Famous for its coastal fjords, mountainous railways and front row seats to the most spectacular show, The Northern Lights, Norway. Once you get your fill of this country's organic goodness, the only thing left to do is to live like a Norwegian! Therefore, reserve and stay warm in a traditional cottage which is nestled deep in this northern kingdom. If the glacial landscapes are not your thing, then do not write off Norway just as, the electric capital of Oslo, or the multi-colored haven of Bergen is the ideal place to stay in Norway, perfect for a Scandinavian city-break weekend like no other.
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Visit Norway, the happiest nation in the world!
If you have ever considered a trip to Noway, but you are not sure if there would be something for you, then think again, because, in this vibrant country, there is something for everybody. With its icy Fjord network, impressive mountain peaks and stretches of verdant landscape, Norway is an adventure lovers utopia. If you would rather enjoy the cultural wonders of Norway, then prepare to get lost in a maze of art and architecture across the country's colour-kissed cities, because nowhere designs urban jungles quite like Norway. Whether you are looking for an authentic cabin in the woods or a bed and breakfast in the heart of the city, you can find the holiday rental of your dreams when you book through. Airbnb or Trip Advisor today.
When to visit?
The best time to visit Norway is mainly dependent on your itinerary, as you will want to visit at different points of the year if you would rather ski than shop. June to early September is the peak tourist months, as the country's climate reaches its peak, and the days are renowned for being abnormally long in comparison to the UK. If you would rather hit the Norwegian slopes, or chase the Northern Lights, then hold off your visit until later in the year, as though the winter months of November, December and January may be cold, but these low clouds only maximise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights, while offering the best snow conditions for skiing.
How to get there?
Located in Scandinavia, the quickest way to visit Norway from the UK is to fly, with direct flights from London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle and Aberdeen to Oslo Airport taking only two hours, or sometimes even less! Some UK airports also fly direct to Bergen, Stavanger and Kristiansand, so depending on where your holiday rental is, you might want to travel further in the UK to land even closer to your holiday rental destination. Another way of reaching Norway is by DFDS ferry, with two crossings weekly from Immingham in North East Lincolnshire, to Brevik, which is just less than a two-hour drive from Oslo. Crossings can take up to 36 hours, but the onboard facilities are said to be excellent, so if you want to enjoy the trip across The North Sea, then consider this different way of travelling.
Fairytale fjords in the magical Norwegian landscape
Geirangerfjord, Nærøyfjord, Oslofjord or Sognefjord, also known as the 'King of Fjords', whichever fjord you choose to experience in Norway, be sure that you visit at least one! There are over 1000 fjords across Norway, so wherever your accommodation may be, you are never going to be too far away from these natural spectacles. Formed by a dramatic glaciation which reached below the sea level, these U-shaped valleys have evolved over millions of years, and today are a sublime landscape which visitors from across the world all flock to witness. A day spent along the fjords is a day well spent in Norway, so leave your holiday home early and immerse yourself in their rich beauty, before recharging when night falls across natural Norway.
Adventure in Norway
Norway is a land of extremes, and with different adventure levels for every visitor waiting around each impressive corner, there is no denying that you can get your fill of adrenaline-fuelled attractions. Choose a traditional holiday chalet which is authentically Norwegian in the heart of Flåm, where you can hop on the Flam mountain railway, where you can take in the unbelievably steep views from the comfort of a carriage. Alongside the railroad, the mystical fjords and towering mountain summits, Norway is famed for its spectacular northern lights display which can be enjoyed on the Russian border. This rainbow infused sky is on basically everybody's bucket list, so don't pass up the chance to witness it, wherever your holiday rental in Norway may be.
Artistic architecture in Norway's colourful-kissed cities
No city on earth is crafted quite like Oslo. With the sculptures of Vigeland Park, the unmistakable arch of the Viking Ship Museum and the contemporary Opera House, Oslo is a network of modernist buildings and undeniably attractive buildings. Choose a Scandinavian- style holiday apartment in Oslo, Norway's colourful capital, where the electric beauty of this city continues past sundown. Alternatively, book a room with a view across one of Norway's secretly beautiful cities, including a luxury apartment rental in Bergen, which offers the perfect mix between cityscape and natural getaway. For a gothic getaway, find your place by booking a cost-effective holiday rental in Trondheim, where you can explore the vast history of this 11th-century seaside kingdom.
Norwegian food and culture tips
Whether you are staying a self-catered apartment rental in Norway, or you want to try some of the country's hearty dishes in one of the restaurants, there are a host of authentic Norwegian dishes which you cannot leave the country without sampling. The epitome of a traditional home-cooked dish is Kjøttkaker, a meat-based recipe which is enjoyed up and down homes in the country and restaurants around the cities. If you have more a sweet-tooth, then sample a 'Lefse', a delicious flat-bread with your morning coffee, or a batch of Svele, Norway's answer to American pancakes, which are exceptionally good on the west coast, where these pieces of tasty goodness were invented. It is worth remembering that Norwegian is the official language of the country, so remember to pick up a few phrases before you go, though it is said that around 90% of people speak English in Norway, so all being well, you will be able to get by!