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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 comfortableRead full review »
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 NeRead more »
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 BrønnøysunRead more »
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).Read more »
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 ofRead more »
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) rRead more »
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 tRead more »
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.