Summer is here. It’s daylight all night, and lovely sunshine and refreshing swimming alternates with silvery rain and summery fog. All the light makes us crazy and happy in a good way. Here is some inspiration for mountain hikes, scenic drives, midnight sun and exploration of the rich heritage.
Is it really daylight 24/7?
Stay up late and watch the Midnight Sun
For weeks and months, the sun doesn’t set in Northern Norway. Here are some tips for you to find those special places to have those special midnight sun moments.
What is your travel style?
Northern Norway’s widest view
Where should you hike this summer?
Northern Norway offers safe and fun hiking for everyone. Even the smallest hill can offer fabulous views, but the sporty ones of course climb a thousand metres. Here are some suggestions for this summer.
Visit The North Cape
Where do you travel in Northern Norway – Our destinations
Drive to the end of the road
Where should you drive in Northern Norway this summer?
Northern Norway was made for individual exploration by car. There is something new around every corner; scenic beauty and picturesque villages. No less than six Norwegian Scenic Routes are found, and we can also strongly recommend quite a few others. Here are some suggestions.
Sperm whales live off Vesterålen
Meet the wildlife of Northern Norway
The rich seas off Northern Norway attract hundreds of thousands of puffins and other seabirds. Further out, whales prey on squid and herring. Go to the forests for birds, moose and foxes.
Get to know Northern Norway by the taste buds
Northern Norwegian cuisine is rustic, with simple, strong tastes. The riches of the sea are reflected on your plate. More surprising are maybe the intense flavours of veg and soft fruit grown in Northern Norwegian agriculture. Add wild berries and some surprises for the sweet tooth, and your tastebuds will be amused.
We are fishermen
At the important Viking trade centre Haithabu in Northern Germany the archaeologists found a dried cod from Lofoten, fished some 1100 year ago. Fish exports have been the economic foundation of Northern Norway ever since. Here are some suggestions on where to study history and culture around fishing and the culture of the coast.
They were partisans in WWII
Follow the drama of WWII in Northern Norway
On the 9th of April 1940, the battle of Narvik started, involving many nations. The ensuing occuation involved resistance and the use of slave labour from the Soviet Union and Serbia. At the end of 1944, the entire top end of Northern Norway was burned down and the people forcibly evacuated. Here are some WWII locations to visit.
Ski touring in Lyngen
Northern Norway is a land of cultures and languages
As far back as we can follow ethnic identities in the North, both Sami and Norse cultures have been present in Northern Norway. The connections with the Finnish speaking areas to our south east have always been strong, and they were reinforced with immigration in the 18th and 19th centuries. Thus, Northern Norway is rich in heritage, culture and languages.
Northern Norway is the best place to see the Northern Lights
Where do you see the Northern Lights?
Where are the best places to see the Northern Lights? Depends on you, your mood and the way you like to do things.