Norway's mainland coastline stretches over 2,500km, with 50,000 islands in her waters. It is home to hundreds of ski resorts and thousands of fjords, figuring out where to start can be quite overwhelming...but don't panic...We've listed some of our favourite things to do in Norway below, to help get you started.
SKI & SNOWBOARD
Ski Norway's stunning West coast and explore the world famous fjords. Join one of our hosted tours between Bergen and Alesund or use our route suggestions to crete your own SkiBum tour.
Our Top Ten includes the relaxing spa experience at Norefjell, the lively Alp-esque after-ski at Hemsedal, and the family friendly vibe in Trysil. Norway has something for everyone.
Five Resorts - One Pass
The Lillehammer Valley boasts some of Norway's best alpine skiing in Kvitfjell and Hafjell. Choose your base, and venture out to the five resorts all within an hours drive of each other.
EXPLORE THE FJORDS
Included on UNESCO’s world heritage list, the Geiranger Fjord is one of Norway's most popular attractions. The Art Nouveau city of Ålesund marks the entrance to the fjord which then stretches a further 15km in land with breathtaking views around every bend.
Sognefjord is Norway's longest and deepest fjord, and one of its arms, the Nærøyfjord, is on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Nordfjord has some of Norway's best hikes. The Via Ferrata to Mt. Hoven in Loen, the mountain Farm at Segestad, and the highest sea cliff in Europe, 860m drop at Hornelen, the adventures are endless.
If Sognefjord is the king, Hardangerfjord is surely the queen. 179km of spellbinding scenery. Hover 700 meters above Lake Ringedalsvatnet on the viewpoint, Trolltunga, or hike across an ancient glacier at Folgefonna.
Take the boat from Gjendesheim to Memurubu, and hike the 5 to 7 hrs back. Enjoy views of the dark blue Bessvatn Lake and the emerald green Lake Gjende in the same photo but with a 400m height difference.
Located in the beautiful Jotunheimen National Park in the Southern half of Norway, Galdhøpiggen is Norway's highest peak at 2469m although this only just beats the nearby Glittertind by five metres.
Sweat and sore muscles will soon be forgotten when you reach the top of The Pulpit Rock. Standing 604 metres above the Lysefjord the hike takes about two hours, and the stunning views are why 200,000 people visit every year.
Skålatårnet was built in 1891 and sits imposingly beautiful 1,848m above the village of Loen in the Jostedalsbreen National Park. The hike to the top takes six to eight hours and requires a good level of fitness.
THINGS TO DO IN NORWAY
Hafjell Bike Park is known as one of the best Bike Parks in Europe for downhill. Hosting World Cups and the World Championships, come and see why all the Pro's rave about this place.
The Sjoa river provides an outlet from lake Gjende at Gjendesheim in the Jotunheimen National Park. It flows eastward via Heidal and offers some of the best paddling stretches in Europe for Pro's and tourists alike.
Voss Resort is a mecca for outdoor adventures all year round. Only an hour from Bergen and a 30 minute drive to both Hardangerfjord and the Sognefjord, it is the perfect launch pad for adventures of all shapes and sizes.
The Atlantic Ocean Road is an 8.3km long stretch of the Rv 64 spanning several small islands with 8 sea-view bridges. Popular with both locals and tourists for the views, the drive, and fishing spots.
The oldest national park in Norway, established on 21 December 1962. The park contains ten peaks above 2,000 metres, with the highest being Rondeslottet at an altitude of 2,178 m.
Vist the Lofoten Islands, a stunning archipelago located above the Arctic circle. Chase the Northern Lights in Winter or experience the Midnight Sun in Summer. You can ski, climb, surf, whale watch, and much more.
An incredible train journey that takes you from the high mountain plateau at Myrdal, down the steep valley to the fjord by Flåm. The Flåm Railway is open all year, and has a connection with the Bergen Railway at Myrdal station.
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