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Boat ride on the Alta River - Norway


Norway has a long and exciting past involving a history of discovery and exploration, but it’s the variety of scenic beauty that remains Norway’s trump card. Get ready for a region of rare beauty, feted for its breath-taking fjords, spectacular waterfalls, forests, mountains and glaciers, formed during the last Ice Age. Its charming old wooden towns and old stave churches imbue a rustic charm. It’s a place of otherworldly experiences where the winter northern lights beguile the visitor while the sun refuses to set for the whole summer. Throw in the friendly inhabitants who share a lively cultural scene, and it’s easy to see why Norway has become one of Europe’s most popular destinations.

Norway’s capital city, Oslo, offers everything from historic treasures such as the 13th century Akershus Fortress, the Viking Ship Museum and Oslo City Museum, to the ultimate in cutting edge culture including the striking Vigelandsparken sculpture park and the ultra-modern Norwegian Opera and Ballet House. Beyond Oslo, make time to explore ancient Lillehammer and Hamar, which offer plenty of cathedral ruins, museums and Winter Olympics remnants. For a real taste of Norway, don’t miss the brightly painted timber-clad buildings of Bergen (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the breath-taking scenery of the Sognefjord which features the second longest fjord in the world, or the incredible waterfalls of the Geirangerfjord either. They’re all testament to the constant beauty of the awe-inspiring nation of Norway and are best enjoyed from up above on the cloud skimming Flam railway, which sits at over 3,000 feet above sea level! View more trips to Norway.

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  • Revel in outstanding Scandinavian scenery as you cruise the glassy fjords and ride the Flåm Railway. In the cities, soak up the seafaring history and lively cultural scene.

  • Marvel at the road less travelled with its breath taking mountains, rivers and fjords. Follow the tales and trails of the Vikings, while enjoying the modern culture and liveliness of the cities.

  • Sail the Baltic Sea, crossing rolling tundra and glassy fjords on your search for the midnight sun, all the while enjoying the local culture, history and striking scenery.

Norway has a rich culture, which is often celebrated in traditional song and costume-wearing, especially on the biggest public holiday, Constitution Day, on 17th May. On Midsummer's Eve, usually on 23rd June, celebrations are held on the beaches. The main Sami celebrations are at Easter, and include reindeer racing, and traditional concerts.

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Food for thought

Try to learn a few phrases to use on your vacation. It's amazing how far a 'hello' or 'thank you' will go with the locals - your Tour Director will be around to help if you get stuck.
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Gigi Smith-Bromage

Tour Director, Western Europe


Know before you go
  • Spring



    Av temp: 7˚C45˚F

  • Summer



    Av temp: 17˚C63˚F

  • Autumn



    Av temp: 6˚C43˚F

  • Winter



    Av temp: -2˚C28˚F

  • Time difference

    London GMT + 1hr

  • Currency

    Norwegian krone (NOK)

When to go: May-August for the best weather to see the vast Fjords of Norway.

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