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The northern lights play over the night skies over Tromsø in Northern Norway Photo: Ole C. Salomonsen/arcticlightphoto.no – visitnorway.com

Experience northern lights or midnight sun above the Arctic Circle, or visit the world famous Norwegian fjords with tall mountains and glaciers.

Hike every mountain, ride every road

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Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer
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Photo: Espen Haakenstad
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Photo: Ragnhild Gundersen

Hiking in Norway

There is a network of well maintained, marked trails and cabins all over Norway. Find hiking offers and read about the main mountain areas.

Marco Toniolo
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Photo: Erik Røed
Photo: Esben Haakenstad
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Photo: Bike Romsdal
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Cycling in Norway

Cycle on a remote island in the midnight sun, try a path beneath a mountain plunging into a fjord, or get your adrenaline pumping going downhill.

Experience the world famous fjords

Troms Explorer
Photo: Troms Explorer
Photo: CH/www.visitnorway.com
Photo: Yngve Ask/www.visitnorway.com
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Photo: Eivind Hauge
Photo: Tregde Feriesenter
Photo: Thore Erling Pettersen
Photo: CH/www.visitnorway.com
Photo: John Kofoed, Rauma Jakt- & Fiskesafari
Photo: Gjermund Flage

Fishing in Norway

Big fish, magnificent scenery and superb facilities. Outstanding freshwater and deep sea fishing make Norway a special destination for anglers.

Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
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Photo: Øyvind Heen/fjords.com
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Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Fjord Norway
Photo: Per Eide/Innovation Norway
Photo: E.A. Vikesland/Flåm Utvikling

Fjord Norway

Western Norway is famous for easily accessible fjords and mountains. The area offers activities such as hiking, glacier walking, fishing and cycling.

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    Experience Norway by day

    Werner Harstad / Statens vegvesen

    Scenic roads through Norway

    Discover modern architecture and experience inspiring fjord, mountain and coastal scenery by driving one of Norway's 18 National Tourist Routes.

    Trym Ivar Bergsmo

    Wildlife safaris

    Go on wildlife safaris. Get close to king crabs, or see reindeer, musk oxen, elks and birds at home in their natural habitat.

    Or by night

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    Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/www.visitnorway.com
    Photo: Bjørn Jørgensen/Innovation Norway
    Photo: Frank Andreassen/www.nordnorge.com/Harstad
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    Photo: Kjetil Skogli/Visit Tromsø
    Photo: Kjetil Skogli/Visit Tromsø
    Photo: Øystein Lunde Ingvaldsen/www.nordnorge.com/Bø

    The northern lights

    Watch nature's own theatre unfold above you as the most spectacular light show takes centre stage: The northern lights with you in the front row.

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    Photo: Istockphoto.com
    Photo: Hurtigruten
    Photo: Hurtigruten ASA
    Photo: Trym Ivar Bergsmo/www.nordnorge.com
    Photo: Johan Wildhagen/Innovation Norway
    Photo: Trym Ivar Bergsmo/Finnmark Reiseliv
    Photo: Nancy Bundt
    Photo: Dagny Margrete Øren/Finnmark Reiseliv
    Photo: Helge Grønmo

    The midnight sun

    During summer, the sun never sets. Capture this magnificent experience on a midnight sun cruise or safari before the darkness of winter arrives.

    Explore and enjoy the Norwegian autumn

    Morten Rakke
    Photo: Morten Rakke
    Photo: Marie Peyre/visitnorway
    Photo: Hemsedal.com/Nils-Erik Bjørholt
    Photo: Fritjof Fure/Fjord Norway
    Photo: Hurtigruten
    Photo: Marie Peyre/visitnorway
    Photo: Anders Gjengedal/Innovation Norway
    Photo: Anders Gjengedal/Innovation Norway
    Photo: Lillehammer Turist

    Autumn in Norway

    Autumn sees days shorten and leaves grow yellow - the perfect occasion for a hike or bike trip, or perhaps treating yourself to a spa or gourmet meal.

    Real traveller advice for Norway

    Sverre Hjørnevik/Fjord Norge AS/Fjord Norway

    Norway's top ten cities

    Millions of people have voted in TripAdvisor's "Travelers Choice Awards" for 2014, and these are the ten most popular cities in Norway.

