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Northern Norway Travelling Tips

In mid-winter, the Polar Night has got a firm grip on Northern Norway. The sun is below the horizon even at midday in large parts of the region. On Svalbard it is pitch dark at dinner time, while the golden and pink polar light on the mainland further south bathes the snowy mountains in a deep, glassy blue colour at noon times. On starry nights, the Northern Lights give many spectacular performances. Northern Norway is certainly not hibernating, quite the opposite, this is period of cultural events, good food and socializing. The fishing villages hum with activity when the cod arrives at the coast to spawn. And when 5 billion herring are hunted by killer whales and humpback whales, the sea teems with life. 

Tromsø International Film Festival

What do you do during the twilight months in Tromsø? Seek out the dark of the cinema of course! Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF), one of the country's leading film...  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

Killer whale safari in Vesterålen

In midwinter, Andfjorden is teeming with herring and killer whales, and humpback whales and fin whales gather to join in the festivities. Come and take part in the great winte  Read more

The food is half the journey

Northern Norwegian food is extremely simple. Why would you want to overwhelm all those delicious ingredients with powerful spices and sauces when you are enjoying the freshest  Read more

Sami people – the indigenous people of the north

In the far north of Europe, ancient sounds, unique craftwork traditions and a particular language live side by side with modern technology. The Sami culture is the oldest cult  Read more

Frozen – inspired by Northern Norway?

The Disney movie 'Frozen' takes its inspiration from Northern Norway. If you want to travel to a frozen world of adventure, Northern Norway is where you need to go – full of...  Read more

Bodø by light

Bodø is a cool, modern, vibrant metropolis and cultural city in Northern Norway, nestled between jagged peaks, the archipelago and the open sea. During the day, the winter...  Read more

Ice cave tours on Svalbard

Underneath the Longyear Glacier, there is a hidden world of caverns and passages, glittering snow crystals and icicles, all at the cosy temperature of -3 degrees, while the ou  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

The Polar Night – a time of colour

Imagine nights that last 20 hours, and weeks without seeing the sun. That is real life in large areas of Northern Norway. And just imagine, many people who live in the north t  Read more

Tromsø – winter city directly beneath the Northern Lights

Directly beneath the Northern Lights oval is Tromsø, a small city with an exciting history, lively atmosphere and a huge variety of snow and winter activities.  Read more

Narvik - Northern Lights across all borders

Somewhere in the wild and rugged landscape around Narvik, there will be clear weather and an excellent chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Join a Northern Lights safari in t  Read more

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

Alta: the City of Northern Lights in a wintry landscape

The first scientific observations of the northern lights were made in Alta, and with its dry climate, Alta is one of the best places to see them. Add a unique hotel made of sn  Read more
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