An outstanding experience in summer or winter.
Destination guides within Arctic Norway:
Norway’s northern region is vast. A strong community of Sami – the indigenous people of northern Europe – and influence from neighboring Sweden, Finland, and Russia creates a truly unique culture, different from anywhere else in Norway. The region’s biggest urban area is Tromsø.
The endless days of summer last from mid-May to mid-July in Tromsø, where the midnight sun produces a brilliant deep red-orange light in place of a sunset. The farther north you go the longer this period lasts, up to a week more either side at the North Cape.
In the winter, the sun doesn’t rise for between six to eight weeks. Even though the sun remains below the horizon for most of December and January, the days aren’t pitch black. Tromsø in particular is bathed in a deep midnight blue in the early afternoon as the residual light reflects off the blue sea and the white snow. These long winter nights are one of the reasons Tromsø and Finnmark county are some of the best places in the world to see the northern lights.