Itinerary #1: Active Family Adventure in Norway: Oslo, Fjords & Bergen
Outdoorsy and energetic families will appreciate the chance to hike, bike, and kayak on this active adventure. Given the inclusion of more physically challenging activities—such as longer hikes, biking in Flåm Valley, and the via ferrata and zipline in Loen—it's best for families with older, intrepid children.
|Day 1||Arrive in Oslo, Explore||Oslo|
|Day 2||Drive to Lom, Hiking in Jotunheimen National Park||Lom|
|Day 3||Drive to Geiranger, Geirangerfjord Family Kayaking Tour||Geiranger|
|Day 4||Drive to Valldal, Explore Trollstigen & Åndalsnes||Valldal|
|Day 5||Drive to Loen, Visit Lovatnet||Loen|
|Day 6||Via Ferrata Loen Experience, Zipline & Loen Skylift||Loen|
|Day 7||Drive to Fjærland, Glacier Hike||Fjærland|
|Day 8||Drive to Balestrand, Orrabenken Trail Hike||Balestrand|
|Day 9||RIB Boat Fjord Safari, Explore Balestrand||Balestrand|
|Day 10||Drive to Bergen, Explore||Bergen|
|Day 11||Flåm Railway, Cycling, Fjord Safari & Kayak Adventure||Bergen|
|Day 12||Day Trip to Voss, Whitewater Rafting Excursion||Bergen|
|Day 13||Drive to Oslo||Oslo|
|Day 14||Depart Oslo|
Treat the kids to tebrødstenger pastry at a café in Oslo's Aker Brygge, then check out dinosaur fossils at the Natural History Museum. Hit the trails in Jotunheimen Mountains and National Park, choosing a route suited to your family's abilities. Then, your guide will engage the kids' imagination with local legends on a kayak excursion to the Seven Sisters waterfalls. Head to Valldal, stopping to snap family photos at viewpoints along the Trollstigen mountain pass, then tackle the climbing wall together at Norweigan Mountaineering Center. Be sure to visit Lovatnet Lake; the glacial water will surely impress the kids.
Take the little ones up the Loen Skylift, or, for daring older children, opt for the Via Ferrata Loen, followed by a zipline across Gjølmunna gorge. Then it's off to Fjærland, where young bookworms can explore the bookshops, and adventure-seekers can hike Haugabreen glacier. Continue to Balestrand for a family hike and RIB boat tour of Sognefjord. Take the Bergen Railway to Myrdal, where you'll cycle Flåm Valley before embarking on a boat tour of Aurlandsfjord; the kids will be delighted to spot porpoises and eagles. Create more family memories on a whitewater rafting trip in Voss before departure. Learn more
Itinerary #2: Epic Northern Norway & Lofoten Islands Summer Family Adventure
This epic summer itinerary focusing on Northern Norway suits families eager to experience the midnight sun and spend time in the stunning Lofoten Islands. Animal lovers will be excited to hike with huskies in Tromsø and spot wildlife while on a boat safari in Senja and a RIB tour in Svolvær. This adventure may be best for older children who can handle the disruption to their sleep schedule and make the most of the long daylight hours with unique late-night activities, such as the midnight sun kayak tour.
|Day 1||Arrive in Tromsø||Tromsø|
|Day 2||Guided Husky Dog Hike||Tromsø|
|Day 3||Transfer to Senja||Senja|
|Day 4||Arctic Boat Safari||Senja|
|Day 5||Explore Ånderdalen National Park||Senja|
|Day 6||Transfer to the Lofoten Islands, Explore Svolvær||Svolvær|
|Day 7||Trollfjord & Sea Eagle RIB Boat Tour||Svolvær|
|Day 8||Explore the Lofoten Islands||Svolvær|
|Day 9||Transfer to Reine, Explore the Southern Lofoten Islands||Reine|
|Day 10||Reinefjorden Cruise||Reine|
|Day 11||Free Day to Explore||Reine|
|Day 12||Transfer to Svolvær, Hurtigruten Overnight Ferry to Tromsø||Hurtigruten|
|Day 13||Arrive in Tromsø, Cable Car Experience||Tromsø|
|Day 14||Depart Tromsø|
Start with a walking tour of Tromsø, then impress the kids with a visit to the Magic Ice Bar, where everything is carved from ice. Animal-loving families will be delighted to hike the highlands with huskies before departing for Senja—the island's rugged landscapes and location above the Arctic Circle make it an exciting place to experience the midnight sun. Take a wildlife safari by boat and see how many species the kids can spot. Next, go for a hike in Ånderdalen National Park, where you can capture a family photo atop the peak of Segla and scan the forest for red foxes and hares before heading to the Lofoten Islands.
