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Norway Travel Guide

The ultimate guide to the best things to do and see in Norway

The land of fjords, midnight sun, and the Vikings is a fascinating place with beautiful scenery, a cool capital and quaint towns worth exploring. Start here with my basic Norway travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Norway travel blogs.

When to Visit

The best time to visit Norway will depend a lot on what you’re looking for in your trip. If you’re only planning to visit Oslo, any time of year is good, as even in the cold winters, there’s still loads of cool stuff to see and do.

If you’re counting on seeing the northern lights, some time between October and March is best, and the same is true for skiers. If you want to get out an explore the natural wonders of this Nordic country, summer months are a much better option, with warm temperatures and long, long days.

Top Experiences to Have in Norway

See the Northern Lights – Between October and March, if you visit Arctic Norway (or even if you don’t) you have a pretty good chance of witnessing the aurora borealis dance over the sky in waves of colored light. Once you’ve seen this amazing natural phenomenon, it’ll stay with you forever!

Ride the Hurtigruten coastal ferry – Traveling from Bergen in the west to Kirkenes in the far north close to the Russian border, this famous five or six day ferry journey gives you a taste of the wonders of the Norwegian coast and pristine and spectacular landscape.

Take the Oslo Bergen train – Definitely the most beautiful train ride in Norway, and one of the most scenic in all Europe, this six and a half hour journey takes you through forest, over the Hardangervidda Plateau and through lovely countryside, and along fjords: basically all of Norway in one train ride!

Norway Tours

Taking a tour in or around Norway will save you time and get you in to some areas you might otherwise overlook, so it’s definitely worth you time to consider one.

LGBTQ – Gay Norway Travel Guide

Norway, like the other Scandinavian countries, is a forward-thinking and modern nation, and as such is very LGBT friendly. While most everywhere is welcoming for gay travelers, the capital, Oslo, is where the vast majority of the country’s gay life is centered. These are a few of the best things you should know about visiting gay Norway.

London Pub – The city’s oldest gay club, this place has a fun atmosphere and has regular karaoke evenings, quiz nights and drag queen bingo.

Tronsmo Books & Comics – Probably also the most radical bookshop in Oslo, this place has a nice selection of literature on range of subjects relating to the queer experience, including politics, feminism and fiction.

Oslo Pride – The largest LGBT festival in Norway, the annual Oslo Pride, this takes over the city completely and has been running since the early 80s. It’s free and in Oslo, really is an event for everyone with straight people and their kids joining in too!

More gay travel resources here.

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