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Snow Angels in Norway

After chasing down the Northern Lights unsuccessfully in Iceland four years ago, this unfulfilled dream of ours has never left the forefront of our thoughts. When we read that Tromsø was the one place on Earth where the Northern Lights appeared more than anywhere else in the world, Norway soared to the top of our adventure list. We immediately set our sights on celebrating Christmas here!

Ranking: #cleandiaper

First we failed at seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland. Then we failed at getting to Tromsø at Christmas. But, we still loved visiting Norway during the polar night, in sub freezing temperatures, and finally did cross off seeing the Northern Lights.

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Northern Lights in Norway

This is easily the trip we did the least and accomplished the most. While that may sound like a contradictory statement, we went during the middle of winter during the holidays when nothing was open, yet we were still able to partake in specific experiences only available during this time of the year, and they were remarkable.

Sites and Attractions:

Kirkenes
Hurtigruten
Dog Sledding
Chasing the Northern Lights

Restaurants and Eateries:

Surf and Turf
Pepe’s Pizza

Culture in Norway:

Currency
Celebrating Christmas in Norway

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Christmas in Norway

Goodies:

Book Troll
Favorite Treats in Norway 

More About Norway:

Scandinavian Airlines SAS and Flying in the Cockpit
Radisson Blu Airport OSL Hotel
Stinky airbnb
Christmas airbnb
Scandic Hotel
Kirkenes KKN Airport
Tromsø TOS Airport
Oslo OSL Airport 
Travel Monkey Hiking Guide to Norway’s Fjords

For Kids: Norway is not short on adventure. There is so much to see and experience, and many thrilling activities for the whole family to partake of. Norway should be on everyone’s list to visit anytime of year!
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Dog Sledding in Norway

Have you been to Norway? Which cities did you visit? What time of year did you come? What was your favorite activity?

Nap-Time Version: All the fun adventures we experienced during our family trip to Norway!

Check out our other fun adventures in Norway’s Scandinavian sister country Iceland!

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