During winter, large parts of Norway is usually transformed into a snow-covered haven for people who enjoy the great outdoors.
It’s no secret that skiing is deeply rooted in our traditions, and it’s still a big part of the Norwegian lifestyle. However, there are many other fun things to do that don’t require skis, whether you’re travelling in the mountains, in a city, or along the coast.
If you are in Norway during your winter break, take a look at our guide to some of the highlights of this season.
Join a dog sledding tour and get to know our four-legged friends who’s eager to show you the white wilderness. Try your hand as a musher and steer your own pack of dogs for several days, or enjoy the view as a passenger on a one-day dog sledding trip.
You will often get the chance to feed and look after the huskies yourself, something that will appeal to dog lovers everywhere. Below you’ll find some of the most popular dog sledding offers on TripAdvisor.
Dog sledding at Langedrag Nature Park We arrange dog sledding trips. You can drive your own team of 4-6 dogs…More
4 hours dogsledding in Bolterdalen! Surrounded by mountains, we will follow the riverbed in Bolterdalen and…More
Would you like to experience the sound of silence as you travel into a perfectly beautiful Norwegian winter…More
5 days dogsledding to Svalbard's East Coast - an experience for life and a special way of travelling the…More
5 days dogsledding to Svalbard's East Coast - an experience for life and a special way of travelling the…
Langsua National Park is the newest of the Norwegian National Parks. This stunning wilderness area holds…More
Langsua National Park is the newest of the Norwegian National Parks. This stunning wilderness area holds…
Dog sledding on wheels throughout the summer, until the snow arrives!More
Polar night dogsledding adventure with Arctic Husky Travellers!
The only bobsleigh and luge track in Scandinavia. Wheelbob available throughout the summer season.More
Full speed down Oslo's most popular tobbogan run.More
A wonderful area for ski activity – in the middle of Røros town centre. A favourite for families with…More
Storefjell Ski- and Toboggan Centre is situated right by the hotel. The ski centre has three lifts and eight…More
The centre has a family friendly ski tow with a separate sledding slope, park with jumps and rails, a warming…More
We have our own toboggan!. Not to fare from the cottages the kids can have a great time playing for…More
Lia Ski hill is located right outside Lia Hotel. There are 1 lift, 3 slopes and a 1200 meter long sledding…More
Come to Rjukan and try the longest sledge-hill (with lift) in Norway.More
Tobogganing is not an Olympic sport, but has become one of Lillehammer's most popular activities. Attach your…More
Airboarding is the perfect activity for all extreme sport enthusiasts who love going fast! The speed increases…More
Dette er en av de mest populære aktivitetene vi har!More
Many of us wonder how it’s like to walk on clouds. Well, this is probably the closest feeling we’ll get. With a pair of snowshoes, it doesn’t matter how deep the snow is – you can cruise through the white landscape without problems.
Join a guided hiking tour and experience the crisp winter air, snow draped trees, and white mountains.
But don’t forget to take a break during your stroll in the mountains. In Norway, hiking trips go hand in hand with chocolate-covered wafer bars, oranges, and warm drinks.
Have you ever been hiking through the snow? Just a stone's throw outside of Stavanger, the region's majestic…More
Come and experience the Norwegian winter on snowshoes! This guided hike will take you into our local…More
During the snowshoe week in the Fjords of Norway, with a luxury lodge as your basecamp, you will experience…More
Snow hungry? Discover a Snowshoe hike to Molden! From NOK 850 per personMore
Our guide meets you at your hotel and take you to our snowhotel. Here you will get necesarry equipment and…More
Do you want to experience winter landscape, but feel like long ski trips is not your thing? Try hiking with…More
We will take you for a snowshoe walk in the valleys of the Lyngen Alps or along the coastline with beautiful…More
Snowshoes are a great way to get out and enjoy the winter landscape. Hunters and trappers have used snowshoes…More
Snowshoes are a great way to get out and enjoy the winter landscape. Hunters and trappers have used snowshoes…
Anyone who masters the art of walking, can use snowshoes. Modern snowshoes do not require specific skills;…More
Family friendly snowshoe trip that suits all agesMore
Family friendly snowshoe trip that suits all ages
Countless lakes and rivers and an impressive coastline mean outstanding opportunities to catch fish here in Norway. During winter time, most of the lakes and fjords are frozen, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying your fishing luck.
Drill a hole, throw the line into the water, and wait. Nothing beats the exciting feeling you get when you’re waiting for a fish to swim by.
