Norway Destination Guide
Famous for its deep fjords, Norway is a vast magical land with unlimited possibilities to explore. Serene and postcard-perfect, beware because Scandinavia’s westernmost, northernmost and easternmost country will try its hardest to capture both your imagination and your heart with its unparalleled beauty!
With the most international flight connections in Norway, Oslo will likely be your first port of call. Vibrant, compact and cultural, the capital city has a small population of just 650,000 inhabitants but area wise it's one of the largest cities in the world.
The central parts of Oslo buzz with cafes, restaurants, bars, and countless numbers of museums and galleries, but just a short trip on the metro will take you into the forest of Nordmarka and to the shore of the Oslofjord.
The Norwegian wilderness is your oyster
From there the vast country wilderness almost never stops. Top of many people's Norway to-do list is a visit to the North Cape, home to a large bird conservation area and many other outdoor activities including sea rafting and hiking.
Norway is one of Europe’s most sparsely populated countries meaning there are many places to leave the hustle and bustle of big city life behind. If dramatic landscapes sound inviting to you then don't miss Bergen, often referred to as 'The Land of the Vikings'.
Located on the western part of Norway, Bergen is home to many UNESCO World Heritage listed sites and is the perfect launching point to explore fjords and glaciers including Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord.
The north of the country is where you’ll find more fjords and the magical mountain ranges of Tromso. Widely believed to be the best place in Norway to observe the Northern Lights, a glimpse of the navy blue sky bright lights might just be the highlight of your trip to Norway.
The fascinating and historically rich Stavanger is another not to miss destination while those with time to spare should add technology capital Trondheim to their Norway tour itinerary.
Northern Lights and white nights
Deciding when to go to Norway depends entirely on what you intend to do the most of on your trip. 'White nights' make summer an attractive time to visit for sightseeing. June to August is when the country sees the most visitors but the weather is temperate from May right through to November.
Of course, if you’re a snow sport enthusiast then the colder the better and January to March is when downhill and cross-country skiing in Norway is most renowned.
You can have the best of both worlds. Catch both snow and sun by going summer skiing at Stryn, Galdhopiggen and Folgefonna Glacier during warmer months.
Famous for hosting the Winter Olympics, ski bunnies and powder hounds should also make tracks to Lillehammer where almost unlimited outdoor activities are offered at most times of the year.
Whenever you decide to visit, you’ll find a land of splendour and boundless adventure waiting for your arrival in Norway.