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How to find peace in mind? Visit Norway. A travel guide

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I’m ashamed of my self. Here I have provided you with several traveling guides, things to do and things to be aware of. And yet I haven’t provide you with a guide about Norway. Even I’m Norwegian! What a shame.

Well, here I provide one for you. I hope you will appreciate the guide of Norway and all it has to offer. Even it’s a very small country compared to many others.

Quick facts

Norway, country of northern Europe that occupies the western half of the Scandinavian peninsula. Nearly half of the inhabitants of the country live in the far south, in the region around Oslo, the capital. About two-thirds of Norway is mountainous, and off its much-indented coastline lie, carved by deep glacial fjords, some 50,000 islands.

Norway has a total area of 385,207 square kilometers (148,729 sq mi) and a population of 5,312,300 (as of August 2018). The country shares a long eastern border with Sweden (1,619 km or 1,006 mi long). Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, and the Skagerrak strait to the south, with Denmark on the other side.

Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea. The maritime influence also dominates Norway’s climate with mild lowland temperatures on the sea coasts, whereas the interior, while colder, also is a lot milder than areas elsewhere in the world on such northerly latitudes. Even during polar night in the north, temperatures above freezing are commonplace on the coastline. The maritime influence brings high rainfall and snowfall to some areas of the country.

Some average pricing for staying in Norway

The average price for hotel accommodation in Norway in January 2019 was USD 106 per room per night, but the prices vary depending on the location, comfort level and available facilities. Accommodation in DNT’s tourist cabins costs between USD 11.5 and 78,5 per night per person. Cabins at campsites are available from around USD 28 per night.

Travel outside of peak season. Then you often get cheaper accommodation and transport, and there are far fewer tourists at the popular attractions.

Bergen: Guided Full-Day Tour to Nærøyfjord & Flåmsbanen

Highlights

  • Experience a guided tour to Nærøyfjord & Flåmsbanen from Bergen
  • Take a bus trip down the dramatic Stalheimskleiva to Gudvangen and see the beautiful Tvindefossen Waterfall
  • Explore Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord on an all-electric ferry called the Future of The Fjords
  • Enjoy one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world on the Flåm Railway

Full description

Explore the best of Norway’s natural beauty on this guided discovery tour of Nærøyfjord and Flåmsbanen. Begin your tour at the Bergen railway station and board the train to Voss for a quick transfer before taking the bus to Gudvangen. During the summer months, the bus passes Stalheimskleiva, the 1.5-kilometer long road section which overlooks fantastic views over the Nærøydalen Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From Gudvangen enjoy a 2-hour scenic fjord cruise to Flåm on a comfortable electric ship with large windows and patio area. See the Nærøyfjord, one of the narrowest fjords in the world which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the Geirangerfjord. Get your camera ready to take breathtaking photos of the steep mountainsides, hanging valleys, towering peaks, and waterfalls along the way. Be amazed by Norway’s natural beauty.

Upon arrival in Flam, a charming village surrounded by precipitous mountainsides, rumbling waterfalls and narrow valleys, take a stroll through the picturesque town center or visit the Flåm Railway Museum.

Continue the tour and board the Flåm Railway, one of the world’s steepest railway tracks on regular tracks. Enjoy the panoramic view of Norwegian’s most magnificent mountains and pass by the famous Kjosfossen waterfall along the 20-kilometer long train journey.

After a 1-hour ride, change trains at Myrdal to head back to Bergen where your guide will drop you off at your accommodation.

Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour
  • All transportation tickets
  • Ticket train Bergen – Voss
  • Ticket bus Voss – Gudvangen
  • Ticket cruise Gudvangen – Flåm
  • Ticket train Flåm – Myrdal
  • Ticket train Myrdal – Bergen

What’s Not Included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Not suitable for

  • People with mobility impairments

Oslo Fjord 2 hour boat tour

Explore the diverse and unique islands and colorful houses of the Oslo Fjord on a 2-hour boat tour, discovering charming landscapes, amazing city views and the beautiful hills surrounding Oslo. Cruise in comfort as you snap pictures of superb scenery.

About this activity

Duration: 2 hours

Highlights

  • Discover Oslo’s beautiful Fjords on a fun 2-hour tour
  • Explore Oslo from the sea, as the Vikings once did
  • Appreciate the landscapes of the Oslo fjord
  • Get fantastic photo opportunities of quaint islands, picturesque summer homes, and towering mountains

Full description

Discover Oslo’s gorgeous Fjords on a trip into a dreamlike landscape. The dramatic waterways are a photographer’s dream and give the city its lifeblood. On this 2-hour boat tour you will get a chance to see the best parts of these idyllic landscapes from the sea, offering a unique viewpoint rarely appreciated in these days of cheap air travel.

Once aboard the comfortable boat, you will get the chance to purchase refreshments, before settling down to stare out at unbridled natural beauty. You will pass through narrow sounds, deep bays, and a maze of islands, dotted with picturesque summer homes.

The fun tour will introduce you to the Norwegian coastline, providing the sort of views that the Vikings would have seen back in the days of their great explorations.

Includes

  • 2-hour Fjords sightseeing by boat

What’s Not Included

  • Refreshments
  • Ticket to the Bygdøy Museums

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Waterfront of Oslo City Hall at Pier 3

Important information

Be aware of this before you go

• Please note that the Fjord can be frozen during winter and in this case, the tour will be canceled free of charge

  • Tickets to the museum is not included in the fjord sightseeing ticket

Trondheim Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

About this activity

Duration 2 – 6 hours

Highlights

  • Get to know Trondheim through the eyes of passionate locals
  • Make travel about friendly people, not just places
  • Learn about the city’s many tips, tricks and best-kept secrets
  • Customize your tour according to your interests
  • Select the meeting place (centrally located), start time and tour length you prefer

Full description

With these customized tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. The local guides are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since the guides are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city.

Meet where you’re staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you’ll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Through conversations with your guide , you’ll learn about cultural differences, local events, and what it’s like to be a true local.

The more notice, the better, as these tours are organized on demand and are completely personalized. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

Includes

  • Local guide (“guide “)
  • Customized private walking tour

What’s Not Included

  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and tips
  • Optional activity costs
  • Meals and drinks
  • Local transport around the city

Prepare for the activity

Important information

These tours provide a general overview of the city with practical information from a local’s perspective, not detailed historical facts about the city.

If you would like to include a visit to an attraction, they would need to cover the cost of entrance for the guide (local guide).

Travelers can request a specific time for the tour.

This is a walking tour. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.

Children below 3 years old are free of charge.


Don’t forget the small cities, the hidden diamonds around the fjords and the beautiful mountains.

Have you ever been in Norway? Where did you go? What experience did you get there?

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