Updated: Sep 28, 2021
When you think about Norway, what do you think of? For many people, Norway is seen as a frigid and far away place and is not given a lot of consideration when making travel plans. This is unfortunate, as Norway has a lot to offer and could be the perfect destination for some people. Read below to see some of what Norway has to offer and why it might be an excellent addition to your bucket list.
Things To Do
Hiking- You don’t have to be an experienced hiker to take advantage of Norway’s many hiking trails. While some are more difficult than others, there are a variety of beginner-friendly paths that will take you along some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. If you do happen to be a hiking enthusiast, there are plenty of more challenging trails to fulfill your need for adventure. The Troll’s Tongue, for example, is around 8-10 hours long and will take you to a view that is 3,609 feet above sea level.
Stargaze- Gazing at the stars in Norway can be much different than gazing at the stars elsewhere. For one, the Northern Lights are visible, more so during October through March. This natural phenomenon can be hard to catch but may be worth waiting for. During the summer months, you can also see the midnight sun in the sky, especially if you are further north.
Where To Go
Lofoten Islands- An excellent place for activities such as hiking, fishing, and cycling, the Lofoten Islands are known for their sharp mountain peaks and breathtaking views.
Oslo- If you are interested in art, architecture, or Nordic culture in any way, Oslo is the place to go. Here, you can visit places such as the opera and admire the design of the buildings.
Geirangerfjord- Officially a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Geirangerfjord has stunning scenery, from snow-covered mountains to rushing waterfalls.
When To Go
Depending on what you are looking for, different times of the year will be ideal for different reasons. For example, Fall in Norway is known for food festivals and seasonal produce, whereas Winter is perfect for seeing the Northern Lights. Spring is great for hiking, and summer is lovely due to the long days and warmer temperatures.
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