Amazing Northern Lights!

Northern Lights – one of nature’s most spectacular wonders!

Experience the amazing Northern Lights in Arctic Norway – ideally located in the middle of the Northern Lights zone. The Aurora Borealis/ Northern Lights are solar winds that meet the atmosphere in a zone around the magnetic North Pole, forming arches, waves and curls of light moving across the sky, with sudden rays of light shooting down from space.

Let’s show you the best places to see the Northern Lights in Norway through our authentic and sustainable tours based on travel by eco-friendly public transportation (like train, boat, plane). Join adventurous activities, such as dog sleddingreindeer sledding or try sleeping in an ice hotel.

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Northern Lights on Lofoten Islands by Stian Klo, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights on Loforen Islands

Where do the magic Northern Lights come from?

The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, are an ethereal display of colored lights shimmering across the night sky. What causes them?
Dr Dònal Hill from University of Oxford explains us all about these magic lights occurring on the northern skies.
Watch our Northern Lights video (external link – You Tube).

Winter Cruise by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights at sea

Nothing else in the sky looks like the Northern Lights

While the sun, the moon and the stars are visible from everywhere and natural parts of our everyday life, the Northern Lights can only be seen in certain areas. They vary in colour and intensity and as opposed to the moon, sun and stars they are unpredictable and unique. The Northern Lights in Norway are called the night-time Aurora because they are on the night-side of the earth.

Northern Lights in Tromso by Konrad Konieczny, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Northern Lights over Tromso

The Northern Lights are visible between September/October and March

when the sky is clear, depending on the Northern Lights activity. They might even be visible as early as in late August.

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Northern Lights destination: Tromso
Northern Lights destination: Kirkenes
Northern Lights destination: Alta

Snowmobile tour underneath the Norhern Lights by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights in Kirkenes

The best places to see the Northern Lights

are in the northern parts of Norway. The Arctic cities Tromso and Kirkenes are located in the middle of the Northern Lights zone, where the Northern Lights appear with a maximum of frequency. The Northern Lights are best seen in rural areas where the sky is dark and not blurred by the city lights. Being at the open sea offers excellent conditions.

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Autumn Northern Lights Break Norway by Alex Conu, Visit Norway

Northern Lights in autumn

The Northern Lights activity takes place all year in all types of weather

However, to actually see the lights, the weather has to be dark and clear. The best chances of seeing the Northern Lights are between October and March, when there is limited amount of daylight. The display usually begins in the late afternoon or in the evening and continues with varying intensity into the night.
Read more about the amazing Northern Lights (external link – Wikipedia)

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Sustainable tourism in Nroway

Sustainable tourism

Our trips are based on our goal of sustainable tourism, with eco-friendly travel that leaves as small an environmental footprint on nature as possible. We strive to provide an authentic and local experience, with public and environmentally friendly transport like trains, electrical cruise ferries, and buses. The cruise company we use seriously aims to protect the Norwegian coast and is a world leader in sustainable cruising. We use domestic airline companies that strive to reduce their COemissions, invest in green technology and work to achieve more sustainable travel.
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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