With sparkling fjords, captivating cities and the chance to see the northern lights, Norway is a nation like no other...
Curled around the western edges of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Norway is a vast and sparsely populated country. It has natural majesty in abundance, while the people and the cosmopolitan cities will also put a smile on the face of anyone fortunate enough to visit.
Norway is hard to define in just a few words. It is beautiful, stylish, wild, sophisticated, energetic, inspiring, and so much more. One trip is never enough to truly capture the grandeur of Norway and its many faces… you will just have to keep coming back.
There are many excellent Norway hotels in which to savour your stay. From rooms in traditional townhouses and basic lodgings in bland business hotels, to spa resorts, glamping spots, ice hotels and historic harbour buildings, there is no shortage of amazing spaces to rest after a day exploring Norway.
It is an expensive place to visit, so it pays to do your research before booking accommodation in Norway.
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From basic rooms to luxury hotels, Norway caters for all types of visitors, offering a warm welcome (even when it is chilly outside)…
The capital of Norway, Oslo, is a major city-break destination and a wonderful place to get a flavour of urban Norway. There are many hotels within the compact centre of Oslo, including a large number of simply breath-taking designer hotels that command hefty rates. You will also find chain brands that offer a comfortable stay, without some of the unique designer touches but with rates that are more reasonable. Oslo also has basic, mid-range accommodation and a small collection of budget hotels. Booking early is the best way to get a deal, especially during the busy summer months.
Bergen is another hugely popular tourist destination. This charming harbour city on the west coast of Norway is a gateway to the fjords. Hotels in Bergen are often booked by visitors looking for a stay of one or two nights before hopping aboard a cruise ship. Summer is also busy in Bergen and hotels in the city centre and in the historic area of Bryggen should be booked well in advance.
In the south of Norway are the cities of Stavanger and Kristiansand, while Trondheim is further north and another gateway to the peaks and fjords of the jigsaw-like coastline. Tromso, or the “Capital of the Arctic”, is in the far north of the country and offers an eclectic blend of travel experiences; play a round of golf in the midnight sun, see the northern lights in winter, or shop, dine and take a trip up the stomach-churning Fjellheisen Cable Car in summer.
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Great cities, swathes of untouched countryside, beautiful fjords, and bundles of history; there’s plenty to see and do here...
Top five attractions
The northern lights
Between late autumn and early spring, Norway has some of the best seats in the house for one of Mother Nature’s greatest performances. Head north, perhaps to Tromso, for your best chance of viewing the aurora borealis.
Munch Museum in Oslo
Enjoy a real insight into the life of one of Oslo’s most famous sons – Edvard Munch. He left almost all his life’s work to the city prior to his death in 1940. The original version of ‘The Scream’, however, is not on display (although you can still view a faithful reproduction).
Bergen’s historic wharf was once of the most hectic trading hubs of Norway. Sadly, fire and neglect saw much of it disappear, but Bryggen has been preserved and renovated to show how Bergen once operated.
Often known as the Preacher’s Pulpit, this famous, flat-topped cliff is a popular natural viewing platform offering dramatic views over the fjords.
The Atlantic Road
This 8km road between Molde and Kristiansund twists and turns its way along the edge of the sea for what must be one of the most exhilarating drives anywhere in Europe.
Norway has a vibrant arts scene, which is reflected in its list of annual events. Here are three of the best…
Midsummer Night; June: Witness bonfires, fireworks and all-night parties across the country as Norwegians celebrate the midnight sun.
Oslo Jazz Festival; August: Hailed as one of Europe’s premier jazz events, the Oslo Jazz Festival attracts some of the biggest names on the scene.
Bergart; October: The Bergen Art Festival is a showcase of many different styles of art and music.