Things to Do in Norway

What to Do in Norway?

Road trip through the Lofoten Archipelagos, Hike up hanging cliffs in Vesteralen, Go on a cruise tour, Hike up to Kjeragboolten, Fjellheisen cable car ride, Go on a helicopter tour of Bergen, Marvel at the Northern Lights, Go on an train journey aboard Norway’s Railway and many more.

There are so many fascinating things to do in Norway that offer you memorable and titillating experiences. This Scandinavian jewel boasts an abundant reserve of exquisite natural beauty that is unparalleled in all aspects. Travelers from across the globe can go ona cruise tour to explore glacial fjords, hidden waterfalls, tranquil lakes, historic cities, and a region where the sun never sets.

Due to unique terrain and appreciable weather, there are several activities to do in Norway throughout the year. There are some that you can indulge in during the summers like hiking in Lofoten or summer skiing in Stryn.

While there are some that can be done when the climate turns bone-chilling cold like glacier rafting and dog sledding. You can have a great time in the cities learning about the lifestyle and culture of Norwegians or you can go to the countryside and breathe in a bit of nature.

Be it solo travelers or family with kids, adventure seekers or couples on their honeymoon, there are plentiful activities in Norway that everyone can be a part of. Every type of traveler and their preferences are taken care of by this spectacular country that sits close to the Arctic Circle.
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Located close to the North Pole, Svalbard is a place to experience arctic wilderness, distinct wildlife, and lots of adventures. The region endures three seasons: long dark Northern Light Winter, bright & sunny winter, and Polar Summer, all of which unique in themselves and offer a different range of activities and indulgences.

Longyearbyen is the administrative center of the islands and offers an array of cultural activities like shows, festivals, concerts, and exhibitions. It has a few restaurants and a local beer brewery. Nearly two-thirds of Svalbard is protected to safeguard this arctic world.

Location: Between mainland Norway and the North Pole, Kingdom of Norway

Best Time to Visit: May to September


The Winter Wonderland in Norway, Tromso is a favorite tourist destination for its Arctic history, splendid culture, contemporary cuisine, and snowy surroundings. The city lies in the heart of the auroral oval and offers awe-striking views of the Northern Lights. Witness these dancing lights from the boat, bus, or basecamp and you will certainly be amazed by the magic and aura of this natural wonder.

From Dog sledding, reindeer feeding, kayaking, sea eagles spotting, snowshoeing to snowmobiling, there is so much to keep you engaged and entertained and test your adrenaline.

Location: Troms og Finnmark County, Norway

Best Time to Visit: February and March for the Northern Lights and snow-based activities

 Jostedalsbreen National Park

Nestled in Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier in Europe, the National Park has three grand museums and a visitor center educating about this beautiful region. The Park houses many small and big glaciers, lush valleys, and snow-covered mountains and is one of the most amazing places to see in Norway.

Its wide range of landscapes is its biggest attraction that changes abruptly from verdant valleys to snow-covered hills. The region experiences an Arctic climate and the best way to explore the region is on foot, which makes you feel as if you are hiking from one season to another.

Location: Vestland, Norway

Best Time to Visit: June to August

Lofoten Islands

One of the world’s northernmost sites for surfing, Lofoten Islands offer diverse landscapes of towering mountains, deep blue fjords, squawking seabird colonies, and stunning beaches. It is also one of the most beautiful places to visit in Norway to indulge in a wide range of experiences from surfing, hiking, skiing, fishing, ocean rafting to scuba diving.

Other than exciting adventures, the region is famous for its fishing villages and is visited by nature lovers, photographers to artists to endure the natural wonders of the midnight sun and the northern lights.

Location: Nordland County, Norway

Best Time to Visit:  July to August and


Amongst the most fascinating places to see in Norway, Sognefjord is also known as the King of Fjords. It is the longest and deepest fjord in Norway and reflects natural scenery like a painting on the canvas. Listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, this can be best enjoyed through a boat cruise, fjord safari, or a kayak.

From visitor centers, museums, art galleries, historical sites, stave churches to magnificent landscapes of deep valleys, towering peaks, blue glaciers, and lush farms, the regions around the fjord have so much for the enticements of locals and visitors alike.

