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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. The light gives the people of Northern Norway energy for feats like cross country ski races, the World Cod Fishing Championship and for colourful cultural events in the Sami Easter Festival. 

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Bright winter puts a spring in your step

Sun from a clear blue sky, bright evenings, full snow coverage, temperatures above freezing during the day; the bright winter is a great time to be outdoors. If you ignore the  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

12 tips for the bright northern winter

Life-giving light, good weather, long days and still plenty of snow; from the spring equinox to the end of April, winter in Northern Norway is beautiful and sunny. Here are so  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

Easter Festival in Kautokeino

The World Championships in Reindeer Racing, the Sami Grand Prix, an impressive programme of concerts and gigantic weddings that cost many reindeer their lives. The Easter Fest  Read more

Reistadløpet - winter endurance race

What’s the best way to remember a war hero? Parades and monuments? In Inner Troms, they do it like nowhere else, by organising one of the toughest ski races in the world,...  Read more

Narvikfjellet: skiing under northern lights

Narvikfjellet mountain, 900 vertical meters of resort in Narvik, is a place where you can put your skis on beneath the arctic skies, bathed by the soft light of the "blue peri  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

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

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

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

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
 
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