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Module 06:
Can I travel to Norway with children?

Family is important in Norway and kids are welcome practically everywhere. You can expect activities and facilities for children both in and outside the cities.

In this module you will learn everything you need to know about taking the little ones to Norway.


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Photo: Ute foto - Visitnorway.com

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Check out where to find some of the most popular places for kids in Norway.

Narvik
SPACESHIP AURORA is the visitor center of Andøya Space Center. If you are interested in space and especially the Northern Lights, this is the place… Read more
SPACESHIP AURORA - Andøya Space Center
Lofoten
Ålesund
In 2019, Atlanterhavsparken was granted the status as Norway’s first marine science centre by the Norwegian government. The first construction… Read more
Atlanterhavsparken Ålesund - The Norwegian Aquarium
Bergen
Welcome to a science centre where the whole family can discover more than 100 different exhibits. Read more
Bergen Science Centre VilVite
Meet the sea lions, the creepy - but great crocodiles, fish and the fascinating snakes at Bergen Aquarium. Film screening and feeding daily. Book… Read more
Bergen Aquarium
Stavanger
Discover this popular science centre and museum in Sandnes. Here are four levels of exhibitions and activities. Topics are natural science,… Read more
Vitenfabrikken
Kristiansand
Narrow gauge preserved railway line (1,067 mm gauge) situated in Vennesla near Kristiansand and using steam locomotives and carriages which are over… Read more
Setesdalsbanen Railway line
Kristiansand Zoo and amusement park- Dyreparken - is the most visited attraction for families with children in Norway. Explore Nordic wilderness and… Read more
Dyreparken - Kristiansand Zoo and amusement park
Trondheim
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
Lillehammer
In Hunderfossen Winter Park, you will find Scandinavias southernmost Snow Hotel. It is located next to the fairytale castel in the middel of the… Read more
Hunderfossen Winterpark
Oslo
Maihaugen offers activities and experiences for the whole family. Enjoy the idyllic surroundings of this great open-air museum and experience life… Read more
Maihaugen Museum
The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History is one of the world’s oldest and biggest open-air museums. Collected in the museum extensive grounds,… Read more
Norsk Folkemuseum – Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
The Viking Ship Museum is currently closed due to an ongoing strike among security personnel. Museum on the Bygdøy peninsula with the… Read more
The Viking Ship Museum
Thor Heyerdahl (1914–2002) gained worldwide fame when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsawood raft Kon-Tiki in 1947. He followed this up… Read more
The Kon-Tiki Museum
Museum with children's art from 180 countries. See the world through the eyes of children with the help of textiles, drawings, paintings,… Read more
International Museum of Children's Art
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    Family-friendly holidays

    From practical information to inspiring ideas and tour suggestions – find out what your clients can do with the whole family in Norway.

    Find extra information on Visitnorway.com
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    Test your knowledge

    Finished the module? Check your knowledge by doing the test below.

    Alert: The following question(s) have setup issues:
    One of your clients is interested in a skiing holiday with her kids, who are 5 and 7 years old. The 5-year-old has never tried skiing. What advantages would you emphasise when you suggest Norway as a destination? Select all the alternatives you think are correct.

    Nope, that's not what we had in mind.

    Norway is often described as a favourable country for travelling with children. Why? Select all the alternatives you think are correct.

    Oh dear, we're afraid you didn't get this one right.

    Two children by the sea at Bragdøya in Kristiansand
    Children at Bragdøya island.
    Photo: Adam Read / Visit Sørlandet