Location: Vestland County, Norway

Best Time to Visit: June to August


A UNESCO-protected site, Geirangerfjord presents a poetic scenery of snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, lush vegetation, and a dreamy ambiance.

For nature lovers, the Geirangerfjord has an abundance of choices from sightseeing trips, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, and rafting. Restaurants and eateries are also the points of pride of the fjord and serve local flavors with a twist. Moreover, along with providing visitors with delightful experiences, the region tries its best to preserve nature, culture, and the environment making it a sustainable destination to live or visit.

Location: Sunnmøre, Møre og Romsdal County, Norway

Best Time to Visit: July and August


A Viking's old town, Tonsberg has emerged as one of the most popular summer Norway tourist places for its captivating coastline, verdant forests, sandy beaches, museums, and cultural events.

From the world-famous Oseberg ship, Mount Slottsfjell, Slottsfjell Museum, Slottsfjell Tower to Haugar Art Museum, each and every site has its own charm and reflects the country's rich past and culture. Its ski slopes make it a winter destination while long sandy and rocky coastline attract watersports and beach lovers, and rich foliage entices nature lovers.

Location: Vestfold og Telemark County, Southern Norway

Best Time to Visit: June to Mid-September


Promising a seaside retreat, Arendal is a travellers' dream destination with its picturesque archipelago featuring favorable settings for swimming, deep-sea fishing, or kayaking.

From enjoying a ferry ride to Merdø island, or a sightseeing boat cruise around the isle of Hisøy, or a Hove high rope adventure on Tromøy island, or learning new facts at the Vitensenteret Sørlandet Science Center to having a taste of lifetime at restaurants and pubs located near the harbour Pollen, the town is full of fun-filled activities and sights to behold.

Location: Agder County, Southeastern Norway

Best Time to Visit: June till September

A picturesque fishing village, Henningsvær comprises a number of islets scattered over the waters of Vestfjord. Henningsvær is the talk of the town for its traditional Norwegian hamlets, quirky cafes, inviting restaurants, the Hus Gallery, and an array of thrilling adventure activities.

Numerous colorful wooden buildings, cafes, pubs, and restaurants line the harbor whereas the steep mountains of Austvågøya act as a picturesque backdrop. A short hike to the Glomtinden (419 meters) is worth every effort and stuns with the terrific landscapes of the Lofoten Islands.

Location: Vågan Municipality, Nordland county, Norway

Best Time to Visit: Mid-June till August

A small Arctic town, Longyearbyen is amongst the best places to visit in Norway to enjoy arctic weather, excitement, and adventures. It serves as the gateway to the most thrilling nature-based experiences, arctic wilderness, and snow adventures in Svalbard.

The winter signifies Polar Nights offering spectacular sceneries of dancing Northern Lights and opportunities for snow adventures, concerts, festivals, sporting events, and a torchlit Christmas parade. The polar summer is overshadowed by the Midnight Sun, which remains high in the sky 24 by 7 and perfect for snowmobile tours, dog sledding, hiking, skiing, and boat tours

Location: Svalbard, Norway

Best Time to Visit: June to September


One of the most serene places to visit in Norway, Reine is a quaint village on the island of Moskenesøya on the northern Lofoten archipelago. The shoreline presents a picture-postcard scenery with red and white fishermen’s huts and surrounding granite shooting peaks.

Reine is a hub of the best hikes on the Lofoten Islands and offers plenty of adventures like kayaking, biking, camping, and skiing in the winter, etc. With Horseid Beach and Bunes Beach offering spectacular seascapes, the best views of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), and the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum of Å, the town has much more than expected.

Location: Moskenes, Nordland County, Norway

Best Time to Visit: June to September for Summer Activities and September to April for Northern Lights and Snow Adventures


Popularly known as the ‘White Lady’, this picturesque town is one the most beautiful unexplored places in Norway and boasts of its unspoiled charm and elegance. This old heritage town has 130 well-preserved wooden white houses with red roofs that outline the town's shoreline.

The harbor area is the main attraction as it is always busy and bustling with locals and visitors. The town square is to do daily shopping, Søragadå offers a rich collection of local art, while the old town has a number of cafes offering local coffee, doughnuts, cake, waffles, and much more.

