North Norway Region Tourism and Vacation

North Norway - the land of the midnight sun

the Alps of the North" or "Romsdalsalpene" Here there is no nighttime during the summer. Everlasting sun illuminates high mountains, rolling wide expanses and thousands of lakes. The land of the midnight sun is large and varied. The landscape consists of endless wide open spaces, high mountains, conifer forests and thousands of islands....

Tromsø and Lyngen

Tromsø and Lyngen The city of Tromsø is known as "the Paris of the North" and "the Gateway to the Arctic", and makes an interesting and exciting point of departure for excursions in the area. The nature offers endless variation - from 1800 metres high mountain peaks, to lush fjord regions and literally hundreds of...

Lofotr - the Viking museum at Borg

Finds from the excavations at Viking museum at Borg THOUSAND YEARS AGO one of the biggest houses of the Viking Age stood on the «Wuthering Heights» of Borg on the Lofoten islands. Here the mistress of the household and the chieftain held sway. Little did the Borg farmer realise the consequences when he discovered some pieces of pottery in his plough...

Lofoten Islands

MAELSTROM AND COASTAL CAVES, Lofoten Islands There is a place on Earth where the Sun never sets, the Northern lights never cease to amaze, and the landscape changes constantly, the wind never stops blowing and the people always smile. These are the Lofoten. This Norwegian archipelago lies 300 km beyond the polar circle, and is often called “...

Sortland - capital of the district of Vesterålen

Church Tower in Sortland Sortland is the capital of the district of Vesterålen, Northern Norway. Sortland has a population of about 9230, but it seems to grow every day. Sortland is in a top position in Norway when it comes to the population growth... at least when you compare it to the number of inhabitants. First half...

Sights & what to do

Sights & what to do in Sortland, Northern Norway Tourism and Vacation Sortland is a downright ugly modern sprawl. (...) The only reason to visit it is to change your bus... (The book "Norway -the Rough Guide" describes Sortland). If you plan to visit Sortland during the summer of 2000, be sure to bring with you a brush and a bucket of paint. Three blocks are ready to...

Visit Vesterålen

Bird Cliff - Nykvag, Vesterålen Although the landscapes here aren't as dramatic as those in Lofoten, they tend to be much wilder and the forested mountainous regions of Hinnøya represent a unique element in Norway's largely treeless northern coast. (The guidebook Lonely Planet describes Vesterålen). Vesterålen Towns and Regions...

Businesses and companies in Sortland

Businesses and companies in Sortland A ADCom Sortland ADCom Data Sortland Telefon : 76 11 30 00 Telefaks : 76 11 30 01 E-post : sortland@adcomdata.no Havnegt. 40, 8400 Sortland ABC Trafikkskole a/s ABC Trafikkskole Vesterålsgt 66 8400 Sortland Email:bengso@online.no Telefon:76 12 28 44 Bengt: 91 78 82 57 Rune: 47 36 33 66 B Byggkjøp...

Sortland Culture, Music and Geography

Sortland Culture, Music and Geography People from Sortland A person from Sortland is called a Sortlending. People from other parts of the district are usually not referred to as a Sortlending... unless they are famous. Coincidence or not, about half of the population of Sortland, the so called Sortlendinga, work either as hairdressers...

History Of Sortland - A city is born - The Blue City

History Of Sortland - A city is born - The Blue City The history of Sortland is not exactly a story about Roman defeats, Babylonian conquests or Mongol invasion... Nor is it a story about wonders of the ancient world, the cradle of civilization or the discovery of the new world. It's more like a short-story, really: If the first Sortlending hadn't...

Sortland - Flora and Fauna, Sortland Climate

Sortland - Flora and Fauna, Sortland Climate Sortland - Flora & Fauna Believe it or not, there are both flowers, grass, weeds and trees in Sortland. And on a good day you can easily spot animals that differ completely from the ordinary fish! Flora In Sortland and Northern Norway in general, alpine and Arctic flowers predominate. You can...

Lillehammer Tourism

Lillehammer Tourism Lillehammer (25.500 inhabitants), located on the northern shore of Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake, is Norway's oldest ski resort. It was the 1994 Winter Olympics that placed the Lillehammer region on the international "tourist map". Lillehammer Ski Resorts represent 5 alpine resorts in the vicinity...

