In the Summer you can paddle at the foot of the mountains continuing along with islets and chalk-white sandy beaches. You can also play a round of golf on one of the world’s most beautiful golf courses in the world.
If you rather enjoy fishing, you can cast your line in the cold arctic ocean and get some fresh fish for dinner – every evening. You can also take a stroll along mountain ridges and be rewarded with spectacular views while you get familiar with the northern fishing history, the Vikings, and the Sami cultures.
When the nights in September begin to get dark, you will be able to see the northern lights dancing across the sky. The Winter months are counted to last from November until March, and the white snow can appear in between these months. The glittery snow will stay ‘till the Spring, while in the highest mountains it can often last until next Winter.
Go cross-country skiing on groomed ski trails, or try skiing on untouched powder snow from the top of the highest mountains and down to the shore. If you’re not into skiing, you can sled down the toboggan run, have snowball fights, try ice skating on icy waters, enjoy snowmobiling in alpine landscapes over fjords and mountains, and dog sledding through snow-covered forests.
In Lofoten the residents are content with one month in the darkness, while in Tromsø they spend two months without seeing the sun. In Svalbard, on the other hand, the sun disappears over the horizon at the end of October and does not return to Longyearbyen until the 16th of February.
Despite the limited daylight during this period, this is a magical time that can be experienced as a large, warm color palette that moves across the sky and is reflected in mountains and sea. This is by far the best time to watch the Northern Lights, as the long nights increase the chance of seeing Miss Aurora Boreali’s wave.