Destination Friday: Northern Norway

December 14, 2007 at 9:20 am 1 comment

  Pic from Fjord Travel

You guessed it – I’m still obsessing over the Northern Lights.  A friend of mine is planning to take a trip to Northern Norway to catch the Northern Lights when they next peak (late 2011 – early 2012).  This sounds like a great idea to me!

Although southern Norway sometimes sees the lights, you’re most likely to catch the them in the northern part of Norway.  What else can you see there?  The North Cape, the northernmost spot on mainland Europe, is a sea cliff over 1000 feet above sea level.  You might also visit Svartisen, Norway’s second largest glacier (over 142 sq miles); Saltstraumen, the strongest whirlpool in the world; Seven Sisters, beautiful mountains; or the Bird Mountains, a great place for bird watching.  The best place to watch for the lights are the mountain plains of Finnmark.

You might also consider visiting Norway’s islands, such as Lofoten.  National Geographic Traveller rated the Lofoten islands as the third most appealing islands.  There, during the winter, you can go on killer whale safaris.

If your only real goal is to see the Northern Lights, you might consider this Northern Lights Safari.  I love the idea of dog sledding!


Pictures of Lofoten from Venture Norway.


Entry filed under: Destinations, Europe.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Rubenmannen  |  November 22, 2009 at 5:19 am


    Did you ever go to Lofoten?

    Very nice to see that other people take interesst in our little country up north 😉

    I`m from a place a bit further north of Lofoten, but it is one of my favourite retreats in the summertime.

    This spring I made a short video with photos from Lofoten, and maybe I can make you a bit happier if you want too see it 🙂


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