Experiences & activities

Northern Norway has World-class experiences. Many of them are still local secrets just waiting to be discovered by you.

Sea kayaking, culture heritage and nature in one experience. Photo: Roger Johansen / Kjerringøy / nordnorge.com

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Outdoor experiences & activities

Northern Norway is simply made for nature lovers, beginners, nature experts and expeditioners. Here is just a small overview of outdoor experiences and activities for almost all levels, whether it concerns experience, knowledge, needs or altitude:

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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.

“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.

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.

Sperm whales live off Vesterålen