The Arctic

Arctic Norway

The north of Norway is a special place. Despite being further north than most of Canada and Greenland, the Gulf Stream keeps the temperatures here liveable. From that you get a region with scattered fishing villages and a community of laid-back Norwegians. Even farms. Yes, there are farms above the Arctic Circle in Norway.

In summer you get 24 hour daylight, and in winter you get 24 hour night. This opens up opportunities for the midnight sun and the northern lights respectively. 

Tromsø is a cool city (literally?). It’s got a vibrant student population meaning there are many bars and cafes in the city centre. If 

If you take the Hurtigruten, you’ll get the chance to see the most remote villages in the north. It’s a truely unique experience. 

Arctic Norway Map

Note – use the arrow on the top left to open up the guide to this map. If I’ve written an article about the place, there will be a link to that article when you click the marker. 

Tromsø

Tromsø is the largest city in Northern Norway and has a fascinating history thanks to its position. It was important for both Arctic hunting and Arctic exploration, and it became an incredible multicultural city as people flocked here to take advantage of its proximity to the Arctic. Moreover, the indigenous Sami population living in and around Tromø give life and perspective into what it’s like to live this far north. 

Named the European Capital of Culture for 2024, Bodø is an exciting Arctic city close to beautiful nature and the Lofoten Islands. 

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