Information about the Lillehammer area

Information about the Lillehammer area WELCOME to the Lillehammer area! Many exciting and memorable experiences await you. Whether you like bustling city life, cultural venues or first-hand encounters with nature, the district has something for every taste and every age group. Lillehammer is the small town with the big attractions....

What to do in the Lillehammer area

What to do in the Lillehammer area Cross-country Skiing Alpine - Hafjell - Hafjell Alpine Centre Alpine - Kvitfjell, Skeikampen skiing terrain Horse sleigh riding Dog sleigh riding Tobogganing Lillehammer Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track Rafting Horseback Riding Glacier trekking Canoeing and biking Fishing Elk / moose safari Walking...

Cross-country Skiing in Lillehammer

Cross-country Skiing in Lillehammer Nordseter and Sjusjøen This area offers a great variety of touring opportunities with about 350 km of prepared ski trails and direct trails to Lillehammer, Sjusjøen, Øyer and the Olympic Cross-country trails of the Birkebeineren Nordic Centre. Nordseter is Lillehammer’s first resort to open their...

Alpine - Hafjell

Alpine - Hafjell The skiing facility stretches from 200 metres above sea level to 1050 metres, with 23 km of pistes varying in difficulty. There are a total of 9 lifts -- 3 of which are four-seat chair lifts and 2 of which are express lifts (for 3.5-4 km of uninterrupted skiing pleasure). Total lift capacity is 12,...

Alpine - Kvitfjell, Skeikampen skiing terrain

Alpine - Kvitfjell, Skeikampen skiing terrain 130 km of cross-country ski trails in varied terrain. The network of trails is linked to Gålå and Skeikampen with their 480 km, leaving some 600 km of trails stretching across forest-clad hills and mountain terrain. Along the trails you will find idyllic mountain farm areas. The fauna is abundant,...

Horse sleigh riding in Lillehammer

Horse sleigh riding in Lillehammer Sleigh riding at Sjusjøen Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays from 2 Jan. till mid-March + Christmas/New Year. Duration about 45 minutes, NOK 135.-, children NOK 75.-. For more information and booking please call tel: 67 36 34 01. Sleigh riding at Nordseter Sleigh riding is offered at Nordseter Kjøre-...

Dog-team sleigh riding

Dog-team sleigh riding Dog-team sleigh riding at Sjusjøen Throughout the winter season Husky Sledeturer offers both shorter and longer dog-team tours starting from Sjusjøen. An opportunity for an exceptional experience in beautiful scenery. Two persons get their own dog team and have the responsibility of taking on and...

Tobogganing at Lillehammer

Tobogganing at Lillehammer Tobogganing at Lillehammer is a popular activity this year in the Freestyle arena. The toboggans can be directly linked to the ski lift, so you just sit on the toboggan while a tow bar pulls you to the top of the hill. There are several slopes to choose from on your way down, and there are brakes...

Lillehammer Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track

Lillehammer Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track Lillehammer Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track is the only artificially cooled bobsleigh and luge track in the Nordic countries. The track is 1710 m in length with a vertical drop of 114 m featuring a total of 16 curves. Maximum speed for four-man bob is 130 km/h. Now the public can enjoy this...

Summer and Winter Rafting In Lillehammer

Summer and Winter Rafting In Lillehammer Rafting is comparatively new sport in Norway, but already a tradition on the Sjoa River in the Gudbrandsdal Valley. Life is wet, wild and wonderful as the rubber raft rushes down rivers and torrents. The rafting companies arrange everything from day trips with basic training to weekend trips with...

Horseback Riding at Nordseter in Lillehammer

Horseback Riding at Nordseter in Lillehammer Enjoy a trip in the valley or the mountain district of Lillehammer on horseback, in harmony with nature. Stables in the area offer riding instruction, day trips and two days trips. The mountain areas of Nordseter/Sjusjøen (13km and 20km from Lillehammer), and Øyerfjellet (20km) offer beautiful...

Glacier trekking in Jotunheimen and Jostedalsbreen National Park

Glacier trekking in Jotunheimen and Jostedalsbreen National Park On the Jostedals Glacier and on other glaciers in Jotunheimen they arrange everything from advanced ice climbing ang glacier trekking courses to easy family expeditions in exciting blue ice formations. All you need is suitable footwear and a desire for a unique experience. Everything from day trips...

