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Find your ski resort, try a fjord cruise or wildlife safari, or plan your hiking or fishing holiday.

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.

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Norway Adventure

In Norway, you can experience an adventure of a lifetime, with a multitude of activities to choose from.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Norway

Urnes Stave Church and the rock carvings in Alta are among the Norwegian sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Action sports

Fun activities like rafting in the Sjoa and Jostedalselva rivers, mountain climbing and scuba diving are easily accessible things to do in Norway.

Tour suggestions

Find package deals or recommended routes for driving. Or use our suggestions to put together your own round trip.

Arts and culture

The Sami represent the oldest cultures in Norway and the stave churces are the most important Norwegian contribution to European cultural heritage.

Mountain Guide

Find detailed information on the main mountain regions in Norway. Galdhøpiggen in Jotunheimen is the tallest mountain at 8,100 feet above sea level.

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.

Canoeing and kayaking in Norway

Follow the British newspaper The Guardian's advice and go kayaking in the Lofoten Islands, or go paddling on the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord.

Nature attractions in Norway

There are mountains plunging into the sea from hundreds of metres, there are fjords, tall mountain peaks, northern lights and midnight sun.

No skis required

Enjoy the winter in Norway by trying a snowmobile or king crab safari, go dog sledding under the northern lights, or stay at a real igloo hotel.

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.

Fishing in Norway

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

Need to know about hiking in Norway

Find safety tips and practical information to help you make the most out of your hiking holiday in Norway.

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.

Riding & Sledging

Dog sledging is a popular winter activity. You can even go dog sledging on wheels in the summer. Riding is possible many places across Norway.

Skiing in Norway

More fun, more snow, more choice. The Norwegian ski season typically lasts for six months and usually offers good snow conditions throughout.

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 adrenalin pumping going downhill.

River rafting in Norway

Sjoa is one of many Norwegian rivers where thrill seekers can go rafting.

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.

Fjord guide

Here is a guide to the main fjords in Norway. The Geirangerfjord is on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The Sognefjord is the longest one. Find out more.

Fishing offers and suggestions

These fishing offers and suggestions include deep-sea fishing, guided fishing tours and fishing for trout in mountain lakes.

Organized round trips in Norway

Buy a round trip from one of several operators, and experience Norway by bus, train or cruises.

Family activities

Amusement parks, aquariums, farm holidays, skiing lessons - come rain or shine, there is always plenty of things to do with the kids in Norway.

Safety first

Norwegian nature is beautiful, wild and dramatic, but can surprise you in many ways, so take precautions and stay safe.

Norway's top ten cities

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

Spooky Norway

Escape the commercial side of Halloween and head to Norway for some real ghost stories, spooky moonlight walks, eerie natural phenomena and more.

Norway as the Norwegians Have Seen It

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

Top 5 Viking Experiences in Norway

Marion Fjelde Larsen, curator of the Lofotr Viking Museum, picks five places in Norway well worth a visit.

Top 25 places in Norway

Norway’s most widely travelled journalist and discerning adventurer, Jens A. Riisnæs, has put together a list of his 25 favourite places in Norway.

Top 10 places to go scuba diving in Norway

Winter is the best time for diving in Norway. Norwegian scuba diving magazine Dykking share their top 10 favorite places to dive.

The 10 Largest Ski Resorts in Norway

Choose skiing close to the capital of Oslo. Travel to Norway's largest ski resort in Trysil or to the oldest in Geilo. All resorts are child friendly.

Suzann Pettersen's top 10 travel suggestions in Norway

Norwegian golf star Suzann Pettersen travels the world but thinks few places compare to Norway. Lofoten, Oslo and Brekkestø are among her favorites.

Top 10 running locations in Norway

The magazine Norway.com recommends the following 10 running locations in Norway.

Ten recommended climbing places in Norway

Dag E. Hagen, editor of the Norwegian climbing magazine Klatring, gives you his top ten favourite places to climb.

Top 10 bicycling routes in Norway

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

Norwegian Foodprints

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

Birdlife and birdwatching in Norway

Norway's birdlife is rich and varied. Here you can go birdwatching in virtually untouched nature.

A cycling expert's favourite bike trips in Norway

Author of cycling books Øyvind Wold names 10 of his favorite biking trips in Norway. Some of them are well known, others in undiscovered places.

Key Ingredients in the Norwegian Cuisine

Try freshly caught cod from the Lofoten Islands, tender reindeer meat from Finnmark or succulent sweet cherries from Hardanger.

Norway on a rainy day: Top things to do with kids

How do you keep your family entertained on a rainy day in Norway? Here are a few suggestions that should appeal to both children and their parents.

