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Summer - the day that never ends

From May to August, Northern Norway is bathed in light, never actually getting dark. The midnight sun shines golden over the mountains in the north, bathing the sea in shimmering silver and turning the landscape bronze. The locals go crazy, sitting on their patios until the early hours, going for midnight hikes and enjoying outdoor festivals in the midnight sun. Read more about the 24-hour golden summer here: 

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Midnight Sun - light all night!

It’s one o’clock in the morning, and the sun’s still shining? North of the Arctic Circle the summer day lasts for weeks and months, and makes both locals and visitors happy,...  Read more

Five mountain hikes in Northern Norway

Mountain hikes in Northern Norway vary from easy rambles to endurance tests, with amazing views even on short hikes. These are some of our favourites, but you are guaranteed g  Read more

Five animals you have to meet in Northern Norway

Northern Norway has an abundance of friendly, non-threatening wildlife. From Vega’s eider ducks to Svalbard’s Arctic foxes, you’ll be charmed by some and in awe of others....  Read more

Five natural wonders in Northern Norway

The landscape of Northern Norway is a mixture of divine inspiration and humour. There is something new around every bend (and we have quite a few in Northern Norway), includin  Read more

Five coastal gems

Countless islands, islets and skerries, deep fjords and steep mountains, as well as sheltered bays, sandy beaches and a settlement dating back 10,000 years: the coast of North  Read more

Five Sami attractions

A culture several thousand years old, a language like no other, a lifestyle between traditional and modern, and some beautiful and distinctive cultural expressions; Sami cultu  Read more

Five historic places in Northern Norway

Northern Norway has been inhabited for at least 10,000 years. A long Sami history, the Viking chieftains of Hålogaland, the dried fish trade, and a dramatic World War II...  Read more

5 long weekends in Northern Norway

Planes are great. They mean that you don’t need to gear yourself up for a long expedition if you want to head north — you can just pop up there for a quick break. Many of...  Read more

Five slow Northern Norwegian experiences

Relaxation, reflection, lazing; when on holiday, there’s no need to rush. If you like letting your thoughts wander while you idly watch a gull sweep past, these are some...  Read more

Five energetic summer competitions in Northern Norway

If we feel fit and happy in the light summer, we need to get out and compete in the beautiful summer landscape. Here are some sporting competitions that could only take place  Read more

5 cycle rides in Northern Norway

Cycling is a great way to explore the Northern Norwegian landscape, either by a leisurely road trip or on a challenging mountain bike. Here are five trips from all of Northern  Read more

Five fun summer festivals in Northern Norway

The summer culture in this part of the world comes out in busy, fun and crazy late-night festivals that are popular with locals. Music, beer, wooden boats, crabs; themes are d  Read more

Road sense: Top tips to keep safe on the roads this summer

Northern Norway is a truly beautiful place. So beautiful in fact that it would be easy to become distracted and drive off the road. Of course, we want you to have a safe and e  Read more

Arctic Race 2017 – a bike race on the edge of the world

The Arctic Race 2017 passes through Arctic birch forests, alongside magnificent fjords and over elegant bridges, through inland areas and along the coast. The race will take i  Read more
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