Canoeing and biking In Lillehammer

Biking on Lillehammer mountains trails The Lillehammer area is well suited for canoeing in the mountain lakes and the Lågen River. Biking on mountain trails is a very popular tourist activity. Trollcycling is the term used to describe a network of marked bicycle trails in the mountain area of Røros and Lillehammer. The trails follow to...

Fishing In Lillehammer

Fishing & Angling during summer and autumn Fishing is easily available in the Lillehammer area. The Lågen River flows through the district and in the mountains there are many good lakes for fishing. Possibilities for organized fishing trips to Øyerfjellet with an overnight stay at a mountain farm. Fishing & Angling during summer and...

Walks in the Lillehammer mountains

Walks in the Lillehammer mountains In the mountain area of Nordseter/Sjusjøen, Øyerfjellet and Venabygdsfjellet there is a network of signposted footpaths that are shown on a map with suggested walks. At Venabygdsfjellet a number of signposted footpaths lead into the Rondane National Park. The route network of the Norwegian...

Lillehammer Elk safari / moose safari

Lillehammer Elk safari / moose safari Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the summer season moose safaris are offered in Øyerfjellet. Special arrangements for groups by appointment. Start from Øyer Tourist Information Office. The elk safari starts as soon as the snow conditions draw the elks to the feeding areas. Possibility of...

What to see and visit In Lillehammer area

What to see and visit In Lillehammer area Maihaugen, The Sandvig Collections Lillehammer Art Museum Banken Cultural Centre The Norwegian Museum of Vehicle History The Norwegian Museum of Road History Hunderfossen Family Park Hunderfossen Winter Park, Ice Cathedral and Ice Hotel Ringebu Stave Church The tower of the Lysgårdsbakkene Ski...

Maihaugen, The Sandvig Collections

Maihaugen, The Sandvig Collections Maihaugen, The Sandvig Collections, is one of the largest and most interesting open-air museums in Northern Europe. The open-air museum, which consists of 150 buildings, includes houses and country courtyards from the Gudbrandsdalen Valley and from Lillehammer. The Garmo Church, a medieval stave...

Lillehammer Art Museum

Lillehammer Art Museum Lillehammer Art Museum was reopened in the autumn of 1992. A new museum building facing the main square is connected with the old building. Architecturally, this is a very distinctive building containing major collections of Norwegian art from the 1820s and up to the present time. Apart from the...

Banken Cultural Centre, Lillehammer

Banken Cultural Centre, Lillehammer This magnificent building, almost 100 years old, was renovated in connection with the 1994 Olympic Winter Games. The interiors are richly decorated with contemporary art and art from the turn-of-the-century and are very well suited for concerts, theater performances, receptions, conferences, etc....

The Norwegian Museum of Vehicle History, Lillehammer

The Norwegian Museum of Vehicle History, Lillehammer The Norwegian Museum of Vehicle History is located in the town centre of Lillehammer and is Norway's biggest vehicle museum. Here you can see how vehicles have developed from the first sledges and wheeled wagons to the modern-day car. In the museum you will walk around on your own without a guide....

The Norwegian Museum of Road History, Lillehammer

The Norwegian Museum of Road History, Lillehammer Situated at Hunderfossen 15 km north of Lillehammer, the Norwegian Museum of Road History presents information about Norwegian road and transport history. In the open-air museum, road environments connecting antiquarian buildings have been constructed, including among others a posting station from...

Hunderfossen Family Park, Lillehammer

Hunderfossen Family Park, Lillehammer Situated 13 km north of Lillehammer, Hunderfossen Family Park offers 50 activities for the whole family. The world's biggest troll is easily visible from the E6 main road. The motto for the Park is "play and learn" and the Park ranks among the 10 most popular attractions in Norway. The main...

Hunderfossen Winter Park, Ice Cathedral and Ice Hotel, Lillehammer

Hunderfossen Winter Park, Ice Cathedral and Ice Hotel, Lillehammer Hunderfossen Winter Park and Ice Hotel / Scandinavias southernmost Snow Hotel are located a mere 5 minutes from Hafjell and 15 minutes from Lillehammer town centre. Winner of the 2007 award for Scandinavia’s most innovative tourism idea. This is the first winter park in Europe. Ice Cathedral and...

