Coast and coastal culture
Stay in a lighthouse or an old fishermen's cabin. Go fishing or join a whale safari.
No fish is worth risking your life. Conditions at sea can be unpredictable so take adequate precautions before setting out on your fishing trip.
Sea fishing in Norway offers visiting anglers year-round sport with a whole range of species, including some that regularly reach record proportions.
Winter is the best time for diving in Norway. Norwegian scuba diving magazine Dykking share their top 10 favorite places to dive.
Lighthouses offering accommodation can be found all along the coast of Norway, from Vardø in the north to the Grimstad in the south.
Great visibility, coupled with rich and varied marine life, makes diving in Norway a fascinating experience, as more and more divers are discovering.
In general, diving is permitted anywhere in Norway.
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.
Along the Norwegian coast, particularly in Trøndelag and Nordland, rorbu cabins have been restored and turned into modern accommodation.
Nature plays an important role in many of the activities which are on offer in Troms.
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.
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.
Experience the North Cape, the huge national parks or Finnmarksvidda mountain plateau.
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.
Nordland gives you many possibilities for round trips or a longer stay in one place.
Visit fishing villages in the morning and go hiking in the mountains in the afternoon.
Harstad has a mix of contemporary and old architecture which, in combination with its waterfront location, provides a good atmosphere.
Bring some good shoes when you visit Harstad. Experience the town's attractions and nearby nature on foot.
Stay at hotels, cabins, a youth hostel, traditional wooden storehouses or private accommodation in houses and on farms.
Experience the bird rocks outside the island of Røst and the cosy fishing village in Nusfjord.
The Ofotfjord is the perfect location for fishing. For those who love mountaineering, Narvik is surrounding by fantastic mountains
Explore Lofoten by foot, go rafting in the Trollfjord and visit Lofotr Viking Museum. Taste stockfish and be amazed by the midnight sun.
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.
Experience the Lofoten Islands by car or bicycle.
Get a bird's eye view of the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway, including Reine, Henningsvær and Svolvær, with these amazing 360 panorama photos.
Visit Sami villages, travel to the border area between Finnmark and Russia or join the locals catching king crabs in Eastern Finnmark.
Visit charming Lyngør, or see the beautiful protected landscape Hove on Tromøy. Swim in potholes and learn about the culture of the region.
Saltstraumen is the world’s most powerful maelstrom and is situated outside of Bodø in Arctic Norway. Join an eagle safari or go sea rafting.
Experience eagle, seal and archipelago safaris, hunting, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, historical wanderings, riding and kayaking.
Interested in historical tours, landscape and recreational activities, culture and fjords? At Haugesund and Haugalandet you can experience it all.
Bodø offers unique countryside or urban pleasures, whether you are here for two days or two weeks.
- Whale, shouts the captain as he points eagerly in front of the ship. Full of anticipation we make our way to the gunnel and see the whale’s blow.
Go to sea in a Viking longship to experience medieval boat building technology in action.
Spend at least five days when driving from Steinkjer to Bodø.
The Torghatten Mountain, the bird island of Lovunden and the Saltfjellet-Svartisen National Park are among the attractions on this trip.
Join a boat trip to watch the arctic landscape and wildlife. Or try dog sledding or a snowmobile safari.