Location: Karmøy, Rogaland County, Norway

Best Time to Visit: July until September


Enjoy the thrills of winter storms or long hours of sunshine during the summer at Atlanterhavsveien, a man-made marvel of modern engineering. The experience of driving, biking, or a bus ride is not only beyond imagination but lets you soak in the beauty of natural surroundings.

Described as the world’s most beautiful car drive, Atlanterhavsveien connects several small islets through its seven magnificent bridges and offers angling, diving, hiking, and cycling, like experiences to witness stunning natural scenery. Several viewing spots, depicting cutting-edge architecture, also lie en-route that are stationed to promote this scenic road.

Location: Møre og Romsdal County, Norway

Best Time to Visit: October to mid-January for whale watching


The northernmost part of Europe, Nordkapp is a place full of thrills, excitement, and adventures. Explore the snowy wilderness on a snowmobile, or spend a night at the North Cape, or witness the dancing Aurora Borealis from up and close, each and every experience guarantee a rush in adrenaline.

Nordkapphallen is situated atop the steep mountain cliff, rising 307 meters above the Arctic Ocean, and offers breathtaking scenery, a restaurant, a coffee shop, and Aurora Borealis Bar.

Location: Troms og Finnmark County, Norway

Entry Fees: for Nordkapphallen

Adult: NOK 260 per person

Children under 15 years: NOK 80 per person

Best Time to Visit: June and July


A living museum, Roros used to be a mining town, which is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. It houses protected wooden structures and buildings that are believed to be built during the 17th and 18th centuries.

To get the authentic taste of this ancient village, take a bike or stroll on foot through narrow alleys, old courtyards, and antique structures. A number of small art shops and workshops add charm to this quaint village and sell award-winning designer local products. Do try traditional dishes, including local cheeses, pastries, and farm produces, and feel delighted.

Location: Trøndelag County, Norway

Best Time to Visit: June and July


Known as the "Little brother of Tromsø", Bodo is amongst the most vibrant and lively Norway tourist places replete with diverse culture, delectable cuisine, unspoiled views, fascinating street art, and awe-inspiring sights.

Hiking to the Keiservarden hill is family fun, a leisurely stroll on Moloen Pier is truly romantic, and the Norwegian Aviation Museum is an attraction of all ages. From trekking, witnessing whirlpools at the Saltstraumen to capturing Northern Lights or the polar sun, the city has so much on the offer but still is a hidden gem.

Location: Nordland County, Norway

Best Time to Visit: mid-July to mid-August for midnight sun and mid-November until late January for Northern Lights


Located on the west coast of Norway, Alesund is a tiny hamlet by the waterside and one of the most attractive Norway tourist places. Its incredibly beautiful land and seascapes are not only worth witnessing but adventures like hiking and kayaking can keep you busy and amused for a long.

Its fairytale art nouveau architecture entices history buffs and carries a historical significance as well. Walk along the waterfront to cherish this incomparable architecture that sets the town apart from other Norwegian cities. Jugendstilsenteret Museum describes the story behind this architecture while restaurants and cafes serve the best of local cuisines.

Location: Møre og Romsdal County, Norway

Best Time to Visit: May until October


A jewel in the crown of Norway, Geiranger offers gorgeous landscapes of snow-covered peaks, abandoned verdant farms, thunderous waterfalls, and a majestic azure fjord. The Geirangerfjord is its major attraction for its scenic beauty, fresh environment, and it being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Along the side of the fjord are (Skageflå, Knivsflå, and Blomberg) lush farms and Friaren & De Syv Søstre waterfalls that heighten the beauty of the place manifolds. To feel the majesty of the region from up and close, either take a fjord cruise, or drive up to Ørnesvingen, Flydalsjuvet, or Dalsnibba.

Location: Stranda, Møre og Romsdal County, Norway

Best Time to Visit: May until October

Briksdalsbreen Glacier

An arm of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, the Briksdalsbreen glacier features mesmerizing scenery and is one of the most scenic places to see in Norway. The glacier is attractively set between thunderous waterfalls and towering peaks and falls in the Jostedalsbreen National Park.

The views of the glacier plunging down from a height of 1200 meters into the gorgeous Briksdalen Valley are absolutely majestic. Witness the dramatic elegance or explore the wilderness either on foot or riding a unique Troll Car. The Briksdals glacier is also a popular hiking destination and attracts hikers, trekkers, and nature lovers from across the world.

