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Combine cool city culture with wildlife experiences in raw nature. In a surprisingly short time you can get from charming coastal towns in the Oslo region via huge forests populated by moose to Norway’s absolute highest and mightiest mountains in the Jotunheimen national park, where you can even walk on smaller glaciers – on guided trips, of course.
Many kickstart their holiday in the capital of Oslo, which is also the country’s main hub for international and domestic travel. The urban vibe is boosted by new architecture, exciting food, and a lively music and art scene. The city is also a good base for day trips around the region.
Even though Eastern Norway is by far the country’s most populated region, there are vast areas of almost untouched nature and plenty of things to do outside. Why not start with compact island hopping, a boat ride on Norway’s largest lake, or fly-fishing in one of the famous salmon rivers?
The hiking possibilities are endless, with the Besseggen ridge as only one of many popular mountain routes. Cycling enthusiasts can choose between classic tour routes, world-class bike parks, or leisurely biking along national cycle roads. The scenic mountains and valleys of Eastern Norway are perfect for skiing and other winter sports.