10 best things to do in Norway

Published on : Monday, November 15, 2021

Norway never fails to amaze tourists with its dramatic landscapes, architectural monuments, mystic fjord network and tranquil water bodies.
Apart from watching the magical Northern Lights, this picturesque country of Northern Europe is a favourite destination of tourists for an array of activities it offers.

Here is a list of the top 10 things to do in your next Norway trip:

Chasing Northern Lights

The celestial ballet of colourful lights dancing across the Arctic Sky which is called the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis is probably the biggest attraction for tourists. The magical phenomenon is best seen during winter months when the sky is clear and the environment is pollution free.


Tour round the Oslo

Brimming with culture, food, architecture, fashion and neighbourhoods, Oslo is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities which earned the prestigious European Green Capital award in 2019. From intimate concerts to gala festivals happening round the year, there’s always something going on for the enthusiastic crowd.


Cruise along Arctic Circle

A dedicated spa boat allows you to discover the less frequented areas of Norway. Hop on to the luxurious Vulcana to enjoy a rejuvenating  a steam bath, pamper yourself in a sauna or engage in hours of whale watching from the deck as you cruise across the Arctic Circle. Also, make sure you take a dip in an almost frozen sea and experience the thrill of adventure.

Visit Hamnoy’s fishing village

Spotless natural beauty with zero pollution is precisely what makes Hamnoy a must visit place in Norway. Make sure you visit Hamnoy’s tiny fishing village which is also the oldest in the Lofoten archipelago. Enjoy the thrill of staying in the original cabins used by the fishermen whose history dates back to the 1890s. If you are visiting the venue between August and April, you have a good chance to see the spectacular Borealis Lights in the coastal areas of Flakstadoy and Vestvagoy.


Go on a scenic drive along Atlanterhavsveien (Atlantic Ocean Road)

Atlanterhavsveien aka the Atlantic Road offers you one of the most scenic drives of the world through the dramatic landscapes of Norway. The road along the mid-west part of Norway’s Atlantic Coast connects the mainland of Norway with the quaint island of Averoya. The rugged trail with dips and corners will give you a roller-coaster feel as you drive across the pliant bridges.



Ride on Flam Railway

The gorgeous village of Flam is nestled amidst the pristine fjords of southwest Norway. The one hour railway journey will take you through deep Norwegian mountainside with views of mountains, canyons and waterfalls till it reaches Myrdal. Built in the early 1900s, the Flam Railway is an important station for transporting raw materials across Norway.


Go hiking to Trolltunga

Trolltunga is one of the best places to visit in Norway offering impressive landscape views from its top. The hike up to the summit is a daunting adventure and not for the faint-hearted. If you are poised enough to walk out of its “tongue” you will experience the ecstasy of floating between the sky and the waters of Lake Ringedalsvatnet. Spare a few more days at Trollgunga, and visit places like Agatunet, Barony in Rosendal and Roldal Stave Church and come back with some of the beautiful memories of Norway trip.



Holmenkollen Ski Jump

The history of Holmenkollen ski jump dates back to 100 years allows and is now home to some of the world’s most popular winter sports events. Skiing of all types e.g. cross-country or jumping allows adventure lovers to enjoy adrenaline rush thrill and witness the views of the fjords in Oslo. The place is also popular for hosting Holmenkollen Ski Festival which is affectionately called “the second national day” of Norway.



Geirangerfjord

Geirangerfjord region is an incredibly beautiful and heavenly landscape situated in Fjord network in Norway. This site due to its breathtaking natural beauty is one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. Views of the snow clad beautiful mountain range, the valley, the marvelous water body and incredible lush green scenery makes this place picture perfect.



Museum tour at Munch

Named after Edvard Munch the museum houses an amazing collection of around 1200 work of art.The collectibles include stone carvings, ancient stones, famous paintings and drawings. It is a highly recommended place for art enthusiasts.






Once you know the range of activities Norway offers to you, it is time to backpack for an amazing trip to this pristine European destination.

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