1. Explore "the fjords"
Norway is widely known for its magnificent nature with high mountains and deep valleys – and not least – over a thousand beautiful fjords! The country’s best known, and perhaps the most beautiful of all, is the Geirangerfjord. In fact, so beautiful it’s listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List! The iconic fjord is located on Sunnmøre and is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls and green valley sides. Remember the camera!
TIP! If you can't get enough of fjords and waterfalls, you can also put the beautiful Nærøyfjord, Hardangerfjord and Norway’s longest fjord Sognefjord on the list – to name a few.
2. Experience the midnight sun
Did you know there’s a place on earth where the sun doesn't set? If you take a trip to Northern Norway in the summer, you can experience the midnight sun – which means sunshine around the clock! Whether you’re kayaking in the middle of the night, working on the tan, hiking or simply enjoying the beautiful light, it’s a magical experience you have to experience. It depends a little on where in the north you are, but you can normally experience the midnight sun between May and July. And the further north you are, the longer the season.
TIP! If you want to experience the magical phenomenon, check out one of these places where we have hotels: Bodø,Lofoten,Vesterålen,Harstad,Tromsø,Alta,Kautokeino,Kirkenes and Hammerfest.
3. Go to the top of Norway
Although Norway is known for its high mountains and great hiking, it’s actually not that difficult to go to Norway’s highest mountain peak. Galdhøpiggen, which is located in Jotunheimen, stretches 2469 metres above sea level and is a pretty accessible hike if you are in normally good shape. You can walk over a glacier on your way up (with a guide) and at the top you will be rewarded with spectacular views of majestic, snow-covered peaks.
If you don't want to go to the top, there are plenty of other lovely, more relaxed hikes all over the country. Both in the mountains, along the coast and in the forest. The Norwegian Trekking Association has marked paths (red T’s) across the country, making it easy to find your way around. Check out ut.no for hiking tips close to where you are, or ask at the hotel reception.