5 Incredible Things To Do In Norway

Things To Do In Norway

When planning a trip to Norway, it is easy to get information overload with all the fantastic things there are to experience. Many people hope to experience Norway by witnessing the northern lights. Others long for the amazing views in the fjord region. Boat lovers might prefer a cruise on the Norwegian Sea.

No matter your travel style, this land of the midnight sun holds much to be explored and admired.

Take time to head out to the Lofoten Islands to experience the local Norwegian culture in the fishing villages. The rugged landscape of the fjord region attracts explorers who like to get out on a kayak. Staying up late to see if this really is the land of the midnight sun provides a welcome opportunity to relax and reconnect with friends.

With so much to choose from, here are just five incredible experiences to get you started with your trip planning.

Things To Do In Norway For Train Enthusiasts: Take The Flam Railway

If you are a train nut, then be sure to add this one to your Norway bucket list.

Take one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world on the Flam Railway. It’s a one-hour journey from Flam to Myrdal. The scenic 20 km (12.5 miles) trip passes through 20 tunnels and makes a brief five-minute photo stop at the Kjosfossen waterfall.

Once you arrive in Myrdal, you can stay on the train for the return to Flam.

Consider booking a one-way ticket to Myrdal, so you can hike or bike back to Flam.

Things To Do In Norway For Island Enthusiasts: Go Island Hopping On The Local Ferry From Oslo

Here is a quick and easy excursion for your Norway bucket list: Go island-hopping by ferry from Oslo to the Oslofjord islands. These small islands have beaches, hiking trails, historical sights, and amazing scenery. It’s a short ferry ride from Oslo. In the summer months, many of the local people stay in a cabin on one of the islands and ride the ferry to work each day.

Ruter, Oslo’s public transportation system, is responsible for trams, buses, metro, local trains, and boats. Purchase a ticket from one of the kiosks in town before hopping on the ferry, as tickets on board are more expensive. Taking local transportation is a great way to experience the Norwegian culture.

Ferries depart from Rådhusbrygga (the City hall pier) in Oslo, with stops at the Oslofjord Islands:

  • Hovedoya
  • Gressholmen
  • Langoyene
  • Bleikoya
  • Nakkholmen
  • Lindoya

It is possible to stay on the ferry to enjoy a ride through the fjord or hop off at any of the islands. Bring your own food and drinks, as services are limited.

Things To Do In Norway For Outdoor Adventure Seekers: Go Sea Kayaking In The Norwegian Fjords And Islands

Norway’s fjords provide the perfect playground for outdoor adventure. Take a self-guided kayak trip along the rugged coastline, stopping to spend the night in a cozy tent or a traditional fisherman’s cabin.

We plan tours in these areas:

  • The Lofoten Islands
  • Helgeland’s coast
  • Norway’s western fjords

We provide everything you need on our self-guided tours. Our sea kayak specialists will provide complete route details and all the equipment you need for your journey. From start to finish, we are available to provide support and make sure you have an amazing trip on the coast, in the fjords, and in the Lofoten Islands.

Things To Do In Norway For Hikers: Take The Hiking Trails To Pulpit Rock

This is definitely a hike that is worthy of making the top 10 on your Norway bucket list.

One of Norway’s most famous hikes is the one to Preikestolen or Pulpit rock. This unique rock formation forms a large flat area at the top of a granite cliff. Standing at the edge (not too close!) of the cliff will give you the perfect backdrop for an Instagram photo.

Some areas of the trail will require scrambling up large boulders, which is why the hike is listed as moderate. It’s a total of 8 km (about 5 miles), out and back. Most hikers will need four hours to complete the journey.

Things To Do In Norway With A Car: Take A Road Trip Through The Lofoten Islands

While arguably the best way to see the Lofton Islands is by kayak, it is also possible to take a driving trip.

Plan to spend at least a week driving through the Lofoten Islands archipelago. You’ll need plenty of time to stop, pull over, and take in the stunning view. Here are just a few things you can plan to do along the way:

  • Enjoy a picnic at one of the many white-sand beaches.
  • See the midnight sun.
  • If the sky is clear, it’s possible to see the northern lights.
  • Hike the 3.5 miles (just under 6 km), out and back, on the Reinebringen trail.
  • Stay in a former fishermen’s cabin, called a Rorbu.
  • Take a fishing excursion.
  • Take an Instagram-worthy picture of a quaint fishing village, complete with red cabins perched along the water’s edge.
  • It’s even possible to go surfing in the Lofoten Islands!
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OUTFIT YOUR SELF-GUIDED SEA KAYAK TRIP from KAYAK MORE TOMORROW with the best gear, most comprehensive route and safety information, & best trip support!

