Amazing Northern Lights!

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

The Amazing 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.

Where can you see the Northern Lights?
Norway – the Arctic northern part – is ideally located in the middle of the Northern Lights zone. We will tell you about the best destinations, as well as how you can join Northern Lights tours in Norway to get there
Read about Norway

When can you see the Northern Lights?
The best chances
of seeing the Northern Lights are between October and March, with limited amount of daylight. The display usually begins in the late afternoon or in the evening and continues with varying intensity into the night.


About the Northern Lights:


Northern Lights by Ziggi Wantuch, Hammerfest Turist AS

Breathtaking Northern Lights!

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 By Gaute Bruvik, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

The magic Aurora!

Where do the Aurora 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

Northern Lights Tromso by Bard Loken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Amazing Northern Lights over Tromso!

Northern lights destinations

KIRKENES
– a former mining town located far north-east in Arctic Norway, close to the Russian border.
Kirkenes is home to the amazing Snow hotel. It is also the turning point for the Norwegian ships cruising along the coast of Norway.
Read about Kirkenes

TROMSO
– a vibrant town located on the west coast, beautifully located surrounded by mountain peaks & islands. It is Europe’s northernmost University town.
Read about Tromso

Northern Lights Norway. Photo by Gaute Bruvik. Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Amazing Northern Lights at sea!

ALTA
– home to a large group of indigenous Sami people in Norway. The Igloo ice hotel is the most known sight in the town, as well as the Northern lights cathedral

THE OPEN SEA
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, hence joining a cruise is an excellent idea!

Suggested tours:
Entrance To Snow Hotel Kirkenes By Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Sleep in the amazing Snow Hotel in Kirkenes!

Travel packages to Kirkenes

• Ice Hotel Northern Lights break
4 nights. Oslo-Kirkenes-Oslo

Ice Hotel, Northern Lights & Tromso
6 nights. Oslo-Kirkenes-Tromso-Oslo

Ice Hotel, Northern Lights & Fjord tour
7 nights. Oslo-Kirkenes-Bergen-Oslo

Dog Sledding In Tromso Norway. Photo By Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Enjoy Dog sledding in Tromso area!

Travel packages to Tromso

• Arctic Wilderness, Northern Lights & Tromso
6 nights. Oslo-Tromso/Tromso area-Oslo

• Northern Lights Safari
5 nights Oslo-Tromso-Oslo

• Tromso Winter adventure
3 nights in Tromso

Sami with reindeer in Alta By Trym Ivar Bergsmo, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Enjoy Reindeer sleigh in Alta area!

Travel package to Alta

Igloo hotel & Arctic Wilderness
An amazing 6 nights tour, with overnight at the Igloo ice hotel, at a cozy Mountain lodge & in a traditional Lavvo (Sami tent).
The tour starts & finishes with overnight stays in Oslo.
• Activities: Dog sledding, Snowmobile trip, Reindeer sledding & Sami experience, Northern Lights activities & Arctic meals.

Northern Lights Norway. Photo By Kent Even Grundstad, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Magic Northern Lights at the open sea!

Northern Lights cruise packages

• Northern Lights cruise trip
7 nights, 2 nights cruise. Oslo-Trondheim–Tromso-Oslo

Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic coast
6 nights, 3 nights cruise. Oslo-Tromso-Trondheim-Oslo

Winter cruise & Northern Lights
8 nights, 5 nights cruise. Oslo-Kirkenes-Bergen

Dog sledding Under The Northern Lights In Kirkenes By Kirkenes Snowhotel

Dog sledding in the Arctic wilderness!


Questions about our tours?

Contact us:
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• By 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:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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