The glacial land at the top of the globe, Arctic Norway is the icy backdrop for the Midnight Sun in summer and the enchanting Northern Lights in winter. It’s also the kingdom of the polar bear – in fact these white beasts outnumber people in the Svalbard Archipelago. This remote Norwegian outpost is flung some 650 miles from the North Pole, making it a hit with the most intrepid of adventurers keen to witness its other-worldly landscapes – two thirds of it is blanketed in glaciers.
Arctic Norway holds the promise of exhilarating winter activities, from dog sledding and snow mobiling to ice fishing and snow shoeing, to name a mere few. Wildlife safaris are also on the agenda, getting you up close to orcas, walruses, grey seals, beluga whales, arctic foxes, and of course polar bears; go by cruise boat, dog sled, snow mobile or even helicopter- the adventure is as much about the journey as the destination.
Whether you want to spy sea eagles in the Lofoten Islands, go on an expedition cruise to Longyearbyen, marvel at prehistoric rock carvings in Alta or delve into the thriving cultural hub that is Tromsø, a luxury vacation to Arctic Norway ensures action and intrigue around every turn.