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5 ideas for travelling with friends in Norway

Enjoy an eventful long weekend
Spa and wellness, unique hotels and fun-packed activities. Why not consider Norway the next time you’re planning a trip with your friends? Jump on a train, or embark on a road trip and let the journey be an experience in itself.
People hiking in the mountains at Skeikampen
Hiking in Skeikampen.
Photo: Geir Olsen / FjellNorge
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  1. 1. Learn to surf

    Did you know that Norway has several opportunities for a weekend of surfing in places like Lofoten, Jæren and Stavanger? Dive into the ocean and ride the waves - a social, challenging and exciting adventure.

    During summer and early fall, the waves are usually at their kindest, making this a great time for beginners. Several hotels offer surf packages with accommodations included.

    Flakstad, Lofoten
    Flakstad, Lofoten.
    Photo: Alex Conu / Visitnorway.com
  2. Some Norwegian surf spots

  3. 2. Steer a dog sled

    Good experiences are even better when shared, and dog sledding is no exception. Embark on a journey through the beautiful winter wilderness with a team of eager dogs as your engine - an adventure that offers great nature experiences and fast-paced fun, which undoubtedly will leave a mark.

    Enjoy the sight of white rock formations, snow clad forests and open plains glide by in slow motion, and spend your evenings in front of a warm fireplace in an intimate mountain lodge.

    Rauland
    Rauland.
    Photo: Live Skinnes
  4. Popular dog sled tours on TripAdvisor

  5. 3. Stay in a lighthouse

    Sometimes the housing is an experience in itself, so why rent a cabin when you can stay in a lighthouse? In Norway, there are more than 80 listed lighthouses, and in many of them you can "check in" for a night out of the ordinary. Go to bed to the sound of waves crashing against the shore, and wake up to the sight of an archipelago bathing in weather - sun, wind, fog or rain, or everything at once.

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  6. Ona fyr, Sandøy
    Ona fyr, Sandøy.
    Photo: Øyvind Heen / Visitnorway.com

    Popular lighthouses on TripAdvisor

  7. 4. Spas with a final touch

    Recent years, Norwegian hotels have lifted the spa experience into something more than just body scrubs and jacuzzis. Indulge in treatments and massages in fashionable interior surroundings, eat delicious food and enjoy the scenic nature.

    Many spas are located near the sea, high mountains or long beaches, making them good starting points for nature adventures as well.

    Juvet, Norddal
    Juvet, Norddal.
    Photo: Espen Mills / Tasteofnationaltouristroutes.com / Visitnorway.com
  8. Popular hotels with spas on TripAdvisor

  9. 5. Go on a safari

    Bring a group of friends on an exotic safari. See giant king crabs in Finnmark and whales in Vesterålen or Tromsø, or let yourselves be fascinated by shaggy musk oxen in the Dovrefjell mountains.

    Norway offers many guided safaris, where you can get close to a myriad of unique creatures in their natural habitat whilst learning about the area’s history, flora, and fauna.

    Kirkenes
    Kirkenes.
    Photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / Visitnorway.com
  10. Popular Safaris on TripAdvisor

