Lofoten and Vesterålen, Norway. Why not visit Lofoten in winter? The rugged landscape of the islands looks simply fantastic with snow. The colourful wooden houses look even more colourful and the fish racks start to fill up. If you are lucky, you can even see whales and northern lights. The long twilight periods also give a great light for taking pictures. Here I would like to introduce some highlights for a visit to Lofoten and Vesterålen in winter. You will also find tips for great photo locations.
Norway. A visit to Tromsø in winter quickly makes it clear why the city is called the gateway to the Arctic. The charming little harbour town makes one feel wanderlust when looking at the water. Many Norwegian expeditions to the Arctic have started from Tromsø. The Polar Museum at the harbour offers you more detailed insights into polar research. Do you feel like having some real Arctic experiences? Here you can find out why a trip to Tromsø in winter is absolutely worthwhile.