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Why Norway?

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If you secretly wonder why you would send your clients to a remote corner of northern Europe, read on. Here is what travel consultants need to know about Norway, from natural wonders and Arctic adventures to city breaks and cultural curiosities.

Natural wonders

One of Norway’s most obvious attractions is the spectacular nature. The fjord landscape is unique, and places like Tromsø and Svalbard have made Arctic adventure holidays accessible. In the summer, people come to take part in outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, cycling activities in pristine surroundings, whilst enjoying the midnight sun in the northern parts of the country. 

The winters attract those who are into winter sports like skiing, skating and dog sledding. There is also a high chance of catching more than a glimpse of the northern lights. The coastal steamer Hurtigruten is also a popular choice, taking passengers along the coast from Bergen in Fjord Norway all the way up to Kirkenes near the Russian border in the north.


Cultural delights

There is more to Norway than nature, however. Main cities like Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim and Tromsø all have a lively cultural scene with plenty of festivals, art exhibitions and museums

The capital Oslo is currently one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, and visitors can enjoy a great amount of new architecture, a buzzing live music scene and an interesting food culture with everything from cosy cafes to fine dining restaurants. Food is a hot topic not just in the cities – throughout the country you will notice a strong focus on reinventing Norway’s culinary traditions by combining local ingredients in new ways. Look out for fresh seafood in particular. History buffs, meanwhile, can indulge in a large dose of colourful Viking heritage.


Explore Norway


Norway is probably bigger than you think. Even though there are only just over 5 million inhabitants in the country, it takes 30 hours to drive from Kristiansand in the south to Hammerfest in the north. The map will help you to get to know the biggest cities, fjords and attractions.

Fjord Norway has everything from world-famous fjords and picturesque islands to glaciers, waterfalls and some of Norway's most fascinating towns… Read more
Fjord Norway
From buzzing city life and coastal charm to lush valleys and world-class culture – in Eastern Norway you can enjoy adrenaline-filled activities,… Read more
Eastern Norway
Visit Southern Norway, where picturesque towns, white wooden houses, an archipelago with thousands of islands, and exiting inland adventures are… Read more
Southern Norway
In Northern Norway, spectacular experiences await. From the scenic coastline and activities like fishing, hiking and mountaineering, to the northern… Read more
Northern Norway
Trøndelag offers an irresistible mix of urban, historical sights like Røros and Stiklestad and the 2.0 version of a remote rural fishing… Read more
The Svalbard Islands are located in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Here, you will find untouched arctic wilderness and… Read more
The Svalbard Islands
Main cities
Welcome to the new capital of Nordic cool! Get all our tips on top things to see and do in Oslo, including major attractions like MUNCH and the… Read more
Although it's the second-biggest city in Norway, Bergen is packed with small town charm. Read more
Breathtaking surroundings with fjords, mountains and long, white beaches. Stavanger and Sandnes also boasts an impressive assortment of museums and… Read more
The Stavanger region
The vibrant city of Trondheim is home to some of Trøndelag’s most popular attractions, cosy shopping streets and a myriad of restaurants… Read more
From local food and mountains soaring above deep blue fjords to the midnight sun and the northern lights – discover the Arctic capital,… Read more
Famous fjords
The deep blue UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow- covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. Read more
The Geirangerfjord area
Norway’s longest fjord, Sognefjorden, is surrounded by spectacular nature. In this part of Fjord Norway, you can experience fjord safari,… Read more
The Sognefjord area
From soaring peaks and glaciers to deep fjords – nature is the main attraction in Nordfjord. Go hiking, surfing and paddling or relax at a spa.… Read more
From Trolltunga and the Folgefonna glacier to the Vøringfossen waterfall – the Hardangerfjord region offers some of the best experiences… Read more
Top attractions
Join a dogsled expedition, learn to throw a lasso, and experience the Sami culture first hand in Karasjok and Kautokeino. Read more
Land of the Sami
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    Key facts about Norway

    • System of government: Constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy
    • Head of government: Prime Minister Erna Solberg
    • Size: 385,155 square kilometres
    • Population: Over 5 million inhabitants
    • Capital: Oslo
    • Languages: Norwegian bokmål, Norwegian nynorsk and Sami
    • Religion: Church of Norway (Protestant Christianity)
    • Currency: Norwegian kroner (NOK) 1 krone = 100 øre
    • Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +1 hour
    • National day: 17 May

    Bonus features

    Included in the price on every trip to Norway

    • Easy communication – practically everyone speaks English
    • A strong focus on sustainability and green travel
    • Family friendly – great for travelling with kids
    • Safe travel – low crime rate
    • A reliable infrastructure with excellent transport links
    • Accessible nature and natural attractions within easy reach



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