Ørjan Marakatt Bertelsen

Northern Lights Free App on board Hurtigruten

Predicting the Northern Lights on board the Hurtigruten made easy with the NorthernLights app.

In response to the advances in predicting the weather and the appearance of the Northern lights, Visit Norway has a free new app that endeavours to make this knowledge available to everyone travelling through the Norwegian Aurora Zone. NorwayLights App

Called NorwayLights, this free & user friendly app has been developed by Visit Norway and allows users to download forecasts from nine salient towns and areas in Northern Norway from Bodø up to Kirkenes. Tri-hourly forecasts are available for the coming 72 hours. The app also has useful information on how to take images of the lights and information about the myths and legends attached the aurora borealis.

Hurtigruten passengers will be able to download it before travelling, hook up their devise on the ship's free on board wi-fi and the rest is down to Mother Nature!

"To see the northern lights dance across the Arctic sky is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We want to enable more people to experience the phenomenon in Norway this winter" says Per-Arne Tuftin, Director of Tourism at Innovation Norway. Thanks Per-Arne!

Download the new NorwayLights App here