What to shop for in Norway

Knitted sweaters, watches, jewellery and local food are things you should consider buying when you travel in Norway.

Tax free shopping in Norway

Save money on your next trip to Norway by shopping in stores displaying the Tax Free logo.

Popular man-made attractions in Norway

The Opera House in Oslo and the Flåm Railway between Flåm and Myrdal, are two popular man-made attractions in Norway.

Norway's National Cycle Routes

Go where you want, stop when you like, and stay where you please. Bike one of Norway's national bicycle routes for that special feeling of freedom.

Snowkiting in Norway

Reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour on Hardangervidda.

Winter in Vrådal

Try alpine skiing and snowboarding at Vrådal Panorama Ski Center, or cross-country skiing in the surrounding mountains.

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.

Jeremy Fischer's dreamt adventures in Norway

Jeremy Fischer lived comfortably in L.A. but decided to make a drastic change in his life. One day he spontaneously quit his job and headed to Norway.

Safety at sea

No fish is worth risking your life. Conditions at sea can be unpredictable so take adequate precautions before setting out on your fishing trip.

Safety on rivers and lakes

Safety when fishing on inland waters in Norway mostly boils down to common sense and taking some basic precautions.

Road cycling options in Norway

From the Oslofjord to Northern Norway, road cycling offers scenic landscapes, well maintained roads and little traffic.

Salmon Fishing in Norway

With over 400 salmon rivers producing fish of a remarkably high average size, Norway offers a great chance to catch a really big salmon.

Food and drink you should try while in Norway

Ask for tasty Norwegian salmon for dinner. For breakfast you should try the sweet brown cheese.

Climbing in Norway

From vertiginous rock faces and frozen waterfalls to climbing parks and indoor centers, Norway has much to offer climbers of all levels.

Glaciers in Norway

Norway still shows traces of the Ice Age, when the entire country was covered by ice. Jostedalsbreen is the largest glacier in Norway.

Scuba Diving in Norway

Great visibility, coupled with rich and varied marine life, makes diving in Norway a fascinating experience, as more and more divers are discovering.

Go Deep-sea fishing along Norway's Pristine Coastline

Sea fishing in Norway offers visiting anglers year-round sport with a whole range of species, including some that regularly reach record proportions.

Play golf in Norway

Norway has plenty of golf courses, many of them in beautiful locations. Try golfing in the midnight sun, or enjoy a round of golf on ice or snow.

Back to the Roots: Telemark Skiing in Norway

Invented high in the Norwegian mountains, the elegant style of Telemark skiing leaves you thrilled and excited.

Popular Areas for Cross-country Skiing

Cross-country skiing in Norway is free of charge. Well-groomed tracks are found in large parts of the country. Here are some recommended areas.

Snowboarding in Norway

Oslo Winter Park and Vierli lead the scene. Hemsedal has good off-piste snowboarding and many parks offer high international standards.

Winter at Høvringen

Høvringen is a traditional cross-country skiing area within Rondane national park.

National Parks in Norway

The national parks safeguard the rich diversity of Norway's natural heritage, for nature's sake, for our own and for future generations.

Sign up for Skiing Lessons

Get the more fun out of your skiing holiday by learning to ski at Norwegian ski schools.

Winter in Oppdal

Oppdal Ski Resort is located south of Trondheim in Central Norway, and offers several ski lifts and plenty of pistes spread over four mountains.

Popular Christmas food in Norway

Norway's vast array of traditional dishes and local specialities really comes into its own at Christmas time. Here are a few of the highlights.

Ice climbing in Norway

Climbing a frozen waterfall in Norway is an exceptional experience.

Riding in Norway

Join a group or go riding on your own. There are three different Norwegian horse breeds, of which the Norwegian fjord horse is maybe the most famous.

An introduction to freshwater fishing in Norway

Fishing in Norway’s lakes, rivers and streams for wild trout, grayling, pike, powan and Arctic char is inexpensive and largely under-exploited.

Hunting in Norway

Norway has an abundant fauna and a rich animal life. The opportunities for hunting are many.

The Nobel Peace Center

The Norwegian capital is home to the Nobel Peace Center. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo every year on December 10.

Dog Sledding in Norway

Get close to nature on a dog sledding trip this winter, and travel at high speed across the Norwegian wilderness, pulled by a pack of eager huskies.

Typical Norwegian museums

Visit a museum you are unlikely to find anywhere else in the world. Learn more about Norway, its culture and its people.

Stockfish

Stockfish is unsalted fish dried by the sun and wind on wooden racks in Northern Norway or in special drying houses.

