There are several ways of exploring the northern lights in Varanger. You can go by snowmobiles, by foot using snowshoes, and by boat. The choice is yours.
Northern lights can be combined with Arctic activities that are special for the region. Varanger is listed by “Top Birding Sites of the World” as one of the world’s top 100 areas for bird watching, and local tour operators take you around to spot rare species almost all winter, and in summer as well.
Town communities are small but lively, and the locals are happy to give their advice to visitors. Thanks to its natural richness of game and seafood, and traditions for trade with Finland and Russia, Varanger has had continuous settlements since the Stone Age.
Getting to Varanger is easier than one might think. The main airport in the area is Kirkenes with daily flights, and the airport has flight connections to other domestic airports in Varanger.
Find more inspiration on Varanger’s official website.
The NorwayLights app provides the best prediction for when to see the northern lights in the area.
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