Northern Lights travel tips
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 approximately 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.
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THE ARCTIC TOWN OF KIRKENES
Kirkenes is located about as far northeast as 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 Snow Hotel.
In Kirkenes you can add Snow Mobile 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
Northern Lights Adventure Cruise – 7 nights
(optional stay in Snow Hotel/Kirkenes)
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 Golf stream current along the Norwegian coast.
In Tromso you can join Snow mobile Safari, Reindeer sledge, Northern Lights dinner cruise, Whale Safari & The Northern Lights bus.
Northern Lights trips to Tromso:
Tromso Winter adventure – 3 nights
Family Winter adventure – 3 nights
Northern Lights Safari – 5 nights
Tromso, Northern Lights & the Arctic coast – 7 nights
Northern Lights Cruise trip – 6 nights
Winter Cruise & Northern Lights – 7 nights
CHRISTMAS CRUISES & Northern Lights
Enjoy an unforgettable, Norwegian Christmas on board one of the authentic Hurtigruten ships. The open sea is the perfect location for viewing the amazing Northern Lights!
Our Christmas cruises:
ABOUT OUR NORTHERN LIGHTS TRIPS
Our packages are flexible; you 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.