Popular nature attractions in Norway

Galdhøpiggen, Norway's highest mountain, Nigardsbreen Glacier, the Geirangerfjord and Vøringsfossen Waterfall are all popular natural attractions.

Spa in Norway

Picture yourself 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.

Amusement parks

Tusenfryd and Bø Sommarland are among the most popular amusement parks in Norway.

Mountain wilderness

Norway is mainly made of mountains and wilderness. You will find Northern Europe’s highest mountains, with craggy summits and rounded rock formations.

Fjords and mountains

Along parts of the coastline, the sea penetrates deep into the mountain wilderness and form the world-famous Norwegian fjords.

Alpine skiing in Norway

Go skiing in the same tracks as Olympic gold medallists Lasse Kjus and Alberto Tomba at Hafjell, or choose another recommended ski resort.

Ice skating in Norway

Go skating outdoors in the middle of Oslo, or on a frozen lake or river in the countryside.

Fortresses

The most famous of all the Norwegian fortresses, is Akershus Fortress and Castle in Oslo city centre.

Downhill cycling options in Norway

Hafjell offers a world class downhill venue, and there are good parks at Geilo and Hemsedal. Or head to Vrådal in the Telemark Mountains.

Mountain bike trails in Norway

Eastern Norway´s varied landscape around Lillehammer and Hemsedal offers gentle hills and forest tracks to mountain rides. Plan your day trip here.

Cyclists Welcome - the best hosts for cyclists

The Cyclists Welcome scheme makes it easy for cyclists on holiday to find accommodation, food, information and maps.

Practical information for cyclists

Take some precautions to get the most out of your cycling holiday. Here you will find practical information that makes your trip safe and enjoyable.

Hiking from cabin to cabin

The Norwegian Trekking Association offers marked trails all over Norway. Stay at a new cabin or hotel each night, and explore large mountain areas.

Visit a Norwegian farm

Most children are fascinated by animals. At many farms in Norway you may get up close to the animals and pet and play with them.

Stave churches

Stave churches are an important part of Norway's architectural heritage. Urnes Stave Church in the Sognefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Grading of hiking trails

Finding the hike that is right for you is easy with Norway’s grading system.

Hiking and walking in Norway

There is a network of well-maintained, marked paths all over the country. If you want to see Norway at its best, put on your walking boots.

Aquariums in Norway

Bergen Aquarium and the Norwegian Wild Salmon Centre in Lærdal are popular aquariums in Norway.

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Free screensaver with pictures from the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord, two arms of the Sognefjord.

Architecture

The stave churches are Norway's contribution to the history of world architecture. Snøhetta is one of the modern firms with international attention.

Cycling routes

Find some of the most popular cycling routes. Choose the Old Navys' Road, or take a trip along the coast of Lofoten.

The history of skiing

People have been skiing for more than 4,000 years in Norway. In fact, this is where skiing first became a sport.
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Food & Drink

Find out where to eat, go for a drink or dance the night away. Choose from many restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs - many typically Norwegian.

Family & fun

Take your children to a theme park and try roller coasters, or stay at a farm and get to know the animals.

Tours & Safaris

Join a wildlife safari, find a suitable cruise or choose among several road trips and other tour suggestions

Attractions & Culture

Choose among attractions such as the UNESCO protected Geirangerfjord, the North Cape and the Flåm Railway.

Active holiday

Explore the great Norwegian outdoors with activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking and fishing.
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Summer and winter both offer great opportunities for exciting activity holidays in Norway, including dog sledding, biking, rafting and snowmobiling.

Recreation & Sports

Treat yourself with time at a Norwegian spa hotel, or go on a golf holiday under the midnight sun.

Action & Adventure

Join a guided glacier walk, try river rafting or drive yourn own snowmobile. Norway is known for excellent cold water scuba diving.

Shopping in Norway

Plan what to buy and where to buy it when you are on holiday in Norway.
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Riding & Sledging

Dog sledging is a popular winter activity and there are possibilities for horseback riding several places across Norway.

Films: See you in Norway

"Seeyouinnorway" - more than 50 films with exciting world class adventures and experiences in Northern Norway.

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Activities in Kristiansand

Visit one of the museums, the old town and fish bazaar in Kristiansand. Experience cultural events and festivals or go swimming at the city beach.

What to do in Southern Norway

Hike or bike along coastal trails. Go skiing, climbing or rafting. Enjoy festivals and other cultural events. Deep-sea fishing is popular too.

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Shot in its entirety in Bremanger in Norway, Madcon's latest music video "All I Do" gets its world premiere right here on Visitnorway.
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