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Northern Norway

Visit Northern Norway

Introduction

In Northern Norway the season in which you travel is more important than anywhere else in the country. Here, high up in the Arctic Circle, visitors can experience the most dramatic changes in daylight and darkness in the country. This wilderness region's northerly latitude results in two very distinctive natural phenomenons - the Midnight Sun in summer and the spectacular Northern Lights in winter.

Tromso is the gateway to Northern Norway. Located halfway between the Lofoten Islands and the Nordkappp - mainland Europe's most northerly point - it's a good place from which to explore the surrounding region.

Northern Norway is a popular destination for outdoor activities, year round. There's snowmobiling and husky sledding to try amid the winter snow and Hurtigruten cruises in summer. These offer the chance to see whales, sea eagles and other wildlife on a cruise route that continues all the way to the fishing town of Kirkenes, close to the Russian border.

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Northern Lights in Tromso, Norway

4-day tailor-made break from £520 pp incl. flights

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Book by: 01 April 2019

Our most popular Northern Lights break, this four-day city stay in Tromso is the ideal introduction to Norway's Arctic delights, with wonderful restaurants and bars and easy access to a host of winter adventures.

Svalbard & Tromso

6-day itinerary from £970 pp incl. flights

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Free fat bike excursion or top Svalbard restaurant voucher! – Save up to £75 pp
Book by: 30 September 2018

This twin-centre break is a superb introduction to the Arctic region, pairing the fun of a stay in Tromso with high adventure in Svalbard, just a short hop from the North Pole.

Hurtigruten – classic round-trip voyage

12-day fly-cruise from £1,190 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Special fly-cruise fares

This full-board, exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach Norway’s historic towns, fishing villages and Arctic fun. Everything from dogsledding and snowmobiling to the North Cape and the Russian border is set under the Northern Lights.

Svalbard Explorer on Silversea

13-day expedition voyage from £9,800 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

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This spectacular expedition voyage discovers the remote reaches of Norway's isolated and unspoiled north, from Svalbard's polar bears to Bear Island's rugged bird cliffs. You'll spot an abundance of wildlife that thrives among these mountains, glacial fjords and dominating icy expanses.

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Top itineraries in Northern Norway

Northern Lights in Tromso, Norway

4-day tailor-made break from £520 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
offer

Exclusive departures
Book by: 01 April 2019

Our most popular Northern Lights break, this four-day city stay in Tromso is the ideal introduction to Norway's Arctic delights, with wonderful restaurants and bars and easy access to a host of winter adventures.

Tromso & the ICEHOTEL by rail

5-day tailor-made journey from £925 pp incl. flights

Pair two Scandinavian icons on one unforgettable adventure. You'll begin with Tromso's dazzling Northern Lights displays before a cross-border train ride brings you to Sweden's world-famous ICEHOTEL.

Tromso & Malangen

5-day tailor-made journey from £980 pp incl. flights

A relatively new arrival on the Tromso winter scene, Malangen Resort is already a hit with our staff and clients alike, due in no small part to its incredible setting on the shores of a quiet fjord, surrounded by snow-covered mountains.

Bodo & the Lofoten Islands

7-day tailor-made journey from £1,735 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

This seven-night tailor-made itinerary really captures the essence of the beautiful Lofoten Islands, mixing fjord and mountain scenery with picturesque villages, historical sites and traditional rorbu accommodation.

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Top places to stay in Northern Norway

Clarion Collection Hotel With, Tromso

Traditional hotel

Clarion Collection Hotel With is a hotel in central Tromso with magical views over the mountains, offering an experience similar to an Arctic adventure.

Malangen Resort, Tromso

Contemporary resort

Malangen Resort is also your ideal base for exciting adventures all year-round. Winter or summer, you can relax and indulge yourself at Malangen Resort and also take a day trip or two to other attractions.

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Alta, Norway

Contemporary resort

Further north than Tromso and further east than most of Sweden, Sorrisniva is your gateway to Finnmark, Norway's most remote and Arctic region, and the icy snowy accommodation here makes for a truly special base from which to explore.

Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromso

Contemporary hotel

This contemporary hotel has the finest rooms in Tromso. Situated quayside on the east coast of Tromsoya Island, close to the city’s spectacular wooden cathedral, the Scandic Ishavshotel’s spacious, superior and recently refurbished rooms offer exceptional views of the harbour.

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Where to go in Northern Norway

Lofoten Islands

By any criteria, the Lofoten Islands are incredibly beautiful: a rugged Arctic landscape of soaring mountains and deep blue fjords, peppered with squawking sea birds, surf-swept beaches and colourful fishing huts.

Tromso

Discover Norway's Arctic capital, which has, for many years, been the jumping off point for adventures into Norway's frozen north. Oh yes, and it's possibly the best place on earth for spotting the Northern Lights.

Kirkenes

Kirkenes is a small fishing village at the very tip of Norway as it loops above Sweden and Finland to its border with Russia. It marks the final stop on the Northern Norway coastal cruise route and its 3,000 or so locals speak a mixture of Norwegian, Russian, Sami and Finnish.

Alta

Alta is a sprawling settlement amid the surrounding wilderness of the Finnmark region of Northern Norway. Prehistoric rock carvings dating as far back as 4200 BC are its main attraction - there are around 6,000 of the carvings in total, depicting scenes of hunter-gatherers, reindeer herding and fis…

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When to go to Northern Norway

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