Grab your woolens and prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime… Traveling to Norway will surely leave you awestruck; you will find that Norway is unlike other countries in the world. The breathtaking beauty of Norway is sure to linger in your memories for years to come.
Confused about where to go? What to see? It is completely up to your discretion to decide what all to see in one go in Norway but it certainly is not possible to cover the whole country in one go. Mentioned below are some of the most attractive things to see and do when you are traveling to Norway.
1. Explore Norwegian Fjords
Norway is home to over 1000 fjords (long, deep, narrow inlet with cliffs on either side, created by a glacier). Some of Norway’s all-time favorite fjords are Geirangerfjord, Nærøyfjord, and Sognefjord. You can explore Norway’s majestic fjords on Fjord cruise and train tours, by sailing across its majestic fjords, Geiranger and Sognefjord.
Geirangerfjord is known as ‘world’s most stunning fjord’ for its peaceful waters, lush vegetation, towering mountains and marvelous waterfalls that include the Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil. Sognefjord is known as the ‘king of Fjords’ as it’s the longest and deepest fjord in Norway; its dramatic scenery includes steep mountains and deep blue waters making for picture-perfect views that will leave you spellbound.
On these tours, you can experience the world-renowned Flam Railway and take a coastline cruise. Visit scenic towns like Ålesund, Trondheim, Jotunheimen, Jostedalsbreen National Parks, Sogndal, Balestrand, Gudvangen and Bergen while you are on these tours.
2. Hike to some of Norway’s iconic natural wonders
Hit Norway’s natural trail and continue on these beautiful trails as you climb mighty mountains to reach stunning photographic sites. Choose from a range of one-day adventure expeditions and experience the untamed wilderness of Norway. Take a hike to Pulpit Rock in Preikestolen, Loen Skylift, or Trolltunga for that ultimate experience when traveling in Norway.
3. Take a drive to Norway’s most iconic cities
A Norwegian road trip allows explore some of the region’s most iconic cities and stop at some cultural highlights like Oslo, Lillehammer and Bergen. Take self-drive or guided tours of some of the country’s most iconic cities. Travel at your leisure in these beautiful cities and discover the country’s hidden gems while you are at it!
4. Hop aboard Norway’s rail network for a one of a kind train journey
Traveling in Norway can be made easy and enjoyable, by hopping on Norway’s most extensive rail network. Get unique glimpses of the country’s stunning natural beauty and access remote towns known for its rich heritage and culture.
Try out Flåm Railway or Flåmsbana, Dovre Railway, or Rauma Railway to witness Norway’s most stunning landscapes.
5. Explore the remote regions of the Arctic
Visiting the northern regions of Norway is an essential part of any trip for those travelers who are up for some of the finest Nordic tours. Get up-close with polar bears, chase the northern lights or experience the Viking culture at its finest.
Set sail on the Arctic Circle and admire the country’s rugged coastline from an entirely new perspective. Explore Tromsø and discover a charming city bustling with culture, history with direct access to the Norwegian Arctic Circle. Visit the Lofoten Islands, an archipelago that offers wild natural beauty, rustic fishing villages and a unique glimpse into Norway’s rich history. Encounter beautiful glaciers, tranquil seas and snow-covered plains of Svalbard that is located halfway between Norway and the North Pole.
6. Chase the Northern Lights
While traveling to Norway, you must not miss the northern lights aka the aurora borealis (according to Norse mythology, the northern lights were reflections of the armor of the Valkyries, casting a strange flickering light across the land).
If you wish to see the northern lights, make sure to plan your visit between October and March as Norway experiences less daylight and longer hours of darkness, longer nights mean a greater chance of witnessing the Northern Lights.
Prepare to have your mind blown as you watch the northern lights dance across the clear dark sky with their vibrant shades of green, pink and violet as you embark on a northern lights cruise to the Arctic Circle, or stay in a special aurora cabin while staying in Norway.
7. See the midnight sun
Northern Norway experiences a natural phenomenon known as the ‘midnight sun’. The northern part of Norway is located at such high latitude that the sun never sets completely, which means you can enjoy the outdoors all day. The midnight sun also allows a lot of time for some of the perfect golden hour photography.
Venture out into the waters on our self-guided midnight sun cruise. You can explore the northern part of Norway, including the beautiful Lofoten Islands, rugged coastline to the North Cape and village of Kirkenes.
There is something seductive about traveling in Norway, from clean and unspoiled natural beauty, iconic cities and mountainous island that will leave you breathless. So, come away on the perfect tour of the land of the midnight sun when it is safe for you to travel once again.