Reendier sledding is a way to discover the Arctic wildness In Northern Norway you find incredible different nature scenarios The North Cape is one of the most visit destinations Northern Light over Tromsø Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Northern Norway
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Welcome to Northern Norway

Northern Norway will captivate you from the start, whatever you go there in the summer or winter.

Time is no issue here, forget all about busy schedules, your neighbour, appointments or obligations. Discover clean air, beautiful light, rough nature beauty and adventures of many kinds.


Where is Northern Norway

The region goes from Helgeland in the south to Kirkenes in the North and has the lowest population in Norway. Outside the coastline, you find the beautiful islands Svalbard, Lofoten and Vesterålen.

Earlier the easiest way to reach the region was from the sea. These islands are truly worth a visit because of their culture and fantastic natural scenery.


The Finnmark is the northernmost part of continental Europe

Here the Norwegian coastline swings eastward, and the Finnmark has always been an area where East meets West, in culture as well as in nature and geography

The large wilderness Finnmark area covers 48.000 m2 of the region, and you can travel hours here without seeing anyone. Travelling to Western Finnmark, you will end by the most northern point of Europe - the North Cape. If you are in Northern Norway and it is the season for the Northern Lights (September- April), the North Cape is a very recommended place to experience this incredible sight.

Going east you will meet a significant local historical culture experience, the local Sami people, which history here goes a long way back. They are the only indigenous people of Nordic countries, recognised and protected under the international conventions of indigenous people. They still keep traditions up, and it is a real experience and worth a visit.


Tromsø - the main city in the region

Most famous and developed town in Northern Norway is the university city Tromsø, also called “Paris of the North”. Tromsø is surrounded by incredible nature and invites to all kinds of adventure all year along. They are also very proud here to be the destination of the Northern Light in the Winter. This town offers some museums experience, which tells about the Arctic region. Tromsø gets more and more culinary highlights, and Tromsø provides excellent transport possibilities from the rest of Norway, which makes Tromsø to the perfect beginning for a Northern Norway adventure tour.


Perfect spot for the Northern Light & Midnight Sun

The Northern Lights belt stretches along the coast of Northern Norway from North Cape to Lofoten. Northern Norway is therefor the perfect place to observe this natural phenomenon. The Northern Lights are more commonly seen here than anywhere else in the world. Svalbard is placed where you can see the daytime Northern Lights in mid-winter because it is dark here.

To explore the great Norwegian nature and the world famous seasonally lights, it is a good idea to book a local adventure tour. Here you find attractions as snowmobiling, dogsledding, hiking, kayaking, biking, skiing, just to mention few. All year around local tour operators arrange tours, or you can go by yourself, but tours with guides are recommended. Through these amazing adventures tours, you also have the best way to experience the local civilisation. 

You can also have a stay in an ice hotel made of snow up here.


How to get here

The easiest way to reach Northern Norway is by aeroplane to the biggest cities like Tromsø, Bodø or Kirkenes, but it is also possible to take a cruise along the coastline with  “the Hurtigruten”.

 

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Top Attractions in Northern Norway

Northern Lights in Norway

Northern Lights in Norway

You forget all about the busy life, annoying noise and agreements by this experience.

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The Midnight Sun in Norway

The Midnight Sun in Norway

It is in the middle of the night and the sun still shining north of the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway. Here the summer days lasts for weeks and months.

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North Cape

North Cape

Visit the northern end of continental Europe - North Cape at the Magerøya island in Norway

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The Polar Park

The Polar Park

The Polar Park is home to Norway's large predators such as bears, wolves, lynx, wolverines and foxes, as well as their prey such as deer, elk, reindeer and musk ox.

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Arctic Cathedral

Arctic Cathedral

The Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø, also known as 'Ishavskatedralen' was dedicated on November 19, 1965. The architecture is inspired by the angular shapes of the Arctic winter ice.

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Rock Art of Alta

Rock Art of Alta

This group of petroglyphs in the Alta Fjord near the Arctic Circle, bears the traces of a settlement dating from c. 4200 to 500 B.C.

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Polaria Museum

Polaria Museum

Tromsø´s most visited attraction is Polaria - an arctic-themed experience centre occupying a distinctive futuristic building.

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Lofotr Viking Museum

Lofotr Viking Museum

Explore the history and life of the Vikings through Lofotr Viking Museum.

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Top Destinations in Northern Norway

Tromsø

Tromsø

Tromsø is the largest city in Northern Norway, also known as the gateway to the Arctic or even the Paris of the North.

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Kirkenes

Kirkenes

The town Kirkenes is right at the border to Russia and Finland and here is many possibilities for arctic activities.

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Alta

Alta

Alta is the perfect place for arctic experiences as the Northern Lights, Icehotel and a UNESCO Heritage attraction.

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The Finnmark

The Finnmark

The Finnmarksvidda plateau has the widest horizons in the North. Discover pure nature, clean air and endless land.

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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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Svalbard

Svalbard

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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Good to Know Before You Go

Best Seasons

Best Seasons

Compared to the high latitude, Norway has a mild climate, because of the influence of the warm Gulf Stream.

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What to Pack - Norway

What to Pack - Norway

In Norway, no matter the season, you should always bring a variety of sensible layers to add or remove according to the temperature.

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Getting to Northern Norway

Getting to Northern Norway

Northern Norway sounds like an unreachable far away destination, but you will be surprised how excellent the transport connections and infrastructure are extended to this exciting region.

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Adventure Hotels in Northern Norway

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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Kirkenes Snowhotel

Kirkenes Snowhotel

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

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Arctic Panorama Lodge

Arctic Panorama Lodge

Welcome at the Arctic Panorama Lodge in Norway surrounded by majestic mountains reflected in the Arctic Sea.

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