Ringebu Stave Church, Lillehammer

Ringebu Stave Church, Lillehammer A venerable stave church dating back to the 13th century. The church has a prominent location facing south-west 2.5 km south of Ringebu along the E6 main road in the direction of Lillehammer, and then 1 km to the left up the hillside.The Church is located on the old King's Road through the valley,...

The tower of the Lysgårdsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena, Lillehammer

The tower of the Lysgårdsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena, Lillehammer A ski lift (seated) runs from the bottom of the ski jump area to the jump tower at the top of the largest hill. From the open terrace at the top of the jump tower, one can enjoy a panorama view of the entire town of Lillehammer, Mjøsa lake as well as the amphitheater at the bottom of the ski jumps...

Håkons hall sport centre at Lillehammer Olympic park

Håkons hall sport centre at Lillehammer Olympic park Håkons Hall was the main venue for ice hockey during the Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games. The Hall has a capacity of 9 000 spectators and today functions as a multi-purpose hall for a variety of sports. Håkons Hall was the main venue for ice hockey during the 1994 Winter Olympics as well as the...

The mountain village of Lom In Jotunheimen

The mountain village of Lom Lom is a municipality in Oppland county, Norway. Lom is famous for its extensive history, for having one of the few remaining stave churches in Norway, and for lying in the midst of the highest mountains in Northern Europe. This stave church more than 600 years old stands by the river in Lom, a...

The Norwegian Mountain Museum at Jotunheimen National Park

The Norwegian Mountain Museum at Jotunheimen National Park The Norwegian Mountain Museum (Norsk Fjell-museum) takes you into the mountain world of Norway, and shows you how the interaction between man and nature has developed from the early days of primitive hunting and trapping to the present days of mass tourism, recreation and the use of natural...

Fossheim, Lom

Fossheim "Beautifully crafted timber houses built in the centuries old local building traditions, together with arts and antiques, combine in creating an authentic and congenial atmosphere here which you will appreciate. We are proud of our kitchen and at Fossheim you will enjoy really excellent meals based...

Nature Experience in mountain village of Lom In Jotunheimen

Nature Experience in mountain village of Lom In Jotunheimen The aim of Nature Experience is to provide guided outdoor activites, which follow Norwegian tradition. We choose activities that are adapted to suit individual abilities. Your satisfaction derives from being outdoors and coping under all kinds of conditions. The goal being, not to conquer the...

GLACIER HIKES, LOM

GLACIER HIKES, LOM Glaciers are an invitation to experience a wonderful world of blue ice and snow, surmounting icy towers and deep crevasses. The glacier Smørstabbreen is located in the Jotunheimen National Park, 1600 m (5,120 ft) above sea level and is approximately 45 minutes light walking from the main road. The...

CAVING, LOM

CAVING, LOM Caving organized by NATUR OPPLEVINGAR AS Dummdalsgrottene is situated in the Bøverdalen valley near Sognefjellet about 40 minutes from Lom. Many of the caves have been created by the river Dumma over millions of years. They give a rare opportunity to experience something unbelievably exciting....

SUMMIT HIKES, LOM

SUMMIT HIKES, LOM SUMMIT HIKES ORGANIZED BY NATUR OPPLEVINGAR AS (Lom - Juvasshytta) Jotunheimen has Norways largest concentration of peaks over 2000 metres (6400 ft). We'll climb Galdhøpiggen from Juvasshytte above Styggebreen. Galdhøpiggen is the highest mountain in Norway at 2469 metres (7900 ft). On a clear day...

ROCK CLIMBING, LOM

ROCK CLIMBING, LOM Rock Climbing organize and arrange by NATUR OPPLEVINGAR AS (Lom - Tronoberget) Climb for a day on the crags at Tronoberget in Lom. This activity is suited to everyone who would like to experience something new and exciting that will break old barriers. We'll climb various routes with varying...

River rafting, canyoning in the Sjoa river through Heidal, Lom In Jotunheimen

River rafting, canyoning in the Sjoa river through Heidal, Lom In Jotunheimen The Otta River is a popular rafting river, especially for family tours. The Sjoa River is also popular, and regarded as the best river for rafting in Northern Europe. Rafting companies offer raft paddling, swimming and other pleasant pastimes in safe surroundings. The main rafting season is from...

