Norway on a rainy day: Top 10 things to do
Find your ski resort, try a fjord cruise or wildlife safari, or plan your hiking or fishing holiday.
These top 10 lists make it easy for you to find holiday recommendations and the most popular places and activities in Norway.
Enjoy the beauty of fjords, northern lights and spectacular nature landscape with these free screensavers from Norway.
In Norway, you can experience an adventure of a lifetime, with a multitude of activities to choose from.
Urnes Stave Church and the rock carvings in Alta are among the Norwegian sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Fun activities like rafting in the Sjoa and Jostedalselva rivers, mountain climbing and scuba diving are easily accessible things to do in Norway.
Find package deals or recommended routes for driving. Or use our suggestions to put together your own round trip.
The Sami represent the oldest cultures in Norway and the stave churces are the most important Norwegian contribution to European cultural heritage.
Find detailed information on the main mountain regions in Norway. Galdhøpiggen in Jotunheimen is the tallest mountain at 8,100 feet above sea level.
Discover modern architecture and experience inspiring fjord, mountain and coastal scenery by driving one of Norway's 18 National Tourist Routes.
Follow the British newspaper The Guardian's advice and go kayaking in the Lofoten Islands, or go paddling on the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord.
There are mountains plunging into the sea from hundreds of metres, there are fjords, tall mountain peaks, northern lights and midnight sun.
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.
There is a network of well maintained, marked trails and cabins all over Norway. Find hiking offers and read about the main mountain areas.
Big fish, magnificent scenery and superb facilities. Outstanding freshwater and deep sea fishing make Norway a special destination for anglers.
Find safety tips and practical information to help you make the most out of your hiking holiday in Norway.
Go on wildlife safaris. Get close to king crabs, or see reindeer, musk oxen, elks and birds at home in their natural habitat.
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.
More fun, more snow, more choice. The Norwegian ski season typically lasts for six months and usually offers good snow conditions throughout.
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.
Sjoa is one of many Norwegian rivers where thrill seekers can go rafting.
Watch 360 panoramic pictures from Norwegian destinations. The 360 wingsuit video filmed in Fjord Norway is one of its kind and highly recommended.
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.
These fishing offers and suggestions include deep-sea fishing, guided fishing tours and fishing for trout in mountain lakes.
Buy a round trip from one of several operators, and experience Norway by bus, train or cruises.
Amusement parks, aquariums, farm holidays, skiing lessons - come rain or shine, there is always plenty of things to do with the kids in Norway.
Millions of people have voted in TripAdvisor's "Travellers Choice Awards" for 2014, and these are the ten most popular cities in Norway.
Escape the commercial side of Halloween and head to Norway for some real ghost stories, spooky moonlight walks, eerie natural phenomena and more.
These 15 destinations in Norway are the most popular among the Norwegians themselves.
Marion Fjelde Larsen, curator of the Lofotr Viking Museum, picks five places in Norway well worth a visit.
Norway’s most widely travelled journalist and discerning adventurer, Jens A. Riisnæs, has put together a list of his 25 favourite places in Norway.
Winter is the best time for diving in Norway. Norwegian scuba diving magazine Dykking share their top 10 favorite places to dive.
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.
Norwegian golf star Suzann Pettersen travels the world but thinks few places compare to Norway. Lofoten, Oslo and Brekkestø are among her favorites.
The magazine Norway.com recommends the following 10 running locations in Norway.
Dag E. Hagen, editor of the Norwegian climbing magazine Klatring, gives you his top ten favourite places to climb.
The Norwegian travel magazine Reiser & Ferie and the Norwegian Biking Association have ranked Norway’s top ten biking routes.
Enjoy homemade food, Norwegian ingredients and food with a local identity. Visit a restaurant with the Norwegian Foodprints mark of quality.
Norway's birdlife is rich and varied. Here you can go birdwatching in virtually untouched nature.
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.
Do you want to snap flamboyant fall foliage in Oslo, but are unsure where to catch the most dramatic colors? Here are our favorite spots.
Find a port for your next boat holiday. These harbors have modern equipment and many offer an insight into Norwegian coastal culture and history.
Try freshly caught cod from the Lofoten Islands, tender reindeer meat from Finnmark or succulent sweet cherries from Hardanger.
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.
Knitted sweaters, watches, jewellery and local food are things you should consider buying when you travel in Norway.
Save money on your next trip to Norway by shopping in stores displaying the Tax Free logo.
