Norway is a country covering deep coastal fjords, mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. With the Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, remote villages that sit above the Arctic Circle, it has a lot to offer. Its fashionable capital, Oslo is a city of green spaces and museums. The Viking Ship Museum is a must visit as is the Akershus Fortress and Frogner Park.
Bergen is known for its colourful wooden houses and is the gateway to some of Norway’s most famous fjords, including the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, described by many as the King of Fjords. The fjord village of Flåm with the Flåm Line, voted one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys is another must see while visiting Bergen.
The Seven Sisters and numerous other waterfalls run down steep mountainsides that end in the clear, blue water of the UNESCO site the Geirangerfjord, Norway’s most famous fjord. The picturesque art nouveau town Ålesund is an ideal starting point for any fjord adventure.
Stavanger is ideal starting point if you want to tick off famous nature attractions such as the Lysefjord and Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock). The coastal area of Jæren is home to some of Norway’s widest and whitest beaches. Surfing and kiting enthusiasts will also be in for a treat.
Lofoten has some overwhelming peaks, glittering fjords, authentic fishing villages and picture perfect beaches. Not to mention both the Northern Lights and Midnight Sun!
The Trøndelag region attracts hard core history buffs, devoted foodies and active nature explores alike. Fishing, cycling, skiing and on offer or hike one of the nine pilgrim paths the St. Olav Ways, which lead to the stunning Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim.
Tromsø, the capital of the Arctic should be on your bucket list for the Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, whale watching and many other nature adventures. Experience the Sami culture in towns like Karasjok and Alta, and enter the northernmost point of Europe at the North Cape. Go King Crab fishing and dog sledging in Kirkenes, where you can also spend a night in an authentic ice hotel!
The masterpiece of the sky is the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights and to experience the unbelievable colours that move across the Arctic sky is on many travellers’ bucket list. Few places on earth offer more ways to witness the northern lights than Norway and between late September and late March, Northern Norway is dark from early afternoon until late morning allowing the Aurora Borealis to frequently soar across its skies.
The Midnight Sun is described as a prolonged sunset and sunrise all at once, this natural phenomenon colours heaven and earth in a reddish yellow light. This natural phenomenon occurs during the summer in places south of the Antarctic Circle and north of the Arctic Circle. Why not visit the majestic areas that are above the Arctic Circle in Norway and live the Midnight Sun moments yourself. There is lots of activities open during these endless days including golfing, cycling, river paddling and sea kayaking. Even a whale safari or exploring the wilderness inland takes on a new dimension at night in the summer months.