopping - from locally made specialities to international and Nordic brands.

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.

Key facts about Tromsø

Located 350 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is the capital of the Arctic, surrounded by beautiful fjords and mountains.

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 Struve Arc

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

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.

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.
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Excursions en route

Hurtigruten’s extensive program of excursions takes advantage of local guides and benefits from calling at ports that larger ships cannot reach.
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Explore authentic Norway with Hurtigruten

A Hurtigruten voyage is arguably the best way to experience Norway. Discover fjords, waterways and ports that other ships cannot reach.
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Hurtigruten

A journey with the iconic Hurtigruten offers the best views at a gentle pace – it is the ideal way to discover Norway’s varied coastal landscape.
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Classic and short voyages

The Classic Roundtrip Voyage with Hurtigruten is a 12 day journey, but there are also shorter options available.
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Four seasons with Hurtigruten

Every season has its charm; the northern lights in winter, the Arctic awakening in spring, the midnight sun in summer and the vivid colors in fall.

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.

Dog sledding in Alta

- 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.

Snowmobile trip in Alta

- Everyone with a drivers license can do this. It is much easier than driving a car, says our guide at Alta Friluftspark Resort.
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