A holiday to Norway should find its way into your bucket list for one single reason - it is one of the most enchanting and beautiful countries. From extraordinary fjords and dramatic glaciers to exotic coastlines and snaky icefields, each known for its unique wildlife, Norway is a world unlike any other. Of course, a trip to Norway would not be complete without viewing the Northern Lights, which always act as a major temptation for travelers visiting Norway.
- Norway has four very distinct seasons with weather to match. To avoid disappointment, always research whether your trails or other attractions are open during your visit.
- Don’t worry about learning Norwegian before you visit. Most people living in Norway have a great command of the English language.
- If there’s one thing you can’t miss during your stay in Norway, it’s their salmon.
- Visiting Norway as part of a spa holiday? Be aware of etiquette and always shower before entering the sauna. Some hotels also hire ‘washing women’ to clean you!
- Be sure to plan your days in advance, as travelling around the country’s near 150,000 square miles isn’t always easy or fast.
- Are you outdoorsy? Norway is the perfect holiday for you. “Allemannsretten (freedom to roam)" is a traditional Norwegian right, which means you can pitch your tent just about anywhere for an overnight stay.
Norway has seasonal weather so please do check up on the best time to visit Norway before planning your tour. And if you’re still hunting for more things to do and places to explore in Norway, do check out our Norway Travel Guide for more information.