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DISCOVER NORW​AY 

breath-taking nature and VIBRANT CITY LIFE 

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During the winter, Norway is often cold, however this makes it perfect for winter sports such as skiing and snow boarding.
Norway is the land of the midnight sun and northern light, the further north you go in Norway, the longer the days are. In Nordkapp, the country's northernmost point, the sun is constantly visible from mid-May to mid-July. ​
The weather in Norway is much milder than one would expect. Because of the Gulf Stream and warm air currents caused by the coriolis effect, temperatures along the coast of Norway are 5-8°C higher than at comparable latitudes elsewhere.

A country of fjords

The incredible fjords of Norway were dug out by ice, stone and rock during successive ice ages, and are often very deep. 
Norway’s deepest fjord, Sognefjord​, drops impressively 1308 metres below sea level.
The depth of the Norwegian fjords permit navigation by large ships, allowing you to experience the fjord's beauty at close. UNESCO has included the fjords of Norway on its prestigious World Heritage list.

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Hiking in Norway

Norway offers incredible opportunities for mountain hiking. Gaustatoppen, Besseggen and Preikestolen are among the most famous mountains for hiking in Norway. Their majestic climbs and magnificent beauty make for a unforgettable hiking experience. 
When hiking in the​ Norwegian mountains, it is not unusual to see The Northern Lights. If you go during summer, you will likely experience the Midnight Sun, as the sun never sets in the summer season.

Few visitors forget their first sighting of the Lofoten Islands, laid out in summer greens and yellows, their razor-sharp peaks poking dark against a clear, cobalt sky. In the pure, exhilarating air, there’s a constant tang of salt. A hiker’s dream and nowadays linked by bridges, the islands are simple to hop between, whether by bus, car or – ideally – bicycle.

Hurtigruten -Coastal Ferry
The iconic cruise- and ferry route Hurtigruten on the Norwegian​ fjords takes you on one of the most spectacular journeys on earth.
On it's daily journey between towns Bergen and Kirkenes, it dips into coastal fjords, docks at isolated villages barely accessible by road, draws near to dramatic headlands and crosses the Arctic Circle.

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The northern lights - A natural phenomena.
Visible throughout the long night of the Arctic winter from October to March, they dance across the sky in green or white curtains of light, shifting in intensity. While there’s no guarantee that the northern lights will appear at any given time, if you are lucky enough to see them, it’s an incredible experience.

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Bergen in Norway - One of Europe’s most beautiful cities with the stunning, Unesco World Heritage–listed waterfront district of Bryggen. 
The beautiful, colourful wooden buildings of Bryggen shelter small shops and traditional restaurants. ​​​

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Bergen railway​

The Oslo - Bergen railway - Cited as one of the world’s most beautiful rail journeys. The Oslo-Bergen rail line is an opportunity to sample some of Norway’s best scenery.
After passing through the forests of southern Norway, it climbs up onto the horizon less beauty of the Hardangervidda Plateau and then continues down through the pretty country around Voss and on into Bergen. 


Pulpit Rock​

As lookouts go, Preikestolen has few peers. Perched atop an almost perfectly sheer cliff that juts out more than 600m above the waters of gorgeous Lysefjord, Pulpit Rock is one of Norway’s signature images and most eye-catching areas. It’s the sort of place where you’ll barely be able to look as travellers dangle far more than seems advisable over the precipice, even as you fi nd yourself drawn inexorably towards the edge. The hike to reach it takes two hours and involves a full-day trip from Stavanger.

Stave C​hurches

All over southern and central Norway you’ll come across wooden stave churches. They come in all forms. The Stave churches of Norway, many of which come surrounded in stories of trolls, are without doubt the definition of fairy-tale churches, and none more so than the spectacular Heddal Stave Church.

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Dog-sledding​

Dog-sledding - A great way to discover the Norwegian arctic beauty and wilderness. Discover the trackless world of Norway’s far north and the beautiful light of the Arctic winter.

Wildlife watching​ Norway

Norway is the last refuge for some of Europe’s most intriguing wildlife. Discover the impressive polar bears (in Svalbard only), Arctic foxes, reindeer and other species during your explorations of the Norwegian wildlife. Dedicated safaris can take you within sight of the otherworldly musk ox, as well as elk (moose).  Whale watching outings are a staple of the Nordland coast, especially around Lofoten and Vesterålen.

Ålesund​

Ålesund owes much of its uniqueness to a devastating fire that ripped through its wooden structures a century ago, destroying everything except a jail and a church. A brand-new town, mostly of stone, designed by young Norwegian architects - strongly influenced by the Jugendstil (art nouveau) rose. 

The Sami culture

Discover the Norweigan Sami culture with reindeer herds and coastal fishing, the unique language and its dialects, traditions such as the joik (a sustained, droned rhythmic poem), and handicrafts such as silversmithing and knife making.​

Tromsø

Tromsø, 400km north of the Arctic Circle, is northern Norway’s most significant city. Its busy clubs and pubs – more per capita than in any other Norwegian town – owe much to the university and its students.
In summer, Tromsø’s a base for round-the-clock, 24-hour daylight activity.

Hiking the Jotunheimen

The high country of central Norway, Jotunheimen, ranks amaong Europe’s premier destinations. Jotunheimen National Park offers 60 glaciers and 275 summits over 2000m.

Svalbard

Svalbard - Europe’s most evocative slice of the polar north and one of the continent’s last great wilderness areas. Shapely peaks, massive ice fields (60% of Svalbard is covered by glaciers) and stunningly beautiful fjords. Svalbard offers a rich arctic wildlife (including around one-sixth of the world’s polar bears, which outnumber people living in the area).

Kystriksveien (Coastal route)

The beautiful costal route Kystriksveien​ offers frequent ferry departures. Discover inland glaciers and accessible off shore islands – such as Vega, famous for being home to over 200.000 puffins. ​​​​​

Oslo, Norway

The Norwegian capital Oslo offers more than stunning nature and the Oslo fjord. Oslo is currently reinventing itself.
Oslo is aiming to become nothing less than a world-renowned centre of culture. Oslo is bursting at the seams with museums and top-notch art galleries and not to mention the incredible Oslo opera house. The opera house​ was a start of a project that will transform the city’s waterfront over the next decade making Oslo one of the most happening cities in Scandinavia.
See more about Oslo here​​​​​​​