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Surfing
At Stad on the coast of Nordfjord you will find ideal conditions for surfing. Great waves coming in from the Norwegian Sea, white sandy beaches and… Read more
Surfing Hoddevik & Ervik
The ever-present ocean makes Karmøy a wonderful place for body surfers, kite-surfers and wind-surfers. Karmøy has a reputation as one of Norway's… Read more
Surf at Sandvesanden
Norway's best surf is found along the beaches of Jæren. This stretch of coastline invites you to explore the North Sea for wind and waves. The spots… Read more
Surfing Jæren
Sandy beach between towering mountains on the westernmost part of mainland Norway. Hoddevik is very popular for surfers from all over the world. In… Read more
Hoddevik
Flø is a community that lies on the end shore of Ulstein. It has got some amazing pebble and sand beaches. The area is rough and beautiful and the… Read more
Flø
Dog sledding
Would you like to experience the sound of silence as you travel into a perfectly beautiful Norwegian winter landscape with your very own sled dog… Read more
Beito Husky Tours - Dog sledding, winter
An exciting hands-on experience and highly popular Summer and Autumn activity. Our huskies are always happy to go for a run! Visit our huskies and try… Read more
Beito Husky Tours - Summer dog sledding
Try dog sledding with our friendly huskies and Alaska Malamutes in a fantastic mountain landscape at Sjusjøen, 30 min from Lillehammer. Read more
Dog sledding at Sjusjøen Husky Tours
Dog sledding on wheels throughout the summer, until the snow arrives! Read more
Dog Sledding on wheels
In the mountains the snow remains longer. We go dogsledding 400 m above sea level enjoying the beautiful view over Adventdalen and the surrounding… Read more
Mountain dog sledding - Arctic Husky Travellers
We arrange sleddog-trips at wintertime, where you can mush "your own" dog-team; 4- 6 dogs. Longer trips (expeditions) will take place up in the… Read more
RørosHusky- Dogsledding
5 days dogsledding to Svalbard's East Coast - an experience for life and a special way of travelling the Arctic! Read more
Spitsbergen dogsledding expedition to the east coast - Arctic Husky Travellers
Experience nature in a new and exciting way. Learn how to manage your own dog sled team. Read more
Dog sledding near Hovden
Lighthouses
This is a unique experience that you are bound to remember for the rest of your life. Read more
Accommodation Lindesnes Lighthouse
Homborsund lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse located on the island Store Grønningen at the entrance to Homborsund outside Grimstad. The… Read more
Homborsund Lighthouse
The lighthouse Kråkenes Fyr is located in the community Vågsøy between Ålesund and Bergen and invites you to an overnight stay… Read more
Kråkenes Fyr (Lighthouse)
Lista Lighthouse offers two newly redecorated apartments which are available for rent throughout the year. Both apartments are situated right next to… Read more
Lista Lighthouse lodging
Obrestad lighthouse is built of granite in 1873. The lighthouse master's residence was built in 1905, his assistant's house in 1949-50, and a… Read more
Obrestad lighthouse
In the quarter of the lighthouse keeper we can offer accommodation for 8-10 people. The house was renovated to a high standard in 2007. Here you can… Read more
Ryvarden Lighthouse - accommodation
In summer the Ryvingens Venner association is responsible for accommodation at the lighthouse Read more
Ryvingen Lighthouse
Ulvesund Fyr is located at Hjertenes by Måløy, in the municipality of Vågsøy, in  Nordfjord . The lighthouse was built… Read more
Ulvesund Fyr
Spas
Adress: Fritzøe Brygge 2, 3264 Larvik Phone: (+47) 33 19 60 00 Farris Bad Hotel is situated at the beautiful Larvik beach in Vestfold, 135 km south of… Read more
Farris Bad
Sola Strand Hotel is idyllically situated by one of Norway's most beautiful beaches, close to Stavanger Airport Sola. Great city life attractions in… Read more
Sola Strand Hotel
The hotel for good experiences. Lovely SPA, food and interiors. Idyllic location by Geilolia, golf course and Ustedalsfjorden. Vestlia Resort is a ski… Read more
Vestlia Resort
Angvik Gamle Handelssted is a member of Classic Norway, and has roots back to the 1500s when sailing ships from Holland anchored in the bay to buy… Read more
Angvik Gamle Handelssted
First class hotel with view of the fjord in Loen, towards Mt. Skåla and magnificent scenery. Restaurant, bar, wine cellar, fitness, bath and spa,… Read more
Hotel Alexandra
At BesteBakken we strive to create the best environment possible around your unique stay and agenda. You may choose among more than 70 different… Read more
BesteBakken SPA
Nordfjordeid is centrally located in Nordfjord. An ideal base for trips to Briksdalen (87 km), Geiranger (65 km) and Vestkapp (82 km). Activities at… Read more
Scandic Nordfjord Hotell
At Aquarama Spa in Kristiansand you will find the tranquillity for body and soul. Read more
Aquarama Spa
BesteBakken is an exclusive, charming place where new experiences, culture, and memorable food are focal points. Here you will find a traditional and… Read more
BesteBakken
Welcome to Moldebadet! With sports pool, wellness pool, jacuzzi, streams, sauna, family slide and spiral slide – and offers of healthy and… Read more
Moldebadet
Quality Hotel Strand is a full-service hotel with two restaurants, new comfortable superior rooms and deluxe rooms with balconies and great views. The… Read more
Quality Hotel Strand Gjøvik
Safaris
Personal Guide only for you when you want it - a 2 day tour and spend the night in a tent in the national park. Dovrefjell National Park is one of few… Read more
Musk Ox Safari Personal Tour, 2 days
Join us and experience the densest white-tailed eagle population in the world. There are two main seasons, the breeding season starting in April… Read more
White Tailed Eagle Photo Safari- Smøla Naturopplevelser
This package includes: Two boat safaries Accomodation Breakfast Add ons: Packed lunch Dinner Single room  Join us and experience the densest… Read more
White Tailed Eagle Safari - Package all inclusive summer with Smøla Naturopplevelser (full package)
Join a local guide to experience our great birds! Experience the European Dotterel, the White-backed Woodpecker and the Horned Lark. Take contact with… Read more
Bird watching with guide
Personal Guide only for you when you want it. Dovrefjell National Park is the only place in Norway, and one of few places in the world, where you can… Read more
Musk Ox Safari Personal Tour
Experience the toughest birds in the woods with likeminded photo enthusiasts in an "all inclusive" package. This trip includes four days of… Read more
Capercaillie and Black grouse workshop
A nature experience tailor made, for example: skiing, snowshoeing, musk ox safari, ice fishing, trapping, randoneeing, enjoying nature, brewing coffee… Read more
Personal guide in the winter mountains
Guided tour of Dovrefjell National Park, musk ox, birds, great landscape, changing weather, brewing coffee outside! Sleeping in a tent/cottage to… Read more
Photo safari with personal guide
Wild, beautiful, white, rough, musk ox, Dovrefjell National Park, landscape, ski / snowshoe, memories for life. Sleeping in a tent/cottage or snow… Read more
Photo safari with guide, winter season.
Join a local guide to experience the nomadic wild reindeer! Read more
Reindeer safari
Dovrefjell National Park is the only place in Norway, and one of few places in the world, where you can experience the majestic muskox. Read more
Musk Ox Safari
Valhall offers whale safari with RIB where you can see the really big whales at close range. Read more
Whalesafari on Valhall
Guided excursion to see the moose, king of the forest. Read more
Moose safari
Personal Guide only for you when you want it. Guided excursion to see the moose, king of the forest. Read more
Moose Safari Personal Tour
Join us on this soft adventure by RIB-boat and experience the Aurlandsfjord and the whole UNESCO listed Nærøyfjord in only 2hours 15 minutes. We use… Read more
Heritage FjordSafari
Join us on an active adventure from the fjord to the mountain! We start the day with a Basic FjordSafari on the Aurlandsfjord and to the great… Read more
Basic FjordSafari
Join us for this magnificent tour in Eikesdalen, a charming town with 65 people. From here we go the the beautiful valley; where we can see the last… Read more
Wild reindeer safari - Contrast adventure
You can experience the wonderful life in the archipelago at Valhall. Read more
Valhall, Eagle safari
Whether you are a very careful person or you are looking for some real action, there is a snowmobile activity appropriate for… Read more
Snowmobile safari - Dagali Opplevelser
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