Articles about Norway

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Kobberhaughytta cabin from the front

Ultimate Guide to Accessing Over 500 DNT Cabins in Norway

Imagine sitting down at a long table, discussing your day’s hike with fellow travelers while waiting for a hearty meal. Or preparing your own at a cabin hidden away deep in the forest. Whether you choose to stay at one of the Norwegian Trekking Association’s (DNT) staffed lodges or unstaffed […]

Kvaløya: 9 things to do on Whale Island

Kvaløya, or “Whale Island”, is the large island just to the west of Tromsø island. The two islands are connected by a bridge and many of the activities organised in Tromsø take place on Kvaløya. There are plenty of things to do all year-round, from hiking and snowshoeing to relaxing […]

Man sitting on bench with a view over Tromsø

How to get to Tromsø, Norway

Getting to Tromsø is quite easy as the city has its own airport. Tromsø is a great base and starting point for exploring Northern Norway, with bus and boat connections to destinations including Senja and the Lyngen Alps. Oslo to Tromsø Lofoten to Tromsø Traveling to/from Tromsø airport Traveling to […]

Driving along Senja Island

How to get to Senja, Norway

Senja is an island in Norway far north of the Arctic Circle with no airport. It can be tricky to work out how to get to Senja, but it’s accessible from Tromsø, Lofoten, and Oslo. Renting a car, or driving your own, is recommended to best explore the island. Norway’s […]

View of the northern lights over Tromsø, Norway

What’s the best time to visit Tromsø?

The best time to visit Tromsø is in summertime or late winter/early spring. Long summer days provide the best conditions for hiking while February and March are most likely to deliver a winter wonderland for enjoying the northern lights and snow-based activities. Located far above the Arctic Circle in Northern […]

Cabin in a campground at wintertime on Senja island, Norway

The best places to stay on Senja

Sparsely populated and with just 8,000 residents, a trip to Senja requires some planning before arrival. As a popular destination though, there are a range of accommodation options available. There are some comfortable hotels and camping on Senja is very popular. The hotels also feature restaurants, and there are some […]

Woman snowshoeing near Tromsø, Norway

6 best places to go snowshoeing in Norway

Snowshoeing in Norway is one of the easiest ways to get outdoors and active in nature during the winter months. Most Norwegians prefer to ski, but for many of us that seems a bit daunting. Instead, strapping on a pair of snowshoes and setting off across the powder is a […]

Lyngen Alps

Lyngen Alps: 10 things to do in summer and winter

The Lyngen Alps are a stretch of peaks along the Lyngenfjord in Northern Norway, wedged between Tromsø and the Finnish border. The area is very popular with backcountry skiers and is also a worthy hiking destination. Limited light pollution makes it an excellent location to view the northern lights. The […]

View of mountains at sunset in winter on Senja island, Norway

What’s the best time to visit Senja?

The best time to visit Senja for most people is summertime. The long days and warmer weather ensure the best conditions for hiking and camping. The optimal time to visit for the northern lights is in autumn or late winter/early spring. Senja has very similar seasons to its northerly neighbor […]

Hafjell Bike Park

About Hafjell Bike Park With 28 kilometers of mountain biking terrain ranging from beginner to expert, there is something for everyone at Hafjell. It is by far the best destination in Norway for lift-accessed mountain biking. At Hafjell you have opportunities for great downhill and single track biking and many […]