Where to go in Northern Norway
List of regions
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.
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 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 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…