Winter in Nordland
Choose a whale safari in Vesterålen or a sea eagle safari in Lofoten when you are in Nordland.
If you want to experience the genuine atmosphere of the many fishing villages, you should visit Lofoten outside of the hectic summer season.
"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.
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.
Explore Lofoten by foot, go rafting in the Trollfjord and visit Lofotr Viking Museum. Taste stockfish and be amazed by the midnight sun.
Try deep sea fishing under the northern lights this winter. This is one of several exciting activities you can enjoy in the Vesterålen Islands.
Vesterålen has a lot of opportunities, whether you want to explore the islands yourself or are more interested in guided trips and safaris.
Visit the Whale Centre in Andenes, the fishing village of Nyksund, Møysalen National Park and experience the narrow Trollfjord from a boat.
The Ofotfjord is the perfect location for fishing. For those who love mountaineering, Narvik is surrounding by fantastic mountains
- 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.
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.
Lofoten Kajakk offers a choice of sea and land-based activities year round, including kayaking, sailing, hiking, cycling, skiing and snowshoeing.
Bring some good shoes when you visit Harstad. Experience the town's attractions and nearby nature on foot.