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Sunset over Utakleiv in the Lofoten Islands, Norway Photo: Terje Sørgjerd / tesophotography.com
Northern lights performing a dance of inspiration above Kautokeino in Northern Norway. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/www.visitnorway.com
Northern lights, also known as aurora borealis, dancing in the clear night sky above the fishing village of Ersfjord in the county of Troms. Photo: Bjørn Jørgensen/Innovation Norway
Harstad is one of many places in Northern Norway to see the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis. Photo: Frank Andreassen/www.nordnorge.com/Harstad
Photo: Stockshots.no/Innovation Norway
Enjoy the crisp sea air and the magnificant show of the northern lights from the deck of one of Hurtigruten's (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage) ships Photo: M. Horender
Go on a cruise with Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage) during late autumn or winter/early spring - you might see the splendid northern lights. Photo: Ivan Mervillie
The magical northern lights will often flicker across the night sky high above the Lofoten Islands during late autumn and winter/early spring. Photo: Stockshots.no/Innovation Norway
Northern lights performing a dance of inspiration above Vågakallen Mountain in Lofoten. Photo: Stockshots.no/Innovation Norway
A show of natural wonderment is displayed by the northern lights over the small town of Svolvær in Lofoten Photo: Stockshots.no/Innovation Norway
Travel to Lofoten in late autumn and early spring in order to see the northern lights. October, February and March are the best months. Photo: Stockshots.no/Innovation Norway
Northern lights dancing above Vågakallen Mountain in the Lofoten Islands. Photo: Stockshots.no/Innovation Norway
The Lofoten Islands are an excellent location for viewing the northern lights perform their magical display in the night sky. Photo: Stockshots.no/Innovation Norway
The charming fishing village of Henningsvær in Lofoten is a great place to see the northern lights, also known as aurora borealis. Photo: Stockshots.no/Innovation Norway
In Tromsø, the highest northern lights frequency is between 6 pm and 1 am. The best months are December, January, February and March. Photo: Kjetil Skogli/Visit Tromsø
A curtain of northern lights touches the mountains beside the Ersfjord in the county of Troms. Photo: Kjetil Skogli/Visit Tromsø
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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.
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Sunset over Utakleiv in the Lofoten Islands, Norway - Photo: Terje Sørgjerd / tesophotography.com

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.

Arctic Norway is the kingdom of light

Source: Visitnorway

Explore Arctic Norway

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.

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.

The Arctic

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

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.

What to do in the Arctic

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.

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.

Reindeer sledding

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

Dog Sledding in Norway

Get close to nature on a dog sledding trip this winter, and travel at high speed across the Norwegian wilderness, pulled by a pack of eager huskies.

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.

About Northern Norway

Tourist information for Helgeland

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

Key facts about Helgeland

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

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