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Northern Norway

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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 £725 pp incl. flights

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Exclusive offer: Includes an Aurora Safari
Book by: 28 February 2018

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.

Hurtigruten – classic round-trip voyage

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

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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.

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Top itineraries in Northern Norway

Northern Lights in Tromso, Norway

4-day tailor-made break from £725 pp incl. flights

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offer

Exclusive offer: Includes an Aurora Safari
Book by: 28 February 2018

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 & Malangen

5-day tailor-made journey from £990 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

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.

Kirkenes Snowhotel Break, Norway

4-day tailor-made journey from £1,450 pp incl. flights

Journey to the frontier town of Kirkenes in northern Norway where you'll spend four days exploring this stunning winter wilderness on the shores of the Barents Sea near the borders of Finland and Russia.

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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

The mountainous Lofoten Islands are one of Northern Norway's most magical and appealing destinations, an arc of islands that stretch for 200 kilometres into the blue-green Norwegian Sea, warmed by the Gulf Stream. They're a short flight from Bodo on the mainland and easy to explore by hire car once…

Tromso

Tromso, the ‘Capital of the North', is a lively university town surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands. This extremely likable and walkable city has for many years been the jumping off point for Arctic expeditions and adventures, and continues to be a hub for tailor-made travel.

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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