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Arctic Circle

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Crossed the line

We drove across and the Norwegian side is well marked and impossible to miss. There is a gift shop, a weird monument and about hundred meters from it visitors leave flags and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove across and the Norwegian side is well marked and impossible to miss. There is a gift shop, a weird monument and about hundred meters from it visitors leave flags and messages on the rocks. It was radically different to our first crossing on the Swedish side where it was so obscured we ended up missing the marker twice.

Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crossed the Arctic Circle on land in Rovaniemi on my way to Kirkenes. Crossed it again on June 24 on board of the Hurtigruten 'Polarlys' on my way to Bergen. On the inslet known as Vikingen, there is a 7 m high globe that marks the latitude of the Arctic Circle. Goodbye Midnight Sun.

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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

There is not much to see at the Arctic Circle but the trip to get there and back is awesome!! We visited by land on a motorcycle and then by sea sailing the Hurtigruten.

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Lancashire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We crossed the Arctic Circle on a cruise ship and it is quite an experience. On a tiny island is a globe that marks the position, well actually a few feet short, of the line of the Arctic Circle. The surrounding area is breathtakingly beautiful where the Salttfjellet mountains come down to the sea. Our ship circled the tiny island... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A must see! Wonderfuly rustic ang gorgeous! We visited Lofoten Islands in Western Norway in early April. We were even lucky enough to see the Northen Lights!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The month of May would be a great time here as although has cold days the sunshine is very welcoming. Although snow was about not enough for snowmobile or dog sledging tours. Midnight sun & Artic wonders are just a magical experience. Highley recommend

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Aviles, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

It very significative because it is an emblematic spot. There is a shop and a restaurant. Beautiful because there was a lot of snow even in June. Stop by if you are around and take some photos next to the milestones.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We traveled on Hurtigruten ship booked through Vantage travel. This is amazing. We took an excursion off the ship in Honningsvag to The North Cape - 71 degrees North. There is a very nice film(IMAX) to see there and an equally nice photo opportunity. And, of course a huge gift shop, but one of the better ones we saw. There... More 

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Boliden, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

You have to do it, at least, once in your lifetime! Enjoy the midnight sun in the Summer, and the northern lights during Winter, if you are lucky!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you have time and patience.. see the nature in its full glory. Take a train from Bodo to Trondheim (Incidentally this is the first point where you could get a train from North of Norway, as there are no trains across to Tromso and Kirkenesse). Its approx 8-9 hrs of train journey, ensure to take the day train if... More 

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