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Home to some of the world’s most breathtaking sights and experiences, from the majestic snow-capped mountains of the north to a vast landscape of fjords in the south, Norway has a rich tapestry of nature waiting to be explored.
The country is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, with sweeping valleys and dense forests providing unlimited environments for awe-inspiring active pursuits. It’s not just hikers and adrenaline-seekers who will find a world of possibility in stunning Norway, and unique natural attractions such as crystal clear lakes and toweringly ethereal waterfalls offer something fascinating for all the family.
Norway is an incredibly diverse country and there’s something to love wherever you travel. From kayaking in Tromso to whale watching in Andenes, each city and region has a unique character and local flavor to discover. A great way to decide which region you want to visit is by researching the calendar of social and cultural events that take place throughout the country and range from classical music concerts to traditional heritage festivals. It’s not just the country’s breathtaking natural environments that have made Norway a beacon of unmissable luxury travel, and in the urban centers of Oslo and Bergen, travelers will find a world of creativity, innovation, and cosmopolitan living. These cities possess an unimaginable array of galleries, world-class restaurants, and historical sites to explore as well as a great selection of luxury hotels and five-star boutique properties.
Group Trip Departs: • 18th June 2024
Spend time aboard the small luxury expedition ship, the World Navigator, and enjoy a coastal tour of some of Scandinavia’s most breathtaking destinations. Jam-packed with cultural experiences and stunning natural landscapes, this Norway and Iceland luxury cruise encompasses all of...
The itinerary is truly a once in a lifetime adventure. You’ll snowmobile, visit an ice hotel and hopefully see the Northern Lights in all their glory. Starting in Tromsø, which they call the Paris of the North, you’ll find your...
Visit Tromsø, the capital of the Arctic, surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands. Hunt for the magical Northern Lights, experience the Sami culture and explore the Nordic wilderness during a traditional husky sledding. Situated at nearly 70° north, there are...
Tromsø is a lively city with a rich cultural life. It has a bustling, friendly nightlife and is full of interesting shops, museums, churches, cafés and restaurants with Arctic menus. This itinerary sees you go in hunt of the Northern Lights...
Group Trip Departs: • 23rd August 2023
Join a luxury gay group trip and discover Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Your adventure will begin in Stockholm. You’ll visit the ABBA Museum which is rather camp and totally bonkers – everything you’d expect, in other words. From dancing queens...
Discover Scandinavia on this nine-day Ultimate Luxury itinerary. You’ll be staying in the best hotels and eating in the finest restaurants as you explore the Medieval centre of Stockholm, the colourful harbour of Copenhagen, and ultimately sailing into Oslo. As...
“I had a truly unforgettable time in Norway and Sweden. My husband and I are still talking about our adventures and it's been almost a year!”
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Norway is one of the best places to visit on earth for those wanting to see the Northern Lights. This fascinating and breathtaking country is blessed with some of the world’s most beautiful green landscapes, sweeping snow-capped mountain ranges, and vast lakes. All of this world-class scenery makes Norway a fantastic choice for thrill-seekers and luxury relaxers alike.
Norway’s capital city Oslo is somewhat of an undiscovered gem that boasts an eclectic skyline of modernist monuments and traditional wood-clad houses. Oslo’s cosmopolitan character is the perfect tonic to the striking scenery found throughout the country’s rural landscapes, and the city also possesses an abundance of luxury properties ranging from trendy boutiques to grand bastions of traditional elegance.
You’ll find the bulk of Norway’s compact gay scene in Oslo, but LGBTQ+ travelers will be struck by the country’s inclusive spirit wherever they look. The Norwegians are too busy being rich and happy to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, and LGBTQ+ Norwegians enjoy a strikingly equitable set of rights and legal protections. Norway’s fascinating history can be traced back thousands of years and one of the best ways to catch a glimpse of Viking Norway is through a trip to the Viking Ship Museum. Here you can see some of the remains from that kinetic time covering 793-1066 AD, when Viking raiders terrorized much of the world from their Scandinavian bases. Whilst in Oslo be sure to head to the Fram Museum for some discovery about the history of Norway’s polar expeditions. Oslo also has one of the best food and drink scenes in Scandinavia with a sumptuous mix of traditional restaurants and innovative flavour palaces.
Scandinavia is one of the world’s most progressive regions when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights with Sweden, Norway, and Denmark all exemplifying a modern approach to sexuality and gender. In 1981 Norway became one of the first countries in the world to enact an anti-discrimination law aimed at protecting LGBTQ+ people.
Going for a hike in Norway is an exciting experience, perfect for those seeking thrilling outdoor adventure combined with breathtaking scenery. With a huge variety of trails on offer, ranging from coastal paths to mountainous climbs, there’s something for all levels of ability. Research your trip ahead of time to choose the best trail that suits your personal preferences and physical needs. Popular routes include Trolltunga, Preikestolen, Romsdalseggen Ridge, and Besseggen Ridge.
