Airline offers flights to Northern Lights

Norwegian airline Widerøe’s trademark green aircraft are nearly the same colour at their latest unusual tourist destination: the Northern Lights. Flights to see the Northern Lights, from high above any clouds that can impede viewing from the ground, are the latest in a string of efforts to generate growth for the venerable airline and help it stay competitive. […]

‘Nordlys’ lights up the southern skies

For the second time in a week, the Northern Lights (nordlyset) have been seen by residents of many places in southern Norway as well. State meteorologists say the phenomenon spotted Monday night may well repeat itself during Tuesday night. “We can’t rule out that the Northern Lights will be visible again tonight,” John Smits of the state […]

Northern Lights put on rare southern show

They weren’t as brilliant as they are up north, but residents of the Oslo area could see the Northern Lights shine in the nighttime skies during the weekend. The lack of clouds and a full moon added to the unique display. “The lights were shimmering and their wave-like movement could be seen across the Oslo […]

Northern Lights still burning bright

PHOTO FEATURE: The famed Northern Lights have continued to shimmer in the skies over Northern Norway this winter, thanks to solar storms on high and clear weather on the ground. Here are some recent images taken around scenic Lyngen in Troms County. Tourists keep flocking to Norway’s northern counties of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark in the hopes of […]

New cathedral lives up to its name

PHOTO FEATURE: It’s called “The New Cathedral of the Northern Lights,” and it’s already reflected them even before its formal opening last weekend. The spectacular building in Norway’s far north has been a long time coming, but it got a royal welcome and is considered a new local landmark. The new cathedral in Alta, Finnmark […]

Northern Lights keep drawing crowds

Tourists from all over the world continue to travel to both Northern Norway and Norway’s Arctic archipelago of Svalbard in the hopes of seeing the Northern Lights (Nordlys, or Aurora Borealis). Tromsø also been attracting hundreds of performers lately for its annual Northern Lights festival. Around 400 artists from 14 different countries have been gathering […]

Capturing the Arctic Aurora

On her first visit to Tromsø, Anne-Marie Forker travelled outside the city to the island of Kvaløya, to boost her chances of seeing the Northern Lights without any light pollution. She sure hit the right spot at the right time, as the trip resulted in this amazing photo. “Never before had I seen the beauty […]

Northern Lights flash over Tromsø

More displays of the Northern Lights were dazzling residents of Northern Norway this week, as the shimmering phenomena continues to occasionally sweep over the wintry skies. The recent heightened frequency of the spectacle also continues to attract tourists from all over the world. These photos were sent to us by one of our readers, Mohammad […]