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Northern Lights, Norway

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Book a tour or venture out on your own to see the famed Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as Northern Lights. The Norwegian cities of Tromso and Kirkenes provide good locations to see this natural phenomenon. Rent a car and drive yourself, take an organized Aurora chasing tour, or travel via a Hurtigruten vessel--the coastal ferry service in Norway. The ferry service operates 13 ships year-round and offers full-service excursions. Try dog sledding, whale watching, or snowmobiling in your down time in the Arctic Circle. Keep in mind that catching the light show is never guaranteed. Dress appropriately for the cold weather. Plan to visit Northern Lights during your Oslo vacation using our convenient Oslo holiday planner.
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  • We were on a Northern Lights cruise when the ship we were on had an accident and couldn't continue. Fortunately we had only two and a half days left in the cruise. They took us by bus through two hour...  more »
  • As the Hurtigruten fleet are working ships (we took the Finnmarken), there are stops at many ports along the way, day and night. Those that you miss at night on the way up, you can usually see on the ...  more »
  • Went in March so expected very cold weather, but exceptionally rough on board, so rough that at one time we were told not to stand up or move and not to use the lifts. My cabin was on the 3rd floor an...  more »