50 Degrees North
Authentic tours to Scandinavia, Baltics, the High Arctic Tours

Based In: Oslo, Norway

Specialization: Scandinavia, Balics and High Arctic Region

50 Degrees North

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Bears & Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Enjoy an adventure of a lifetime in Kamchatka.
Escorted Midnight Sun Photography Tour
Northern Lights Exploration Iceland
Experience the best of Iceland’s winter!

Good to know

where is the nordic region?
  • The Nordic region consists of countries in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic, including Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and the associated territories of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Svalbard and the Åland Islands.
  • what is the midnight sun?
  • During the summer season above the Arctic Circle, the sun does not set for several months. This phenomenon is caused by the tilt in the Earth's axis. This axis is the imaginary line through the planet between the south and the north poles around which it rotates.
  • As the Earth orbits the Sun, the tilt makes the North Pole face towards the Sun in summer (keeping it in sunlight even as the Earth spins) and away from it in winter (keeping it dark). Hence the continuous sunlight during the summer. Of course, after a dark winter, the flora, the fauna and the people of this region all go a little crazy in the sunshine with a huge 24 hour a day energy burst.
  • where is kamchatka?
  • Kamchatka is a large peninsula in far eastern Russia, surrounded by the Sea of Okhotsk, the Bering Sea, and the Pacific Ocean. It is actually quite large (140,000 square miles) and very remote. It is above Japan as you follow the islands up from its Northern tip.
  • when is the best time to see the northern lights (aurora borealis)?
  • The Northern Lights can be seen around and above the Arctic Circle during the period between late September and late March, although the experience can be very different in e.g. October vs. February.
  • In late September to early October you will have stable autumn weather and autumn colours. There will be little or no snow, so this is not a time to do winter snow activities.
  • During late October to early December the winter settles in with more unstable weather and the occasional autumn storms. Travelling during this time is best in the inland climates of northern Sweden & Finland, as snow conditions on the coast are scarse.
  • Late December to early January is your darkest time of year, and many travel to experience a white Christmas. The sun will not appear above the horison, but there will be 3-5 hours of dawn and dusk each day with magnificent blue polar light.
  • The best winter months are late January to late March with good snow across the region. Weather is stable and conditions for Northern Lights are gerenrally the best of the season. This is also a great time of year to enjoy a great winter holiday with lots of snow activities.
  • where is scandinavia?
  • Scandinavia is sometimes used as a synonym for all the Nordic countries (often excluding Greenland), but that term more properly refers to the countries on the Scandinavian peninsula of Northern Europe—Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
  • And although Finland is not technically considered part of Scandinavia due to its ties to the Baltic countries, it nonetheless shares many of the geographical, cultural and historical characteristics as the Scandinavian countries, particularly its neighbour Sweden.
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