Holidays in Norway
Norway is a land of contrasts with a captivating and diverse landscape. Imagine a country with some of worldâ€™s most appealing scenic beauty with massive glaciers, deep fjords, long coastline, pure air and crystal clear rivers and sea, Norway has it all! The country welcomes you with all its breathtaking natural beauty which is variable with the change of season. The informal, leisurely pace of life in Norway is perfect for those who look for a relaxing holiday amidst magnificent surroundings. The Northern Lights and Midnight Sun are the two finest attractions that Norway is characterized by.
Norway is one of the few countries in Europe that enjoys all four seasons. Each season has its own charm and offers activities associated to it. Therefore, you can take a trip to Norway at any time of the year. People, however, generally prefer to visit this beautiful counter between May and September. People who prefer to stay away from the hustle-bustle of city life should take a trip to Norway in the late spring as sights and hotels are open and less crowded. Central Norway is one of the top destinations in Norway. This part of the country is occupied with most spectacular fjords, largest glaciers and highest mountains. The Jotunheiman National Park is Norwayâ€™s one of the most visited wilderness areas. The network of hiking trails here passes through waterfalls, valleys and lakes and leads o the captivating mountains and glaciers. Private lodging and self catering cottages are available in the area nearby.
Oslo, the capital of Norway offers attractive holiday packages for the tourists. The city has continental climate; pleasant summer with average temperature of 21Â°C in July and August. Winters here are long with heavy snowfall and consistent temperature below 0Â°C. Vigeland Park is a popular tourist attraction here that showcases more than 200 sculptures crafted by Gustav Vigeland. The Frogner district in Oslo is also a popular tourist attraction with fine monuments and museums. You can take some time out to visit the Akershus Slott & Festning, a medieval castle and fortress built in 1300.
Bergen, the historical city is located on the south-western coast of Norway. The city is the gateway to the western fjords and on the other side, the city is flanked by seven hills. Bergen enjoys the most rainfall in Norway and it lasts for weeks together. The city, therefore, is titled as â€˜the city of rainâ€™. It also has the warmest climate in the country with an average temperature of 15Â°C in summer. Tourists often take a trip to see the Jostedalsbreen glacier, Sognefjord (the deepest and longest fjord in Norway) and the magnificent Geirangerfjord waterfall.
You should also take a trip to cities like Lillehammer, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Honningsvag and more. Lillehammer is the oldest winter sport resort in Norway. The city is at the northern end of Lake MjÃ¸sa. HVDC Cross-Skagerakâ€™s â€˜Static Inverter Parkâ€™ lies adjacent to Kristiansand. Stavanger is the city of deep fjords, small islands and sandy beaches. Honningsvag is one of the best home base to reach the world famous and spectacular Cape North, the best place to enjoy the â€˜midnight sunâ€™. Tromse, the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ is a lively town in the backdrop of snow-capped mountains with lots of pubs, street music and cultural events. If you love train journeys you must not miss the finest and most spectacular trip in Norway, the Oslo-Bergen railway which passes through the exposed Hardanger Plateau and the wonderful mountain ranges.