There has been a significant increase in tourism in northern Norway and it is thanks to the Northern Lights!
They are not only beautiful in their appearance, but they have also boosted tourism, which has resulted in an amazing increase in the economy of northern Norway.
People from all over the world travel to Tromsø, the “capital of the north”, on northern aurora safaris, with the help of local expert guides from event and adventure agencies, who take them to the best places to see and experience them first-hand.
The perfect combination that Tromsø offers with being a vibrant city and having an amazing wilderness and mountains all around makes it a popular destination for travellers.
Northern Norway has always been a popular target for Asian tourists, especially Japanese who believe they will live longer after seeing the lights and experiencing the energy from them.
Today, we are witnessing an increase in tourism from European countries such as Germany, Italy, France, Belgium and more.
There is also a sharp increase in the number of American and Australian tourists visiting the Northern Lights.
The people of Northern Norway are known for their openness, warmth and hospitality.
The new wave of tourism is being welcomed with open arms by the local population.
In February 2018, hotels in Tromsø experienced an increase in hotel room rates with an average of 91%, due to the increase in tourism.
Northern Norway has always been in the shadows when it comes to Norway’s economy, but it is now in the lead.
With the results provided by the increase in tourism, they are now number one in Norway during the winter months, which is very positive both for the region and for the local populations living there.
With the growth of tourism in Tromsø, many new opportunities are opening up for the local population and have given rise to many event and adventure agencies that offer tailor-made experiences such as Northern Light Safaris, which is one of the most popular services.
As we speak, no less than eight new hotels will be built as a result of the massive growth in tourism.
Tromsø residents are also benefiting from this growth and the rental of houses and rooms through the popular Airbnb service is becoming very popular.
The people of northern Norway are proud and happy to show people what nature has to show in this beautiful scenario, and they are particularly proud to show the beautiful northern lights dancing in the northern sky, for the enjoyment of all.