Norway Destination Guide
Famous for its deep fjords, Norway is a vast magical land with unlimited possibilities to explore. Serene and postcard-perfect, Scandinavia’s westernmost, northernmost and easternmost country will capture both your imagination and your heart with its unparalleled beauty.
With the most international connections in Norway, Oslo will no doubt be your first port of call. Vibrant, compact and cultural, the capital city of just 650,000 inhabitants may be small in population but area wise is 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 the shore of the Oslofjord.
From there the vast country wilderness almost never stops and the great outdoors is one of Norway’s leading attractions. Top of many people’s lists is a visit to the North Cape, which is home to a large bird conservation area and many other outdoor activities including sea rafting and hiking.
By no means the only place to leave the hustle and bustle of big city life behind, Norway is in fact one of Europe’s most sparsely populated counties and another one of the most popular places to experience the dramatic landscape of the land of the Vikings is Bergen.
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 Northern Lights and more Norwegian delights
In 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 in Norway, while those with time to spare should also add Norway’s technology capital, Trondheim to their tour itinerary. Famous for hosting the Winter Olympics, Lillehammer is another popular Norwegian destination and offers unlimited outdoor activities at all times of the year.
Deciding when to go to Norway depends entirely on what you intend to do most of on your itinerary. Long sunny days makes summer an attractive time to visit for sightseeing and 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, the colder the better, and January to March is when Norway’s slopes and cross-country skiing tracks are at their peaks. Whenever you decide to visit, you’ll find a land of splendour and boundless adventure waiting for your arrival.