Location: Stryn, Vestland County, Norway

Best Time to Visit: May until October

Jotunheimen National Park

Home to a few of Northern Europe’s highest mountains, Jotunheimen National Park leaves the visitors spellbound with the unmatched landscapes of waterfalls, lakes, rivers, glaciers, and valleys. With more than 120 designated routes, the region offers hiking and trekking opportunities to families, novice to experienced hikers ranging from short strolls to multi-day expeditions.

These marked paths have cabins, hotels, and farms offering cozy overnight accommodation and warm food. Other than hiking, rafting, horse riding, cycling, alpine skiing, like adventures are also available to pump your adrenaline in this one of the most rugged places to visit in Norway.

Location: Between Oppland County and Sogn og Fjordane County, Norway

Best Time to Visit: Mid-June to late August

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What are the best things to do in Norway?

1. Road trip through the Lofoten Archipelagos: 
These islands are situated just off the coast of Norway in the Northern Atlantic Ocean. As you cruise on the roads of Lofoten, you will pass spectacular mountains, quaint, sandy beaches, and several tiny fishing villages. There are several hiking trails on this route and people often take detours to explore the region.

Lofoten Islands

2. Hike up hanging cliffs in Vesteralen:
There is an easy 3 to 4 hour trail to Matinden where the views of virgin seashores and turquoise-blue waters will literally drop your jaw! The trail is a little bit rugged and may get slippery if it has rained but overall, even first timers will have a great time without any challenges. Vesteralen is comparatively much less touristy than the rest of the Lofoten Islands so you can enjoy tranquility as you hike up various cliffs and it is among top things to do in norway.

Vesteralen, Lofoten Islands.

3. Explore the incredible island of Svalbard:
If you locate Svalbard on a map, you’ll think that you could probably swim from there to the Arctic Circle i.e. the North Pole! Longyearbyen is a settlement, a community located at 78° North is in fact, the northernmost community on this planet. Svalbard has a white landscape and is almost entirely covered in snow and ice allowing for exciting adventure. Dog sledding is one of the unique things to do in Norway and Svalbard is the perfect destination for it.


4. Go on a cruise tour to explore the deep, scenic fjords of Norway:
The country has several glacial fjords all over its mainland and coastal region that cut through mountains and open into the sea. Discovering jaw-dropping views of glaciers, rivers and waterfalls is among the best things to do in Norway!

5. Challenge yourself and hike up to Kjeragboolten:
This is the infamous ‘hanging rock’ that you might have seen pictures of on the internet. This 6 to 8 hour round trip to Kjeragbolten is a strenuous, exhilarating, and rewarding experience. As you slowly ascend the cliff, you begin to get a spectacular view of Lysefjord.

Lysebotn, Southern Norway.
Timing: 7-8 am to 6-7 pm.

6. Experience the Fjellheisen cable car ride:
This cable car ride will take you from the base of Mount Storsteinen all the way up 421 meters to its peak in a mere 4 minutes. You can enjoy elegant views of gorgeous white mountains and the countryside from the top. Skiing and paragliding are some of the adventurous things to do in Norway and Storsteinen is as good a place as any in the country.

Storsteinen, Tromsdalen.
Timing: May 15th to August 20th- 10 am to 1 pm; August 21st to May 14th- 10 am to 10 pm.

7. Go on a guided tour of the Royal Palace in Oslo:
Learn about the history of some of the great Norwegian kings on a tour of the Royal Palace in Oslo. This palace is open to the tourists during Summers. There are guided tours in Norwegian and English organised every day that will take you to various state rooms inside the palace.Try to visit around noon as at 1:30 pm, a Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place featuring royal guards on magnificent horses.

Timing: 11 am to 7 pm.

8. Go on a helicopter tour of Bergen and the region around the city:
This exciting trip offers awe-inspiring vistas of glaciers, the Pulpit Rock, Trolltunga, lake Ringedal, and snow-covered green mountains. A group of 5 people and one pilot and a guide glide through the skies and enjoy the scenic beauty of Norway.


