Things to do in Norway range from wandering relaxed city streets and small towns to discovering natural and spectacular landscapes.
The numerous fjords, the North Cape and the remote Svalbard archipelago provide some of the most picturesque scenery in the world, and for travellers to sail past towering glaciers and icy tundra.
The capital of Oslo features world-class galleries and museums alongside a thriving culture, while the smaller towns of Bergen and Tromso are both well worth visiting.
The charming city of Bergen is surrounded by seven fjords and seven mountains. Bergen centres its appeal around the Bryggen harbour-side district, a Unesco world heritage site which has many buildings dating from as far back as the 17th century.
Tromso, or the 'Gateway to the Arctic', is located in the middle of the northern lights zone. This lively city is home to the world's northernmost university town and has more pubs per capita than any other Norwegian town.
This area, halfway between the north pole and mainland Norway, features spectacular scenery. Jagged snow-covered mountains, icy tundra, rugged cliffs and blue glaciers jostle for your attention. The largest island is Spitsbergen and the archipelago is dotted with fascinating small settlements, including former whaling stations and research centres. Wildlife is abundant. There is a great chance of spotting polar bears, walruses, colonies of sea birds, foxes, reindeer, seals and whales. Expedition cruises around the whole archipelago are possible in the summer months when the pack ice breaks up.
The North Cape is one of the most northerly points of mainland Europe and is popular to visit in the summer due to the famous midnight sun.
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