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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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  • As my wife and I meet 50 years ago on the 18th Feb we decided to go on this trip on the MS Nordkapp. This was a very good choice not only did we see the Northern Lights but we meet some wonderful peop...  more »
  • I was expecting to view the northern lights with the naked eye. However even though we were told the conditions were good all I saw were streaks of grey! I was told that the camera picked up the colou...  more »
  • My mom and I sailed Bergen-Kirkenes in mid-Jan on the Nordkapp. A beautifully renovated ship with plenty to offer. As a bonus, this is one of the few ships with an expedition crew on board. We found t...  more »