9. Stay in an Arctic Dome and marvel at the Northern Lights:
It is among top things to do in Norway as you will get the chance to marvel at the Northern Lights from the comfort of your Arctic Dome room, you can enjoy panoramic views of Narvik city, white-tipped mountains, and witness the sky light up as the Northern Lights flicker brightly. Stay warm and cozy under your blankets and in your bed as you gaze at the sky and be hypnotized by the vibrant colors of the lights.

Narvik, Nordland

10. Spend a night or three in an authentic Rorbu:
A rorbu is a traditionally erected fisherman’s cabin that sits by the coast of various archipelago in the Lofoten Islands. These rustic cabins offer you a traditional experience and hold the true essence of culture and history of the region.

Svolvaer, Austvagoya, Lofoten Islands

11. Go on an immersive train journey aboard Norway’s Railway:
The incredible landscape of Norway can also be explored by various railway connections in the country. Flam railway or Flamsbana, the Rauma Railway, and the Dovre Railway are the best means to travel through scenic regions of Norway and enjoy gorgeous views of nature. You will come across deep fjords, majestic mountains, the quaint countryside, and thick forests on this journey.

12. Watch the midnight sun at the North Cape:
With the open sea between you and the North pole, you will find yourself at a unique spot to gaze upon the hovering sun at the horizon. The best time to visit this place to catch a glimpse of the sun at night time is between the months of May to July.

13. Spend cosy winters in Oslo:
From top-rated restaurants to delightful streets, the snowy nature in Oslo will give you the perfect ambience to enjoy wintertime. You can even book your very own sauna to spend the evening, enjoy fresh food delights, festivals and concerts while you are here.

14.Take a train journey:
With some great train routes, you can explore many things to do in Norway. The scenic journey on a train in Norway will give you an entirely different perspective of the country and whisk you through several destinations that are great for traveling.

15.Visit the Tromso Fjords:
The fjords sit among neat inlets and islands which will take you through some icy summits. You can explore the waterways by booking a tour that will also give you a chance to enjoy fishing trips, kayaking, canoeing and catching a glimpse of the Northern lights.

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Which are the best places to see Northern Lights in Norway?

1. Svalbard: Svalbard is an ice-cold archipelago situated halfway between the North Pole and the mainland of Norway. It is home to the majestic polar bears and offers incredible spots to view the Northern Lights at night.

2. NordkappNordkapp translates to ‘North Cape’ in English and is the northernmost point on the mainland of Norway. It is extremely close to the Arctic Circle and the only place between the two is Svalbard. Along with the captivating birdlife and scenic landscape, Nordkapp is revered as one of the best places to witness the Northern Lights.

3. Kirkenes: This is a small town adjacent to the Norway-Russia border that lies smack dab in the middle of Northern Lights territory. The infamous ‘Snow Hotel of Norway’ is located in Kirkenes and is actually made of nothing but snow and ice. To enjoy famous activities to do in Norway, one night’s stay here with your partner will be a unique experience as both of you enjoy a sumptuous dinner and embrace under the glow of the bright Northern Lights.

4. Lofoten Islands: The scraped mountains and homely fishing villages of this archipelago attract several tourists every year. But, one of the famous activities to do in Norway is to chase the Northern Lights at Lofoten Islands as they vibrantly reflect in the sea and give you a hypnotizing experience.

5. TromsoThe small city of Tromso is often called the ‘capital of the Arctic’ due to its close proximity to the North Pole. You can stroll through the city during the daytime to be charmed by pretty views and then gaze up at the sky as the Northern lights dance and light up the sky.

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What are the best adventure activities to do in Norway?

1. Dog sledding: Racing dog sleds in thick layers of snow both up and down the hill is one of the popular activities to do in Norway. A team of cute but fierce huskies tethered to the sled will pull you through the snow as you whizz past forests and rock formations. To make it even more exciting, you can go dog sledding in regions where you will be able to witness the Northern Lights with your furry companions.

2. Summer skiing: Even though skiing is usually a winter sport, in Norway it doesn’t have to be. There are several regions in Norway where you can skii during the summers but Stryn is certainly the best. It has wonderful slopes, better ski options, and one can explore multiple tracks besides the dedicated ski run.

