One of the wealthiest countries in the world, Norway is also blessed with an abundance of natural riches. The maze of islands and sparkling fjords along the country’s west coast makes a Norwegian cruise one of the most spectacular voyages on Earth. Further inland, Norway’s pristine national parks and historic towns offer countless sightseeing options, and the country’s excellent roads mean that guided coach tours are an ideal way to explore the picturesque countryside. Independent travellers might prefer to use a hire car in Norway, while train fans won’t want to miss a breathtaking escorted rail tour through the moors and valleys of the country’s south.
Oslo – Set on a beautiful fjord, this cosmopolitan capital boasts fine museums, world-class restaurants, fantastic nightlife and some of the best hotels in Norway.
Lofoten Islands – These craggy Northern islands are home to green fields, picturesque fishing villages, and an immense number of seabirds. Most Norway cruises stop at Lofoten, or you can take a car ferry from the mainland.
Bergen – Arguably Norway’s most beautiful city, Bergen’s colourful wooden houses climb the hillside like something out of a fairytale. The World Heritage–listed harbour of Bryggen is a must-do when sightseeing in Norway.
Flam Railway – Norway’s most spectacular rail tour takes you past deep ravines, cascading waterfalls, snow-capped mountains and picturesque farms.
Svalbard – Explore icefields and glaciers on these remote islands, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. Svalbard has more polar bears than people, and provides a fascinating insight into life in the Arctic regions.
Roros – This historic mining town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is an enchanting window into Norway’s past.
Jotenheimen National Park – The majestic peaks and glaciers of Norway’s most popular national park make it a favourite spot for hiking. A drive through the alpine landscape in a hire car is an attraction in itself.
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