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What is luxury? Bell boys and gold faucets?
Or free access to... this!
If you ask a Norwegian, the answer might surprise you!
Here are 10 things we consider to be a luxury:
Yes, we might be weird ... but luxury for us is to be able to spend more time outdoors! Many Norwegians prefer more free time over a pay rise.
Hiking, biking, and paddling, going skiing or fishing – feeling free! You too can take part in numerous activities in stunning nature all over the country, and learn the noble art of friluftsliv.
Where's the spa? Everywhere! Norway is a giant natural spa.
Enjoy thousands of lakes and rivers, and waterfalls.
Less is more, so why not skip the swimsuit and go skinny dipping? ;)
Ditch the high heels. The dress code is hiking gear at this club!
The mountains are always open, and the view beats any bricks and mortar bar out there.
Hike your way up, or ...
... take a gondola lift for breathtaking city views. This cable car takes you to the peak of Mount Ulriken, the tallest of Bergen's seven mountains.
Want to sip a drink inside? Find the best sky bars and rooftop bars.
Not just five stars …
… but a million stars!
Who knew waking up in a tree house could feel so luxurious? Surrounded by quiet, calm Norwegian nature, you can really get a good night sleep.
Check out some unique accommodation around the country, like Woodnest in Odda, Fjord Norway (pictured here).
We might not have any automakers to brag about, but we have our very own exclusive horse breed, which also happens to be the cutest horse in the world.
Meet the Norwegian Fjord Horse!
The breed originally stems from Fjord Norway, but you can meet them in several places around the country.
Their steady gait will carry you safely through any riding adventure.
Authentic. Down to earth. A countryside escape might be just what you need!
Get to know the rich Norwegian farming culture and history while indulging in some high-end farmhouse accommodation, like here at Hoel Farm by Mjøsa lake in Eastern Norway.
For Norwegians gourmet food is all about fresh, healthy, locally sourced ingredients in season.
It doesn't have to be too formal, though. At some fine dining restaurants in Norway, you can even wear slippers!
This is the case at Kvitnes Farm in Vesterålen, Northern Norway, a perfect example of fine farm-to-table dining.
You can also enjoy a memorable meal at one of Norway's many Michelin-starred restaurants. We also love a big seafood feast, made from the catch of the day, straight from the sea!
For world class crab, langoustine, bacalao, and salmon, visit the seafood heaven that is the Trøndelag coast!
Don't forget to sample some tasty fresh cow's milk!
Learn the secret of why Norwegian milk is among the best in the world.
Or try some Norwegian bubbly – delicious handcrafted apple juices and ciders!
We love a bit of traditional luxury, too.
Experience the ultimate star treatment at one of Norway's exclusive and historic hotels, like the posh Britannia Hotel in Trondheim.
Last but not least, feeling good is only possible when you are in balance with your surroundings.
Norway has more than 32 destinations that have committed themselves to work hard for a more sustainable future, including the stunning Geirangerfjord.
Visit a destination that is part of the environmental certification scheme Sustainable Destination.
Experience Norway in style on board Hurtigruten's two new adventure cruises!
Unlock the secret to the good life in Norway.
Southbound voyage on the Norwegian Coastal Voyage (Kystruten) from Tromsø with Scandinavian Escort then Bergen to Oslo on our Scenic Train Journey. | 50 Degrees North
This family adventure includes a night at the Sorrisniva Ice Hotel in Alta and includes plenty of winter sporting action. Stay in a beautiful, family run boutique lodge nestled in the forest, just outside Alta. | 50 Degrees North
A once-in-a-lifetime road trip above the Arctic Circle which includes spectacular stops on your way through beautiful nature. Up here everything is an adventure. | Up Norway.
We have curated an itinerary that invites travellers to explore Norway from a gender equality perspective, and discover why Norway ranks so highly in the UN sustainable development chart.
Enjoy a week of luxury skiing and sailing in the fjords surrounding the Lyngen Alps outside Tromsø. Gear and meals are included. Perfect for groups of up to 8. | Book Nordics
8 days on an escorted summer tour of Norwegian Fjords, that takes you 'off the beaten' track on our premium mini-coach between Oslo and Bergen. | 50 Degrees North
The Discovery Route from the 1880s was the first-ever high-end fjord package holiday to be sold in Norway. Now we will take you through the incomparable beauty of Norway in all its diversity. | Up Norway.
The world’s most beautiful shortcut – from east to northwest through the Norwegian sierra. Recharge your batteries in stunning, ever-changing surroundings - relax and gain new perspectives. | Up Norway.
Experience the same landscapes that have entranced Norway's most famous artists for centuries while travelling through mountains, fjords and coastal landscapes, and from cities to villages. | Up Norway.
With an extended stay in a riverside lodge near Flåm, take your time and enjoy the Norwegian fjord scenery by hiking, kayaking or biking. Half board, train journey, transfers and two outdoor activities are included. | 50 Degrees North
This journey encourages you to create your own magical connection in Alta, going on adventures such as dogsledding, snowmobiling and ice-fishing, and seeking the illuminations of the polar night. | Up Norway.
Svalbard – 1300 km (810 miles) from the North Pole – is an escape from the escape. As one of the last great wildernesses, Svalbard takes the Norwegian experience to a whole new level. | Up Norway.
Take your seat on an epic rail journey through tranquil landscapes peppered with majestic mountains, fjords and waterfalls – on foot, by boat or even in a kayak. | Up Norway.
Tour the Western Fjords of Norway, starting from Bergen and finishing in Ålesund. Discover Western Norway's mountains on guided hikes and admire breathtaking panoramic views across the scenic landscape. | 50 Degrees North
8 days independent journey between Bergen and Ålesund travelling 'off the beaten' track on our premium mini-coach and coastal express ferry. | 50 Degrees North
Join us on a 6-day northern lights round trip to Tromsø
from Oslo. Fly to Tromsø where you will experience all the highlights of the region, including several opportunities to chase the northern lights. | Fjord Travel
Find a place where time stands still, feel the wind gently touch your face, and taste the richness that lives in the soil. Discover people and places that touch your heart. | Up Norway
On this journey, you will immerse yourself in the mythical fairy tales of Norway, and become a part of the story of the eternally immortalised trolls in the peculiar mountains around you. | Up Norway.
Experience Norway’s best northern lights destinations, Kirkenes & Tromsø, on this amazing 7-day round trip from Oslo. | Fjord Travel
Slow travel means personal awareness: tuning into your own feelings, redefining and setting new goals, feeling peace, clearing brain fog, invigorating the mind and establishing what matters. | Up Norway.
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