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Norway travel tips & blog

January 9th, 2018

Cruise to Lysefjorden

It is late November, freezing cold and it had snowed last night as I make my way to the port of Stavanger to start my day cruise to Lysefjord. The wild and dramatic fjord cuts its way 40 kilometres into the country between steep mountains. Breathtaking nature The Lysefjord is carved and formed by the […]

December 13th, 2017

Why we love winter in Norway!

Sometimes people ask how we Norwegians cope with the long and dark winters? When asked, there is often no immediate answer, but I guess we are simply fascinated by the ever-changing light and weather conditions. Summer is the complete opposite of the dark winter months. In some parts of the country there is actually daylight 24/7! We […]

The UNESCO Bryggen wharf, Bergen, Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway
May 10th, 2017

Visit picturesque Bergen

Bergen is beautifully located at the Western coast of Norway. Bergen is surrounded by mountains, local fjords & islands. Bergen is famous for its authentic areas of tiny wooden houses, steep hillsides & most of all, the picturesque UNESCO Bryggen wharf. The old Bryggen wharf, a row of characteristique wooden houses, is a reminder of […]

Arctic Norway coast. Photo by Gunder Gabrielsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv
March 12th, 2015

The amazing Norwegian coast

The vast Norwegian coast – stretching from the Swedish border in south-east to the Russian border in north-east, may be the most complex land edge on the planet. If you put Norway’s 63,000 miles of fjords, bays, and island shores into a single line, it would circle the planet two and a half times! The larger […]

Hurtigruten in Hjorundfjord. Photo by Erika Tiren, Hurtigruten
August 13th, 2014

The unknown Hjorundfjord

The spectacular Hjorundfjord is a 35-kilometre long fjord branch of the larger Storfjord, stretching south from the Alesund area. The more famous Unesco Geirangerfjord is also a branch of the same Storfjord. This amazing fjord is surrounded by the spectacular Sunnmorsalpene mountain range, with alpine mountain peaks reaching 1700 metres straight up from the fjord. […]

Midnight sun at the Arctic coast of Norway. Photo by ToFoto, Nordnorsk Reiseliv
May 5th, 2014

Where to see the Midnight sun

The Midnight sun is visible north of the Arctic circle during the main summer months. The Arctic circle is located south of the Arctic town of Bodo & the Lofoten Islands, and north of the Helgeland coast. One of the best ways to experience this phenomenon is on a cruise along the spectacular Norwegian coast, […]

March 24th, 2014

Fjord Tours: visit Norwegian Fjords

If you are planning a visit to the unique Norwegian Fjords, we offer a selection of amazing Fjord Tours, such as «The Grand Tour of the Fjords». This is an extensive round trip from Oslo with fjord cruises on the Geirangerfjord, the Hardangerfjord & the Sognefjord, spectacular rail journeys (Bergen line, Flam Railway, Dovre line), […]

Geirangerfjord. Photo by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/Innovation Norway
March 17th, 2014

Geirangerfjord Cruises

Enjoy a Fjord cruise on the UNESCO Geirangerfjord This spectacular fjord is a branch of the majestic Storfjord, which cuts in from the Atlantic sea just south of the Art Nouveau town of Alesund. In 2005 two Norwegian fjords were added to the Unesco World natural sites list; the Geirangerfjord and the narrow Naeroyfjord, which is […]

Aurora Borealis. Photo by Oystein Lunde Ingvaldsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv
February 4th, 2014

See the Northern Lights in Norway

The spectacular Northern Lights – nature’s own light show – are solar winds that meet the atmosphere in a zone around the magnetic North Pole, forming arches, waves and curls of light moving across the sky, with sudden rays of light shooting down from space. The Northern Lights are visible between October and March when the […]

Christmas in Oslo; the Parliament building. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway
December 13th, 2013

Christmas traditions in Norway

Christmas celebration in Norway The main Christmas celebration is on Christmas eve; the evening of December 24. Christmas traditions in Norway: People in Norway normally celebrate Christmas eve with their close family and relatives, gathering for the Christmas dinner. Walk around the Christmas tree after dinner is an old tradition in Norway, still alive, particularly […]