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Written by Buvaneshwari Gopinath on October 24, 2020 Share on

Fun-filled 10 touristy things to do in Norway during your vacation

Norway is an exotic country filled with exquisite landscapes and glorious monuments, castles. The country has an unmatched beauty like no other country. Tourists from all over the world visit Norway during the winter for an incredible winter vacation. Visit the sparkling northern lights, scenic mountains, and architectural delights. The country will surely set your explorer’s soul inside you alive. If you are planning your trip during the summer, note that it is again a good time. It is also said that the sun theatrically never sets, and in winter, the sky comes alive with the sparkling northern lights. Below is a list of things to do in Norway for a memorable vacation.

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Things to do in Norway

1. Train Ride

Start your touristy activities with a train ride. Norway is quite famous for its scenic rail rides. The rides are so scenic that they are famous worldwide. The train ride is the best way to sit back and enjoy the view and the weather of Norway. The train goes around stunning hills, green valleys and mountains. Enjoy the countryside of Norway at your comfort. Norway train network is highly developed covering almost all parts of Norway. If you are bored with train rides, take a trek to reach the station and then board the train. Flam Railway trek is approximately an hour-long trek that goes from Flam to Myrdal. From Myrdal, you can again board the train and finish your ride in style. Train rides are definitely one among the must-do things in Norway.

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Location: Flåmsbana, A-Feltvegen 11, Flåm, Norway

2. Ferry Ride

Norway being a sparkling coastal city, there are several ferries that run through the town connecting to different parts of Norway. Take a ferry boat ride and travel in deep into the beautiful country. Just like the scenic train ride, the ferry ride is filled with a colourful view of the city, lakes and water. Be a sport, and take a luxury ferry or a cruise ride in the lakes of the city and dine in style for dinner or lunch.

Location: Norway

3. Arctic Cathedral Tour

Arctic Cathedral is one of the topmost attractions here. The Arctic Cathedral place is quite famous for its stunning architecture. The cathedral’s beauty is bewildering. The entire structure of Arctic Cathderal can look surreal at times. Plan your trip to the Arctic Cathedral during winter and witness the entire monument look like it is been built out of the ice.

Location: Hans Nilsens vei 41, 9020 Tromsdalen

4. Witness Northern Lights in naked eyes

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Northern Lights is a fantastic and magical phenomenon due to which you can see colourful lights up in the sky. Witness the world’s aura in the northern lights during the night. You won’t need any special glasses to watch this breathtaking phenomenon. The best time to visit the northern lights would be during the months of November to March just when the weather is chill and relaxing. But if you are someone who would want to get away from the crowd and watch the northern lights in peace, December would be the most ideal time. It is when people and tourist are home for the holidays and there won’t be long lines for activities.

Location: Northern Lights, Arctic parts, Northern Norway

5. Atlantic Ocean Road Tour in Norway

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Atlantic Ocean Road Tour is a dazzling and one of a kind experience. There are pathways and roads constructed just alongside the Atlantic Ocean. A drive on this road, you can see the breath-catching surrealistic views. While there, you will definitely feel all things you possibly felt you couldn’t. Drive through beautiful villages, cathedrals, fisheries which are a treat to sore eyes. Unlike other tours in the country, be sure to take the Atlantic Ocean Tour for a truly unique experience.

Location: Fv64 10, 6530 Averøy, Norway

6. Munch Museum

Munch Museum is an incredible museum that was built and named after a popular artist called Edvard Munch. The museum exhibits all of Edvard’s 1200 paintings and work of art. The Munch museum holds famous paintings, sculptures, stone works, that are truly a work of art by the artist. If you are an art buff, visit the Munch Museum to learn all about the techniques, paints used by Edvard Museum. Come here and feel inspired by Edvard Munch and start your own creation.

Location: Tøyengata 53, 0578 Oslo, Norway

7. Akershus Castle

Akershus Castle is a glorious stunning structure or castle built in the 13th century. Situated in the centre of Oslo, the castle stands as an amazing fortress depicting the country’s history. Inside the Akershus Castle, you can see brilliant collections of artefacts and antiques that were used by the royals. Akershus castle stands as one among the fabulous piece of work of art.

Location: 0150 Oslo, Norway

8. Geirangerfjord

Located in Fjord in Norway is Geirangerfjord. Geirangerfjord is a beautiful landscape site that seems like heaven to outsiders. Declared among the UNESCO’s world heritage sites for its breathtaking views. A visit here during the winter is surrealistic as it can get. Get a glimpse of the snow-capped mountains amidst sparkling waters and lush green valleys.

Location: Sunnmøre, Møre og Romsdal, Norway

9. Try Hiking

Hiking is one of the most loved sports by the people of Norway. For all those adrenaline junkies or those who love adventure sports, try your hand and leg in hiking. Pulpit Rock in Norway is the famous and incredible trail for hiking. Though famous, it is not an easy job to hike at the Pulpit Rock. The way up alone will take roughly two hours for an individual. Situated close to the Scandinavian mountain, it is approximately 8 km long. For all the beginners who haven’t hiked before, we suggest you try hiking here.

Location: Rogaland, Norway

10. Skiing

Surrounded by Scandinavian mountains in the Arctic Circle, the country of Norway experiences a blissful snow-filled winter. These mountain ranges are quite famous for skiing or sledging. Covered with snow, the region is truly picturesque. Head to the top of the mountain and ski your way to the bottom. There are several glaciers, water lakes, rivers and peaks that are stunning backgrounds for pictures.

Location: Lyngen Alps, Troms Country, Norway

Head to the home of mother earth. Surrounded by unrealistic beauties, Norway should be on everyone’s bucket list. Visit Pickyourtrail website and pick a Norway package best suited for you from our website online. Not sure how to customise your trip? Reach out to us on Whatsapp. Unlock safe and happy travels with Pickyourtrail.

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