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Norway’s ruggedly beautiful landscape entices you with its majestic mountains, deep carved fjords and glaciers which all provide the perfect backdrop for glimmering displays of the Aurora Borealis on a Northern Lights holiday.

The heart of Europe’s ‘wild country’, Norway provides its guests with the perfect base from which to partake in anything from dog sledding into the heart of the mountains; to a snowmobile safari where you can spot wildlife in their Arctic habitat all under skies famous for the Northern Lights.

The Basics

Capital: Oslo
Population: 4,546,000
Area: 324,220 SQ KM
Language: Norwegian
Currency: Norwegian Krone

Best Time to Visit

November to March are the best months to experience the Northern Lights in Norway.

Essential Experiences

  • Go on a Northern Lights hunt in the Arctic
  • Drive a sled pulled by Reindeer through the fresh snow
  • Learn to cross-country ski – a Nordic institution
  • Snowmobile into the wilderness in search of the native wildlife
  • Travel the traditional way through pristine forest on a husky sled
  • Travel the Oslo-Bergen rail line - often cited as one of the world’s most beautiful rail journeys

Food and Drink

Norwegian cuisine in its traditional form is based largely on the raw materials readily available in Norway and its mountains, wilderness and coast. Traditional Norwegian dishes to try include…

  • ‘Lapskaus’ – a hearty meat stew with vegetables
  • ‘Lutefisk’ – dried cod soaked in potash

When it comes to Norwegian drinks, try…

  • ‘aquavit’ - a potato and caraway liquor
  • ‘øl’ – the standard beer in Norway is pils larger

Where to go and what to do

Interested in Norway?

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