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Top things to do in Northern Norway

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Lofoten Island (Nordland)
Ranked #1 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks
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Tromso Fjords (Tromso)
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$170* and up
Ranked #2 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #3 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Lofoten Krigsminnemuseum
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Ranked #4 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Geologic Formations; Historic Walking Areas
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Tromso Lapland (Tromso)
Ranked #5 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #6 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Alta Museum (Alta)
Ranked #7 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Museums
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Ranked #8 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Military Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Nordkapphallen (Honningsvag)
Ranked #9 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: History Museums; Caverns/ Caves
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Ranked #10 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #11 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: At Borg in Lofoten, you may experience the Viking Age in a living museum. Visit a full scale (83 meters long) reconstruction... more » Owner description: At Borg in Lofoten, you may experience the Viking Age in a living museum. Visit a full scale (83 meters long) reconstruction of the Viking Chieftain´s longhouse at Borg in Lofoten. The longhouse is reconstructed close to the original site. The architecture, the arts and crafts work, the handicraft demonstration, a richly decorated Gildehall (feasting hall) and the Norse mythology exhibition give you an insight into the Viking life. Archeological artifacts, films about the sensational finds on Borg, along with a 12 minutes long film can be explored in the exhibition halls nearby. At the seaside, the viking ship, the forge and the activity area is located. 15th of June - 15th of August we arrange extra activites such as rowing the viking ship, visiting the blacksmith, trying your hand at viking games. The activities are included in the entrance ticket. Every year in August, we arrange a 5 day viking festival. Market, theatre, concerts, handicraft demonstrations, fight shows and much more. The museum is open all year (winter 2 days pr week). For more information: lofotr.no « less
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Ranked #12 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: ; History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #13 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Museums
Owner description: A visit to northern Norway`s best preserved trading post is a journey back in time. Here you can feel the past, with... more » Owner description: A visit to northern Norway`s best preserved trading post is a journey back in time. Here you can feel the past, with "jektefart" and fish trading, Herring and the daily life in northern Norway coastal communities in the 19 century. Kjerringoy Trading Post is a unique example of coastal heritage set in magnificent scenery. It consists of 15 old buildings retaining many of their original contents. It is one of the country's most important collections of buildings from the nineteenth century. The beautiful slide-show "Anna Elisabeth of Kjerringoy" provides an excellent introduction to a visit. It lasts about 20 minutes. Guided tours are then available around the various yards and buildings. You can shop in the store ("Kramboden") or enjoy refreshments in Nyfjosen Cafe or in the garden. Occasionally various crafts are demonstrated in the buildings. Cultural events are also held here. (See the programme for the season). For a guided tour of the main building a special ticket must be bought. During the tour you will hear more about the competent merchants of Kjerringoy: Sverdrup, Ellingsen and Zahl. You will also gain an insight into the daily lives of the fishermen and smallholders on the coast. The golden age of the trading post was at the end of the nineteenth century. At that time Zahl enjoyed profitable business in the fish trade, coastal shipping, exports and imports. In time Kjerringoy grew to become the wealthiest trading centre in North Norway. « less
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Ranked #14 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Arctic Circle (Nordland)
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$114* and up
Ranked #15 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Museums
Owner description: Become a member of the internationally renowned and exclusive club and take home the world-famous polar bear pin as proof... more » Owner description: Become a member of the internationally renowned and exclusive club and take home the world-famous polar bear pin as proof that you have visited Hammerfest! Our museum displays the town’s proud traditions related to fishing and hunting in Arctic areas. Experience the extreme cold, Northern Lights and the polar bear. New, fascinating premises. Our gift shop sells souvenirs of the Arctic. Membership: NOK 180, Entrance: FREE!. Opening hours: Summer: 06:00-18:00, winter: 09:00-15:00 « less
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Ranked #17 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Religious Sites; Caverns/ Caves; Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: The world`s northernmost stone church, dating back to the late Middle Ages (1250). The church is set in scenic surroundings... more » Owner description: The world`s northernmost stone church, dating back to the late Middle Ages (1250). The church is set in scenic surroundings and boasts several treasures and a beautiful interior. Guided tours by appointment available year-round. « less
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Polar Park (Bardu Municipality)
Ranked #18 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Zoos
Owner description: The world's northernmost zoo, where you can experience the big predators of the arctic: Brown bear, lynx, wolf and wolverine.... more » Owner description: The world's northernmost zoo, where you can experience the big predators of the arctic: Brown bear, lynx, wolf and wolverine. There's also moose, red deer, reindeer, musk ox and polar fox. During the summer we also have domesticated animals and birds, and attractions like zip lines, boulder park, barbeque areas and fishing spots. There's also a cafe, kiosk and gift shop. Adapted for the disabled. Polar Zoo is open all year. « less
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Ranked #19 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #20 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: History Museums; Museums
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The Lyngen Alps (Lyngen Municipality)
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$237* and up
Ranked #21 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: Try cross-country skiing, off piste skiing or snowshoeing - this activity is made to suit your level. World-class off-piste... more » Owner description: Try cross-country skiing, off piste skiing or snowshoeing - this activity is made to suit your level. World-class off-piste skiing often on quality powder snow, on steep, rugged mountains which plunge into the arctic ocean - you know it’s going to be hard to beat! To have been skiing in the Lyngen Alps is something everyone will remember. Included: Hot drink, guide, sweet cake, transfer (90 min one way) « less
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Tromso Museum (Tromso)
Ranked #22 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Museums
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Ranked #23 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Art Museums; Museums

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Ranked #24 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Islands; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Geologic Formations; Mountains; Tours
Trollfjord boat trips, magnificent mountain scenery and fisheries with great volumes of cod drying in the air.