The Viking Ship Museum in Oslo provides a window into the intriguing world of the Vikings. Home to three authentic 9th-century ships, this museum is visited by history lovers and curious adventurers alike. Admirers can gaze upon beautiful carvings and learn about construction methods used in Viking times. For a truly interactive experience, take a guided tour or row a replica ship in the nearby area. Spend an afternoon here and embark on an unforgettable journey; explore the ancient relics and delve into the captivating history of these seafaring warriors.
For the winter enthusiast, Norway is a top destination for skiing. With numerous ski resorts offering lessons throughout the year, it’s important to book your accommodation and ski spots in advance. From beginner lessons to advanced skiers, you’re sure to find an instructor that suits your needs. Skiing in Norway also offers a chance to experience its culture and history at local villages, with traditional cuisine and friendly locals.
Those hoping to have an unforgettable view of the Northern Lights should seek out spots unspoiled by light pollution. Sites farther away from cities and towns typically offer better visibility, as do places with mountains in the background. Norway is particularly known for its stunning shows of the Aurora Borealis, and some of the most popular viewing locations are Tromso, Narvik, and Lofoten.
If you’re looking to see the Northern Lights in Norway, your best bet is during the winter months from October to March. At this time of year, there is less light pollution and more hours of darkness that make it easier to spot the Aurora Borealis. Be sure to dress warmly though and keep an eye on weather forecasts in order to enjoy clear skies for peak viewing.
Since it gets cold during the winter nights, make sure you have dressed appropriately in warm layers if you plan on waiting for hours for this celestial display. You’ll need gloves, boots, scarves and hats along with your coat as well as your camera or binoculars. Capturing the beauty of the Northern Lights with those tools is essential.
To capture the spectacular beauty of the Northern Lights, always remember to bring your camera and video recorder. Utilizing a tripod and taking as many shots as possible with an adjusted ISO, shutter speed, and white balance will result in better-quality images. Having extra memory cards on hand is also suggested since long exposure shots require large files. By doing all this, you are sure to have a great record of this amazing natural phenomenon.
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January is a cold month nationwide, with daily averages only reaching -3°C in Oslo. Further north temperatures will be even colder and snowfall is also very common.
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February is also very similar to January, cold temperatures in Oslo and even colder daily averages further north. Daily sunshine starts to increase from here onwards as we progress through the winter into spring.
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March sees a slight increase in rainfall as the temperatures get slightly warmer. Further north the total hours of sunlight increases to 5.
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The weather in April continues to get warmer, with temperatures rising to 5°C in Oslo. Further north temperatures remain colder but daily sunlight hours continue to increase.
7°C - 16°C
May sees an increase in temperature with Oslo averaging at around 12°C. May is the start of spring, and with it brings 7 hours of sun during the day.
11°C - 20°C
Moving further into spring, June brings more good weather. Longer sunnier days and warmer temperatures with the average reaching 16°C in Oslo.
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July is Norway's warmest month, with the average in Oslo reaching 18°C. In previous years Norway has seen warmer summers, but it is hard to predict when the heat wave arrives each year.
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August continues to be a warm month, but is the rainiest month with around 90mm of rain on average.
7°C - 16°C
September is a pleasant month, temperatures start to drop again but there is less rain compared to August. September is on the cusp of the dark season so the days start to get shorter.
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October is the start of the dark season, with around 3 hours of sunlight in total. Because of this, temperatures drop right down with averages in Oslo only reaching 7°C.
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November is a good time to visit if you are looking to catch the Northern lights in all their glory. Due to there only being 1 hour of sunlight during the day, there is plenty of time in darkness to see them!
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In December temperatures get even colder and there is still only an hour of sunlight during the day. Expect plenty of snow as well and don't be surprised if temperatures stay sub zero.
Oslo Gardermoen Airport is the biggest and busiest airport in the Scandinavian country, offering both international and domestic flights. Other airports you can fly into are Bergen Flesland Airport, Trondheim Vaernes Airport, and Stavanger Sola Airport. Do note that if flying from outside of Europe, you may have to transfer through another European city first. Prior to your flight, it’s important to check the entry requirements and travel restrictions that may be applicable based on your country of origin or any current COVID-19 restrictions.
Visiting Norway requires advanced planning. Citizens of certain countries may be able to obtain a Schengen visa from their travel agency or embassy, which allows up to a 90-day stay in Norway. Other travelers will need to apply for regular work, visit, or study permit before entering and make sure they have the correct documentation ready.
Traveling to Norway by sea has never been easier, with numerous ferry companies providing routes from multiple countries. Fjord Line offers trips from Norway to Denmark and the United Kingdom, Color Line operates between Norway, Denmark, and Germany, and Scandinavian Seaways runs services throughout Scandinavia. Passengers can enjoy comfortable seating and delicious food on board as they journey in comfort straight toward this picturesque country.
Traveling around Norway by rail is an excellent way to explore and appreciate its many varied landscapes. InterRail passes make train travel in Scandinavia simple, with Norway included. These passes range from single-country tickets to ‘Global Pass’ options that offer unlimited rail access across 30 European countries, including Norway.
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