Even though the weather is wetter and colder, it’s relaxing to be a part of the picturesque surroundings during this season. People of all ages head outdoors to enjoy activities in the mountains and forests, along the coast, or in the cities. And the best of all – many of these activities are environmentally friendly with little or no impact on local ecosystems.
Norwegians get more and more inspired to live a sustainable and ethical life, whilst new and exciting places get certified as eco-friendly destinations. On World Tourism Day, which was marked on 27 September, the British website Verdict singled out Norway as one of the ten most sustainable holiday destinations in the world.
Do you want to make the most out of your experience in Norway? Rent a bike and pedal your way through some of the most scenic places in the country.
In addition to being a green activity, biking is a great way to blend in with the locals. The interest for cycling in Norway is massive, and many Norwegians are exploring their own country from the seat of a bike.
And don’t worry if you need a little help to reach the top of the hills. It’s both easy and cheap to rent electric bikes in many destinations.
As the duration of daylight becomes shorter and the temperature drops, only the most enthusiastic swimmers dive into the water. But that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying Norway’s many crystal-clear lakes, rivers, and fjords.
Find inner peace whilst paddling a kayak on a fjord surrounded by photogenic mountains and waterfalls. Or go extreme in a rafting boat in rivers that will make your adrenaline rush.
You should also visit some of the many outdoor museums, where you can study famous sculptures, historic buildings, and exciting nature attractions whilst enjoying the crisp and fresh air.
Many Norwegians are at their happiest when they can put on a pair of sturdy boots and go hiking in the mountains. And we love to share the striking surroundings with visitors.
But you don’t necessarily need to travel far from the big cities to experience untouched nature. Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, and Trondheim are all surrounded by ideal hiking terrain along fjords, in forests, and on mountains.
Does it get greener than this?
Norway is known for majestic mountains, sheer cliffs, and fascinating rock formations. But do you dare to conquer any of these walls with your bare hands?
Operators from the south to the north are ready to welcome you to a fishing experience of a lifetime.