Norway, located in the Arctic; its fjord-indented coastline runs along these formidable seas, the North Sea, the Norwegian Sea (North Atlantic) and the Arctic Ocean. These oceans bear conditions that are ever-changing, multifarious, challenging and at times treacherous. People have died paddling Norway’s coastal waters! Therefore, anyone planning to paddle these waters should be concerned with receiving the best, most accurate and comprehensive information possible, and this is where Kayak More Tomorrow comes in!

Sea Kayaking is inherently dangerous and in the rapidly changing conditions of the North Atlantic – well it goes without saying that knowledge and experience are huge safety factors!

Kayak More Tomorrow has amassed the most in-depth information on paddling Norwegian coastal waters, period. No other company or organization even comes close. Our outfitting program provides you with the most compressive, detailed information on your chosen route, including but not limited to, route details, camping sites, emergency take-outs, fresh water & groceries, current climatic conditions, sea state, tides & currents, tips, and recommendations based on our extensive experience paddling Norwegian waterways. Everything you need for a fun, safe, paddle along Norway’s majestic coastline.

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Norway, a sea kayakers paradise, with rock gardens, white sandy beaches, playful seals, kelp forests, surging tides, soaring sea eagles, historical lighthouses, funky currents, cracking campfires, and cozy tents.

The coastal waters of Norway boast some of the best sea kayaking on the planet. Here outer islands break the surge of the North Atlantic before it descends long deep fjords winding through granite spires rising like giant monoliths from the foaming sea.

Personalized trips with our exceptional guides are always in high demand for solo travelers, couples, families, and private groups; these sea kayak trips are our best-selling program. Therefore, booking well in advance is not only prudent it is necessary.

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Sea Kayaking Norway – Sea Kayak Norwegian Fjords

A Quintessential Fjord Paddle – Go Kayaking in Norway!

This Classic Fjords paddle is a must do for every paddler; is well suited for beginners to advanced sea kayakers alike. Join an IFSKGIA certified Guide on a sea kayak/camping journey down Norway’s Wold-Famous Western Fjords. We have guides avaialbe for weekly departures during the summer months of July and August; we provide everything for a fabulous 5 day fully catered paddling & camping trip down Majestic Arctic Fjords.

The highlight's are numerous, from gliding along jade green fjords, tasting fresh sweet water from sparkling creeks, friendly conversation around campfires, delicious camp meals, stretching our legs on well trodden footpaths, taking in majestic vistas, the catch of the day, tales and sagas of days gone by, unbelievable mountain ledge farms, long Scandinavian summer days, and friendly fun-loving KMT guides.

The journey encompasses 100 km with an average paddling duration of 5-6 hours per day, not including breaks; your guide(s) will lead you on a discovery of the world-Famous fjords where you will experience the history and culture of a rugged mountain people and the waterways that connected them.

A marvellous trip with fun-loving professional guides.

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Sea Kayak Norway’s Coast – A Sea kayaker's Quest of Island & Lights

The waterways of Ålesund’s archipelago boast an eldorado of magnificent paddling opportunities; gliding amongst picturesque islands, paddling along steep granite walls of jade green fjords or challenging the rolling waves of the North Atlantic where white sandy beaches speckle outer islands that abound in bird and sea life.

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The Essential Ålesund Island Get-Away

Ålesund, Norway’s Art Nouveau (‘Jugendstil or New Style’) city is situated in a fairy-tale setting of green grassy parks, lush leafy hillsides, Art Nouveau facades with torrents, towers, and sexy curves, and medieval romantic frontispiece, historical maritime landmarks, bustling marinas with gentle waves lapping the rocky shores; it is here we slip into a sea kayak and glide along glistening waterways that give way to specular fjords dotted with a plethora of islands. A secluded campsite where a delicious supper of local delicacies prepared with natural ingredients is served in the great outdoors. A cracking campfire, good company, and warming night-cap rounds off the evening before retiring to a cozy tent for a well-deserved rest. The smell of fresh brewed coffee draws you from your tent and a wholesome breakfast energizes, pushing-off, sea kayaks aimed down the fjord to our inevitable entry back into urbanization and the beautiful art nouveau architecture.

Make sure you save some time during your visit to join Kayak More Tomorrow for An Essential Islands Get-Away (24-30 hours), paddle a sea kayak and camp out in the archipelago!