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Hunting the Northern Lights in Northern Norway

Northern Norway is situated in the middle of the Earth’s Northern Lights belt, so you can see some of the best Northern Lights activity in the world here. In places like Tromsø and Alta there are professional Northern Light hunters who drive where there are the best chances of seeing them. In Kirkenes, you can hunt the Northern Lights on snowmobiles or walk after the green rays in snowshoes in Karasjok. You will get the best scientific explanation in Lofoten, while Nyksund in Vesterålen is a particularly dark place. Hurtigruten sails through the entire Northern Lights belt on its voyage through Northern Norway. 

Northern Lights from the House at the Outer Edge

From the House at the Outer Edge in Bø, Vesterålen, you can enjoy a comfortable wait for the Northern Lights thanks to the mild coastal climate.  Read more

The Northern Lights in Autumn

When the autumn darkness starts to close in, the Aurora cautiously begins to stir. Your best chances of seeing the Northern Lights are any time after the equinox. See the Nort  Read more

Northern Lights; magic on the night sky!

A light-footed dance, billowing curtains, arches and ribbons in a supernatural green colour. On occasion, the sky explodes into a kaleidoscope of green, white, pink and violet  Read more

Take the perfect picture of the Northern Lights

There is nothing quite as photogenic as the Northern Lights, and yet those captivating green rays can be so difficult to capture. However, with a reasonable camera, taking mag  Read more

12 Northern Light ideas

Which Northern Lights trip is best? We couldn’t possibly say. What is great for Peter is a nightmare for Paul. But what we can say is that Northern Lights experiences are...  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

Hunting the Northern Lights in Alta

The town of Alta lives up to its reputation of being the place where visitors have a high probability of seeing the Northern Lights, and the little company Glød will take you  Read more

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel - Alta

Once you have made the choice to travel all the way to Northern Norway, you may as well go the whole distance: put on your woollen underwear and hat, creep into your sleeping  Read more

Narvik - Northern Lights across all borders

Somewhere in the wild and rugged landscape around Narvik, there will be clear weather and an excellent chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Join a Northern Lights safari in t  Read more

Alta: the City of Northern Lights in a wintry landscape

The first scientific observations of the northern lights were made in Alta, and with its dry climate, Alta is one of the best places to see them. Add a unique hotel made of sn  Read more

Tromsø – winter city directly beneath the Northern Lights

Directly beneath the Northern Lights oval is Tromsø, a small city with an exciting history, lively atmosphere and a huge variety of snow and winter activities.  Read more

Joanna Lumley’s photographer

Kjetil Skogli is one of the most experienced Northern Lights hunters in Northern Norway. Northern Lights holidays in Northern Norway really took off when he guided the British  Read more

Nyksund has turned off the lights

The fishing village of Nyksund in the Vesterålen Islands was abandoned in the 1960s, and since then the place has been generally dark in winter. But the darkness is a great...  Read more

Northern Lights safaris in Tromsø

No one knows when and where the Northern Lights will show up next. However, the Northern Lights guides with Arctic Guide Service are experts at looking for them.  Read more

Hurtigruten – front-row seats for the Northern Lights

Aurora is a lady who takes her time. The warmest and most comfortable way to wait for her is to sit in a cosy lounge on a Hurtigruten vessel. If she turns up, you’re...  Read more
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