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Sail miles of rugged coast under the magical northern lights


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Expedition in the Norwegian Arctic

Three big sails were set, the wind was blowing hard, and with frozen tears in my eyes, I could do nothing else but smile

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Six Arctic Seals

Owing to the large landmasses that populate the Northern Hemisphere, the Arctic has the most diverse wildlife of the pla

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Andrea Dehn
Amazing Tour
by Andrea Dehn

Thank you Oceanwide Expedition for this amazing tour on the Rembrandt van Rijn. A very welcoming captain (Joachim) and crew and experienced guides (Jan and Chloé) ensured us a great week. Our main wis

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Amazing trip!
by ingrid vroman

Amazing trip, great sceneries and amazing wildlife encounters! Fantastic guides, loved it!

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Truly amazing and wonderful experience
by Gail Klispie

Trip far exceeded our expectations. The expedition guides and the Doctor Moniek were very knowledgeable, patient, kind, and wonderful. We got to know them fairly well. it was hard to say goodbye at the end o

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Amazing Experience-Breathtaking Sights, Fantastic Crew and Guides

North Norway - Showshoe(hike) - Aurora Borealis

This was truly an amazing adventurous trip with Oceanwide on the Rembrandt van Rijn. This classic three masted sailing ship was compact but comfortable

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Trip of a life time
by Arlettia Fyfe

I want to thank the crew of the Rembrant van Rijn, 2/22 to 2/29 2020, for giving me a trip of a life time. My taking this trip caused reservations by many as I am 86 years of age. My son, William, and his wi

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Orcas, Humpbacks and Northern Lights
by Jo Bentley

Seven night cruise arranged through Naturetrek. Despite some varied weather (only to be expected in January) the crew and leaders ensured that we enjoyed an excellent experience. We had great views of the wh

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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 Ne

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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 Brønnøysun

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What Wildlife Can I See in Northern Norway?

Your cruise to Northern Norway will give you the chance to see gray seals, harbor porpoises, humpback whales, sperm whales, and possibly orca whales (killer whales). 

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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

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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) r

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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 t

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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.