Known as one of Europe’s most exciting outdoor adventure destinations, Norway is a thrill-seekers paradise. No matter the season there is some form of adventure activity to experience. Think hiking, white-water rafting, dog-sledding and skiing as just a few of the thrilling options to choose from. Going at a bit of a slower pace you can spot whales, walruses and even polar bears on a trip to Norway.
Ålesund where contemporary meets rural in a delightful twist. With a big pull towards all things traditional, the food is not to be missed. These traditional foods are popular not only for the rich connection with their ancestors’ customs, but also because they are extremely delicious! Be sure to also try Norway’s national drink, Aquavit, a potato-based liquor flavoured with herbs.
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Top Activities and Tourist Attractions in Norway
- Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf: This postcard perfect wharf area is a popular tourist attraction. Vibrantly painted historic buildings turned into restaurants, boutiques, and a museum.
- Vigelandsparken: The world’s largest sculpture park by one single artist, Gustav Vigeland. Over 200 sculptures dot the park in bronze, granite, and iron.
- Pulpit Rock, Ryfylke: For adventure lovers, this spectacular viewing point is only a four-hour hike and 604 metres above sea level.
- Sognefjord: Known by locals as the King of Fjords, is the largest of the Norway fjords, with plenty of boat tours and sightseeing to be enjoyed.
- The Lofoten Islands: An archipelago with wonderful, mild weather thanks to the Gulf Stream. One of the best places to view the Northern Lights. Explore the islands and beaches.
- The National Gallery, Oslo: A must-see for art lovers. It is home to Edvard Munch’s The Scream, and has a great collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings.
Tips when Travelling in Norway
- When to Visit: The best time to visit Norway depends on what you’re looking to do while you’re there. If you’re interested in outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing, the best time to visit is during the summer months from June to August. However, if you’re looking to experience the Northern Lights, the best time to visit is during the winter months from December to February.
- How to Get There: Norway is easily accessible by air, with direct flights available from several major airports around the world. The country is also well-connected by ferry, with regular services operating between Norway and Denmark, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
- What to Pack: Norway has a relatively cool climate, even during the summer months, so it’s important to pack accordingly. Be sure to pack plenty of warm clothes, as well as comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots if you’re planning on doing any outdoor activities.
- What to Eat and Drink: Norwegian cuisine typically revolves around seafood, meat, and potatoes. Some popular Norwegian dishes include fish cakes, kjottkaker (meatballs), and lutefisk (cod). When it comes to drinks, Norwegian beer and aquavit are definitely worth trying!
- What to Do: There are plenty of things to do in Norway, no matter what time of year you visit. Popular activities include hiking, skiing, fishing, and sightseeing. You can also take advantage of Norway’s unique location by going on a dog sledding or reindeer sledding adventure!
- No Need to Draw Cash: Norway is a card friendly country. You can pay for almost everything with your credit card, even street food and taxis.