Invite the kids to search for sea eagles and seals on a boat safari in Trollfjord while your guide shares Viking tales, then let them play Vikings with activities at Lofotr Viking Museum. Hike Reinebringen for one of the best views on the islands (if you're traveling with little ones, stroll Hamnøy fishing village instead). Cruise the Reinefjorden, then let the kids loose on Bunes Beach. Catch the overnight Norweigan Coastal Express boat back to Tromsø, and ride the cable car up Mount Storsteinen for panoramic views and family photos before setting out on a kayak tour under the midnight sun. Learn more
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Itinerary #3: Southern Norway Family Road Trip
Trade in Northern Norway for the south on this family road trip. Although suitable for all ages, the child-friendly activities, including the Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park, the variety of Viking experiences, and the interactive Oslo Open-Air Folk Museum make this tour especially enjoyable for families with young children.
|Day 1||Arrive in Kristiansand||Kristiansand|
|Day 2||Visit Kristiansand Zoo & Waterpark||Kristiansand|
|Day 3||Drive to Stavanger, Visit Lindesnes Lighthouse||Stavanger|
|Day 4||Lysefjord Cruise & Pulpit Rock||Stavanger|
|Day 5||Drive to Bergen via Avaldsnes, Nordvegen History Center||Bergen|
|Day 6||Mostraumen Cruise, Fløibanen Funicular, Hike Mount Ulriken||Bergen|
|Day 7||Family Kayak Adventure||Bergen|
|Day 8||Whitewater Rafting in Voss, Drive to Gudvangen||Gudvangen|
|Day 9||Visit Viking Valley, Drive to Hemesdal via Borgund||Hemsedal|
|Day 10||Zipline Adventure, Høyt og Lavt Climbing Park, Drive to Oslo||Oslo|
|Day 11||Explore Oslo, Vigeland Sculpture Park, Open-Air Folk Museum||Oslo|
|Day 12||Visit TusenFryd Amusement Park & BadeFryd Water Park||Oslo|
|Day 13||Explore Oslo, Visit The Viking Planet||Oslo|
|Day 14||Depart Oslo|
Visit the Christiansholm Fortress before sitting down to a seafood dinner at one of Markensgata's family-friendly restaurants. The variety of attractions and shows at Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park will keep the kids entertained for a full day before you depart for Stavanger. Stroll the colorful streets of Øvre Holmegate and treat the kids to tebrødstenger pastries, then cruise the Lysefjord, keeping an eye out for mountain goats. A visit to the Viking town of Avaldsnes and the Nordvegen History Center, where little ones can dress as a Viking or play archaeologist, will spark young imaginations.
Task the kids with spotting sea eagles as you cruise the Osterfjord. Then kayak the fjords around Bergen before heading to Voss for a whitewater rafting adventure. The kids will have another chance to immerse in Viking life as they play Viking games in Njardarheimr Viking Valley. On Day 10, soar across the treetops on a zipline excursion (for younger kids, stick to mazes and treehouses) at Høyt og Lavt Climbing Park. Continue to Oslo, where the whole family can experience traditional Norwegian life at the Open-Air Folk Museum, then enjoy an action-packed day at TusenFryd Amusement Park before departure. Learn more
Itinerary #4: Summer Family Trip to Norway & Denmark
Pack two countries into your plans on this summer family trip to Norway and Denmark. Hit the highlights of Norway, including cruising the fjords, taking the scenic train to Flåm, and exploring photogenic Bergen, then hop over to Denmark to see the sites (and spend some time at LEGOLAND, of course!) in family-friendly Billund and Copenhagen.
