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Reviewed December 7, 2018

We recently crossed the Arctic Circle heading along the Norwegian coastline whilst on an 11 day Hurtigruten Cruise. On the way North we experienced iced water down our backs from the Ships Captain. On our way back South we had a teaspoon of cod liver...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

Going off-shore with Hurtigruten once in a life-time is a MUST. Unforgettable wiews and experiancies. The near-produced and handled sea-food makes every day to a feast.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dan W
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Friends from Noway drove us there from Mo I Rana. Beautiful drive and very intersting stop at the gift shop. Thousands of little rock formations left by visitors. Well worth a Visit!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Christine F
Reviewed September 8, 2018

My wife and I stopped by the Arctic Circle center while driving southbound on E6. It's a beautiful stop with a gift shop, a great smelling grill and beautiful scenery all around. You can take your picture with the official Arctic Circle statue and grab...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bryan B
Reviewed August 23, 2018

The great "globe" marker of the Arctic Circle at this location on Vikingen Island off the west central coast of Norway is spectacular, both in design and construction as well as geographic significance. Hopefully you will enjoy my photo as we passed by on the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robert A
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We were recently on a 2-week Viking Cruise of Norway. Our cruise ship passed the invisible line and it felt magical to be inside of the Arctic Circle. This monument is on Vikingen Island...not a great photo, but I snapped it as our ship cruised...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

The crossing of the artic circle is made through a pass at 700m elevation. The landscape is (barely) free of any human-made thing. And everything is deep white. Magical !

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank quintnico
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

There is this Globe on a small island marking entry into Arctic Circle at the 66 degree 33 minutes north, a globe shaped marker on the Rocky island of Vikingen, the southern most point in the Northern Hemisphere. In this area there is also the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

My partner based in UK booked the North East Passage Arctic cruise but were extremely disappointed to find that they did not follow the itinerary advertised and we lost 5 days [20% of our holiday] due to their negligence. They said it was out of...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank BeastieMonteCarlo
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Our cruise ship passed the invisible line, called the Arctic Circle, and we entered the arctic. Somehow it felt unique. We passed Vikingen Island and there was the Arctic Circle Monument. Quickly snapped some pictures before we lost sight, memorial experience.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Tracy D
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Response from nancy s | Reviewed this property |
I would think the weather would be on the cool side depending how far north you go. I would check on the internet "weather Norway"
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Anfield33
Malmö, Sweden
Rovaniemi (2 Replies)
I'll be in Rovaniemi for 2 days in June, and in that time would like to take the city tour on the train, visit the Arktikum, and go to the Santa Claus village - especially to see the Arctic Circle line! how long will I need for each of these activities? how do I get to the Santa Village? and any ideas on a visit to a husky farm? appreciate any advice. thanks Andrew
March 14, 2009|
Response fromAnfield33|
thanks for your help Zam. that really gives me a good indication. I think I'll definitely go to the Arktikum and Santa Claus Village - I'll see how much time I have for anything more. thanks again.
Blake W
Bases for Western Norway (2 Replies)
I have searched this website and have found some posts that are related, but I don't believe I have found anything that speaks to our situation exactly. We are 3 older male friends and we are planning to take a little over two weeks to explore Western Norway. It is all in the very rough stages of planning, but we plan to fly into Bergen from Chicago and fly back to Chicago from Aaselund. So the idea is to start in Bergen and work our way up to Aalesund. We are planning on renting a car...More
January 07, 2018|
Response fromklimaflyktning|
Flying into Bergen, do a loop around the nearest fjords, fly to Lofoten, fly back home via Oslo. The long distances and additional flights will add to the budget. Road trip and spending each night in a different accomodation can be tiring, so a matter of preference and travel style. One way car rental will incur drop-off charges.
LaurieNRich
Texas
Suggestions for Norway Itinerary (2 Replies)
My husband and I will be going to Helsinki in June (for a work conference) but when it's over, we'd like to take some time to see Norway too. I had planned to spend about 5 days in Norway. I know I want to see the Viking ship museum, some scenic highlights (maybe the Oslo-Bergen train or Norway In A Nutshell tour?), and the Midnight Sun/Arctic circle area. Can anyone suggest which attractions/cities/etc should not be missed. Is 5 days long enough to do all the things I want to do? Any...More
January 21, 2007|
Response fromJumper71|
Hi Laurie The coastline of Norway is longer than equator so it takes some time getting around the country. But 5 days should do the trick. You can actually start your Norway in a Nutshell trip from Oslo by train. Do not take a roundtrip for less than 3 days. You'll only feel like being trapped in a japanese travelparty taking photos and that's it. But you'll get to see some of our lovely fjords (they are truly breathtaking) and you must see them from boat to really understand the scenery. ...More