Galdhøpiggen Summer Ski Centre, Lom In Jotunheimen

Galdhøpiggen Summer Ski Centre, Lom In Jotunheimen Galdhøpiggen Summer Ski Centre offer a top modern ski resort with all facilities, and a spacious cafeteria seating 210 persons. Modern ski equipment available for rent. The skiing conditions during the season from May/June to mid November are among the best in the world, and the slope is well...

Breheimen National Park

Strynefjellet conservation area - Breheimen National Park Breheimsenteret is a National Park Visitor's Center at the entrance of the Jostedal Glacier National Park. This centre is located in Jostedalen and is an information centre for the Jostedalsbreen National Park. The glacier and the park have their names from the Jostedalen Valley. The Nigard Glacier...

Lofoten - Tourist Information - Know Before You Go

Lofoten - Tourist Information - Know Before You Go Lofoten is an archipelago a bit north of the polar circle, and consists of 6 municipalities from Raftsundet in the east to Skomvær in the west. Close to 25000 people live in this well known area. Lofoten became famous because of one of the world greatest fishing adventures, that takes place from...

Travel Guide to Northern Norway

In North Norway you are part of a fascinating interaction with the wonders of Nature. Allow yourself to be seduced by the marvels of the Northern Lights as they flicker across the night sky, and the blue, enigmatic light of the arctic winter; or magical summer nights when the sun never sets, but...

Practical Information about Northern Norway

Opening Times of Shops and Post Offices The shops are open every day except Sundays, usually from 10.00 to 17.00 (or 18.00 on Thursdays). These opening times also apply to pharmacies, post offices and off- licences. In larger towns, shopping centres are open from 10.00 to 20.00 and 10.00 to 18.00...

Traveling / Transportation in Northern Norway

Air Travel In Nordland there are airports at the following locations: Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen, Mosjøen, Mo i Rana, Bodø, Røst, Værøy (helicopter service), Leknes, Svolvær, Stokmarknes, Andenes, Narvik and Harstad/Narvik-Evenes. In Troms there are airports at the following locations: Tromsø,...

Cycling in The Northern Norway

Northern Norway is made for cycling. The roads here meander along the fjords, across the mountains and plains, through small fishing villages and past luxuriant isles. On a bike you come into close contact with a wealth of birds and plants. New and exciting sense impressions await you round every...

Hiking in Northern Norway

Up towering mountain tops in an alpine coastal landscape, along gurgling rivers, through deep forests and across wide mountain plains in splendid isolation. Hiking in Northern Norway and Svalbard offers a wealth of opportunity. And best of all, you never need to go far for an unforgettable...

Glacier Hiking / Caving in Northern Norway

Glittering glaciers between majestic mountains, ice caves and deep mountain caverns where time stands still. There is more to the mountains of Northern Norway and Svalbard than meets the eye. In a number of different places there are glaciers of varying sizes offering a wealth of unique adventures...

GOLF in Northern Norway

If you are interested in golf, then Northern Norway is the place for you. You will find a number of magnificent golf courses here only a stone’s throw away from the ocean and the untamed countryside. The ever changing daylight conditions will make your round of golf a distinctive experience. And...

Deep-Sea Fishing in Northern Norway

The coast of Northern Norway is full of excellent fishing spots. Inlets, fjords, straits, currents and open sea offer a wealth of opportunity. Try your luck on a promontory or from the rocks with your rod and line. Feel the elation as they bite. Enjoy the atmosphere as you cook your catch over the...

Freshwater Fishing / Salmon Fishing in Northern Norway

Feel your pulse race as the big salmon bite.s Enjoy the blissful serenity when fishing with worms or fly fishing on an idyllic mountain lake. Northern Norway is eldorado for passionate angler. You can seek out the giant salmon here, in some of Norway’s very best salmon rivers, or you can find...

Drainage Facilities for Camper Toilets in Northern Norway

NORDLAND LOCATION ADDRESS Tel (+47) HELGELAND Brønnøysund Brønnøy kommune (Brønnøy Council), Statoil Service Station Valveien 75 02 06 00 Sandnessjøen Sandnessjøen Bilistsenter (Motorists Centre) Øyvind Lambes vei 2 75 04 40 00 Nesna Nesna Feriesenter og Motell (Holiday Centre and Motel) Sjøvegen...