Norway - Touring Holidays
An escorted holiday is the perfect way to discover the vibrant cities and stunning landscape of Norway, one of the world’s most beautiful countries.
Oslo - the present-day capital
Oslo is Norway’s cosmopolitan capital, a city surrounded by rolling hills and glittering lakes. With a vibrant café culture, high-quality restaurants and some impressive museums and galleries, it’s a fabulous place to spend a few days. Stroll along the bustling main street ‘Karl Johan’ and make time to see the Akershus Fortess, a medieval castle first used in battle in 1308.
Trondheim - the original capital
Trondheim was the original capital of Norway. Today it is the country’s third-largest city and a lovely place to visit with its brightly painted wooden buildings and handsome warehouses. Here you will discover the world’s northernmost gothic cathedral - the Nidaros Cathedral - with its impressive ornate façade.
Tromsø – the Arctic capital
Tromsø is the largest city in northern Norway. Located 350 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, it is set amidst the most magnificent scenery of brilliant-blue fjords and snow-capped mountains. Enjoy a visit to the spectacular Arctic Cathedral, and admire for yourself this modern church designed to resemble an iceberg. You’ll also want to take in the Polaria, an Arctic-themed experience with aquariums of fish and a group of bearded seals.
Breathtaking fjords and mountains
Along the western coast, deep fjords cut into the mighty mountains to create a spectacular landscape which was formed during the Ice Age. Cruising along the coastline is one of the finest ways to admire its stunning natural beauty.
Midgnight sun and Northern Lights
As you journey north and cross the Arctic Circle, Norway becomes famous for its midnight sun. Here, for several weeks in the summer, the sun never sets. Visit this region in the winter and you’ll be able to enjoy a husky-driven sleigh ride in search of the Aurora Borealis, the mesmerizing Northern Lights. If you are lucky enough to see this natural phenomenon, you’ll watch in amazement as green, pink and violet lights dance hypnotically across the night sky.
Every Travelsphere holiday offers exceptional value for money. Included in the price are return scheduled flights/rail travel and internal flights, where applicable, overseas transfers and transportation, carefully chosen hotels, many meals and excursions and the services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager or Local Guide.
Articles about Norway
Sami culture and tradition
For thousands of years, the Sami - the indigenous people of northern Scandinavia – have lived in the outer reaches of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Today, it’s estimated that around 80,000 Sami people remain in the far north, with the largest communities found in Norway.