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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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Kayaking in the waters by the island Hidra.
Photo: Adam Read / Visit Sørlandet

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

Narvik
Bring out your inner explorer at Andøya Space in Vesterålen! Located on Norway’s most scenic coastline you can join one of our virtual space missions,… Read more
ANDØYA SPACE – SPACESHIP AURORA
Lofoten
Europe’s highest fjord view from a road. The spectacular platform, Geiranger Skywalk, guarantees you an airy experience. It is quite possibly… Read more
Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba
Thon Hotel Stavanger has a goal to be «your home away from home». They have made the hotel designed especially for casual and business travellers with… Read more
Thon Hotel Stavanger
Grab the chance to beat the crowds and enjoy a guided hike to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and the Lysefjord during the serenity of Norway's off-season. Read more
Guided Preikestolen Winter / Spring Hike (premium day-hike)
GUIDED DAY-TRIP TO PULPIT ROCK - EXCLUSIVE TO OUTDOORLIFE NORWAY! Enjoy the Lysefjord during the serenity of Norway's winter/springtime while… Read more
Guided Preikestolen Winter / Spring Cruise & Hike (premium day-trip)
Oslo's Opera House is located right at the harbour, with an angled, white exterior that appears to rise from the water. It invites its visitors to… Read more
The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Ålesund
The Atlanterhavsparken is one of the most particular Aquariums in Europe. The Aquarium is built into the coastal landscape at Tueneset, the coastline… 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. 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 houses at Langedrag are situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. They look like fairytale castles, 1000 metres above sea level with a… Read more
Langedrag Wildlife park
Fram is the strongest wooden ship ever built and still holds the records for sailing farthest north and farthest south. At the Fram Museum you can… Read more
Fram Museum - The Polar Ship Fram
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
Oscarsborg Fortress is a jewel in the Drøbak narrow. In summer, Oscarsborg is perfect for families and for those interested in nature, culture… Read more
Oscarsborg Fortress
We wish all of our guests a hearty welcome to a new, joyful season and an unforgettable day for both young and old at TusenFryd Amusement Park.  … Read more
TusenFryd
Climbing park in the woods with eight exciting courses with more than 70 obstacles, including several Tarzan jumps and ziplines. The trails have… Read more
Oslo Climbing Park
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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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    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.

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

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