Northern Norway

34° - January
36° - February
43° - March
50° - April
62° - May
68° - June
73° - July
71° - August
61° - September
50° - October
39° - November
33° - December
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If you're the kid who dreamt about visiting the North Pole, relaxing with penguins and visiting with Santa Claus, you know that you had to give that nonsense up as you became an adult. Well, maybe not. While you may not get to visit with Santa Claus, you can get the dog sleds, snowmobiling, steep snowcapped mountains, and chilled scenic coastline that you may have dreamt about as a child in Northern Norway. It's Europe's northernmost region and it sits on the Arctic Circle. Its low population has kept the natural world in Northern Norway pristine and picturesque. The Arctic Sea hasn't been frozen since the ice age ended, so wildlife and fishing is plentiful. Similar to Alaska, Northern Norway has constant daylight from April to July. Although seeing the midnight sun is a memorable experience, a trip in October, February or March will likely give you a stunning view of the northern lights, something most people will only dream of seeing in their lifetimes. The city offers comfortable accommodations and even a bustling nightlife, but, not surprisingly, the best part of your trip will be everything you do in the natural outdoors-from adventure sports to rich historical artifacts.
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my dream

My dream is to go there in the northen lights period, I'd like to see the aurora borealis, I think is amazing.

Amazing - period

I went in mid April, just before the tourist season hit so many fjord cruises and other touristy things were not running yet. Still, I really enjoyed my time, marveling at the snow banks twice my height in Tromso, the colorful buildings lining up canals in Trondheim, and unparalleled beauty of Svalbard. Just GO!

Skiing and Snowboarding

With 6 months of skiing season, this is the place to be up on the mountains! There are multiple resorts to enjoy and trails for all difficulty levels!
Cost: Varies
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Norwegian Aviation Museum

Learn a lot about the history of aviation and get to see and climb into many old aircrafts.
Cost: Children 55nkr, Adults 110nkr
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Gabba Reindeer Safari Park

There are tons of things you can do here! Take a sleigh ride, go ice fishing, see reindeer, eat delicious food, and more. A must visit place for a winter vacation!
Cost: Varies
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[NOK] Norwegian Kroner


Oslo Airport [OSL]