|Day 1||Arrive in Oslo, Norwegian Open Air Museum||Oslo|
|Day 2||Kayak Tour & Explore Oslo||Oslo|
|Day 3||Scenic Train to Flåm, Transfer to Aurland||Aurland|
|Day 4||Visit Stegastein Viewpoint, Boat Safari to Undredal||Aurland|
|Day 5||Visit the Viking Valley||Gudvangen|
|Day 6||Train to Bergen & Explore||Bergen|
|Day 7||Mostraumen Cruise||Bergen|
|Day 8||Fly to Kristiansand & Explore||Kristiansand|
|Day 9||Dyreparken Zoo & Amusement Park||Kristiansand|
|Day 10||Ferry to Hirtshals (Denmark), Transfer to Billund||Billund|
|Day 11||Full-Day LEGOLAND Adventure||Billund|
|Day 12||Train to Copenhagen & Explore||Copenhagen|
|Day 13||Copenhagen Private Highlights Tour & National Aquarium Adventure||Copenhagen|
|Day 14||Depart Copenhagen|
Immerse the kids in history and culture at Oslo's Norwegian Open Air Museum, where they can experience Norway from the Middle Ages to modern times, then kayak the Oslofjord for views of the city from the water. Enjoy a scenic ride on the Flåm Line and dine at Ægir Brewery, where parents can sample craft beer while kids enjoy the playground and kids' menu. Snap a family photo at Stegastein Viewpoint, then sail to Undredal; encourage the kids to watch for seals and porpoises. Try out Viking life for a day with a visit to Njardarheimr Viking Valley, where you can taste Viking foods and participate in Viking games.
Fans of the movie "Frozen" will be thrilled to see Bergen's wharf before setting out on a fjord cruise. Fly to Kristiansand and take a guided tour of Baneheia Reserve. Entertain the kids at Dyreparken Zoo and Amusement Park before ferrying to Denmark. Visit LEGOLAND and Aquadome waterpark with ease as Billund's "Playline" walking path links kid-friendly sites. Take the train to Copenhagen for a hop-on hop-off tour, then let the kids sample local eats at the Torvehallerne Food Market. Spend your final full day touring the city―youngsters will especially enjoy historic castles and the National Aquarium. Learn more
Itinerary #5: Norway Winter Family Adventure
Snow-loving families will appreciate the outdoor adventures on this wintry getaway. You'll go snowshoeing and dogsledding in Geilo, cruise the fjords in Aurland, chase aurora borealis, and try reindeer sledding in Tromsø, 217 miles (350 km) north of the Arctic Circle. There are also ample opportunities to experience Norwegian culture, including Viking tours in Bergen and Njardheim, museum visits in Oslo, and an overnight in a Sámi camp.
|Day 1||Arrive in Bergen||Bergen|
|Day 2||Sail Like a Viking, Explore Bergen||Bergen|
|Day 3||Transfer to Geilo, Snowshoeing Excursion||Geilo|
|Day 4||Dogsledding Adventure||Geilo|
|Day 5||Snowmobile Safari||Geilo|
|Day 6||Train to Aurland, Explore||Aurland|
|Day 7||Wintercruise on Nærøyfjord & Viking Valley||Aurland|
|Day 8||Winter Snowshoe Hike or Cultural Tour in Flåm||Aurland|
|Day 9||Flåm Railway to Oslo||Oslo|
|Day 10||Oslofjord Sightseeing Cruise, Discover Oslo's Museums||Oslo|
|Day 11||Fly to Tromsø, Gateway to the Arctic||Tromsø|
|Day 12||Whale Watching Safari, Northern Lights Chase||Tromsø|
|Day 13||Reindeer Sledding, Overnight Camp in a Lavvu||Tromsø|
|Day 14||Depart Tromsø|
Starting in Bergen, take the Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen, and give the kids a birds-eye view of Bergen. Then, inspire their imagination as you sail on a Viking ship and learn about Norwegian history. Take the train to Geilo for a snowshoeing excursion, dogsledding adventure, and snowmobile safari—the kids will enjoy playing with the huskies, sipping hot cocoa around the fire, and zipping across the winter wonderland. Enjoy the scenic train journey to Flåm, and continue to Stegastein Viewpoint for a family photo. Cruise Nærøyfjord, then live the Viking life in Njardheim Viking Valley.
Set off on another snowshoe adventure in Aurland or opt for a cultural tour in Flåm before catching a train to Oslo. Tour the Oslofjord by boat, then let the kids choose from the 50 museums—budding artists will enjoy a visit to Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art or Vigeland Sculpture Park, while young paleontologists will be delighted by dinosaur fossils at the Natural History Museum. The remainder of the trip is dedicated to Tromsø, where you'll take the kids on a whale watching safari, let them stay up late to chase the northern lights and spend time with a Sámi family and their reindeer herd. Learn more
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