Fancy trying your hand as a musher? Then try dog sledding during your stay in Norway. Operators up and down the country offer tours of varying length and difficulty. Choose from being a passenger on a one-day trip, or steering your own pack of dogs for several days – the choice is yours. Choose from top rated trips from Tripadvisor.
Horse riding is popular in Norway, in part because of the varied natural landscape where you can ride along paths and roads as well as into untouched wilderness. Sitting on the back of a horse, you can reach far into the wilds and come close to nature.
On organized trips you will be accompanied by expert guides who teach inexperienced riders everything from the names of the equipment to how to show the horse affection. Take a look at some of the top rated tours from Tripadvisor.
In Norway, you can hunt moose, wild reindeer, deer, hare, grouse and other large woodland fowl in the forests and mountains. However, there are a few things to keep in mind. Please beware that no hunting is allowed without the landowner’s permission. Landowners are entitled to demand payment for the right to hunt, either by selling permits, or by letting the land.
You need a license from your home country, that must be shown on demand to police, game wardens and other supervisory authorities. You also need to pay a hunting licence fee. The fee is for the full hunting year, from 1 April to 31 March. You can both order and pay for your hunting licence on the website of the Norwegian Register of Hunters.
Many visitors come to Norway for the activities, but what better way to end the day than in a hot tub looking out on a Norwegian fjord, waiting for a skilled therapist to take you into a comfortable room for a massage?
You are in Norway, therefore no reason to stay indoors. Here are some fun things to do, whether you're visiting the coast, the mountains or somewhere in between.
It’s not for the faint of heart, but rafting will give you the kind of spine-tingling thrills that only close encounters with nature can produce. But please keep in mind that even the most daring thrill seeker should follow the safety procedures.