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Northern Lights, Norway

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#36 of 124 in Nature in Norway
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 and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Oslo attractions using our Oslo online trip planner .
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  • June 28, 2017
    Great cruise, this was our first cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it. Cabins,entertainment, food and all staff were brilliant, although some people complained about certain things, but maybe the type who...  more »
  • May 16, 2017
    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 »
  • May 16, 2017
    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 »

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A majority of Oslo's hotels and smaller accommodations cluster along Karl Johans Gate, the city's main drag connecting many of its downtown attractions. If you want something a bit more colorful than the average hotel, consider one of the many bed and breakfasts that have been cropping up in recent years. To escape the crowded streets, but still be walking distance from major sights, stay in the Frogner or Majorstuen neighborhoods near the royal palace. As you can probably guess, lodging is quite expensive in this European capital.
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