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

This fall experience Norway's magical lights

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The northern lights

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

Visit the Norwegian capital,

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The capital of Norway is situated by a fjord and surrounded by hills and forests and is only 7 hours away from New York.

7 hours away from America,

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Fly nonstop to Norway with Norwegian

Norwegian flies from NYC (JFK), Orlando, Los Angeles, Oakland-San Francisco and Fort Lauderdale-Florida to Oslo. Enjoy Norway's beautiful sceneries.

and experience the city of nature,

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Top 10 attractions in Oslo

Top attractions in Oslo include Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park, the Opera House, Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Viking Ship Museum.

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The Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park

Vigelandsparken is a must-see in Oslo. The famous park is filled with 212 bronze and granite sculptures and locals enjoying outdoor life.

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Getting to Oslo and Around

Oslo is only a 7 hour flight away from New York. Once you are here, public transportation makes it simple to get around.

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Where to stay in Oslo

Oslo offers accommodation in every price category, including hotels, youth and family hostels, guest houses, camp sites and private accommodation.

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Nightlife in Oslo

Oslo's nightlife has something special for most people, whether you prefer beers at the pub, listening to live music or clubbing into the wee hours.

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Shopping in Oslo

The shopping capital of Norway offers everything from the latest international trends to modern Norwegian designs and local handicrafts.

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Free Things to Do in Oslo

A stay in Oslo doesn't have to cost a fortune. In fact there is a lot you can do for free in the Norwegian capital.

and the spectacular fjords

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Fjord Norway - you have to be here to believe it

Magnificent glaciers, flowing waterfalls, mountain peaks dipping their toes in the fjord. Experience Fjord Norway's natural wonders on a roundtrip.

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Most popular areas of interest

    architecture and culture

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    The Ekebergparken Sculpture Park

    Ekebergparken in Oslo can offer 63 acres of installations by international artists, as well as museums, restaurants and a panoramic view of the city.

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    Oslo's Funky New Landmarks

    The downtown waterfront area in Oslo is reborn as a neighborhood blending museums, restaurants and chic urban living.

    What's on

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    Winter Festivals and Events in Norway

    Winter in Norway can be a busy time for visitors, with all the festivals and events taking place in December, January and February every year.

    Family vacations

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    Travel with the kids to Norway

    The nature and culture of Norway inspired the setting for Disney’s Frozen, with castles, mountains and fjords. Enter to win a family trip for 4.

    Christmas in Norway

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    Christmas events in Norway

    Visit a Christmas market, try some traditional Christmas food or take a sleigh ride in the countryside. Let the holiday spirit come to you in Norway.

    best seen from the deck of a Hurtigruten ship

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    Experience Norway's celebrated 'Hurtigruten Route'

    CAMPAIGN: While big cruises only scratch the surface of Norway’s rugged coastline, Hurtigruten travels a vibrant, stunningly beautiful coastal route.

    A different look at Norway

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    Norway is "the Greatest Place on Earth"

    The international online news outlet, the Huffington Post, is charmed by the beauty of Norway's fjords, islands, midnight sun and the northern lights.

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    Norway as the Norwegians Have Seen It

    These 15 attractions in Norway are the most popular among the Norwegians themselves.


    The North Cape - Europe's northern end

    Far inside the Arctic Circle, the North Cape offers arctic adventures like dog-sledding in winter and months of never-ending sunlight in the summer.

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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.

    Enjoy a culinary tradition with the best ingredients


    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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    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.

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    Michelin-starred Restaurants in Norway

    The Michelin Guide 2014 includes a total of five stars divided among four Norwegian restaurants, all situated in the capital city of Oslo.

    discover Norway's UNESCO-protected heritage

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    The former mining town of Røros is simply unique - a modern community, in which people live and work right in the middle of an UNESCO Heritage Site.

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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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    Urnes Stave Church

    Urnes Stave Church in Luster, beside the Sognefjord, is the only stave church in the world to be included on UNESCO´s World Heritage List.

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    Rock carvings Alta

    The UNESCO-protected rock carvings in Alta, Finnmark, bear witness to human activity in Northern Norway already in the prehistoric period.

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    Bryggen - the Hanseatic wharf in Bergen

    This UNESCO protected old merchant quarter of Bergen is the only preserved business district from the Hanseatic period.

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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 Struve Arc

    The Struve Arc is an UNESCO protected chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Northern Norway to the Black Sea.

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    The Vega Islands

    Just south of the Arctic Circle you will find the Vega archipelago, a cluster of dozens of UNESCO-protected islands.

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    Travel green in Norway

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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.

    Useful info for traveling to Norway from US & Canada

    Travel Providers

    Book your Norway trip through one of the following US & Canadian travel providers offering a wide range of tours to Norway.

    Passport and visa requirements

    On arrival in Norway, you must show a valid passport or other official document that satisfactorily establishes your identity and nationality.

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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.


    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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    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.

    Book your stay in a special place

    Dalen Hotel
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    Historic Hotels

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

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    Lighthouse Vacation in Norway

    Lighthouses offering accommodation can be found all along the coast of Norway, from Vardø in the north to the Grimstad in the south.

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    Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta

    All interior and exterior is made of snow and ice in this luxurious hotel, even the glasses in the bar.


    Kirkenes Snow Hotel

    Spend a night with David Spinx in a snow hotel in Kirkenes in Northern Norway. And be sure to order a northern lights wake up call before you sleep.

    Farm holiday in Norway

    Stay at a medieval farm in the Gudbrandsdalen Valley or bring your children to a farm with animals in southern Norway.

    Stay at a fishermen’s cabin

    Along the Norwegian coast, particularly in Trøndelag and Nordland, rorbu cabins have been restored and turned into modern accommodation.

    Cabins and vacation homes in Norway

    Cabins and vacation homes are popular accommodation for rent among both Norwegian and foreign tourists.

    Camping and caravanning in Norway

    Camping and caravanning in Norway is ideal for holiday-makers who like to go where their impulses take them.

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