Norway is best known for its vibrant capital Oslo that is home to city beaches, renowned restaurants, an exciting street food scene and a vibrant arts and music scene. The magnificent fjordlands between the charming town of Bergen and the art nouveau Ålesund drawn flocks of visitors to enjoy the landscape of cavernous cliff-sides, crystal clear waters, snow-covered mountain peaks and rushing waterfalls. Explore the immense Geirangerfjord, hike in the Sunnmøre Alps or take a ride on the famous Flåm railway. Stay on the water as you charter the HMS Gåssten and delve where larger ships cannot access, discover secret fishing spots, paddle board cool waters and cycle through mountain valleys. The culinary heart of Norway is the Trøndelag region with the city of Trondheim at its centre. Taste your way around the region with produce from local farmers who create wonderful cheese, meat, beer, aquavit and vegetables.
The wild northern reaches of Norway in the realms of the Arctic Circle are lands of Vast expanses, steep mountains, reindeers, midnight sun and northern lights. The Lofoten Islands with their deep fjords, sail bird colonies and wide, white sandy beaches are dotted with rorbu fisherman’s houses that you can make your home. Kayak the waters and spot sea eagles, this archipelago is a nature lovers dream. On the northernmost tip of Norway the wilds of the Varanger Peninsula is peppered with cozy guesthouses, wild camping spots and great fishing spots.
The archipelago of Svalbard, only 600 miles from the North Pole, is without doubt one of the most beautiful places on this earth nearly two-thirds of the island’s surface is protected and consists of nature reserves, national parks, bird sanctuaries and a plant protection area. Steeped in a fascinating history, the archipelago is packed with wildlife from polar bears, to walruses, seals, arctic fox, eider ducks, reindeer and ptarmigan. To explore by snowmobile and dog sled is an unimaginable privilege. Journey to a working coal mining city; visit an abandoned Russian mining town; snowmobile over the mountains to the disused Isfjord Radio communications base and stay overnight in great comfort. Or camp under the stars and be awe-struck by the northern lights and a million stars. Whatever you decide, a holiday in Norway is the stuff of dreams.