3. Hiking: The Trolltunga cliff demands a tedious hike of 11 kilometers and rewards those who complete it with a panoramic view of mountains and the fjord that will hypnotize them. Trolltunga means ‘Troll’s tongue’, a reference to the shape of the cliff. This hike is often on the ‘things to do in Norway’ bucketlist of travelers.

4. Wildlife Safaris: Norway has abundant wildlife that is unique and vibrant. You can go on a wildlife safari in the sea to watch mammoth whales swim, and even take a dive into the waters to catch the great king crab. On land, you can explore national parks where amazing animals like reindeer, musk oxen, and the arctic fox thrive.

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Which are the best things to do in Norway for couples?

1. Discover Trondheim: Trondheim is a picturesque destination in Norway that was established over a millenia ago by the Vikings. You and your partner can even paddle in the Nidelven river and discover hidden places in the city. Innovative, eloquent restaurants are perfect for you to plan a date night as you and your partner are treated to delicious food and drinks.

2. Explore the fjords on a cruise: This is among top things to do in Norway as a cruise trip that takes you to several fjords all over Norway is definitely something couples should try. You and your partner will have an amazing time simply gasping at the surreal beauty of nature in the fjords.

3. Watch the Northern Lights: 
Admiring the dancing lights of Aurora Borealis as they paint the skies blue, green, yellow, and violet with the love of your life by your side is truly enamoring. Watching the Northern Lights and a sky full of glittering stars is one of the most romantic things to do in Norway with your partner.

4. A stay at a historic hotel: 
The Union Oye hotel is an establishment with a rich history that sits quaintly amidst snow-capped mountains directly on the Hjorundfjord. This region is quite secluded as along with Hjorundfjord, Geirangerfjord is also very close. Enjoy a romantic stay here with your partner in elegant rooms and go on boat trips to gaze at the majestic peaks, waterfalls, and lush greenery.

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What are the best water-sports to experience in Norway?

1. Kayaking in Trondheim: Explore the serenity of Trondheim as you kayak in the Nidelven river that passes through the city. You will come across exquisite views of landscapes and wharves as you smoothly kayak down the river.

2. Scuba Diving in Lofoten: The Lofoten Islands have several dive shops and adventure activities to do in Norway companies that organize scuba diving excursions off the coast of the islands. Take a dive into the clear, cold waters of Norway and explore the vibrant marine life that thrives in this region.

3. Glacier rafting in Jostedal: Rafting in ice cold waters is one of the most thrilling activities to do in Norway and the glacier of Jostedal is the perfect place to do so. Depending on your expertise, the organisers will arrange a rafting experience in the heart of Nordic fjords.

4. Surfing in Lofoten: The long picturesque coast of the Lofoten islands is perfect to go surfing. In fact, the surf here is regarded as one of the best in Norway. There are quite a few places where you can rent surfboards and then ride the magnificent waves rolling into the beach.

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What are the best things to do in Norway with family and kids?

1. Learn about history and culture: The Norsk Folkemuseum is over a century old and is the oldest and largest cultural folk museum of Norway. Around 150 traditional houses were relocated from different regions of Norway and set up in this museum. You will see various displays here that depict the culture and traditions of Norway and their evolution since the 1500’s.

2. Spend a day at the beach: The Haukland beach is a great place for you to spend a day with your kids and family. It is just a few minutes away from Leknes and the turquoise-blue waters and white sands offer the perfect view. You can indulge in some exciting water activities to do in Norway that the kids will surely enjoy.

3. Visit the zoo and amusement park: Dyreparken is an establishment that is a mix of an amusement park and a zoo, both things that kids really enjoy. Take your children to meet exotic animals like apes, lynx, tigers, and giraffes as well as various native Scandinavian animals. They will have fun watching the sea lions interact and play with people in the sea lion pool. This is one of the activities in Norway that the kids will surely enjoy.

What are the best things to do in Norway at night?

1. Experience the midnight sun: As you might have guessed, the midnight sun means that there is daylight even in the middle of the night. Yes, there are several places that experience 24 hours of daylight and this is due to their close proximity to the Arctic Circle. Marveling at the midnight sun is among the many eccentric things to do in Norway.

