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 ...
Norway's fjords feature some of the most stunning scenery on Earth. Cruise past waterfalls and snow-capped peaks through the narrow Naeroyfjord
Discover Stockholm's maritime history at the Vasa Museum, which houses an original wooden war ship from 1628. This impressive vessel gives you a rare glimpse into the naval power Sweden was once famous for
With its perfectly preserved medieval wall and watchtowers, Tallinn's quaint Old Town is a great place to explore on foot
Berlin has a complex history, witnessing years of division and uncertainty before becoming one of the world's most artistic and exciting cities. See remaining fragments of the famous wall that once divided the city in half
Wander the famous Hamburg Speicherstadt, an inner-city district made up of 19th-century warehouses
Explore Copenhagen like a local and hop on a bike. There is no better way to see the major sites, as well as explore hidden corners of this beautiful city
“The only problem I have with waking in Norway was the tracks . They are in a state of great repair . Ground in places need to be leveled out . Some rocks need to be removed . New soil needs to be placed down in most places. As below”
“our host at Nes Farm was excellent ,changing the order of our walks to suit the weather pattern ,giving us great information about Norway's history and sharing his passion for the outdoors and his country. Food and hospitality made this trip special. Jillian”
“An excellent holiday! The walking was wonderful, the scenery stunning, food fantastic, and the guide generous, (I like alliteration!). We stayed at Ned Guard where our room was very comfortable and the staff brilliant. Our guide, Asbjorn Manum, was a wonderful host who shared his love of hiking with the group. A gentleman of, let's say, more mature years, but still walked up the steepest slopes like a youngster.”
“The trip surpassed our expectations in every respect. the ship was perfect, in size and atmosphere. The food amazing and abundant. The expedition Team were fabulous and made the trip very special. We had, for example a World expert in Polar Bears, an amazing, humble man who could inspire a love of the creature in the most hardened metropolis dwellers. We felt honoured and privileged to be in his company. The weather was amazing, I believe we were lucky, and the scenery more beautiful and serene than any photo can show.”
“The Introduction to Spitsbergan trip was an amazing experience, far beyond any expectations I had had. The scenery, the wildlife, my travel companions, and - very importantly - the staff all combined to make this a wonderful trip. The expedition staff were helpful and informative on not only their subject but on all aspects of the arctic. They understood that this was a dream trip for most of passengers and were helpful & friendly making it enjoyable and fun. We were very lucky to an expert on Polar Bears travelling on our trip - a wonderful, unassuming man who shared so much of his knowledge & enthusiasm with us. The ship itself was excellent, as was the staff and the meals were superb. I can not recommend this trip or the Exodus/Quark arrangements highly enough.”
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 Norwaybefore 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.