Europe

Norway

vital statistics
  • Oslo
  • 5 million
  • Norwegian (BokmÃ¥l and Nynorsk)
  • Norwegian krone
about Norway

The beautiful, rich, clean and peaceful Scandinavian nation of Norway is blessed with more than just pleasing aesthetics. Its people are fit, nature-loving and the ideal company if you undertake a (nude) sauna session and sink some aquavit (a liquor distilled from potato). The cities are tidy and cosmopolitan – it is very easy to stay a while if your budget allows.

Given Norway’s sparse population density the deserted fjords, deserted caves, glaciers and mountains beckon. A raft of outdoor activities are available to ensure you make optimal use of the mountainous surrounds – kayaking, whitewater rafting and paragliding and of course snow sports (after all, Norwegians claim to have invented skiing), hiking, biking. There are some standout journeys to make: a polar bear watching boat journey in the remote Svalbard, watching the landscape roll on by as you’re aboard the train from Oslo to Bergen or a ride on a coastal steamer. For us Southerners frolicking in midnight sun will always be a novelty and catching the surreal Northern Lights during winter can only be described as special.

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STRYN, NORWAY

Skiing in the middle of summer? No problem, if you're in Norway. ...

Skiing in the middle of summer? No problem, if you're in Norway. ...

SVALBARD

All aboard The Flying Bum. ...

All aboard The Flying Bum. ...

ODDA, NORWAY

You can only walk to Woodnest Cabin, a 30 minute uphill venture from the...

You can only walk to Woodnest Cabin, a 30 minute uphill venture from the nearest place you...

Svalbard, the archipelago between Norway and the North Pole, is the world’s...

Svalbard, the archipelago between Norway and the North Pole, is the world’s northernmost...

TROMSO, NORWAY

Be overwhelmed in the best possible way when you venture into quaint and cosy...

Be overwhelmed in the best possible way when you venture into quaint and cosy Ølhallen....

LONGYEARBYEN, NORWAY

Some adventures are tours with a mere flavouring of what an authentic...

Some adventures are tours with a mere flavouring of what an authentic experience would...

SVALBARD, NORWAY

Getting to the ice cave is half the fun; taking control of a dog sled to...

Getting to the ice cave is half the fun; taking control of a dog sled to venture into the...

LOFOTEN ISLANDS, NORWAY

Staying in tents on Norway’s spectacular Lofoten Islands doesn’t...

Staying in tents on Norway’s spectacular Lofoten Islands doesn’t necessarily mean...