Summer is moving in, first in the south and out in the archipelago. Time for city breaks close to nature, to experience our coastal culture, and to bring out the kayak and hiking boots.
Where do you want to go?
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?
Where should you drive this spring and 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.
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.
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.
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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
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.