Travel to Norway in February
Norway in February is a winter wonderland, when the mountains, ski hills and wilderness forests are covered in fresh layers of fluffy snow. With the early sunsets, it’s also considered one of the best months in Norway for seeing the northern lights!
As the “northern lights belt” (also called “aurora belt”) passes directly through northern Norway, the best places to go for viewing the aurora borealis in February are the arctic towns of Tromsø or Kirkenes. On a holiday of 4 -7 days in this region you can experience the thrills of winter activities like dog sledding and snowmobiling with a local guide and go in search of the northern lights at night. You could even spend a night in a hotel made of snow and ice!
Another great way to see the northern lights in February is by spending a few nights on a Hurtigruten cruise along Norway’s west coast. This gives you the opportunity to watch the evening skies light up onboard the ship, in addition to optional daytime shore excursions in ports of call such as Nordkapp (North Cape). Though driving can be a challenge in Norwegian winters, it’s even possible to do a short road trip in February around the fishing villages of Norway’s picture-perfect Lofoten Islands, a great aurora-watching location.
Want to see the Norwegian fjords in February? In as little as 4 days it’s possible in to travel between the capital city, Oslo, and the medieval city of Bergen on a round-trip Norway in a Nutshell train journey, a route encompassing mountainous railways and a short fjord cruise. With about a week or more in February you can even extend your tour to the neighbouring Scandinavian countries, with travel by ferry and train linking the capitals of Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
If you’re wondering where to go in Norway in February and what to see and do, check out Nordic Visitor’s exciting range of tour packages and chat with their friendly Norwegian travel experts.
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