Travel to Norway in January
January is a fantastic time to visit Norway, when the snow conditions and northern lights viewing opportunities are both excellent.
As the “northern lights belt” (also called “aurora belt”) passes directly through northern Norway, the best places to go for viewing the aurora borealis 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 January 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 winter, it’s even possible to do a short road trip in January around the fishing villages of Norway’s picture-perfect Lofoten Islands, a great aurora-watching location.
Want to see the Norwegian fjords in January? 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 January 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 January 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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