Norway is opening up! Get the latest travel information
Dynamic Variation:

There was not an exact match for the language you toggled to. You have been redirected to the nearest matching page within this section.

Choose Language
Toggling to another language will take you to the matching page or nearest matching page within that selection.
Search & Book Sponsored Links
or search all of Norway
Father and son canoeing on a family-friendly nature adventure in Femund Engerdal
Canoeing in Femund Engerdal.
Photo: Øyvind Lund /

Norwegian nature is an exciting playground whether you want to climb, ride, surf, join a glacier walk, or swim in a pothole. Here are ten of our favourite family-friendly summer activities.

  1. 1. Glacier hiking

    Norway has some really grandiose glaciers, especially in Fjord Norway and Northern Norway. Many of the guided tours on offer are suitable for families and children from 7–8 years old.

  2. 2. Via ferrata

    A via ferrata is a protected climbing route equipped with ladders, cables, and iron bolts that are anchored in the mountainside. There are several via ferratas in Norway, both family-friendly options and routes for more experienced climbers.

  3. 3. Horseback riding

    Saddle up and experience Norway’s natural beauty from the horseback. Numerous riding operators throughout the country offer everything from short trips to guided tours that last for several days.

  4. 4. Dog sledging on wheels

    Go on a dog sledging adventure in the middle of the summer! This is a fun activity to do together as a family, and a great way to experience nature.

  5. 5. Pothole exploration

    During the Ice Age, smooth potholes of all sizes were created in solid rock. Some of these giants’ kettles are filled with water, and so big that you can swim in them.

  6. 6. Wildlife safari

    You don’t have to travel to Africa to see wild animals. Join a guided safari and get close to animals like moose, musk oxen, eagles, or whales. Don’t forget your camera!

  7. 7. Kayaking and canoeing

    Whether you’re gliding across a quiet lake in a canoe or kayaking between small islands in an archipelago, it will definitely be a memorable family adventure.

  8. 8. Treehouses

    Wake up among squirrels and birds in the treetops! A night or two in a treehouse is something that neither children nor grown-ups will ever forget.

  9. 9. Climbing parks

    Norway is home to many outdoor climbing parks with routes and challenges for both small beginners and experienced climbers.

  10. 10. Surfing

    From Lofoten in the north to Rogaland in the southwest, you can enjoy excellent conditions for surfing – all year round. Just remember to always wear a wetsuit.

Take advantage of top offers

See our selection of companies that work hard to make you happy all through your trip.

More child-friendly fun

  • Filters
    Filter Your Search
    TripAdvisor Symbol
    • Show More
    • No available filters
    • Show More
    • No available filters
    Clear Filters
  • View
  • Sort By
Filter Your Search
TripAdvisor Symbol
  • Show More
  • No available filters
  • Show More
  • No available filters
Clear Filters
Back To Top
Dynamic Variation:
Your Recently Viewed Pages

Back to top