Coast and coastal culture
Stay in a lighthouse or an old fishermen's cabin. Go fishing or join a whale safari.
Lighthouses offering accommodation can be found all along the coast of Norway, from Vardø in the north to the Grimstad in the south.
In general, diving is permitted anywhere 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.
Along the Norwegian coast, particularly in Trøndelag and Nordland, rorbu cabins have been restored and turned into modern accommodation.
Coast and deep sea fishing is good all along the Norwegian coast. Lofoten is one of the best places to go.
Winter is the best time for diving in Norway. Norwegian scuba diving magazine Dykking share their top 10 favorite places to dive.
The coastline of Norway is long, stretching from an idyllic archipelago in the south, to a wild and untamed meeting between land and sea in the north.
Nordland gives you many possibilities for round trips or a longer stay in one place.
Come face to face with the red king crab in the Barents Sea outside the coast of Finnmark. Afterwards you are offered a taste of the succulent meat.
Cross the Arctic Circle, visit Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest maelstrom, and head out to the internationally acclaimed Lofoten Islands.
Choose a whale safari in Vesterålen or a sea eagle safari in Lofoten when you are in Nordland.
Spend at least five days when driving from Steinkjer to Bodø.
Experience the Lofoten Islands by car or bicycle.
Experience the bird rocks outside the island of Røst and the cosy fishing village in Nusfjord.
Get a bird's eye view of the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway, including Reine, Henningsvær and Svolvær, with these amazing 360 panorama photos.
Explore Lofoten by foot, go rafting in the Trollfjord and visit Lofotr Viking Museum. Taste stockfish and be amazed by the midnight sun.
This contrasting trip follows the beautiful coastline dotted with detours to pretty little towns redolent with the atmosphere of the windjammer age.
Harstad and its surroundings offer exciting excursions regardless of whether you want to go cycling, hiking, or on a drive to the Lofoten Islands.
Visit Sami villages, travel to the border area between Finnmark and Russia or join the locals catching king crabs in Eastern Finnmark.
Visit fishing villages in the morning and go hiking in the mountains in the afternoon.
- Rent the Vingleia Lighthouse and get the whole island for yourself, says the local guide as he turns the scallops on the barbecue.
The nature, coastal heritage and rich history form the basis for the attractions on the islands of Hitra and Frøya.
Interested in historical tours, landscape and recreational activities, culture and fjords? At Haugesund and Haugalandet you can experience it all.
Stop by the heavily guarded Russian border on your way to a king crab safari. And be sure to put on a dry suit and try floating in the Barents Sea.
The Ofotfjord is the perfect location for fishing. For those who love mountaineering, Narvik is surrounding by fantastic mountains
Harstad has a mix of contemporary and old architecture which, in combination with its waterfront location, provides a good atmosphere.
Stay at hotels, cabins, a youth hostel, traditional wooden storehouses or private accommodation in houses and on farms.
Experience the North Cape, the huge national parks or Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau.
Join a fisherman on the fjord or experience a king crab safari, get to know Sami culture, try dog sledging or go on a snowmobile safari.
Saltstraumen is the world’s most powerful maelstrom and is situated outside of Bodø.
Bodø offers unique countryside or urban pleasures, whether you are here for two days or two weeks.
Bring some good shoes when you visit Harstad. Experience the town's attractions and nearby nature on foot.
Winters in Troms feature blue light, northern lights and white snow.
"Whale!" The captain points eagerly in front of the ship. Excited and full of anticipation you make your way to the gunnel and see the whale’s blow.
Welcome to Strand Hotel Fevik, a hotel by the sea at Fevik between Grimstad and Arendal in Southern Norway.
Visit charming Lyngør, or see the beautiful protected landscape Hove on Tromøy. Swim in potholes and learn about the culture of the region.
Experience eagle, seal and archipelago safaris, hunting, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, historical wanderings, riding and kayaking.
Nature plays an important role in many of the activities which are on offer in Troms.
Join a boat trip to watch the arctic landscape and wildlife. Or try dog sledding or a snowmobile safari.