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A diver and a fish in a tank in Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium in Ålesund
Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium in Ålesund.
Photo: Atlanterhavsparken
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“Our fjords have numerous natural attractions that are well-suited for the whole family”, says Julie Strandheim at Fjord Norway, the Bergen-based official tourist board of Western Norway.

Highlights for the naturally curious

Here are a few ideas from Julie, intended as a starting point for a nature-based holiday that will keep even the youngest family members entertained.

Julie Strandheim
Julie Strandheim.
Photo: Julie Standheim
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Breathtaking surroundings with fjords, mountains and long, white beaches. Stavanger and Sandnes also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and… Read more
The Stavanger region
Fantastic, wild and beautiful scenery from the Åkrafjord north to Jondal. Exhibition about the National Park at Åkrafjordtunet. To fish in the… Read more
Folgefonna National Park
Bergen is Norway's second largest city, and lies clambering up the mountain sides, overlooking the sea, embracing you. You can roam through living… Read more
If you are craving thrilling adventures, extreme surroundings and Norwegian food specialities, Voss will not let you down. Read more
You could go hiking or skiing, admire Ålesund's unique Art Nouveau architecture, explore the fjords – or just kick back and enjoy the… Read more
The Ålesund and Sunnmøre area
Fjords in Fjord Norway
There are more than a thousand fjords in Norway, all along the coast. But most of the iconic ones are located on the west coast.
The beautiful Hjørundfjord takes the breath away from an increasing number of travellers as it cuts 35 kms into the massive mountains of the… Read more
The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow- covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. Read more
The Geirangerfjord area
In Nordfjord you are greeted by a beautiful stretch of coastline, towering mountains and the biggest glacier on mainland Europe, Jostedalsbreen. Read more
The Sognefjord is Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, and it’s famous arm the Nærøyfjord has World Heritage status. The… Read more
The Sognefjord area
The wildest and most beautiful branch of the Sognefjord. The Naeroyfjord the most beautiful and wildest arm of the Sognefjord is on the UNESCO World… Read more
The UNESCO Nærøyfjord
From the fjord itself to Folgefonna glacier and the iconic Trolltunga, the Hardangerfjord region offers Norwegian nature at its most scenic. The area… Read more
The Hardangerfjord region
Step on world famous mountain plateaus like Preikestolen and Kjerag, and then challenge yourself on the 4444 steps of the wooden staircase of… Read more
The Lysefjord area
Scenic Routes in Fjord Norway
Along selected roads in Norway, natural wonders are amplified by art, design, and architecture – taking you closer to nature in new and surprising ways.
In the Jæren landscape you will be awe-struck by the sheer beauty of nature, and choice of marvellous food. Mile upon mile of sandy beaches and sand… Read more
Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren
The Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke through Ryfylke is one of the longest of Norway's 18 Scenic Routes. The route through Ryfylke – from Oanes by… Read more
Norwegian Scenic Route Ryfylke
Driving the National Tourist Route Hardanger takes you through some impressive scenic fjord landscapes. This is a close encounter with the… Read more
National Tourist Route Hardanger
National Tourist Route Hardangervidda takes you through the Hardangervidda National Park, from the high mountain plateau down through the canyons to… Read more
National Tourist Route Hardangervidda
The mountainroad between Aurland and Lærdal is normally open from the 1st of June to approx. 15th of October. From Aurland to the viewpoint-… Read more
Aurlandsfjellet - National Tourist Route
Gaularfjellet - in fosseheimen A trip over Gaualrfjellet between Dragsvik by Sognefjorden, close to the known touristplace Balestrand, and Moskog,… Read more
National Tourist Route Gaularfjellet
Route 55 across the Sognefjell mountain area between Luster and Lom is the highest and most impressive mountain pass in Northern Europe (highest point… Read more
Sognefjellet National Tourist Route
Sometimes it is the road itself that is the destination, and this is true of Norwegian Scenic Route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen. As well as being… Read more
Norwegian Scenic Route Gamle Strynefjellsvegen
Trollstigen, the road 63, is a part of the Norwegian Scenic Route; Geiranger - Trollstigen . Driving Trollstigen is a dramatic and exciting… Read more
A unique stretch of road which takes you right out to the ocean's edge. In 2005, the road was voted Norway's «Engineering Feat of the Century», and is… Read more
National Tourist Route Atlanterhavsvegen
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    Day 1: Beach life at Solastranden, Stavanger

    Ease into the holiday on a silky beach. Solastranden is a 2,3 kilometre sandy stretch backed by beautiful sand dunes. The easy-going atmosphere is perfect not just for families, but also for surfers and other water sport practitioners, so the children always have something exciting to watch.

    Day 2: Glacier hiking, Folgefonna

    Distance from Stavanger to Odda: 200 kilometres
    ​Estimated time by car: 4 hours

    Family friendly glacier hiking is offered at the Folgefonna glacier. Walking on ice when it is summer in the rest of Norway is one of the most memorable activities one can do with the whole gang. Read more about glaciers.

    Day 3: Fløyen Troll forest, Bergen

    Distance from Odda to Bergen: 150 kilometres
    Estimated time by car: 3 hours

    Enter the world of trolls and goblins. On a guided tour for the whole family, Norway’s cherished fairy tale creatures almost come alive

    Day 4: Family rafting, Voss

    Distance from Bergen to Voss: 100 kilometres
    Estimated time by car: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Navigating down a river in a narrow vessel can look scary when observed from a distance. But in the hands of experienced instructors, it don’t take long for both adults and children to master the necessary skills of rafting.

    Day 5 (& 6): Atlanterhavsparken, Ålesund Aquarium

    Distance from Voss to Ålesund: 400 kilometres
    Estimated time by car: 7 hours

    If you are an “early bird”, you can finish this last adventure in one day, driving in the early morning hours. Alternatively, divide it into two days, spending day 5 by car on your way to Ålesund, enjoying the scenic landscape along the road. You can for instance drive along one or several Norwegian Scenic Routes.

    Upon arrival in Ålesund, get to know the sea creatures at Atlanterhavsparken, Ålesund Aquarium. This comprehensive aquarium has an unusual structure, built specifically to make you feel like you are in the sea with all its colourful characters.

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