Northern Lights attract tourists
Northern Norway is not just spectacular in the summer. In winter, the amazing Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, attract sky-gazing tourists from all over the globe.
Right from August, tourists head for Lofoten to see this stunning natural phenomenon.
“We’ve been seeing a boom in tourists heading for our part of the world in winter. The Northern Lights start at the end of August and last until April. These amazing ‘special effects’ in the sky are visible as long as it’s dark. They attract tourists from all over - Germany, Japan, China, Switzerland, Italy, France and Australia,” enthuses Svolvær Tourist Information.
But the Northern Lights can be appreciated in all their beauty well beyond Lofoten. Tromsø, Bodø, Alta, Kirkenes, Hammerfest, Harstad, Hammerfest and Kautokeino are other destinations for experiencing the Northern Lights in winter.