Similar in size to California, but with only 5 million people, Norway has plenty of open space to explore. Its unique fjords, mountains, and picturesque villages give this outdoor adventure paradise a unique character. When is the best time to visit?
Norway's latitude, with part of the country located north of the Arctic circle, creates pronounced seasonal differences. Hike and cycle the Scandinavian landscapes, and experience the Midnight Sun
Go dog sledding, skiing, snowmobiling, and see the Northern Lights
in winter. More detailsWhere to go in Norway?
The go-to destinations for many travelers are Bergen
, the charming villages along the world-famous Sognefjord like Aurland
, and the scenic Lofoten Islands
. A cultural must-visit is the city of Oslo
with its many museums and rich history, while Tromsø
are ideal destinations to chase the Aurora Borealis in winter and the Midnight Sun in summer. There are also plenty of ways to experience Norway off-the-beaten-path,
with dramatic landscapes and rich culture around every corner.How many days do I need?
Some visitors breeze through Norway in 3 days, and while you can quickly tour the country and get a feel for its natural scenery, we recommend to plan a week or more to really take in all that it has to offer
.Getting Around Norway
It's common to use multiple modes of transport when exploring Norway. The "best way" to go depends on the region you're in and how far you're going. Ferries are great for witnessing the powerful fjords, while many of the national parks lend themselves well to road trips
—and if you're heading all the way to the Arctic Circle, domestic flights are usually the way to go. Learn more
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