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Make the most of your trip to Norway

Similar in size to California, but with only 5 million people, Norway has plenty of open space to explore. Its unique fjords, mountains, and picturesque villages give this outdoor adventure paradise a unique character. 

When is the best time to visit?
Norway's latitude, with part of the country located north of the Arctic circle, creates pronounced seasonal differences. Hike and cycle the Scandinavian landscapes, and experience the Midnight Sun during summer; Go dog sledding, skiing, snowmobiling, and see the Northern Lights in winter.  More details

Where to go in Norway?
The go-to destinations for many travelers are the world famous fjords at Aurland, Jotunheimen National Park, the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, and the scenic Lofoten Islands. A cultural must see is the city of Oslo with its many museums and rich history, and there are plenty of ways to experience Norway off-the-beaten-path.

How many days do I need?
Some visitors breeze through Norway in 3 days, and while you can quickly tour the country and get a feel for its natural scenery, we recommend to plan a week or more to really take in all that it has to offer.

Norway Travel Insights

Stunning Geirangerfjord

When Is The Best Time of Year To Visit Norway?

Despite its northerly location, Norway is an amazing destination any time of year. Summer months bring the endless daylight of the Midnight Sun as well as warmer temperatures, making June-August the busiest season. However, winter time (Oct - Mar) is equally stunning offering the opportunity to view the Northern Lights. And for those looking to avoid other tourists, spring and fall are by far the quietest months with a more temperate climate.

Getting Off-the-Beaten-Path in Norway

Looking to get off-the-beaten-path in Norway? Here are a number of great ways to experience Norway like a local, from lesser-known coastal regions to scenic train routes to local festivals that celebrate Norway's history and culture.

Prekestolen Rock, Lysefjord

Norway's Best Natural Highlights

Norway, meaning "the way leading to the north", is so long that if you spin it around on the map you would end up in Rome. Similar in size to California and with a population of only 5 million people, this Nordic country has plenty of open space to explore. Its stunning fjords, mountains and natural phenomena such as the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun make Norway a must-visit destination. Get inspired for your next journey by these must-see natural highlights and destinations in Norway.

Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel specialists with a passion for Norway
Travel operator Linda Veråsdal
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Linda Veråsdal

I live part time in Norway and Gambia, and in-between I travel. The passion for exploring new places at the same time as doing it in a good and honest way, led me to the role I have to day....

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Travel operator Sahra Løkkeberg
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Sahra Løkkeberg

I have a bachelor degree in marketing and traveling is my passion in life. Have always been traveling or planing my next trip. Ever since I was a little girl I have been curious and intrigued by...

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Travel operator Ingrid Thornes
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Ingrid Thornes

I was born and raised in Norway, but have travelled to most continents around the world as well as worked and studied in international surroundings. I have a bachelor degree in Tourism Management,...

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Travel operator Jon Haber
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Jon Haber

I've always loved getting away in the hills and have been doing it for a job in the Scottish Highlands since 1999. My other huge passion is wandering about the mountains in Norway.

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Trip Reviews for Norway

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

30th anniversary, Norway - Aug 19 - Aug 29, 2017

Traveler: Carol R. - Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal

Linda was very intuitive and delivered exactly the kind of experience we were hoping to have.

Super!!!! I wish we could have Linda could always plan out our adventures.

Norway family tour aug 2017, Norway - Aug 25 - Sep 3, 2017

Traveler: Diane H. - Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal

We started with 8 people planning 1 itinerary, but ended up with 1 with 1 schedule, and 7 persons in a different itinerary. Linda was a fantastic, patient and knowledgeable travel guide in helping to plan our trip, from beginning to the end. She had fantastic recommendations. The 2-hour city walks / tours were wonderful. (We had 1 member who used a wheelchair for the walks, which we were able to borrow at our hotels. Planning that in advance would be a big help for future trips)

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We started with 8 people planning 1 itinerary, but ended up with 1 with 1 schedule, and 7 persons in a different itinerary. Linda was a fantastic, patient and knowledgeable travel guide in helping to plan our trip, from beginning to the end. She had fantastic recommendations. The 2-hour city walks / tours were wonderful. (We had 1 member who used a wheelchair for the walks, which we were able to borrow at our hotels. Planning that in advance would be a big help for future trips)

Linda was prompt in responding to our questions and concerns while on the trip. There were 2 issues that came up in 2 cities, and Linda helped to resolve them quickly and professionally to our group's satisfaction. Travelling in an unfamiliar country with a group of 8 people is difficult; when possible it would have helped us if we'd had a short list of recommended restaurants, price range, etc. Some of the places we wanted were closed for the season since it's the end of their peak tourist season. We would have loved to meet Linda while we were in Oslo, but we didn't have time. We'll definitely use Kimkim again, and will recommend to our friends.

Family vacation, Norway - Aug 12 - Aug 19, 2017

Traveler: Michael T. - Local specialist: Linda Veråsdal

Linda did an exclent job of determining our needs and matching them with a great experience for our family.

Great communication and responsiveness by Linda. Thanks

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Norway fjords

Would like to do Norway in nutshell but at own pace staying in each (worthwhile, maybe you can recommend?) place giving us time to explore without feeling rushed to catch the next ferry/train/bus. Preferably no overnight stay on boat and if possible for...

A couple looking to visit Norway in September 2017

Pack a lot in during a short space of time

Looking for 3/4 nights within a budget of $1300-$1600 pp. 2 couples in our early thirties and looking for an active holiday. We definitely want to do husky sledding and northern light hunting. Budget permitting we would also really like to do a snowmobile...

Group of 4 friends looking to visit Norway in January 2018

Hiking Through Beautiful Norway

We would like the full hiking experience and take in the scenery of what Norway Mountains has to offer. We like the challenge that this tour offers. We have done a couple of hiking trips and always looking for the next. Hiking Trolltunga, Pulpit Rock and...

A couple visited Norway in August 2017

Family Holiday to Norway - Natural Beauty and Historic Significance

We are looking for a family holiday that combines natural beauty and historic significance. 2 adults (55 male, 44 female) and twin 11-year-old boys. Activities can include moderate hikes, possible fishing, areas of historic and cultural significance. We...

Family of 2 adults and 2 children visited Norway in August 2017

Active Norway Vacation for 40th Birthday

Hi. My husband and I have chosen Norway as to celebrate turning 40 and get a break from the Kids. We would like an active vacation in Norway. Trolltunga is a must on the list. We want a little down time and to explore on our own, but biking, hiking,...

A couple visited Norway in August 2017