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See the magical northern lights

Winter is the season for the northern lights,  natures most spectacular light show. If you are coming to Bardufoss to experience the Northern lights we recommend that you visit in the period October to April. 

The northern lights, also called Aurora Borealis, has many colours. Read more about the northern lights in the link below

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Winter activities in Bardufoss area

The winter season is a magical time in Bardufoss.  The season offers a great possibility to see the magical northern lights. 

We also have various fun activities in our area including dog sledding, northern lights safari, meeting the  indigenous people of the north the Sami people and reindeer, drive snowmobile or arctic truck.


If you love cross country skiing we recommend that you visit us some time between February and April. 


How about a weekend getaway to Bardufoss?

There are two daily departures with Scandinavian Airlines from Oslo, Norways capital, to Bardufoss in Northern Norway. Our hotel is located in the city center, only 5 minutes from Bardufoss airport. There are a number of really awesome activities in our area late summer and fall. 

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Check out our overview of the big happenings in our very own city. 

Whats happening in Bardufoss in 2023



The northern lights, or Aurora Borealis, are natures most spectacular light show. Norway is one of the worlds best destinations to experience the magical natural phenomenon, and for this reason we receive visitors from all over the world. 

The phenomenon is technically happening throughout the year, but for us to be able to see it we need it to be dark and preferably a clear sky. The winter season is for this reason the best time to experience the light show.  Are you coming to Bardufoss to experience the Northern lights we recommend that you visit in the period October to April.

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Summer nights in Northern Norway are quite unique. In Bardufoss you can experience the midnight sun from the 23rd of May to the 19th of July. The sun never sets in this period. One can therefore hike or go canoeing throughout the night. 

Places above the arctic circle experience the midnight sun, also called the polar day, due to the axial tilt of the Earth. The further north you get the longer the period of the midnight sun in the summer.  During the winters we experience the opposite, the polar nights, when the sun never rise for a few months.


Experience magical Senja

The island of Senja is know to many as miniature Norway. Here you find dramatic mountains, idyllic white beaches and crystal clear sea.  On the island you will find beautiful hills, birch forests, cosy villages, and small farms.  

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Summer with the family

There are various exciting activities and attractions for the whole family in Bardufoss, including beautiful hikes, the worlds northernmost animal park, canoeing, and horseback riding. Come and experience the midnight sun in the north of Norway.


Meet arctic animals

In Bardufoss you can experience our animals.  We offer moose safaris and visits to Sami camps to meet reindeer up and close. In the worlds northernmost animal park, you can see bears, wolves, and lynx as well as deer, moose, reindeer and muskox

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Want to visit us this fall? 

There are a number of really awesome fall activities in our area, such as horseback riding, hiking, dogsledding. During the month of September it also gets dark enough again to spot the magical northern lights when they appear. 

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