Northern Lights travel tips

View of the Northern Lights close to Malangen by Malangen Resort

Where and how to see the Northern Lights

Arctic Norway is ideally located in the middle of the Northern Lights zone. From Oslo it takes approx. 2 hours by domestic flight to get to our main Northern Lights destinations; Tromso & Kirkenes, both of them located in the middle of the Northern Lights zone.

Read more about our Northern Lights travel tips:

Snowmobile tour underneath the Norhern Lights by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Snowmobile tour in Kirkenes

Snow room at Kirkenes Snowhotel by Kirkenes Snowhotel

Snow room at Kirkenes Snowhotel


Kirkenes is located about as far northeast you can get in Norway, close to the Russian border & the Arctic wilderness. Kirkenes is located by an Arctic fjord cutting in from the Barents Sea. The winter climate in Kirkenes is normally cold and dry, with snow throughout the winter. Kirkenes is the home of the amazing Snowhotel.
In Kirkenes you can add snowmobile safari & king crab fishing.

Northern Lights trips to Kirkenes:
Ice Hotel Northern Lights Break, 4 nights
Ice Hotel, Northern Lights & Tromso, 6 nights
Ice Hotel, Northern Lights & Fjord tour, 7 nights
Northern Lights Cruise & Snow Hotel, 6 nights
Top of Europe Aurora Arctic Adventure, 6 nights
Northern Lights Adventure Cruise, 7 nights
(optional stay in Snow Hotel/Kirkenes)
Winter Cruise & Northern Lights, 8 nights
(optional stay in Snow Hotel/Kirkenes)

Dog sledding Tromso by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Dog sledding in Tromso

Northern Lights in Arctic Norway by Anne Olsen Ryum, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Northern Lights in Arctic Norway

TROMSO – «The Northern Lights capital»

Tromso is beautifully located on the northwest coast, surrounded by mountain peaks & protected from the Norwegian Sea by Arctic islands. Tromso has a coastal climate, milder than in Kirkenes due to the Gulf Stream current along the Norwegian coast.
In Tromso you can join snowmobile safari, reindeer sledge, Northern Lights dinner cruise & Northern Lights bus.

Northern Lights trips to Tromso:
Tromso Winter Adventure, 3 nights
Family Winter Adventure, 3 nights
Northern Lights Safari, 5 nights
Arctic Wilderness, Northern Lights & Tromso, 6 nights
Tromso, Northern Lights & the Arctic Coast, 7 nights
Northern Lights Cruise trip, 6 nights

Arctic twilight in Tromso by simone55445, Foap, Visit Norway

Tromso in winter


Enjoy an unforgettable, Norwegian Christmas on board one of Havila Voyages cruise ships, offering the most sustainable coastal voyage on the Norwegian Coast. The open sea is the perfect location for viewing the amazing Northern Lights!

Our Christmas cruises:
Christmas Cruise Package, 8 nights
Norwegian Christmas & Northern Lights Cruise, 8 nights
Northern Lights Christmas Cruise, 9 nights

Snowmobile trip by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Snowmobile trip in Norway

Winter Cruise by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights Cruise Norway


Our packages are flexibleyou can add nights and adventurous activities, combine two packages, choose to spend the first or final night at an airport hotel.

Our packages include all travel within Norway, along with hotels and activities. You just have to arrange for your international flight to Norway. For your convenience you can choose an airport hotel on the arrival day to Norway, and also for the final night in Norway if you have a late incoming or outbound flight (applies for Oslo Gardermoen Airport).

You will be provided with appropriate, warm clothing for the scheduled, outdoor activities.

The travel packages are unescorted/ independent, hence you will not be part of a group. You can read more here.

Read about the amazing Northern Lights

View our Northern Lights Tours & Cruises

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Contact Fjord Travel Norway:
Use our contact form, send e-mail to [email protected], or
call us on +47 (55) 131-310 (Mon-Fri 09:00 to 15:30 local time)

What our customers say:

  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

    Candan, Turkey

  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

    Alison, United States

  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

    Robert, Australia