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An Arctic Expedition to Northern Norway

For a long time, I have been dreaming to see the Northern Lights with my own eyes, at least one time in my journeys.

Northern Norway trip

We planned this trip for quite a while and prepared for the right conditions to make this possible: the locations and the season. What was out of our hands, but very important, was the Sun activity.

We knew that the best chances would be during the cold season, and it was cold, very cold for me. The first few days of the trip were a bit difficult, but after that, we adjusted to the cold quite well and got to have a lot of fun. The lowest temperature we encountered was -29.5°C, but I did not have the courage to step outside (even with the cold weather equipment). The average temperatures were -8°C during the day and about -13°C during the night.

The highlights of our trip were experiencing the Northern Lights, visiting Hammerfest (the northernmost city in the world), and North Cape (the northernmost point in Europe that can be accessed by car).

Driving in Norway during the cold season is a unique experience, the road and the nature along the fjords are amazing, and overall, the recipe for a truly epic adventure. And what an adventure it was!

My gallery contains photos I took with my phone, but for amazing photos, you can visit Cezar‘s and Cătălin‘s profiles on Facebook.