Our bold claim is that Northern Norway is amongst the most comfortable and interesting places to see the northern lights, as hundreds of thousands of people live in this huge geographical area. The region offers a vast selection of activities, tours, cruises, restaurants and hotels, which all play an important part in the Arctic experience. Check out the northern lights campaign offers.
To the locals in Northern Norway, the northern lights are a part of life and a fertile source for art, mythology, and legends. To others, like celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the phenomenon is an example of just how beautiful science can be.
Some media have reported that scientists expect the aurora lights to fade and appear less frequently over the next ten years. This is not true for Northern Norway, though, as scientist Truls Lynne Hansen at the Tromsø Geophysical Observatory explains: “It is true that we are past the northern lights climax which means there will be fewer observations around Oslo and further south. But under the auroral oval in Northern Norway we will not see any difference”.
What are the northern lights? On a very basic level the northern lights are quite simple to explain. The lights come at night when the sky is dark. It’s like a celestial ballet of light dancing across the night sky, with a colour palette (green, pink, violet) reminiscent of a really cool fashion show from the 1980s.
Between late September and late March, it is dark from early afternoon until late morning. This is the best time to see the northern lights. It is easy to get to Northern Norway and around.
Install the NorwayLights app for iPhone, Android or Windows – a forecast that helps you find the best time and place to see the northern lights.
Check out the northern lights destinations in the map below and read about their campaign offers.
All top destinations for northern lights sightings present tours and packages for experiencing this nature phenomenon up close and personal. Get a complete list of northern lights campaign offers.
Join us on an adventure trip with many items and activities right outside Bodø. Get fascinated by the Northern…More
Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen is a perfect getaway destination for the aurora season. Quiet small town close to…More
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Under the glaciers at Svalbard you find a frozen world: A world filled with ice that have been shaped during…More
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Whale Safari Ltd The Whale and Dolphin Society has given as the following commendation: « Whalesafari Ltd.…More
Join us on a new, and very special, Aurora hunting experience at Lights at the Lodge. From Narvik town, you…More
Join us on a new, and very special, Aurora hunting experience at Lights at the Lodge. From Narvik town, you…
Welcome to Narvikfjellet - A unique ski resort surrounded by majestic mountains and deep fjords. At the foot…More
Polar Park is the world's northernmost animal park, and home to Norway's large predators such as bears,…More
Dec 16 - Apr 15 we pick you up at Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromso 8:45 am, drive you to the Lyngen Alps, provide…More
Dec 16 - Apr 15 we pick you up at Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromso 8:45 am, drive you to the Lyngen Alps, provide…
High standard fishermen cabins only 35 minutes drive from Tromsø Airport. Ideal location for hiking, fishing,…More
Join us on a Winter Expedition to the Northernmost point of Europe. Conquer the arctic wilderness by…More
Scandic is the largest Nordic hotel operator with a network of 230 hotels in 7 countries, including over 80 hotels in Norway, whereas 13 of them are situated in Northern Norway.More
Stay at the world's northernmost full service hotel in the heart of Longyearbyen. From your table at…More
We opened the doors to the newest department at Svalbard Hotell & Lodge in February 2015. With 31 brand…More
Haugen Pensjonat Svalbard is a small pension a 10 minutes walk from the centre of Longyearbyen. We have 9…More
Eliassen Rorbuer is a holiday resort with fishermen’s cabins, enjoying the longest tradition in the tourist…More
Modern apartments located in the centre of Longyearbyen. Only a few meters from restaurants, bars, shopping…More
Yggdrasiltunet - Is a privately owned farm hotel which is idyllically situated on the island of Kvaløya, 45…More
On the western side of the Lyngenfjord, you will find Koppangen Brygger among the mountains and the coastal…More
Full service hotel in downtown TromsøMore
Røkenes Farm is the pearl in the northMore
Scandic Harstad located in beautiful Harstad , walking distance to everything the city has to offer. Location…More
Tjeldsundbrua Kro & Hotel is located just 18 km from Harstad Narvik Airport Evenes.More
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Harstad Camping is located by the sea in idyllic surroundings 5 km south of Harstad.More
Andøy Friluftssenter is beautifully situated in a large wilderness area, between a fjord and mountains with…More
Lauksletta Overnatting is located on Arnøya in Northern Troms. We offer accommodation with dining options and…More
In Djupvik, in the north-eastern part of the Lyngenfjord, you will find Artic Lyngen Sjøcamp right beside the…More
Located just south of the centre of Lyngseidet, Lyngen Apartments offers self-catering accommodation in a…More
Welcome to Garsnes Brygge! You will find our paradise in the Sagfjord in Salangen, Norway. Our resort consists…More
Svensby Tursenter is approx. 1 hour (incl. ferry) from Tromsø, in Svensby just next to the ferrypier. We offer…More
Located right on the waterfront in Lyngseidet, Sørheim Brygge offers 4 luxury apartments and 3 rorbuer of high…More
Experience Andøya’s fantastic nature and the majestic whales in Andenes! Our staff is looking forward to…More
Welcome to our nice hotel with a homely atmosphere, and very nice location situated 115 meters above sea…More
Manndalen Sjøbuer offers seaside accommodation in the beautiful village of Manndalen by the Lyngenfjord. We…More
Overlooking the scenic Reisafjord, this hotel is found next to the harbour in Sørkjosen. It features a…More
Strandbu Camping has a picturesque location on the banks of the Skibotn river. As well as camping sites,…More
Breidablikk Gjestehus - the little hotel in the heart of NarvikMore
An excellent base for culture and hiking-experiences, and hunt for the northern lights or the midnight sun.…More
With modern comfort in historic surroundings, Funken Lodge offers a unique Svalbard experience. You stay at…More
Pomor Hostel in Barentsburg is a trendy and reasonably priced hostel, with homey and casual atmosphere…More
Pyramiden hotel is newly-refurbished since 2014 and seasonally open from March to October - with half or…More
Russki Dom Gueasthouse in Longyearbyen is a new and modern 2-storied house located right on the shore of…More
Tjeldsundbrua Camping is just off King Olav road, just 25 km from Harstad and 18 km from Evenes airport.More
In Nusfjord you can find most of the buildings which were part of one of Norway's eading fish buying stations…More
Welcome to Coal Miners' Cabins - an affordable and popular place to stay. We have a relaxed and casual…More
PIER HOSTEL in Pyramiden is newly-renovated 3 skyblue modern accomodation containers set up in the port: newly…More