Best places to see the Northern lights in Norway

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Chris Masbernat

Where to see Northern lights in norway

If you're wondering where to see the northern lights and where to stay, then you've come to the right place.

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Where to see the Northern lights

Here are the best places to spot the magnificent northern lights

Image - Tromsø
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Tromsø
Chris:Tromsø is said to be one of the most popular and best places to see northern lights in Norway.
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Image - Trondheim
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Trondheim
Chris:Go outside of Norway's third largest city, and spot the natural phenomenon.
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Image - Lofoten
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Lofoten
Chris:Lofoten has many mountains that help to break up the cloud cover where you can experience the northern lights.
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Where to stay in Tromsø

If you want to see the Northern Lights you can join an organized tour that the hotel will order for you. Some hotels provide buses that take you where it's best to see the northern lights.

Image - Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø
Chris:Stay in the middle of Tromsø center with a short walk to everything. Here you can easily experience the Northern Lights and the city!
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Image - Clarion Collection Hotel With
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Clarion Collection Hotel With
Chris:Hotel by the harbor in the center of Tromsø with fantastic views of the city.
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Image - Scandic Ishavshotel
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Scandic Ishavshotel
Chris:This hotel is located on the waterfront with its own restaurant and lounge. Many people boast about the breakfast here.
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Image - Skansen Hotel Tromso
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Skansen Hotel Tromso
Chris:If you would rather save money, this is a reasonable alternative that is centrally located in Tromsø.
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Where to stay in Trondheim

Stay for the winter in Trondheim where there are often reports of northern lights several times a month.

Where to stay in Lofoten

Lofoten archipielago has plenty to offer - great fjords and cozy fishing houses. Stay in the town of Svolvær for the best scenery.

Image - Anker Brygge
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Anker Brygge
Chris:For the ones on a budget
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Wanderguide map

  1. Tromsø
  2. Trondheim
  3. Lofoten
  4. Radisson Blu Hotel, Tromsø
  5. Clarion Collection Hotel With
  6. Scandic Ishavshotel
  7. Skansen Hotel Tromso
  8. Scandic Lerkendal
  9. Best Western Plus Hotel Bakeriet
  10. Britannia Hotel
  11. Radisson Blu Royal Garden Hotel, Trondheim
  12. Scandic Svolvær
  13. Vestfjord Hotell Lofoten
  14. Thon Hotel Lofoten
  15. Anker Brygge

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