Norway AURORA BOREALIS TRAVEL GUIDE

Experience the Northern Lights in Norway

When researching Northern Lights vacations most people usually start with Norway and for good reason, Norway is an amazing place to visit all year round and equally beautiful in summer and winter. If you want a great destination with amazing Aurora Borealis viewing then Norway is a good option. But where do you go?

Usually people automatically say Tromsø is the best place in Norway to see the dancing green lights and believe me you will not be disappointed. Tromsø is located in the middle of the Aurora Zone and is easy to get to, has great accommodation and a wide range of restaurants and nightlife. Unfortunately the city has become a little too popular and the light pollution can leave visitors disappointed.

To understand Norway you need to know your geography, the country is long and thin sharing a border with Sweden in the south, Finland and Russia in the far north. The capital Oslo is located too far south to see the lights and the chances improve the further north you go.

The Arctic Circle cross Norway about half way up the border with Sweden in the mountainous area of Saltfjellet, In our opinion the best chances of seeing the Northern Lights lie anywhere north of this. The more remote the location the better the views will be.

In our research we believe that the best views of the Aurora Borealis in Norway are in the towns of Kirkenes in the far north, or Ballstad in the Lofoten islands area. These offer the balance of easy access compared to popularity and light pollution.

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Where is the best place to see the Northern Lights?
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Where is the best place to see the Northern Lights?

The question that we get asked most by email is “Where is the Best place to see the Northern Lights”, in fact I wish I had a dollar for every time it has been asked. And to be honest that is probably how you ended up on our website and this page.

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Aurora Dome Camper 4×4 by Arctic Campers
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Aurora Dome Camper 4×4 by Arctic Campers

The Aurora Dome Camper 4x4 is made by Arctic Campers and designed to successfully hunt the Northern Lights. The clever dome gives the occupant a 360 degree view from inside the van. This allows you to check the aurora conditions without going into the cold winder night. This camper comes with a 4-wheel drive and will ...

Kirkenes Snowhotel, Norway
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Kirkenes Snowhotel, Norway

The Snowhotel is a unique hotel that is located in Kirkenes in the far north of Norway. The hotel is about 8 km from town and close to the intersection of the Russian, Norwegian and Finnish borders. Guests also have access to a restaurant and a sauna, along with free WiFi and on-site parking. During the long dark ...

Sollia Aurora Park, Kirkenes, Norway
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Sollia Aurora Park, Kirkenes, Norway

Sollia Aurora Park is located about 15 minutes from Kirkenes and about 500 m from the Norwegian-Russian border. This accommodation is perfect for those looking to experience the Northern Lights inside the Arctic circle. The park overlooks the beautiful Lake Neitijärvi and offers panoramic lake views. The nearest ...

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