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Encompassing the mountains, the giant glaciers and the deep sea fjords, Norway is a Scandinavian Country. Being a home to the vikings, Norway has been exhibiting the boldness and determination of the past with its culture and local vibe. Also known as the “land of midnight sun”, Norway is famed for the magical phenomenon of northern lights.  The skies of Norway have always been the most attractive part about it. The glistening waves of lights in the midnight in the form of “lights” have attracted flocks of tourists towards it from all over the world. Apart from this, its scenic fjords and phenomenal lakes further make it an even more beautiful country to visit as a tourist.

Taking you to the middle of the Aurora region, the city of Tromsø is one of the most famous attractions of Norway. From here, you can glance at the beautiful scenery painted in the skies by auroras. Places like Lofoten Islands, Lynjenfjord and Alta are also known to offer numerous pretty views and further attract numerous visitors from all over the world. From camping throughout the night to enjoying the beautiful phenomenon of the Northern Lights, there are numerous activities which can be enjoyed in Norway. Oslo, the Capital of Norway is further a home to numerous famous places and attractions, tours of which can be easily done.

Norway stays cold most of the time and the winters here are generally bitterly cold. While most parts of the country remain blanketed in snow, you will find many famous places here which will be perfect to visit in winters as well. The months of January and February are dark and the coldest hence make sure that you visit here from April to October.

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Everything was going great right from the start of the trip till the end which was beyond our expectations. About the booking platform we booked this trip with Thrillophilia and Yes, this is my first time being experience with them and I took with the longest tour as what they mentioned in the website everything seems very interesting especially the itinerary they clearly mentioned on it about the place and the attractions we are going to covered... the booking was easy, the payment was secure and the agent was a friendly and helpful response to all our questioned and gave a proper answered that with detail information about the trip I am going to take... The moment I land at this place the company representative give me a warm welcome and the best part was that they already arranged everything for me as they promised and everything exceeding our expectations, The place was truly amazing with its culture, architecture, history, and custom... Just in the span of 17 days, I covered Norway, Sweden, and Denmark... I really liked everything on this trip... Most importantly the itinerary was fulfilling that I am impressed and also appreciated the overall services they provided.
The entire package was planned very well!!! Which is the main reason that we are very okay with this Highlights Of Norway In 10-days, the best part also was that the agents were responsive, polite, and understood our requirements very well? We had a local knowledgable guide in the city for one day through the guide we get to know more about the place, From the cruise, we had a breathtaking view from there plus the crew was polite and helpful... We covered the historical highlights of the city, fun walking tour in the center of the city along we did great shopping of souvinirs... The accommodations, transport, and pickups and drops were spot on... I would strongly recommend Thrillophilia as they are very professional in planning the trip plus they were very careful about the traveler too... It was a great experience and the sweet memories to be remembered
We were just returned from an amazing trip to Norway, Thrillophilia was really a good platform to work with, The team was responsive and planned the first-class trip in just a span of 13 days. We stayed in a very beautiful accommodation with delicious breakfast... the picked-up and dropped-off were exactly what they said, Everywhere we went we get greeted by the people and all sightseeing were breathtaking. We do enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing, excursion, etc... It was a great decision that we choose with this destination plus with this 13-days package which we were completely satisfied with this trip...
I would recommend this trip to all my family and friends as it was a satisfying one, We get everything mentioned on the itinerary... It was a unique and great experience in Norway, On this package, it included hotels with breakfast, picks ups and drops, and activities. The sightseeing spots of the place was superb and we get nice pictures at each... We get to visit the villages and learn about their culture and traditions, we explored the markets and foods, and the best part was the cruise tour the views and the experience was really something we won't forget...
What a lovely experience with Thrillophilia and with the destination we had our trip recently...Everything was perfect from booking, payment, and itinerary creation...The staff who look after our trip was great in communication right from the planning they already informed us all the important things we need to carry with us... From the airport, we were greeted by the professional staff who helps us with the documentation process and check-in at the hotel...The coordinators and the staff listened to everything we wanted and in real-time helps us with everything we needed... we loved all the tours we had on this trip especially the visited the major tourist destinations...The place has panoramic views with amazing sceneries... The accommodations and transport were all fantastic... Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better first trip to Norway... I can't wait to go back and next time would take my family along with me...
Watching these is once in a lifetime I've had, never seen something more beautiful. Thanks for the experience and letting us n opportunity to travel close to the nature.
The agent from this company was polite and friendly who loves to helps us with the trip destinations with details which we are okay with this Norway trip because of the trip duration, itinerary and the price. The place is beautiful with rich UNESCO World Heritage Site, historical attractions, lots of natural sceneries and many more exciting and wonderful sites. And Yes, during the experience we get everything that has been promised. The stays, transport, picked-up and dropped-off everything was fab. Team always there to support us during the trip. I am impressed and can't express how thankful I am...
Thank you Thrillophilia for organizing such a perfect trip for us in Northern Lights in Norway for the span of 14 days and also for making the perfect and beautiful experienced at this place... We really appreciated the team for their work hard if not of the perfect planned I don't think that we'll have a successful trip.... we had a great time at each spot we visited and also had a great picture at each... The place is truly beautiful and truly worth seeing... The arrangements and all were top class with 24/7 services from the expert team...
I enjoyed my trip to Norway completely...To be honest, at first, I was not sure about this trip but somehow the team makes me understand and shared everything about the trip and they already pre-planned the trip which worked well according to it...The itinerary was fulfilling and satisfying...From the start until the end, it went absolutely great without any fail...the place was impressed with its beauty, cleanliness, and kindness of the people, My favorite place I visited was Flam village which we enjoyed many adventurous activities and I was totally in love with the sceneries and views...by the way, all the sightseeing-spots were incredible...The hotel they provided to us was good and the transfers too were set-up for us...All-time services from the expert team...I can't remember all their name who involved helping our trip but all of them were nice and helpful...It was an incredible journey and experience in Norway.
We enjoyed the trip suggested by the agent as well as the itinerary planned by them. Our favorite place that we covered on this trip was the tour to Bergen and Tromso. The UNESCO Heritage Site was impressive and on this trip, we did numerous adventurous activities and as well the place has many scenics beauty which will definitely wow you with amazing pictures. The whole trip was trouble-free. Hotel, transfers, and service were extremely great. Very Wonderful experience though...

