Things to do in Norway

Things to do in Norway


Our top activities in Norway

Messing Around in Boats

Enjoy old-school Arctic voyaging on a graceful 100-year-old schooner through a seascape where whales breach alongside and skuas wheel your masts. Cruise Spitsbergen pack ice scouting for seal-hunting polar bears, while Arctic fox patrol the tundra near creaking glaciers. Summer brings beluga whales inshore with calves, while colder months draw rare sei and fin whale (Earth's second largest species). Ship life offers cosy cabins and fascinating lectures.

Or sail a converted fishing vessel along Norway’s most varied coast, 350km from the alpine peaks of Lyngen to the plateaux of Finnmark, broken by wide sounds and narrow fjords. Get close to raucous bird colonies, porpoises and whales - and fish for your own dinner! Anchor up lonely fjords or enjoy the quayside bustle in picturesque little ports.

Geology's Planetary Stars

Flanked by slender waterfalls and lonely homesteads clinging to green ledges, the fjords are stars of Norway’s crinkle-cut coast. Ancient stave churches muse by these flooded glacial valleys, encircled by a hinterland of meadows, winding hill roads and stunning ridge viewpoints. Villages like Geiranger, Undredal and Ulvik are great waterside bases to strike out on foot or bike.
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The Wheel Norway

Norway is cycling nirvana, from sinewy shores to thigh-straining ascents. Rallarvegen is a coast route through a kaleidoscope of sheltered fjords, lush valleys, spectacular waterfalls and rushing rivers. For high country drama, hit Hardangervidda, skeined by jewel-like blue ice glaciers.

Or hit the rolling fjord landscape of Sunnhordland, laden with colourful history: the 17th century Barony Rosendal estate, time-warp villages like Skånevik and Leirvik, the merchant town of Bekkjarvik. Along Norway's north shores from lively Tromsø, islands beckon: mountainous Kvaløya: sand-fringed Sommarøy; Senja's woody hills and rugged shores; peat moored Andøya. End in the dazzling Lofoten archipelago.

I Am The Walrus (and friends)

Polar bears are Norway's poster beasts, starring with walrus, Arctic fox, wolverine and elk – plus whales galore around Svalbard and Lofoten. But consider too a unique safari in the Dovrefjell National Park to see the strange Ice Age beast that is musk ox. Divers, meanwhile, can enter a sea world roamed by giant king crab and sea butterflies!
Photo credits: [Boat: Tom Phillips] [Fjord: Ghislain Mary] [Cycling: Tarje Sælen Lavik] [Puffin: olavk]
Self guided cycling holiday in Norway, Sunnhordland fjords

Self guided cycling holiday in Norway, Sunnhordland fjords

Experience the amazing Fjords south of Bergen - Norway

From NKr9450 7 Days ex flights
Northern Lights and whale watching holiday in Norway

Northern Lights and whale watching holiday in Norway

Look to the sky for the Lights - to the sea for the whales!

From NKr8900 5 Days ex flights
Arctic diving & Polar Bear Watching Expedition

Arctic diving & Polar Bear Watching Expedition

Awe-inspiring for divers & non-divers

From €3020 8 Days ex flights
Self guided biking tour in Norway, Arctic Coast

Self guided biking tour in Norway, Arctic Coast

Biking under the midnight sun from Tromsø to Lofoten

From NKr12250 9 Days ex flights
Spitsbergen wildlife cruise in the Arctic

Spitsbergen wildlife cruise in the Arctic

Venture to an intoxicating land of ice and tundra

From £5500 13 Days ex flights
Northern Lights & arctic adventure holiday in Norway

Northern Lights & arctic adventure holiday in Norway

Vibrant Tromsø & the wilderness of Kvaløya island, Norway

From £1645 7 Days ex flights
Spitsbergen polar bear watching cruise

Spitsbergen polar bear watching cruise

Venture into the staggering realm of the King of the Arctic

From £2399 8 Days ex flights
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