Northern Norway – magnificent nature and vibrant culture

Autumn is a time for hikes in the wonderful colors of fall, for good food, for time together, by yourself and to see the Northern Lights make a grand entry

“Autumn is the best time in the north”

The locals say
2,5 minutes of adventures in the North. Video:

What do you want to see and do?

“We are all 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.

Where do you want to sleep and eat?

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.

When to go and how to get the best holiday?

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.

How to travel and plan your trip?

A little taste of what may experience while taking a road-trip in Northern Norway

Is it really daylight 24/7?

Sperm whales live off Vesterålen

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.

Northern Norway is the best place to see the Northern Lights

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