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  1. Which are the must attractions to visit in Norway?

    1. The Oslo Region: There's a lot going on in Oslo, Norway's city, which has been designated as Europe's Green Capital for 2019. A cutting-edge culinary culture, fresh and eccentric communities, a jam-packed event calendar, and many new museums and activities are just a few of the highlights to look forward to. Surrounded by the Oslofjord and deep woods, you can effortlessly mix the urban environment with outdoor activities like cycling, skiing, and island hopping.

    2. Tromso and the land of the Northern Lights: 
    Tromso, Norway's Arctic capital, is situated in the heart of the country. This is the place to go if you want to see the northern lights, whales, experience the midnight sun or embark on epic outdoor expeditions.
    In the Lyngenfjord region, enjoy excellent skiing and hiking opportunities, learn about Sami culture in places like Karasjok and Alta, and go to the North Cape, Europe's northernmost point. The Varanger peninsula, which is a bird watcher's heaven, is situated in the eastern half of this enormous territory. In Kirkenes, you may go king crab fishing and dog sledding, as well as stay in an ice hotel for the night.

    3. Lofoten and Nordland: 
    Awe-inspiring peaks, gleaming fjords, genuine fishing communities, and picture-perfect beaches abound. Not to forget the Aurora Borealis and the Midnight Sun. On Instagram, you've probably seen stunning photos of Lofoten and Vesteralen. Amazing  recreational experiences may also be found in Narvik, a skiing and hiking utopia, and Helgeland, a hidden gem farther south.
    Between Trondelag and Bod, you may travel The Coastal Route, which has been named and is among the world's most picturesque drives. Bod, the main city in Nordland County, is a bustling seaside town with abundance of outdoor activities and a thriving vibrant culture. In fact, in 2024, Bod will become the European Capital of Culture.

    4. Bergen and the Western Fjords: 
    Bergen, Norway's second-largest city, combines historical Heritage Sites with contemporary fashion, fashionable eateries, and a dynamic music scene. Visit several of the country's best museums, such as the KODE art museums and composer residences, get mesmerized in the city's cobblestone lanes, and enjoy a bird's eye view of the city from one of the seven surrounding mountain peaks.
    Bergen is the entrance to several of Norway's finest notable fjords, such as the Sognefjord in the north, which is Norway's longest and deepest fjord, and the Hardangerfjord in the south, which is home to the famed highland plateau Trolltunga.

