The territory of Northern Norway is almost entirelyIt is located above the Arctic Circle. Therefore, local nature is peculiar. In spite of the geographical position of the region, in some parts of his summer air temperature is 27 degrees.
Attractions in the region
North Norway - is a place that Norwegians themselvesdesignated as an eternal summer day, as from mid-May to August is the sun never sets. In the region you can travel by car or bus. From Oslo you can get to Tromsø and Bodø by air. To continue along the Norwegian fjords and the sea near the Lofoten Islands, it is better to sit on the ship in the city of Bodø. It is the main town in North Norway and the capital of the county of Nordland. This beautiful town is located the Museum of Aviation, as well as the maelstrom Saltstraumen, where large-scale craters are formed. Bodø - the starting point for excursions in Northern Norway. To get here from Oslo by plane is a 1 hour and 20 minutes.
In the western part of the area in the Norwegian Sea,It is an archipelago - seven Lofoten Islands with a population of about 24 thousand inhabitants. The warm Gulf Stream, which is located nearby, causes a mild coastal climate on the islands. Here, cool summers and very cold winters. The average air temperature in January is -1 degree. The hottest months - July and August, when the air is heated to 12 degrees. The polar night on the islands there is the beginning of December to 6 January.
Northern Norway is located on the same latitudeSiberia, Greenland, Alaska, but the climate in northern Norway softer. It happens that in the summer days the temperature reaches 30 degrees. In this area, the country's flat coast and cliffs give way to sandy beaches. The most beautiful scenery can be seen in the area of the Rhine and villages Henningsvær. The natural attractions of the island - Troll Fjord, where killer whales are found.
The northernmost and largest province of the country -Finnmark. Its main attraction - the extreme point of mainland Europe, located on the North Cape. It is equipped with a tourist viewing platform from the heights of which you can admire on the edge of Europe. Extraordinarily beautiful nature is, in Troms. The coast is different diverse landscape. In this province are the two largest islands in Norway. Inaccessible cliffs of this land attracted climbing and extreme sports enthusiasts. On the territory of Troms are numerous reservoirs, which can be good fishing. Arriving in the province, travelers watch the midnight sun from 20 May to 22 July. Polar night in Troms begins on November 20 and ends on 21 January. Since the beginning of autumn to mid-spring you can see the northern lights.