Holidays in Norway promise many delights. In this intriguing country you could see the magnificent yet mysterious Northern Lights, meet the Sami people and experience a true winter wonderland complete with powder snow, huskies, reindeers and magical sleigh rides.
In some parts of Norway, the sun never sets in the summer months and you can expect to enjoy sunlight all through the day and night. Ethereal light bathes the villages, towns and landscapes - a remarkable natural phenomenon known as the midnight sun.
Norway holidays offer the chance to glimpse the elusive Northern Lights and the prospect draws swathes of visitors each year. Tromso is one of the most likely places to see the Northern Lights, as well as being a charming city surrounded by mountain peaks.
Oslo, the capital and ‘Nordic City of Light’, is one of Scandinavia’s most lively cities, with plenty of cultural experiences on offer. The Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park makes for a fascinating visit and the Viking Ship Museum offers a great opportunity to see three of the best preserved Viking ships in the world. Edvard Munch’s famous work of art The Scream is housed in the National Gallery here; be sure to take the time to catch a glimpse of this world-famous painting along with works by Cezanne, Manet and more.
Norway tours usually call at Bergen, Norway’s second city. It is known for Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, its fish market and the spectacular scenery and fjords, such as the Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord that surrounds it. Other places of interest are Trondheim, with its impressive 14th-century Nidaros Cathedral; and Stavanger whose roots are firmly anchored in the seafaring tradition. You will discover some of the best preserved 18th-century wooden houses in northern Europe here.
The beautiful town of Flam is surrounded on all sides by mountains, roaring waterfalls and never-ending valleys, and some holidays to Norway can include a journey on the Flam Railway. Sit back and take in some of Norway’s most magnificent mountain scenery from the comfort of your seat.
Winter brings heavy snow but also the chance to enjoy a huge array of outdoor experiences. Why not don a cold weather suit and race through magical forests on a sledge pulled by husky dogs? Holidays in Norway are simply magical.