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The fishing village Reine in Lofoten islands, Norway Photo: C.H./Innovation Norway
If you want to experience the genuine atmosphere of the many fishing villages, you should visit Lofoten outside of the hectic summer season. Photo: C.H./Innovation Norway
Watch nature's own theater unfold above you as the most spectacular light installation takes the stage: The northern lights with you on the front row. Photo: Frank Andreassen/NordNorsk Reiseliv
The small town of Kirkenes is known as the capital of the Barents Region and the gateway to the East. Photo: visitnorway.com/Chris Lorang Arnesen
Northern Norway is known for wildlife safaris, midnight sun and northern lights. This part of the country is home to the Sami, Norway’s aborigines. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Innovation Norway
Lofoten is known for excellent fishing and nature attractions, small villages off the beaten track and whale safaris. Photo: Bård Løken/Statens vegvesen
Nordland is known for wildlife safaris and stunning scenery. National Geographic Traveller has rated Lofoten among the best islands in the world. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Innovation Norway
Once arrived, the sun never sets. Capture this magnificent experience on a midnight sun cruise or safari before the darkness of winter arrives. Photo: Istockphoto.com
Narvik tempts you with wild, dramatic and beautiful Arctic experiences such as the northern lights in winter and wildlife safaris during summer. Photo: Nicola Mulryan, Destination Narvik
The capital of the Arctic is a lively, humorous and beautiful city packed with culture and history, and surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands. Photo: Bård Løken
The vast county of Finnmark is the home of the Sami - Norway’s aborigines. Here you can experience midnight sun, northern lights and the North Cape. Photo: Finnmark Tourist Board
Alta is the largest town in Finnmark and offers northern lights, midnight sun, mountains, Sami culture, reindeer and UNESCO-protected rock carvings. Photo: CH/Innovation Norway
The Svalbard Islands are located in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Here you will find untouched arctic wilderness. Photo: Venke Ivarrud/Spitsbergen Travel

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.
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The fishing village Reine in Lofoten islands, Norway - Photo: C.H./Innovation Norway

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.

Northern Norway

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Destinations in Northern Norway

    About Northern Norway

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Destinations in Northern Norway

    Alta

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

    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.

    The Lofoten Islands

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

    Vesterålen

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

    Narvik

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

    Nordland

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

    The Svalbard Islands

    The Svalbard Islands are located in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Here you will find untouched arctic wilderness.

    Helgeland

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

    Harstad

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

    Bodø

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

    Tromsø

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

    The Realm of Hamsun

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

    Troms

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

    Karasjok

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

    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.

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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.

    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.

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