    5. The Geirangerfjord and the Northwest: 
    The Seven Sisters and a slew of other waterfalls cascade down steep mountain slopes into the pure, blue waters of Norway's most famous fjord, the Geirangerfjord, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lesund, a charming art nouveau village, is an excellent place to begin a fjord experience.
    The Northwest, located in northern Fjord Norway, is a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The mountain climbing center of Andalsnes is a perfect base here, since it is encircled by towering peaks and is only a good drive away from world-famous sites like the Trollstigen mountain route and the Atlantic Road. The Rauma Line, regarded as one of the most magnificent rail journeys in the world, ends in Andalsnes.

    6. The Stavanger Region: 
    Stavanger is made up of Michelin-starred restaurants, historic wooden buildings, world-class street art, and a welcoming cosmopolitan atmosphere. Stavanger is the nation's largest city in the southwest and a great place to start if you want to see the Lysefjord and Preikestolen.
    Jren's shoreline is a beach lover's dream, with some of Norway's widest and loveliest beaches. Those who enjoy surfing and kiteboarding will be in for a treat as well. Follow the North Sea route to Egersund to see how attractive communities, such as the scenic Sogndalstrand, are strung along the shore like pearls.

    7. Trondheim and Trøndelag: 
    Diehard history fans, passionate foodies, and energetic nature explorers all flock to the Trondelag area, which is located in the heart of Norway. Trondheim, the area's vibrant student town and the "Home of Nordic Flavors," is the area's capital. Gastronomical delights abound, spanning from Michelin-starred restaurants to contemporary food outlets and cozy cafes.

    8. Kristiansand and Southern Norway: 
    Kristiansand is the largest city in Southern Norway, where you can wander around Posebyen's old town, eat delicious seafood, relax on the city beach, and take part in a variety of interesting festivals. The zoo and adventure park Dyreparken is a surefire hit with the kids.
    Lindesnes lighthouse, Norway's southernmost point, is only a short distance away from Kristiansand. In Lindesnes, you'll also discover Under, the world's largest underwater restaurant, which has a Michelin star.

    9. The mountains and Valleys of Eastern Norway: 
    Eastern Norway's lush woods, deep valleys, and enormous mountain plateaus are all good starting sites for a variety of natural experiences. Some of Norway's largest ski resorts, such as Geilo, Trysil, and Hemsedal, may be found here.
    And they're all year-round enjoyment, since they transform into world-class riding spots as quickly as the snow melts. Valdres, Hallingdal, Lillehammer, and the Gudbrandsdalen valley are popular family attractions with everything from amusement parks to lovely farms and excellent hiking opportunities.

    10. The Svalbard Islands: 
    In the midst of the Arctic Ocean, midway between Norway and the North Pole, the Svalbard Islands are located. You may engage in fascinating nature-based adventures all year in this rough and vulnerable terrain. Try dog sledding, ice caving, a snowboard safari, or a search for the northern lights.
    The islands are home to over 3,000 people, in addition to a few thousand polar bears. Longyearbyen's main city is a vibrant mini-metropolis with a diverse range of cultural events and high-quality dining and drinking options often found exclusively in larger towns.

  2. What are the most romantic things to do in Norway?

    1. Cruise through the Wonderful Country: A voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes, passing via beautiful islets and villages, will take you to regions that are inaccessible by vehicle or standard ships. This is not only one of the most romantic things to do in Norway for couples, but it is a must-do for all types of tourists.

    2. A unique stay in Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel: 
    The Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel is the furthest north ice hotel in the world. If you enjoy both winter and snow, a stay at the one-of-a-kind hotel will be an unforgettable experience. The incredibly comfortable sleeping bags will keep both of you warm when the hotel is as chilly as ice. The splendor of this magnificent hotel is enhanced by the stillness and peace of nature.

    3. Watch the Midnight Sun with your better half: 
    Travelers from all over the world have been drawn to the spectacle of the midnight sun. Harstad is one of the greatest sites to see this phenomenon with your partner. Anytime between May and July, couples visiting Harstad will be treated to a spectacular glimpse of the midnight sun. For excellent sights of the sun, one should go near the shore or high in the mountains.