The Opera House in Oslo and the Flåm Railway between Flåm and Myrdal, are two popular man-made attractions in Norway.
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.
Reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour on Hardangervidda.
Try alpine skiing and snowboarding at Vrådal Panorama Ski Center, or cross-country skiing in the surrounding mountains.
Cod, salmon, trout, crab and shrimp are just some of the varieties of seafood available in Norwegian waters, restaurants and markets.
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.
With over 400 salmon rivers producing fish of a remarkably high average size, Norway offers a great chance to catch a really big salmon.
Ask for tasty Norwegian salmon for dinner. For breakfast you should try the sweet brown cheese.
From vertiginous rock faces and frozen waterfalls to climbing parks and indoor centers, Norway has much to offer climbers of all levels.
Norway still shows traces of the Ice Age, when the entire country was covered by ice. Jostedalsbreen is the largest glacier 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.
Sea fishing in Norway offers visiting anglers year-round sport with a whole range of species, including some that regularly reach record proportions.
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.
Invented high in the Norwegian mountains, the elegant style of Telemark skiing leaves you thrilled and excited.
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.
Oslo Winter Park and Vierli lead the scene. Hemsedal has good off-piste snowboarding and many parks offer high international standards.
Høvringen is a traditional cross-country skiing area within Rondane national park.
The national parks safeguard the rich diversity of Norway's natural heritage, for nature's sake, for our own and for future generations.
Get the more fun out of your skiing holiday by learning to ski at Norwegian ski schools.
Oppdal Ski Resort is located south of Trondheim in Central Norway, and offers 18 lifts and 39 pistes spread over four mountains.
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.
Climbing a frozen waterfall in Norway is an exceptional experience.
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.
Fishing in Norway’s lakes, rivers and streams for wild trout, grayling, pike, powan and Arctic char is inexpensive and largely under-exploited.
Norway has an abundant fauna and a rich animal life. The opportunities for hunting are many.
The Norwegian capital is home to the Nobel Peace Center. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo every year on December 10.
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.
Visit a museum you are unlikely to find anywhere else in the world. Learn more about Norway, its culture and its people.
Stockfish is unsalted fish dried by the sun and wind on wooden racks in Northern Norway or in special drying houses.
Galdhøpiggen, Norway's highest mountain, Nigardsbreen Glacier, the Geirangerfjord and Vøringsfossen Waterfall are all popular natural attractions.
In general, diving is permitted anywhere 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.
Tusenfryd and Bø Sommarland are among the most popular amusement parks in Norway.
Norway is mainly made of mountains and wilderness. You will find Northern Europe’s highest mountains, with craggy summits and rounded rock formations.
Along parts of the coastline, the sea penetrates deep into the mountain wilderness and form the world-famous Norwegian fjords.
Go skiing in the same tracks as Olympic gold medallists Lasse Kjus and Alberto Tomba at Hafjell, or choose another recommended ski resort.
Go skating outdoors in the middle of Oslo, or on a frozen lake or river in the countryside.
The most famous of all the Norwegian fortresses, is Akershus Fortress and Castle in Oslo city centre.
From the Oslofjord to Northern Norway, road cycling offers scenic landscapes, well maintained roads and little traffic.
Hafjell offers a world class downhill venue, and there are good parks at Geilo and Hemsedal. Or head to Vrådal in the Telemark Mountains.
Eastern Norway´s varied landscape around Lillehammer and Hemsedal offers gentle hills and forest tracks to mountain rides. Plan your day trip here.
The Cyclists Welcome scheme makes it easy for cyclists on holiday to find accommodation, food, information and maps.
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.
The Norwegian Trekking Association offers marked trails all over Norway. Stay at a new cabin or hotel each night, and explore large mountain areas.
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 are an important part of Norway's architectural heritage. Urnes Stave Church in the Sognefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Finding the hike that is right for you is easy with Norway’s grading system.
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.
Bergen Aquarium and the Norwegian Wild Salmon Centre in Lærdal are popular aquariums in Norway.
Free screensaver with pictures from the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord, two arms of the Sognefjord.
The stave churches are Norway's contribution to the history of world architecture. Snøhetta is one of the modern firms with international attention.
Find some of the most popular cycling routes. Choose the Old Navys' Road, or take a trip along the coast of Lofoten.
People have been skiing for more than 4,000 years in Norway. In fact, this is where skiing first became a sport.