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WELCOME TO SPACE

Need some space? Norway's got it!

Svalbard satellite station, Northern Norway .
Photo: Luca Bracali / Visit Norway
Svalbard satellite station, Northern Norway .
Photo: Luca Bracali / Visit Norway

Take a deep breath. Relax.

Norway has the second longest coastline in the world.

Thousands of secluded beaches, lakes, mountains and islands. And more than 700 glittering fjords.

All waiting for you.

Scroll down to see the coolest things you can do in space!

Kayaking in Steigen, Northern Norway .
Photo: Ronny Frimann / TravelStock
Kayaking in Steigen, Northern Norway .
Photo: Ronny Frimann / TravelStock
  1. 1. Space walks

    Walking in space is probably the Norwegians' number one activity!

    The Right to Roam lets you move freely and go hiking almost everywhere in the country.

    Romsdalsstigen via ferrata in Åndalsnes .
    Photo: Matti Bernitz
    Romsdalsstigen via ferrata in Åndalsnes .
    Photo: Matti Bernitz

    Conquer mountaintops, traverse lush valleys, follow winding trails or even climb some stairways to heaven.

    Hiking in Hemsedal .
    Photo: Nils Erik Bjørholt
    Hiking in Hemsedal .
    Photo: Nils Erik Bjørholt
  2. 2. Open space

    Some parts of Norway are even spacier than others.

    Stroll for hours on the beaches of Jæren in the Stavanger region, roam in the footsteps of reindeer at Finnmarksvidda in Northern Norway or visit our northernmost outpost, Svalbard.

    The Jæren beaches .
    Photo: NLE Film / Visitregionstavanger
    The Jæren beaches and Preikestolen .
    Photo: NLE Film / Visitregionstavanger
  3. 3. Space-like landscapes

    Feel like exploring another planet...?

    Take a closer look at this unique, natural rock formation in Skarsvåg, close to The North Cape.

    Or visit the island of Leka, in one of Norway's UNESCO geoparks. There you can find a tiny part of America, with its characteristic yellow-red landscapes.

    Kirkeporten in Skarsvåg, Northern Norway .
    Photo: Christian Roth Christensen / Visit Norway
    Kirkeporten in Skarsvåg, Northern Norway .
    Photo: Christian Roth Christensen / Visit Norway
  4. 4. Protected spaces

    No cars. No hassle. Just you and the wilderness.

    Experience the noble art of friluftsliv in one of Norway's 47 national parks.

    Silence of the forest .
    Photo: One Big Happy Family / Visitnorway.com
    Silence of the forest .
    Photo: One Big Happy Family / Visitnorway.com
  • 5. Cosmic experiences

    Spend time where the sun never sets. Or never comes up. Up north, the midnight sun shines both night and day during the summer months.

    If you are lucky, you may get to see the northern lights fill the winter sky. This may be the cosmic phenomenon that's closest to the forces of space!

    Træna in Helgeland .
    Photo: Arvids Baranovs / Eaglewood Photography
    Træna in Helgeland .
    Photo: Arvids Baranovs / Eaglewood Photography
  • 6. On board a space ship

    The virtual Spaceship Aurora sets course for space and the aurora! Don't miss takeoff at the Andøya Space visitor centre.

    There's also a good chance you'll see the aurora borealis dance across the sky from the Northern Lights Observatory in Alta.

    Spaceship Aurora visitor center at Andøya, Northern Norway .
    Photo: Spaceship Aurora
    Spaceship Aurora visitor center at Andøya, Northern Norway .
    Photo: Spaceship Aurora
  • 7. Weightless in space

    Experience the feeling of total weightlessness! Feel what it's like to fly in the wind tunnel in Voss or the wind tunnel in Lørenskog.

    These airy activities are also guaranteed to give you an adrenaline kick!

    Indoor skydiving at VossVind in Voss .
    Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik
    Indoor skydiving at VossVind in Voss .
    Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik
  • 8. Eat in space

    This is a truly unique space. Under is the world's biggest underwater restaurant, with direct views of the wonders beneath the sea.

    It's just like being in space, right?

    The underwater restaurant Under in Lindesnes .
    Photo: MIR / Snohetta / Under
    Under underwater restaurant Lindesnes .
    Photo: MIR / Snohetta / Under
  • 9. Space oddities

    There are some quite strange places in Norwegian space.

    Meet the characters from the classic Norwegian film "Flåklypa Grand Prix" onboard their homemade spaceship at the family friendly Aukrust Centre in Alvdal in Eastern Norway.

    Or go UFO hunting or visit a UFO pub in Hessdalen, where locals have reported unexplained light phenomena for decades.

    The Aukrust house in Alvdal in Eastern Norway .
    Photo: Ivar Thoresen
    The Aukrust house in Alvdal in Eastern Norway .
    Photo: Ivar Thoresen
  • 10. Private space

    ...can suddenly become an urgent need.

    This is not a spaceship that just has landed – it's actually one the most beautiful loos in the world, on one of Norway's scenic routes.

    Just remember that these roads aren't particularly spacious, so drive carefully!

    Bukkekjerka, Norwegian Scenic Route Andøya .
    Photo: Espen Bergersen / Naturgalleriet.no Video: Harald Chr. Eiken / www.vmproduksjon.no Architect: Morfeus Arkitekter
    Bukkekjerka, Norwegian Scenic Route Andøya .
    Photo: Espen Bergersen / Naturgalleriet.no Video: Harald Chr. Eiken / www.vmproduksjon.no Architect: Morfeus Arkitekter
  • 11. Sleep in space

    Find your own dream planet. Try some of these unique places to stay, all around the country.

    Flokehyttene outside Haugesund, Western Norway .
    Photo: Holon Arkitektur
    Flokehyttene outside Haugesund, Western Norway .
    Photo: Holon Arkitektur
  • 12. Cruise through space

    Enjoy a comfortable trip along the Norwegian coast with Hurtigruten, one of the most beautiful sea voyages in the universe.

    Are you ready to launch yourself into space?

    Hurtigruten in the Hjørundfjord .
    Photo: Fuglefjellet / Hurtigruten
    Hurtigruten in the Hjørundfjord .
    Photo: Fuglefjellet / Hurtigruten
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