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Guide to Arctic Adventures

Holidays to the Arctic Circle area get more and more popular and it is quite understandable why.

The region north of the Arctic Circle is simply called the Arctic. It is a totally wide unspoilt beautiful wilderness on earth. The centre of Arctic is at the North Pole. The Arctic Circle is the imaginary line which bounded it together. 

The most of the Arctic area is covered by ice, the extent of which varies according to the time of year. The Arctic Circle passes through eight countries, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, USA, Canada, Denmark (Greenland) and Iceland.

Climate in winter and summer

The coastal areas of Norway have a generally mild climate as a result of the Gulf Stream, which makes the ports of northern Norway ice-free all year long, but the climate in the Arctic region is generally cold. The summers can be quite warm.


Natural environment is great here

Regarding the very cold temperature and the permafrost conditions, the fauna is very simple up here. Most of the year the Arctic area is covered by ice and snow. In the warmest month, you will find some regions covered by tundra, with little grass areas, shrubs, mosses and herbs. 

Throughout the Arctic area, you will find a wide selection of animals like wolf, polar bear, fox and reindeer. In the Arctic waters, animal-like seal, walrus and whale are visitors. 

Silence - fresh air - no stress

Many consider the Arctic Circle the border of hurry and stress, meaning they don’t exist north of the line. Exploring only a few kilometres north certainly, strengthens the myth.

Within the last couple of years, tourists from all over the world come here to stress off by staying in Arctic Ice hotels and get a nature experience for life. Through the many exciting activities like hiking, dog sledging, snowmobiling or skiing, you can explore the pureness, silence, the seasonally special lights and not to forget fascinating local culture, where people know how to live in harmony with nature.

Arctic holiday destinations

There are numerous Arctic Circle holidays to explore in the Nordic countries. Three of the most famous and most popular Arctic destination have to be Kiruna(Sweden), Tromsø (Norway) and Rovaniemi (Finland. Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland is a real Arctic Circle holiday destination. The Arctic Circle border line goes directly through the amazing Santa Claus Holiday Park in the city.


Northern Lights experiences for life

The most travellers come to visit the Arctic Nordic holiday resorts to witness to the spellbinding Northern Light astral show. Between September and March, you can find the most spectacular tours, which offers all kinds of activities in combination with Northern Light experiences. Read more about the Northern Light here.


The Midnight Sun - 24 hours a day

Above the Arctic Circle, during the summer between May and July, you will find another natural phenomenon, called the Midnight Sun or "the white nights". This season also attracts many tourists.


This means the sun officially stays above the horizon for a full 24 hours. Arctic holiday destinations attract with all kinds of activities like jet skiing, fishing, horseback riding, swimming, hiking, river cruises, visiting husky and reindeer farms and a whole lot more nearly 24 hours a day. Pretty much anything you can do during the day, you can do in the night. Sleep? Do it later! Read more about the Midnight Sun here.

Best season to go

The temperatures in the Arctic areas in the Nordic countries is relatively mild compared to to the rest of the Arctic Region. due to the influence of the Gulf Stream. In general, you can visit the Nordic destinations all year along, but the best seasons are between May - July and September to March.


Getting here

The Arctic holiday destinations connected to the Nordic countries get more and more attainable. You will find nearly daily airline services to the popular Arctic cities like Kiruna, Tromsø and Rovaniemi.  Destinations like Ilulissat in Greenland and regions like Svalbard are more difficult to reach, and the most guests to these destinations arrive by a managed tour by an agency.

 

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Top Arctic Destinations

Kiruna in Lapland

Kiruna in Lapland

Visit Kiruna the most northerly town in Sweden, famous for the Jukkasjarvi Icehotel.

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Lofoten Islands

Lofoten Islands

On Lofoten Islands, you get one of the best nature experiences and forget all about busy schedules and stress

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Narvik

Narvik

Narvik is the best gateway to the islands Lofoten and Vesterålen. You can reach them by both ferry and road. Narvik`s port is always ice-free thanks to the Gulf Stream.

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Svalbard Travel in Norway

Svalbard Travel in Norway

Visit the dramatic and wild Svalbard. The beautiful Northern Lights in winter or the Midnight sun in summer captivates everyone together with the raw wilderness nature.

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Lyngenfjord

Lyngenfjord

The Lyngen Alps are a mountain range in northeastern Troms county

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Ilulissat

Ilulissat

In Ilulissat, you have the chance to explore the rawest nature beauty of the world.

A trip at the Ilulissat Icefjord is an unforgettable experience.

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The Lapland Region

Swedish Lapland

Swedish Lapland

A less populated destination with the most magnificent nature. An eldorado for adventure lovers.

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Northern Norway

Northern Norway

Northern Norway will captivate you whatever you go in the summer or winter.

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Lapland in Finland

Lapland in Finland

When you visit Finnish Lapland you will forget all about the busy life, agreements, pollution and annoying noises.

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Arctic Accommodations

ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi

ICEHOTEL Jukkasjärvi

In Jukkasjärvi, a tiny little town 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, you will find the iconic ICEHOTEL.

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Kirkenes Snowhotel

Kirkenes Snowhotel

By special designed snow-sculpted rooms Kirkenes Snowhotel welcome everyone for an unforgettable hotel experience.

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Kakslauttanen Hotel & Igloo Village

Kakslauttanen Hotel & Igloo Village

This property provides a unique experience in Saariselkä area of Finnish Lapland.

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Hotel Arctic Ilulissat

Hotel Arctic Ilulissat

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Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

The Igloo Hotel in Norway is situated in idyllic surroundings next to the Alta River.

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Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloos

Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloos

Welcome to SnowHotel and Lapland.

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Discover the Arctic

Facts - Arctic Circle

Arctic countries Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark (Greenland), U.S, Canada, Russia
Area 20,000,000 km2
Nordic cities Tromsø, Rovaniemi
Northern Lights

Northern Lights

From September to April you can watch the Northern Lights in Norway, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Greenland

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Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun

Find the best locations to explore the Midnight Sun in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Greenland and Iceland.

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The Santa Claus Village

The Santa Claus Village

You will find one of Finland`s largest tourist culture attractions in Rovaniemi in at the Arctic Circle in Lapland.

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Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is one of the natural beauty highlights in Iceland.

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The Ilulissat Icefjord

The Ilulissat Icefjord

The Ilulissat Icefjord is a unique natural area with spectacular experiences for nature lovers.

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The Big Five of Greenland

The Big Five of Greenland

In Greenland you will find the same expressions you maybe have heard from other countries branding their country side in the world-the big five. The only different is related to Greenland it is the “Big Arctiv Five”.

There are five experiences not to be missed whether you visit Greenland during the summer or winter months. The authentic dog sled rides through the amazing arctic landscape.  Number two,  the uplifting magic of the Northern Lights. Number three, the splendour of the ice sheet. Number four is the Greenland's fascinating whales. On top of it the people of Greenland: p...

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