Norway travel tips & news

Svolvær harbor in the Lofoten Islands
February 9th, 2023

4 Things to do in Svolvær

A historically-important fishing village, Svolvær is found in northwestern Norway in the Lofoten archipelago. Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts can experience the unique environment of the Arctic Circle, while history and art buffs can enjoy the rich culture of the region.  Here are four things to do on your next visit to Svolvær.

View of Norangsfjorden and Slogen mountain - Photo by Bob Engelsen
February 8th, 2023

A Short Introduction to the Norwegian Fjords

Norway is famous for many things—friendly people, good quality of life and, of course, many beautiful fjords, which define the landscape.  A fjord is a long, deep, narrow body of water, characterized by steep sides or cliffs that reaches inland. Over 1,700 fjords can be found in Norway, but here are eight notable ones you […]

Flåmsbana Railway Train In Mountain - Photo by Fjord Travel Norway
February 6th, 2023

Highlights on the Norway in a Nutshell Tours

Known for its breathtaking natural beauty, Norway is a popular destination for travelers arriving by plane, train, ship and automobile. The Norway in a Nutshell tour creates an immersive experience from the moment you start your journey. We offer a selection of Norway in a Nutshell tours, with start from Bergen and Oslo, or in […]

Havila Castor Seen From Skageflå - Photo by Oclin Havila Kystruten
January 23rd, 2023

Why coastal cruise is a great way to experience Norway

From modern cities and remote villages to lucious forests and rocky tundra, Norway has much to offer the explorer! There are many ways travelers choose to trek across this dynamic landscape, but cruising by boat along Norway’s coasts and through fjords has many advantages.  Here are three reasons why a cruise is a great way […]

Woman hanging out the window of Flåmsbana - Photo Torild Moland - TravelStock
January 20th, 2023

Our way of experiencing Norway

Have you ever taken a trip that caused you more stress than it was worth? Have you returned home after a vacation needing a vacation? We know how difficult it can be to plan an economical and eco-friendly trip, and we’re determined to help you experience just how amazing traveling in Norway can be. What […]

Oslo Airport Gardermoen - photo by Sune Eriksen, Avinor
January 6th, 2023

How to get from Oslo Airport to the city centre

Most travelers visiting Norway arrive at Oslo Airport Gardermoen. The international airport is located 50 km (31 mi.) from the city center of Oslo. To get from Oslo Airport to the city center you can choose from several modes of transport.

Beautiful Lofoten Islands by Pixabay
November 23rd, 2019

Why you should visit the Lofoten Islands!

Here are the reasons why you should visit the Lofoten Islands: The Lofoten Islands are located far west in the Norwegian Sea, above the Arctic Circle. The islands offer a unique landscape with majestic mountains, deep fjords, tiny fishing villages and sandy beaches.

Sustainable travel in Norway by Sonia Arrepia, Visit Norway
November 13th, 2019

How to travel eco-friendly in Norway

There is an increasing awareness that we need to care more for our dear and vulnerable mother-earth, so that the future generations also can enjoy the natural wonders, as much as we can today. There is no doubt that Norway takes environmental issues seriously. Norway is a blessed country with many natural wonders and beautiful […]

Spectacular Flam Railway by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS
February 5th, 2018

Flam Railway – One of the most scenic rail lines in Norway

One of the most scenic rail lines in Norway is without doubt Flam Railway. A journey on this rail line is one you will surely never forget. It has been several times named one of the most spectacular rail lines in Europe. It is also one of the steepest railway lines in the world, with […]

Lysefjord and Pulpit Rock by Paul Edmundson, Visit Norway
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 km into the country between steep mountains.

Northern Lights close to Malangen by Malangen Resort
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 therefore […]

Picturesque Bergen by Girish Chouhan, Visit Bergen
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 […]

Eco-friendly traveling in Norway by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS
September 16th, 2016

Travel like a local in Norway

Due to Norway’s topography, with mountain crossings and fjords cutting into the country, it is difficult for other than locals to plan and put together a proper itinerary to visit the highlights of Norway. That’s why we are here; we know where to go, what to see and how to get around. We have put […]

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 Hjørundfjord by Johann Stubhan, Hurtigruten
August 13th, 2014

The unknown Hjørundfjord

The spectacular Hjørundfjord is a 35-kilometre long fjord branch of the larger Storfjord, stretching south from the Ålesund 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 Norway. Photo by Reiner Schaufler, Nordnorsk Reiseliv
May 5th, 2014

Where to see the Midnight sun

The Midnight sun in Norway is visible north of the Arctic Circle during the main summer months, from May to late July The Arctic circle is located south of the Arctic town of Bodo & the Lofoten Islands, and north of the Helgeland coast. You can experience the exotic Midnight sun by joining an amazing Arctic round […]

Cruise on Sognefjord by Robin Strand, Visit Bergen
March 24th, 2014

Fjord Tours: visit Norwegian Fjords

Read about the unique Fjords & suggested Fjord tours The amazing Norwegian coast has an uncountable number of fjords, carved out by the ice during the Scandinavian Ice age. The main fjords are located on the Western coast of Norway, cutting their way towards the inland of Norway. Norway has two Unesco heritage fjords; the […]

Experience the UNESCO Geirangerfjord by CH, Visit 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 a branch […]

Amazing Northern Lights in Norway by Pixabay
February 4th, 2014

See the Northern Lights in Norway

Where can you see the Northern Lights in Norway? The best place to see the Northern Lights is in the Northern, Arctic parts of Norway – in the Northern lights zone. From time to time the Northern Lights are visible as far south as Trondheim, and in rare occasions they might even show up in […]

Christmas in Roros by Thomas Rasmus Juell Skaug, Visit 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. On Christmas day, December 25, a late buffet breakfast or buffet brunch is quite common, with bread and “pålegg”, the typical Norwegian (Scandinavian) open sandwiches. Read more about the Norwegian Christmas celebration: