Spend the night in an ice hotel or go hiking under the midnight sun. Fish in the Altaelva river, explore Northern Europe’s largest canyon, see world famous rock carvings, and learn about Sami culture in the largest town in Finnmark.
Northern Norway is by far the largest and most sparsely populated part of mainland Norway, and covers more than a third of the country.
Alta is the largest town in Norway’s northernmost county, and an area with a relatively mild climate in the otherwise cold north. Here you can experience Sami culture up close and UNESCO-protected rock carvings.
Experiencing the unbelievable colours flashing across the Arctic sky is on many travellers’ bucket list. Few places on earth offer more ways to witness the aurora borealis than Norway.
Like a prolonged sunset and sunrise all at once, the midnight sun colours heaven and earth in a reddish yellow light.