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Ranked #25 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
Owner description: Welcome to the municipality of Nordkapp, at the northernmost point of Europe. Visit Honningsvag, the North Cape town, or one... more » Owner description: Welcome to the municipality of Nordkapp, at the northernmost point of Europe. Visit Honningsvag, the North Cape town, or one of the lively fishing villages such as Repvag on the mainland, Nordvagen, Kamoyvaer, Gjesvaer or Skarsvag on Mageroya island. The name Mageroya is derived from the Sami name Makkaravju, which means thin island, due to its location. The municipality lies around 150 km north of the timber line and has an open, spectacular landscape. North Cape is one of Norway’s most popular destinations. Welcome to a wonderful adventure, where you will experience the true diversity of this area and enjoy activities in harmony with the sea, our nature and culture. Population: 3,219 Area, municipality: 924 km² Location: Honningsvag Harbour, in the centre of Honningsvag. « less
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Mjelle (Bodo)
Ranked #26 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Beaches
Owner description: “You have to have been there to understand,” sings the local troubadour, Terje Nilsen, describing Mjelle in a song. In the... more » Owner description: “You have to have been there to understand,” sings the local troubadour, Terje Nilsen, describing Mjelle in a song. In the summer, many excursions end at Mjelle, both weekends and weekdays. You don’t have to be a child to collect shells or build sand castles, or to enjoy a good ball game. Bring firewood and cooking equipment if you want to barbecue. « less
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Ranked #27 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Keipen (Harstad)
Ranked #28 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Hiking Trails
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Andoya (Andoy Municipality)
Ranked #29 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The island of Andoya is directly situated below the “auroral oval” at night, which makes this the best location to see the... more » Owner description: The island of Andoya is directly situated below the “auroral oval” at night, which makes this the best location to see the spectacular Northern Lights. Researchers and scientists travel here from all around the world. The phenomenon occurs in an oval around the earth’s magnetic North Pole and rotates around it. The clash of solar winds with the earth’s magnetic field pushes the oval towards the dark side of the planet, which rotates around the geographical North Pole. During winter we offer you trips leading out into nature. While wandering in fantastic picturesque surroundings you may be lucky to experience the fascinating Northern Lights dancing over the polar sky. According to your time schedule we are also able to offer you an overnight stay in the middle of nature including a winter barbecue and hot drinks. We are able to provide outdoor equipment, such as sleeping bags. Please contact us for information in detail. INFO Day:  on request Duration:  4 – 5 hours Price: NOK 600.00 to NOK 1000.00/person. depends on group size: min. 2 pers./max. 8 persons Including: a light snack and warm drink in the wilderness  PLEASE NOTE! Booking: We advise you to prebook latest 17:00 the same day, as we only take out small groups (Min. 2/Max. 6 persons) Clothing: Warm and wind-/waterproof clothing. Waterproof hiking boots and a small back pack. We advise you to bring a water bottle. Weather: Due to bad weather the trip will be cancelled at short notice. Payment: The payment is done before the trip begins. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Norwegian crowns(NOK) “CATCH A MEMORY” PHOTOGRAPHY On request we take photos of you and print them on a CD. So your picturesque holiday is kept present for the future. Please contact us for further information. The islands offer great opportunities for landscape and nature photography. Bring your own equipment and save memories for a lifetime.  « less
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Grotfjord (Tromso)
Ranked #30 of 281 attractions in Northern Norway
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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