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Tromsø in Northern Norway is one of the world's best places to experience the northern lights Photo: Ole C. Salomonsen/arcticlightphoto.no – visitnorway.com

Travel north this year, to Norway - the great escape on your doorstep. Experience the world famous Norwegian fjords with tall mountains and glaciers.

Combine nature's light show with the trip of a lifetime

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Let there be northern lights

Visit the winter wonderland of Northern Norway. With our affordable package deals, the northern lights are only a few hours away.

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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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Apps from Visitnorway

Our free apps for iPhone and Android show you when to look for the northern lights, and can help you find attractions and more, right where you are.

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Direct flights with Norwegian

Fly direct to Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Ålesund, Trondheim or Tromsø from the UK with Norwegian. Prices start at £34,90* one way.

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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.

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Most popular areas of interest

    Looking for action and adventure in Norway?

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    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.

    Enjoy homemade food and Norwegian ingredients

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    First-class seafood in Norway

    Cod, salmon, trout, crab and shrimp are just some of the varieties of seafood available in Norwegian waters, restaurants and markets.

    Discover some of Norway's cities and towns

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    Fly to Fjord Norway

    Fjord Norway has never been more accessible with several daily flights from the UK to Bergen.

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    Oslo

    Between the Oslofjord and the forests lies the Norwegian capital. Oslo has a special combination of city life and easy access to the great outdoors.

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    Ålesund and Sunnmøre

    The city of Ålesund is known for its architecture in Art Nouveau style, its surrounding fjords and the high peaks of the Sunnmøre Alps.

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    Trondheim

    Norway's capital of technology is a lively and historical university town, and home to the famous Nidaros Cathedral.

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    The Lofoten Islands

    Lofoten is known for excellent fishing and nature attractions, small villages off the beaten track and whale safaris.

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    Eco-friendly destinations and activities in Norway

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

    and book your accomodation

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    Historic Hotels

    The Historic Hotels and Restaurants offer more than accommodation. You will find them scattered accross the country, for example in Lofoten and Oslo.

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    Norway on a budget

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

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    Wide selection of hotels, cottages, flights, ferry, cruise and rental cars for your trip to and within Norway.

    Search, compare and book accommodation in Norway.

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    See the famous fjords

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    The Geirangerfjord

    The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation.

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    The Hardangerfjord

    The Hardangerfjord, not far from Bergen, is especially known for fruit tree blossoming in spring, Folgefonna Glacier and Vøringsfossen Waterfall.

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    The Lysefjord

    The Lysefjord is situated close to Stavanger, and is especially known for the mountain formations of Kjerag and Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock).

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    The Nordfjord

    The Nordfjord stretches from the Jostedalsbreen Glacier out to the Stadhavet Ocean.

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    The Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord

    These two arms of the Sognefjord are both beautiful and dramatic. The Nærøyfjord is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

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    The Sognefjord

    Norway’s longest and deepest fjord extends inland to the national parks of Jotunheimen and Jostedalsbreen.

    Fjord Norway

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

    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.

    Drive scenic roads through Norway

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    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.

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    Helgeland Coast National Tourist Route

    Experience the cultural heritage of Northern Norway and its many natural wonders, from the majestic Svartisen Glacier to the Vega Islands.

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    The Old Strynefjell Mountain Road

    Completed in 1894, the Old Strynefjell mountain road was a masterpiece of road-building and engineering. Today it is a national tourist route.

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    Sognefjellet National Tourist Route

    High in the Jotunheimen mountains, the Sognefjellet National Tourist Route runs between the Sognefjord and the Gudbrandsdalen Valley.

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    Hardanger National Tourist Route

    Follow the scenic Hardangerfjord in Fjord Norway, where for over a century travellers have come to see mountains, fjords, waterfalls and glaciers.

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    Lofoten National Tourist Route

    Discover the beauty of the Lofoten Islands, anchored above the Arctic Circle, by driving from Fiskebøl to Å - one of Norway's most scenic routes.

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    Geiranger - Trollstigen National Tourist Route

    Experience the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord and the Trollstigen Mountain Road, two of Norway's most dramatic and most visited attractions.

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    Ryfylke National Tourist Route

    In Ryfylke, Fjord Norway, green skerries and cultural landscapes are suddenly replaced by mountains, rockslides, polished cliffs and fjords.

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    Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route

    The road over Aurlandsfjellet is a journey across a barren plateau through a desolate landscape of snow and rocks with the occasional sprig of grass.

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    Jæren National Tourist Route

    Jæren offers open skies, wide horizons and endless ocean. Mile upon mile of sandy beaches and sand dunes, only broken by boulders and salmon rivers.

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    Gaularfjellet National Tourist Route

    The road over Gaularfjellet takes travellers past many waterfalls along the mighty Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord.

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    Varanger National Tourist Route

    Get a taste of the far north in this less travelled corner of Norway. Rich birdlife, history and long summer nights lit by the midnight sun all await.

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    The Atlantic Road

    Sharp turns and wild nature have put the Atlantic Road at the top of the British newspaper The Guardian's list of the world's best road trips.

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    Rondane National Tourist Route

    A peaceful drive on rv. 27 between Enden and Folldal is an excellent alternative to the main routes through Gudbrandsdalen and Østerdalen.

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    Andøya National Tourist Route

    Enjoy a scenic drive on Vesterålen in Northern Norway. This coastal road on Andøya Island is characterised by the open sea and long, white beaches.

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    Valdresflye National Tourist Route

    The road across Valdresflye provides endless vistas of rolling hills and steep mountains, including an excellent view of Jotunheimen National Park.

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    Hardangervidda National Tourist Route

    Drive through Hardangervidda National Park in Eastern Norway and over Northern Europe's largest mountain plateau, where wild reindeer still roam free.

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    Havøysund National Tourist Route

    The road to Havøysund follows the ocean’s edge in wild and barren terrain towards the far north of Norway and its enticing Arctic light.

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    Senja National Tourist Route

    Discover the striking scenery of the outer coast of the Island of Senja in Northern Norway, which reaches out into the mighty Norwegian Sea.

    Car hire in Norway

    Driving your own car is one of the best ways to experience Norway in your own pace.

    Driving on Norwegian roads

    Rules and regulations for driving in Norway.

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    Celebrate Hurtigruten 120 years with special summer offers

    To mark its 120th anniversary, Hurtigruten presents a number of special summer offers. Come along on a magical trip to the land of the midnight sun.

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    Hiking to Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock)

    The iconic Pulpit Rock rises 600 metres above the Lysefjord. Take the hike and enjoy the spectacular views.

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    The Flåm Railway

    A steep railway taking you past spectacular waterfalls, in and out of snow-capped mountains and ending up by the Aurlandsfjord.

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    Hiking in the Romsdalseggen Ridge

    The hike might look a tad scary, but there are three routes to the top, of varying difficulty, all revealing the same breathtaking views.

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    Is Norway the most photogenic country in the world?

    Share your pictures of Norway on Instagram. All you have to do is to snap your photo with Instagram and mark it with the hashtag #visitnorway.

    A bird's eye view of Norway

    Watch 360 panoramic pictures from Norwegian destinations. The 360 wingsuit video filmed in Fjord Norway is one of its kind and highly recommended.

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