In Northern Norway, pure magic awaits in the form of spectacular scenery, culture and natural wonders like the midnight sun and the northern lights. Get ready for a trip to the kingdom of light!
As the largest part of the mainland, Northern Norway stretches from the Helgeland coast in the south to Europe’s northernmost point near the North Cape. It also includes the Svalbard Islands, located halfway between Norway and the North Pole. The region boasts wild and untouched nature, Arctic animals, and world-class seafood.
You’ll find several fishing villages here too, with colourful fishermen’s cabins called “rorbuer.” Experience the coastal culture on a fishing trip, by driving along the scenic route Kystriksveien or on a cruise with the coastal express Hurtigruten. You can also go island hopping if you want to.
Another important part of the history and the culture in the region is the Sami – the country’s indigenous people. The attractions on the Norwegian tundra in Finnmark reflect their history, heritage and life today.
Get in-depth travel information on Northern Norway’s official website.
Check out some of the best and most scenic hikes in Northern Norway.
From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what Northern Norway offers.
Driving is a scenic way of getting around in Northern Norway, but be aware that distances between the bigger cities can be larger than you think. It is possible to rent a car at all of the airports in Northern Norway.
Most overland passenger traffic in Northern Norway is by bus. Buses go to almost all inhabited places in Northern Norway.
The Norwegian Coastal Voyage Hurtigruten calls at 25 ports in Northern Norway, with stops varying from 5 minutes to 4 hours depending on the size of the port. You are free to go ashore if you wish.
Several express and local boats will take you around Northern Norway.
Norway has a railway network stretching from Kristiansand in the south to Bodø above the Arctic Circle. The Nordlandsbanen railway line, which takes you deep inside the polar regions, is ranked among the most beautiful railways in the world.
There are airports in Bodø, Harstad/Narvik, Tromsø, Alta, Kirkenes and Longyearbyen, plus 20 short runway airports. Travel time from Oslo to Tromsø is around one hour and 45 minutes.
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12 days rail tour from Oslo via the Norwegian fjords to Bergen. From Bergen you will continue on a 7-day cruise along the Norwegian coats to Kirkenes.
Lofoten offers stunning nature, mountain hikes, world-class fishing, and cycling trips in spectacular scenery. Sample delicious food served by lovely hosts.
On this trip, you will stay in modern, well-equipped fishing cabins, right by the water’s edge. It’s the perfect base for an active holiday in Lofoten.
This incredible guided 14-day summer journey traverses the stunning landscape of Norway. Join our exclusive 50 Degrees North semi-escorted tour, travelling from Oslo via Bergen to the very top of Norway. Board the classic Norway in a nutshell® train journey from Flåm and catch the express boat along the Norwegian fjords to Bergen. Feast on fresh seafood in Bergen before taking the Hurtigruten along the coast to your final stop, Kirkenes.
The Lofoten Islands are some of the most spectacular islands in the world. Situated above the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten archipelago offers dramatic, imposing beauty everywhere you look. This tour combines breathtaking scenery and idyllic fishing villages. During the tour you can relax and enjoy the vibrant costal culture, or add activities of your choice. You travel safely and comfortably by local bus and ferry.
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