North Norway

Your North Norway cruise carries you into a picturesque land dominated by thousands of kilometres of coastland and blanketed by the beauty of the Northern Lights.

Cruises to North Norway

North Norway-Whale Safari, Aurora Borealis

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The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. The long Norway nights offer travellers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights.

Cruise date:

29 Oct - 5 Nov, 2017

Price:

on request

North Norway-Whale Safari, Aurora Borealis

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The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. The long Norway nights offer travellers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights.

Cruise date:

26 Nov - 3 Dec, 2017

Price:

2220 USD

North Norway-Whale Safari, Aurora Borealis

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The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. The long Norway nights offer travellers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights.

Cruise date:

23 Dec - 30 Dec, 2017

Price:

2220 USD

North Norway-Whale Safari, Aurora Borealis

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The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. The long Norway nights offer travellers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights.

Cruise date:

30 Dec, 2017 - 6 Jan, 2018

Price:

2220 USD

North Norway-Whale Safari, Aurora Borealis

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The North Norway cruise follows the path of more than one kind of whale as it travels amongst the fjords of Troms. The long Norway nights offer travellers on this expedition an excellent chance to take in the beauty and wonder of the Northern Lights.

Cruise date:

6 Jan - 13 Jan, 2018

Price:

2220 USD

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North Norway story

Humpback Whales Sing for Food, Not Entertainment

The normal call of a humpback whale can be heard from miles away, and they often make noises that sound similar to crying, howling and moaning....

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What does the Arctic fox say?

The Arctic fox is a small carnivore, around half the size of a red fox, with a small and compact body, covered with thick fur. The Arctic fox...

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North Norway wildlife

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North Norway cruise reviews

Overall rating based on 2 votes

Kathrin Freise
Second time
by Kathrin Freise on Arctic

This year in january I have been onboard of the Noorderlicht for my second time. The new owners are amazing. One day we had lots of orcas and humpbacks around the ship - wow. Unfortunately we were not so lucky...

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Kathrin Freise
I got the arctic fever!
by Kathrin Freise on Arctic

In march 2016 I visited the Lofoten on board of the SV Noorderlicht. It was an unforgetable trip. The landscape is amazing, the crew was absolutely friendly and very well prepared and the Noorderlicht stole a...

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North Norway FAQ

What is the Time in Northern Norway?

Northern Norway uses Central European Time (CET), which is the same thing as UTC +1 and +2, depending on the time of year. This means that if it is 23:00 CET (11 p.m.) during your expedition cruise to Northern Norway, it would be 17:00 (5 p.m.) in New...

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What is the Temperature and Weather Like in Northern Norway?

The section of Northern Norway that you visit will have a big impact on the type of climate that you can expect. Precipitation falls frequently throughout the year, and some areas of Northern Norway can be extremely windy. In Brønnøysund,...

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What Wildlife Can I See in Northern Norway?

Your cruise to Northern Norway will give you numerous wildlife spotting opportunities. In fact, a trip through Northern Norway often features a vast array of wildlife, including polar bears, reindeer and walruses, whales, puffins, Arctic foxes and several...

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What is the Capital of Northern Norway?

Northern Norway does not have a single capital. Instead, the three counties that make up this region each have their own capital. Tromsø is the capital of Troms County, Bodø is the capital of Nordland and Vadsø is the capital of Finnmark....

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How Many People Live in Northern Norway?

A trip to Northern Norway presents you with many exciting opportunities, but it is not a deserted area. Instead, Northern Norway has a population of almost 463,000. The residents of this region live within an 112,951 square km (43,611 square miles) radius....

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What Unique Features Does Northern Norway Have?

Northern Norway’s unique features are as numerous as the diverse wildlife species that inhabit the region. Svalbard offers prime views of glaciers and wildlife, and the primary source of transportation is snowmobiles in the winter and boat in the...

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About North Norway

North Norway Weather

Even though North Norway is in latitudes similar to Greenland or Alaska it has a much milder climate. Summer temperatures can reach as high as 25°C to 30°C.

During the winters the days become very short and between the middle of November through to the start of February the sun does not fully rise at all. The interiors of North Norway can get quite cold but the coasts remain relatively mild, dipping just a few degrees below the freezing point.

Facts about North Norway

  • The best months to see the Northern Lights are from August to April.
  • Norway means “way (or path) to the north”.
  • Norway boasts the largest glacier on the  northern European mainland, the Jostedalsbreen.
  • Northern Norway is home to the largest collection of Sami and Lapps in the world. Over 30,000 of these indigenous people call the area home. They have lived in the region for over 10,000 years.
  • Thanks to its many fjords Norway has a coastline that spans more than 20,000 km.
  • Even though Norway is the 6th largest country in Europe it is 28th in population.
  • The word “ski” is Norwegian for “piece of wood.”

Travel to North Norway

Your North Norway cruise carries you into a picturesque land dominated by thousands of kilometres of coastland and watched over by the Northern Lights. Your North Norway expedition cruise will be a whale watching delight offering you the chance to spot Sperm whale, Orca, Humpback, Minke, and Pilot whales.