    4. Witness the Northern Lights with your partner: 
    Seeing the Northern Lights illuminate the sky of Norway in green, violet, blue, and yellow is among the most romantic things to do in Norway. The northern section of Norway is believed to be the greatest site in the world to view this phenomenon.

    5. Walk through Viking Trondheim: 
    A stroll through Trondheim is perhaps one of the most romantic things to do in Norway. Olav Tryggvason, a Viking ruler, built the city of Trondheim in 997. You may dine in a variety of museums, attractive little stores, and unique restaurants across the city. You and your partner should spend a day together visiting the city.

  3. Which are the places to see the Northern Lights in Norway?

    1. Tromso: Tromso is regarded as the "Capital of the Arctic" and is one of the greatest sites on Earth to see the northern lights. This little city is simply pleasant, and it is also beautiful to look at throughout the day. Tromso is also well equipped for Aurora borealis enthusiasts, with ‘northern lights safaris' to light-polluted locations.

    2. Kirkenes: 
    Kirkenes is a little village on the Russian border in the midst of northern lights country. It is also home to Norway's famous Snow Hotel, which itself is entirely composed of snow and ice and is restored every year.

    3. Lofoten Islands: 
    Imagine witnessing the flashing lights reflected in the sea if you think that the northern lights are just attractive from above. Visit the Lofoten Islands if you want to witness that. This peaceful archipelago is known for its steep mountains and charming fishing villages, and it is a favorite stop on coastal cruises.

    4. The North Cape: 
    The North Cape is the northernmost point of continental Norway, and apart from Svalbard, there's nothing between you and the Arctic. See the wonderful wildlife, the splendid scenery, and the Aurora Borealis, of course.

    5. Svalbard Island: 
    Svalbard, the home of polar bears, is chilly and otherworldly. Outside of Tromso, this isolated island is one of the best places to see the northern lights. A visit to this location, which lies midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, will be unforgettable.


  4. Which are the famous things to do in Norway?

    1. Drive the Atlanterhavsveien (The Atlantic Road): The Atlanterhavsveien, or Atlantic Road in English, is a stunning and memorable trip through one of Norway's most beautiful regions. It's an excellent area to travel for a day because it connects Norway's mainland with the lovely island of Averya. Also, make a point to see Kvernes Stave Church. It's 600 years old, making it one of the region's oldest. Storseisundet Bridge should also be on your radar.

    2. See the beautiful Hamnøy: 
    It's easy to understand why Hamny in Lofoten has now become famous across the world for its stunning scenery and unspoiled charm. It is, without a doubt, one of the nicest sites in Norway. Visit Hamny, Lofoten's oldest fishing community. It's a must-see destination, perched on the brink of the Reinefjord (fjord). It also looks spectacular during the day as well as at night, especially if the northern lights are visible.

    3. Visit the Tiny Village of Reine: 
    Reine is without a doubt one of Norway's most beautiful towns. It is truly part of the Lofoten series of islands and archipelago that has made this region so beautiful. It is nestled on the island of Moskenesoya.
    Wrap yourself up in warm clothes and travel to Bunes Beach, especially at night, for a breathtaking experience. Find a great area on the sandy beach and relax while watching the Northern Lights dance over you. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

    4. Explore Bergen: 
    Bergen is a fascinating and historically significant place to visit. Bryggen's wooden houses and crooked dock are worth exploring as it is an UNESCO protected site. To witness the finest sunset above the city, take the Floibanen (funicular) and roam the paths and walkways that crisscross the mountain slopes. Take a picnic if it's a sunny day. It is, without a doubt, one of Norway's most interesting destinations.

    5. Find the best coffee in Oslo: 
    The town center of Oslo is quite tiny, yet it's packed with unusual stores, beautiful art, and several renowned structures that you shouldn't miss. Explore the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, which is particularly beautiful when the sunsets.
    Visit the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History before taking a boat ride on the Oslo Fjord for the afternoon. Head over to Tim Wendelboe for the greatest coffee; they practically know everything there is to know about high-quality roasts. Just know that if you go during busy hours, you'll probably have to take your coffee to go because there's only so many seats inside.

