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The Bright Winter

The light days of winter have arrived; the sun is shining for hours on end, and the snow is several metres deep, so everything is perfect for dog-sledding, snowmobile trips and ice fishing. Craggy peaks and wide open plains are ideal for off-piste skiing and long ski trips. Predominantly fine weather provides excellent conditions for the Northern Lights, until the skies become lighter in April. The light gives the people of Northern Norway energy for feats like a dog-sled race that covers 1000 kilometres (600 miles), the World Cod Fishing Championship and for colourful cultural events in the Sami Easter Festival. 

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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

Dog sledding

Dog sled racing through the landscapes of Northern Norway is an Arctic version of Formula 1 – and it is as much fun for the dogs as it is for you.  Read more

Skiing in Northern Norway

The oldest image of a skier in the world is from Rødøy on Helgeland. The first skiing competition in the world took place in Tromsø in 1843. Nowhere else in the world is the...  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

Snowmobile safari

Fast, fun and set in beautiful locations – possibly in combination with ice fishing or a trip to see the Northern Lights. Treat yourself to a trip on Snow Mobile in Northern...  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

Finnmarksløpet: Europe’s longest sled dog race

1,000 kilometres with 14 dogs over 5-6 days across snowy Finnmark: 146 teams and more than 1500 dogs will take part in Finnmarksløpet, a great test of strength and a great...  Read more

Safe in the Northern Norwegian winter

Although Northern Norway is sparsely populated, has changeable weather and is a long way north, it is generally a safe region to visit. However, there are a few things of whic  Read more

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel - Alta

Once you have made the choice to travel all the way to Northern Norway, you may as well go the whole distance: put on your woollen underwear and hat, creep into your sleeping  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

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

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
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