2. Witness the Northern Lights in NorwayThe dancing lights of Aurora Borealis are one of the top reasons why people travel to Norway. As you travel to the northern parts of the country and approach the arctic circle, you can witness this enchanting phenomenon. Tromso, Alta, Navrk, Lofoten Islands are some of the places where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy this spectacular display of nature.

3. Experience nightlife of the city: If you are wondering what to do in Norway to enjoy and have fun at night, Oslo city will surely not disappoint you. There are several clubs and bars that stay open till late and serve delicious food and drinks. If you are a music enthusiast, you can attend a concert or play at the The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet or visit the jazz club Bla (meaning Blue).

Which are some famous attractions for sightseeing in Norway?

1. Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock): The Pulpit Rock is a fantastic spot that offers panoramic views of the Lysefjord and hangs around 600 meters above its waters. Adventure enthusiasts, solo travelers, and hiker/trekkers love this place as it requires one to trek uphill for two hours to reach the top. Hiking up to the Pulpit Rock and then gazing far and beyond till the horizon is one of the best activities to do in Norway.

2. Akershus Fortress, OsloThis fortress is an ancient 13th century castle that sits atop Oslo city overlooking the scenic Oslofjord. The grounds of this fortress are home to the Museum of Norwegian Resistance as well as the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum that tourists can visit

3. Geirangerfjord: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a part of the spectacular network of glacial fjords in Norway. Geirangerfjord is actually a continuation or extension of Sunnyland Fjord and is located north of Alesund city. A cruise trip exploring the fjords is one of the best things to do in Norway but you must also try driving in this region.

4. Jotunheimen: Spread over 3499 square kilometers, Jotunheimen is the largest alpine region of Norway that has been established as a National Park. It boasts serene waterfalls, lakes, rivers, glaciers, and endemic wildlife. There are a few mountains in this national park that are perfect for adventure seeking travelers as they can be summited in a few hours.

5. Atlantic Ocean RoadThis is a 8 kilometer long highway that connects many small Islands of Norway to the mainland. It runs close to the coast of Norway and weaves through an archipelago in Averoy and Eide. It is a wonderful place for tourists to explore small fishing villages, wooden churches, and the infamous Troll’s Church Cave.

6. SognefjordVisiting Norway for the best things to do during your trip? You should not miss a chance to visit the largest fjord that offers the best breathtaking sights imaginable. Tourists can visit the fjord by boat or fjord cruise on a sightseeing tour which brings the complete feel of the destination.

7. Lofoten Islands: The mild weather conditions and tranquil surroundings feel inviting to tourists who come here to enjoy the beaches, experience kayaking, hiking and traditional fishing. You can also visit the Lofoten war memorial museum, Norwegian fishing village museum and Lofoten stockfish museum while you are here.

8. Viking Ship MuseumAmong the best things to do in Norway is to take a trip to the largest museum in Norway which displays 9th century Viking vessels. You will get to see a 70-foot Oseberg ship that dates back to AD 800, along with the Gokstad ship and Tune ship. Several other exhibits and films that depict the importance of maritime culture are also on display here.

Is Norway worth visiting?

Yes, Norway is certainly one of the countries in Northern Europe worth visiting for travelers from across the world. It is a treat for those who enjoy cold weather, glacial lakes and rivers, and unique natural phenomena like the Aurora Borealis. Besides this, there are several fun activities in Norway that you can indulge in like cruises, hiking, skiing, water sports, etc.

Is Norway safe?

Yes, Norway is in fact one of the safest countries for travelers as the crime rates here are very low. Visitors can get around the country with ease and the only thing they need to look out for is the occasional pickpocket wandering in crowded places.

How many days do you need in Norway?

A week to ten days are good enough to explore parts of Norway if you are short on time and want to proceed to other countries. If you are looking for a more immersive experience, then two to three weeks will afford you the time to explore the culture, traditions, lifestyles, and history of Norway.

What is the best time to visit Norway?

As the natural beauty of this country is quite astounding, the summers are a great time to visit Norway, between June and August. Norway is among those destinations that you can visit throughout the year depending on your preferences. October to March is a suitable period to chase the Northern Lights and experience bone chilling cold weather as well!

If you are working on a very tight budget, then you could also visit the country during May or September accommodation and sightseeing costs are low. But, keep in mind that some of the activities in Norway that travelers indulge in might be closed for repair and maintenance during these months.

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