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Towns and Villages with Character

Wooden houses, colourful fishing villages, island communities, pleasant summer cities and historical sites; towns and settlements in Northern Norway are places for meeting people at home and experiencing their history and culture. 

Pre-Christmas fun in Henningsvær

Explore Henningsvær by blue kick-sled, with art, culture and Christmas shopping on the menu ‒ amidst the spectacular Lofoten Islands in their winter white.  Read more

Five coastal gems

Countless islands, islets and skerries, deep fjords and steep mountains, as well as sheltered bays, sandy beaches and a settlement dating back 10,000 years: the coast of North  Read more

Wonderful Summer Bodø

Fresh, colourful Bodø is a hospitable and entertaining place with plenty to see and do. The town makes an excellent starting point from which to see some of the most...  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

Bodø by light

Bodø is a cool, modern, vibrant metropolis and cultural city in Northern Norway, nestled between jagged peaks, the archipelago and the open sea. During the day, the winter...  Read more


The tiny island community of Støtt, with 35 inhabitants, offers gourmet food in historic surroundings, and accommodation in old beds under down duvets. Støtt has always been...  Read more

Lyngenfjord – Northern Lights fjord under white alps

Behind the wild and rugged Lyngen Alps is one of Norway's most beautiful fjords. There are some places here where the climate is almost as dry as the desert, and the weather i  Read more

Ekkerøy - a fishing village by the Arctic Ocean

Ekkerøy is a pleasant place to relax in the far northeast of Norway. Visit Norway's most accessible bird cliff and soak up the traditional coastal culture on the shores of...  Read more

Lovund - puffin island

Lovund, out in the Helgeland archipelago, is famous for both the Lundeura nature reserve and its salmon industry. Why not explore this beautiful coastal community, which is bo  Read more

Sjøgata in Mosjøen - a living history book

Sjøgata in Mosjøen is a street of historic, 19th century wooden buildings. The colourful houses are a delight for the camera lens, with shops, artists’ workshops and a local...  Read more

A wander round Røst

With many times more seabirds than people and a lucrative export trade in dried fish, Røst, the outermost island in Norway, is full of surprises.  Read more

Tromsø – 24-hour summer madness

As it never gets dark in Tromsø in the summer, you get twice as much for your money. The Midnight Sun gives you extra energy for exploring the city, enjoying the nightlife,...  Read more

Bolga – island idyll in the archipelago

The island community of Bolga, northern Helgeland, is a vibrant coastal community with 100 inhabitants. This is a place where you can live well, eat well, canoe in the archipe  Read more
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