Nordic myths and legends, Viking history and city breaks to trendy Oslo – holidays to Norway serve up the lot.
If there’s a shedload of one thing in Norway, it’s natural beauty. We’re talking pine-clad mountains criss-crossed with walking trails, famous fjords that stretch for miles and mirror the sky, or remote coastal islands that decorate the west coast like sweets on a birthday cake. For the ultimate in Instagrammable views, the northern landscapes are capped with snow and make a great bet for sneaking a peek of the Northern Lights.
City breaks in Oslo
Norway’s got its fair share of cities as well as middle-of-nowhere nature. As the capital, Oslo’s the pièce de résistance. This uber-trendy hub is heaving with museums and art galleries, plus it’s got a mega-fancy library that will please enthusiastic bookworms. The city also sits right on the beautiful Oslo Fjord. Here, you can swim and sunbathe at a manmade beach, or jump on a sightseeing boat trip around the coast.
Viking villages and fairytale forests
Norway’s full to the brim with folklore and Viking warrior history. There are lots of places to delve into the country’s mysteries with activities for all ages. Head to the Viking village of Gudvangen in the south and learn more about a typical Norwegian longboat. Or, lace up your walking boots and tramp through the troll forest at Mount Floyen. It’s dotted with a collection of wood-carved mythological creatures.