Enjoy the winter season in Norway: an experience like no other

Despite the shorter days and longer nights, the Nordic country has surprising attractions

Norway offers the most differentiated and unique experiences to travelers looking for an exceptional destination. – Photo by: Ruben Soltvedt – Fjord Norway

Visiting Norway during winter is, without a doubt, a more than special experience. In addition to having lush and breathtaking landscapes, the northern European country offers the most unique and unique attractions to travelers looking for an exceptional destination. Discover some reasons that will lead you to believe this:

Polar aurora: a unique view

Despite the short hours of daylight, during polar nights, a phenomenon in which the night lasts more than 24 hours, the Nordic country allows you to experience a unique spectacle: the so-called polar auroras, or northern lights. From September to March, those traveling to the country can witness this Norwegian natural beauty. It is throughout this period that the skies over northern Norway remain dark, more precisely between early afternoon and late morning. Darkness, however, takes on a distinct and magnificent connotation.

This region of Norway, with its multiple islands, deep fjords and steep mountains, is considered one of the most beautiful and interesting places in the world to watch the colorful lights that, almost magically, spread across the sky.

During the polar nights, a phenomenon in which the night lasts more than 24 hours, the Nordic country allows you to experience a unique spectacle: the so-called polar auroras, or northern lights. – Photo by: Alex Conu

Experience a snowy and cold scenario

Snow enthusiasts will have a great time in places such as Lyngen, Lofoten, Senja, Vesterålen, Helgeland, Tromsø and Bodø, which are ideal for downhill skiing. 

 Places such as Lyngen, Lofoten, Senja, Vesterålen, Helgeland, Tromsø and Bodø, which are ideal for alpine skiing. – Photo by: Terje Rakke – VisitNorway.com

There is also the possibility of taking sled rides pulled by Alaskan husky dogs, skiing from the Arctic peaks to the fjords in Narvik and even staying in an ice hotel! All of this will certainly provide an unforgettable experience.

In Norway, it is possible to stay in an ice hotel! – Photo by: CH – VisitNorway.com

In fact, Norway has many options that will allow travelers to fully enjoy the snow and ice. Near the North Pole, on the island of Svalbard, there are even ice caves that can be explored!

Enjoy Norwegian cuisine in the winter months

Gastronomy is also a good reason to visit Norway in the winter months: seafood lovers can enjoy Atlantic cod, or scream (“traveler”, in Portuguese) for the Norwegians, which is a typical delicacy of the Scandinavian country. It is a species of cod that migrates annually from the freezing Barents Sea region to the northern coast of Norway.

scream It is usually caught between the months of January and April, in rough waters and freezing temperatures! This is an exciting time for fishermen and fish lovers in Norway.

Between the months of January and April is an exciting time for fishermen and fish lovers in Norway. – Photo by: Fredrik Ahlsen _ Visitnorway.com

Recognized by its shiny white, lean and tender meat, the scream It is an ingredient that enriches many interesting dishes and has become sought after by those interested in learning about local cuisine. 

An unparalleled experience awaits visitors traveling to Lofoten in March: the World Cod Fishing Championship, an extremely popular event open to all.

Christmas in Norway: magical experiences

It's impossible to talk about Norway and the North Pole in winter and not think about a date awaited annually. In Oslo, the Norwegian capital, the Christmas spirit is everywhere, making the city also known as the Christmas Capital of Norway. With festive decorations, street markets specially decorated for Christmas, and special traditions, it is possible to fully enjoy this season. 

With festive decorations, street markets specially decorated for Christmas, and special traditions, it is possible to fully enjoy this season in Norway. – Photo by: Thomas Andersen – Visit Fredrikstad & Hvaler

The possibility of tasting glogg, a Scandinavian winter drink; ride the Ferris wheel; and ice skating; from mid-November onwards. Additionally, the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History on Bygdøy offers the most unique Christmas market of all, where visitors experience Christmas traditions from different seasons, visit the different market stalls, take part in Christmas decoration workshops and have fun yourself with special attractions!

Discover an unparalleled winter in Norway

Only in this section allows one to realize that Norway truly provides an unforgettable experience for those looking for a winter full of natural beauty and traditions. It's the perfect destination for anyone looking for a memorable winter trip! For more information, see https://www.visitnorway.com/.

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