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Norway Northern Lights Holidays

With its soaring mountains, sheer-sided fjords and endless dark skies, the north of Norway is a beautifully dramatic destination to go searching for the northern lights. Boasting both the northernmost city in the world and mainland Europe’s northernmost point, its location provides ample opportunities for seeing the aurora.

Where to see the Northern Lights in Norway

  • At 68 degrees, high above the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten Islands provide a dramatic back drop for the northern lights, with glacier-carved peaks and narrow inlets, dotted with picturesque fishing villages.
  • Venture to Finnmark, Norway’s northernmost county, by Hurtigruten coastal cruise. You’ll voyage along the rugged coast all the way to up to North Cape. At night huge vistas from the decks provide the canvas for often spectacular aurora displays dancing above a dramatic landscape of mountains and islands.
  • The bustling city of Tromso is a popular winter break destination, however we highly recommend joining an escorted northern lights hunt to take you well away from the city lights. Alternatively, team Tromso with Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, for a true taste of the Arctic!
  • To the south of Tromso lies Malangen Resort, a stylish property located on the shores of a fjord and surrounded by wilderness. With a host of activities to entertain during the day, the nights can be spent gazing skyward.
Speak to a specialist
If you're serious about seeing the northern lights, take a guided trip. In Alta, they don't chase the lights, they chase the weather - calling ahead to the next village searching for clear skies. Spotting a star is the first sign that hopefully the lights will be next!
Amy

Northern Lights Holidays in Norway