    Explore the coast by sea or land

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    Cruise Norway

    Find your port of call. Visit the Opera in Oslo or plan a northern lights or midnight sun activity. Or find a kayak experience in Fjord Norway.

    Carsten Pedersen
    Photo: Carsten Pedersen
    Photo: Stephan Bauer - Guest image
    Photo: Kastner Reinhard - Guest image
    Photo: PATIN - Guest image
    Photo: Hurtigruten
    Photo: © Trym Ivar Bergsmo
    Photo: M. Horender
    Photo: © Per Eide

    Hurtigruten

    A journey with the iconic Hurtigruten offers the best views at a gentle pace – it is the ideal way to discover Norway’s varied coastal landscape.

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    Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/www.visitnorway.com
    Photo: Bjørn Jørgensen/Innovation Norway
    Photo: Frank Andreassen/www.nordnorge.com/Harstad
    Photo: Stockshots.no/Innovation Norway
    Photo: M. Horender
    Photo: Ivan Mervillie
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    Photo: Stockshots.no/Innovation Norway
    Photo: Kjetil Skogli/Visit Tromsø
    Photo: Kjetil Skogli/Visit Tromsø
    Photo: Øystein Lunde Ingvaldsen/www.nordnorge.com/Bø

    The Arctic

    Nature rules the north of Norway, and over thousands of years, people have found ways to adapt to the Arctic climate.

    Venke Ivarrud/Spitsbergen Travel

    The Svalbard Islands

    The Svalbard Islands are located in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Here you will find untouched arctic wilderness.

    No extra charge for mindblowing nature

    Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Fjord Norway

    Norway on a budget

    Travelling in Norway can be done affordably. Find suggestions on cheap accommodation, activities and means of transportation.

    Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norge AS

    The right of access

    In Norway everyone has the unrestricted right of free access in the countryside - including the national parks.

    Top tens

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    Top 10 iconic mountain hikes in Norway

    The Norwegian Trekking Association presents 10 favourite iconic mountain hikes in Norway. Besseggen and Preikestolen are among their recommendations.

    Marius Arnesen/happygolucky.no

    Top 10 cycling routes in Norway

    The Norwegian travel magazine Reiser & Ferie and the Norwegian Biking Association have ranked Norway’s top 10 biking routes.

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    Top 10 kayaking experiences in Norway

    Olympic gold medallist Eirik Verås Larsen has been kayaking for nearly 30 years. This is his list of top places to experience kayaking in Norway.

    Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Region Stavanger

    Top 10 places and activities in Norway

    These top 10 lists make it easy for you to find holiday recommendations and the most popular places and activities in Norway.

    The essence of Norway

    Frithjof Fure - Visitnorway.com

    Eco-friendly destinations and activities in Norway

    Choose a destination or a provider with environmental considerations. Røros, Vega, Trysil and Lærdal are sustainable destinations.

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    Norwegian Foodprints

    Enjoy homemade food, Norwegian ingredients and food with a local identity. Visit a restaurant with the Norwegian Foodprints mark of quality.

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    Photo: Chris Arnesen - Visitnorway.com
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    Photo: Geir Øyvind Gismervik/Destinasjon Haugesund & Haugalandet
    Photo: hae/Lofotr Vikingmuseum
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    Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik/Lofotr Vikingmuseum
    Photo: Hae/Lofotr Vikingmuseum
    Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Innovation Norway
    Photo: Lofotr Viking Museum
    Photo: Lofotr Viking Museum
    Einar Almehagen
    Photo: The Hove Festival
    Photo: Roger Brendhagen
    Photo: Einar Almehagen
    Photo: Leif Sigvaldsen
    Photo: Anita W. Lande, St Olav Festival

    As night falls on Norway

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    Photo: Per Eide Studio
    Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/www.visitnorway.com
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    Photo: Rica Seilet Hotell
    Photo: Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret
    Photo: Brosundet.no/Steve Røyset
    Photo: Hotel Union Øye
    Photo: Storfjord Hotel
    Photo: Ola Matsson www.skistar.com/trysil
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