The glaciers, mountains and waterfalls are all about raw, sublime power. On the other hand, natural wonders such as the northern lights, the fjords and quiet mountain plateaus highlight Norway’s serene qualities.
The Northern lights convey a sense of being at the very edge of the world and getting a rare glimpse into the endless universe we are all just a tiny part of.
Like a prolonged sunset and sunrise all at once, the midnight sun colours heaven and earth in a reddish yellow light.
The UNESCO-protected fjords are symbols of the beauty of traditional Norway. Places where time moves in its own pace.
The soul singer Marvin Gaye sang that there «ain’t no mountain high enough» – but then again he never came to Norway. With almost 300 mountain peaks above 2,000 metres he would probably have found himself a suitable challenge.
To use something is not the same as consuming it, as prominent Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss once said. Norway’s national parks provide a perfect example of this.
Seeing hundreds of thousands of gallons of water cascading down a cliff can be a strangely fascinating and humbling experience. Some of the world’s tallest waterfalls are found in Norway.
You may climb them, marvel at them – even ski on them in the middle of summer. But you will not fail to feel the massive, untameable power inherent in the glaciers.
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.
If you're hungry for food or hungry for action, we can help you to find what you need. Whether you want natural highs or artistic depths, climbing up or skiing down, walking slow or running fast, there's a good chance you'll find what you're after.