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Have an adventure in Nordlys

Experience another world

From the iconic Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø to the adrenalin-pumping excitement of snowmobiling in Alta, this selection represents the rich and varied experiences that await you in magical Nordlys.

Polar Park

Up-close encounters with wolves, arctic foxes, brown bears and many other beautiful species await you at the Polar Park in Narvik.

Photo: Warren Sammut

Whale safari

Witness the majestic beauty of these friendly giants of the Arctic Seas. This safari takes place aboard a big rib boat and allows you a unique, up-close perspective of the stunning whales.

Whale safari
Photo: Maarten Bril / visitvesteralen.com

Sami adventure

Meet the indigenous Sami people of Northern Norway. Learn about their ancient customs, culture and craft skills in the beautiful wintry surrounds of Finnmark.

Sami culture
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen / nordnorge.com

Husky sledding

There are many ways to witness the mesmerising beauty of the Aurora, but few can beat the sheer thrill of racing through this ancient land by husky sled.

Dog sledding in Svalbard
Photo: Bjørn Klauer / nordnorge.com


If it’s excitement you crave then a snowmobile safari across the untouched deep-snow terrain of Alta is for you – offering unique viewpoints and encounters with the arctic wildlife such as eagles, foxes and reindeer.

Snowmobile safari, Svalbard
Snowmobile safari, Svalbard.
Photo: Renato Granieri/Visitnorway.com

Ice fishing

Discover the distinctly fresh flavours of Nordlys and fish the shimmering lakes of Finnmark where you will be exposed of cold water fish.

Ice fishing in Norway
Ice fishing in Norway.
Photo: Yngve Ask

Arctic Cathedral

Constructed in the 1960s, the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø is a beautifully designed tribute to the peaks of the mountains that dominate Nordlys. It simply must be seen in the flesh.

The Arctic Cathedral
The Arctic Cathedral.
Photo: CH / visitnorway.com

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

One of the coolest ways to experience Nordlys is to stay at the iconic Igloo Hotel at Sorrisnova. Explore the nature outside and relax in the cozy warm atmosphere inside.

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel.
Photo: Konrad Konieczny / nordnorge.com

Viking feast

Get up close to the historical roots of Nordly and enjoy a traditional Viking feast. Explore the ancient grounds and drink a toast to the Norse Gods.

Lofotr Viking Museum in Lofoten
Lofotr Viking Museum in Lofoten.
Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik

Winter sea kayak experience

Kayak the fjords that surround beautiful Lofoten and paddle past the rugged, snow-capped mountains.

Kayaking in Lofoten
Kjerkfjorden, Lofoten.
Photo: Brit Irene Tjeldflaat / visitnorway.com
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