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Light returns

Right now in Northern Norway, every day is a little bit longer and brighter than the last. North of the Arctic Circle, the sun is once again back in the sky after failing to climb over the horizon for weeks or even months. Crisp, white landscapes are bathed in sunlight, perfect for skiing, dog-sledding and snowmobiling. The fishing villages are buzzing with activity during the busy codfishing season.

The best form of entertainment, however, is a night-time special treat: In dry, stable winter weather, the aurora dances across the sky in shades of green, pink, white and purple—a truly mesmerizing and breathtaking sight!


Northern Lights; magic on the night sky!

A light-footed dance, billowing curtains, arches and ribbons in a supernatural green colour. On occasion, the sky explodes into a kaleidoscope of green, white, pink and violet  Read more

12 Northern Light ideas

Which Northern Lights trip is best? We couldn’t possibly say. What is great for Peter is a nightmare for Paul. But what we can say is that Northern Lights experiences are...  Read more

The Lofoten Fishery

The world's richest cod-fishing takes place every winter in Lofoten. For nearly 1000 years, dried fish has been exported to Europe from here.  Read more

Day of the sun — when the light returns

After weeks and months without the sun, suddenly she returns! The sun peeks over the horizon or between the mountaintops for a minute or two, and faces that have grown pale ov  Read more

“Kos” during the blue period

When the evenings are particularly dark, evening “kos” becomes extra special. Adding a little North Norwegian food and drink will make it an even more unforgettable...  Read more

Let's be social

Do you like, do you tweet, do you pin or are you on Insta?  Read more

Five ways of learning more about Sami culture in the winter

In order to truly understand Northern Norway, you must visit the Sami. If you come in the winter, you can visit a lavvu, drive a reindeer sled, help out with the reindeer herd  Read more

Take the perfect picture of the Northern Lights

There is nothing quite as photogenic as the Northern Lights, and yet those captivating green rays can be so difficult to capture. However, with a reasonable camera, taking mag  Read more

Winter festivals in Northern Norway

Winter in Northern Norway is a time for festivals, ranging from intimate indoor concerts to challenging outdoor competitions.  Read more

Winter food in Northern Norway

Winter is the time when you should be eating fish and shellfish in Northern Norway. That’s when they are at their firmest and tastiest. Some of the specialities are highly...  Read more

Winter in Northern Norway: The Arctic at its mildest!

Fifty degrees below zero? Storms that blow the roofs off the houses? Two metres (six feet) of snow in the middle of town? This is the sort of thing that happens in winter time  Read more

Dressed for winter

Flip-flops, Bermuda shorts and mini-skirts? In summer, maybe. In winter, nope. Up north it is all about woollen socks, fleece jackets and knitted mittens in the winter. Follow  Read more
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