    6. Explore the Arctic Circle on a Spa Boat: 
    In the Arctic Circle, there's a specialized spa boat that you may board to see some of Norway's best sights. If you're staying in Tromso, purchase your tickets ahead of time online and arrive early enough before the ferry leaves. It is quite amazing, without seeming overly corny. Also, don't forget to take a plunge in the nearly cold sea.

    7. Hike Pulpit Rock: 
    From the summit of Pulpit Rock, you will certainly have one of the nicest views of Norway. It is, after all, one of the most beautiful spots in Norway, especially with the views over the fjord. The trek itself takes around 4-5 hours, but it all depends on your speed and fitness. The trek itself is also quite spectacular; just be prepared for shifting weather conditions and extra caution until you reach the summit.

    8. Spot Puffins on Runde Island: 
    Runde Island is one of Norway's most beautiful and greatest locations to visit, particularly for such a little island. If you're pressed for time, you can just cruise straight from Alesund in a RIB boat.
    You may even drive over on one of the bridges if you prefer to keep your feet on solid ground. Visit while the puffins are in residence. Thousands of them may be found in and around this unspoiled environment if you're lucky.

  5. What are the most adventurous things to do in Norway?

    1. Hiking the Jotunheimen for the most incredible views: Hiking the Jotunheimen is one of Norway's most exhilarating activities, not just for adventurers but also for couples. Jotunheimen is a vast expanse of unspoiled environment, magnificent mountains, and breathtaking lakes. Rocks, snow, ice, and plants create spectacular vistas that will leave you dumbfounded.

    2. Summer Skiing in Stryn: 
    There are other summer ski locations in Norway, but Stryn boasts the greatest slopes, with excellent off-piste (tracks other than the regular ski routes), more possibilities, and even a terrain park. The summertime ski begins in late May and lasts until late July/early August, according to how hot the summer is.

    3. Dog Sledding: 
    In Northern Norway, dog sled racing is a prominent sport with a long history. You'll be able to drive one yourself after only a few minutes of instruction from professional dog-sledders. You'll be whizzing across the snow covered countryside, through rock formations, woodlands, and more, pulled by a team of excited huskies. There are also week-long dog sled adventures offered in addition to the short journeys.

    4. Wildlife Safaris: 
    Despite its frigid climate and rugged landscape, Norway is home to a diverse range of animal and bird species. Giant king crabs, whales, arctic foxes, musk oxen, and other wildlife may be found throughout Norway's many areas. Take one of the numerous guided safaris to see the stunning landscapes of the Norwegian terrain and to spot some of the country's magnificent creatures.

    5. Kayaking in the Fjords: 
    Kayaking is popular among both visitors and residents in Norway's stunning fjords, rivers, and canals. It's a pleasurable and soothing way to take in the scenery. There are several guided kayaking trips to choose from. When you're out in the waters, it hits you like a tonne of bricks. Norway's fjords appear to have been designed just for kayaking.

  6. Why is Norway so famous?

    The Land of the Midnight Sun is a nickname for Norway. It is well-known for its magnificent fjords, lakes, and enchanted sky. Norway is also known for its cultures, Vikings, and folklore, as well as being environmentally conscious and producing oil. Furthermore, many Norwegians are well-known skiers, frozen pizza connoisseurs, and Tesla owners.
  7. How to reach Norway?

    Flying from India to Sweden or Denmark and then connecting to Norway is the easiest method to get there. Frequent international flights operate from Mumbai and Delhi to Stockholm, from which dozens of flights to Oslo are available. Swiss Air, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM, and more airlines offer connecting flights from Mumbai to Oslo.
  8. When is the best time to visit Norway?

    Spring (between May and June) and fall (between September and October) are the most appropriate times to visit Norway since the weather is beautiful and there aren't as many visitors. The best time to visit Norway is from mid-June through August.
  9. How much is the Norway visa fee?

    The single entrance adult visa fees for up to 3 months costs roughly 5900.00 INR, while the single entry child (6-12 years) visa fees for up to 3 months costs around 4060.00 INR.
  10. Is Norway safe?

    Norway is often regarded as one of the world's safest countries. Even in large cities like Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, and Stavanger, crime rates are quite low.

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