Remember to be careful, though. Listen to tour guides, and stay off the ice if you don’t know for sure that it’s safe.
During the cold winte rmonths the sea in Nord-Lenangen in Lyngen freezes, making it perfect for ice fishing.…More
Fishing near Fjordtitt Being located right by the Eina Fjord, Fjordtitt is great for Perch- and Pike fishing…More
Ice fishing is a very popular winter activity and is a great way to try your fishing luck. If the fish bites…More
Fishing on Mjøsa (Norways largest lake), Eina, Ihle and Landåsvatnet, check the links below to see details for…More
Fishing near Sillongen - Perch fishing on Ihle (Sillongen, Eriksrudtjern, Kauserudtjernet, Helsettjernet,…More
When you stay at Gjøvik Hostel Hovdetun you are just a quick drive from a lot af good fishing spots, like…More
Ice fishing and northern lights viewing, two winter activities in a combination you may only experience in the…More
Ice fishing near Quality Hotel Strand Just a stone's throw from Strand Hotel you can fish for trout and pike…More
Vatsfjorden and Rødungen are among southern Norway’s best fishing lakes. The ice is normally safe in January,…More
Ice fishing possibilities near Sveastranda Camping: - Pike and Perch on Mjøsa, Norways largest lake with more…More
With ice fishing in Skjækra you are also blessed with magnificent scenery with its proximity to…More
Fishing possibilities near Lyngstrand Camping From Lyngstrand Camping there is no more than 30 minutes to any…More
Fishing at Bellevue Lake Tyrifjorden offer great perch, large pike and a variety of other species. Ice fishing…More
Ice fishing at the Selmer Cabin Try fishing in one of the district's best perch waters, with a lot and…More
Ice fishing for arctic char, trout, grayling or pike. We have cabins with sauna on the mountains at the…More
Imagine sitting in a horse-drawn sleigh underneath a sheepskin blanket. The horse pulls you through an idyllic village in a leisurely pace, and the only thing you can hear is the sound of the sleigh’s bells and the rhythmic beat from the horse’s hooves. Sounds good?
Many operators in Norway offer sleigh tours, and if you travel up north, you might even get the chance to be drawn by reindeer across the white plains of Finnmark. It’s not just an exciting activity, it’s a great way to get a taste of what life was like in the old days, when horses and reindeer were amongst our most faithful servants.
Horse sleigh ridesMore
Come on a tour to the drier inland valleys to search for the Northern Lights from a sleigh driven by reindeersMore
Come on a tour to the drier inland valleys to search for the Northern Lights from a sleigh driven by reindeers
Join a wonderful ride with horse and sled around the farm.More
A ride in a horse-drawn sleigh under a starry sky is guaranteed to put you in a romantic mood, particularly…More
Sleigh Ride ; 45 minutes in the evening with harness bells, torches and warm toddy. Daytrip from 10:00 to…More
Norway has a long skating tradition and has produced many world champions over the years. And whether you are as elegant as Sonja Henie, as fast as Johan Olav Koss, or have trouble just keeping your balance, skating is all about having fun. Outdoor skating rinks are found in most cities and towns in Norway.
During winter, you can also go skating on a number of frozen lakes, rivers, and fjords. However, make sure the ice is safe before venturing out. Ask locals, look for signposts, or drill a hole and check the thickness yourself.
Skates can be hired at most manned skating rinks, but if you want to go skating anywhere else, you must bring your own equipment.
The Spikersuppa ice skating rink in the middle of Oslo city centre is open and free for everybody.More
The ice scating field in Loen is open Saturdays during the whole winter season. Possible to buy food and…More
Go ice skating in Kristiansand city center.More
The skating rink in Arendal is open from November to March, and the rink is perfect for speed skating, bandy,…More
Skiing opportunities in Indre Østfold.More
Vingnesvika ice skating track is suitable for all, and welcomes schoolchildren and recreational exercisers as…More
Grab the opportunity and go ice skating before the snow settles to get a nature experience on one of the small…More
In Hallingdal Holiday Parke you can go iceskating during part of the winterseason. The rink is…More
Outdoor ice skating at Frogner stadion, open in the winter season.More
If you are heading high up or far north – or both, for that matter – dress warmly and in layers. Use wool rather than cotton or polyester, and make sure you can protect yourself from getting wet and being caught in the wind.
Wind chill factor will make you feel much colder than the temperature actually says, and this effect will get worse the stronger the wind. If you’re wet, hypothermia and frostbite may not be far away – unless you are well prepared and dressed.
Check out and read more about some of the best winter activity spots.