Norway Experiences

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Kimkim has curated some of the best activities in Norway. You can explore the tranquil beauty of Finnafjord on a RIB boat ride or experience the captivating history of Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord on a safari taste tour. Uncover the hidden gems of Oslo, or take in the panoramic views from Mount Fløyen. Chase the northern lights above the Arctic Circle in Tromsø. Begin planning your Norwegian adventure with our recommended activities in Balestrand, Aurland, Oslo, Bergen, Svolvær, or Tromsø.

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Bergen
Round Trip Fjord Cruise Bergen to Mostraumen
4.9
(12)
3 hours
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Small group
If you're in Bergen, you can easily explore some of the region’s best scenery by visiting the Hordaland area. This fjord cruise starts in Bergen and sails through Osterfjord. You’ll venture deep into the fjord, passing steep mountains, powerful waterfalls, and colorful villages. Enjoy the views...
A branch of the Sognefjord
Balestrand
Finnafjord RIB Boat Tour
4.9
(11)
2 hours
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Small group
Explore the beauty of the Sognefjord on a RIB boat ride through the secluded Finnafjord, the most remote arm of the Sognefjord. Experience the peaceful beauty of the mountains, accompanied by the soothing sound of waterfalls. You'll journey across the widest and deepest parts of the Sognefjord,...
Naeroyfjord
Flåm
Fjord Safari Taste
5.0
(8)
3 hours
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Small group
Embark on a boat ride from Flåm, cruising through the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, soaking in the stunning beauty. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you'll journey through waterfalls and villages and possibly encounter local wildlife while learning about the...
Balestrand Fjord Angling
Balestrand
Scenic Boat Trip to Fjærland
5.0
(7)
3 hours
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Private
Embark on a private boat tour with an expert guide who is a Balestrand local with generations of insider knowledge. During your journey, you'll make stops at picturesque locations, and listen to the captivating stories your guide will share along the way. Explore fjords adorned with breathtaking...
Bergen's beautiful waterfront after a snowfall.
Bergen
Bergen City Tour
4.6
(25)
3 hours
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Private
With about 300,000 residents, Bergen is the second largest city in Norway. Rich in culture and seafaring history, this walkable city boasts a vast selection of cultural and outdoorsy activities. On a guided tour you'll get the highlights as you ride the Fløibanen funicular elevator (or hike the...
Tromsø
Northern Lights Sailing Cruise
4.8
(5)
4 hours
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Small group
Embark on a four-hour night cruise in Tromsø, Norway, with chances of witnessing the stunning northern lights. Onboard the yacht, you'll journey into the darkest areas of Tromsø, away from artificial light, increasing your chances of witnessing this enchanting spectacle in all its glory. The...
ciderhuset
Balestrand
Orchard Tour & Cider Tasting
4.8
(5)
1.5 hours
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Small group
Explore the rich fruit-growing heritage of Norway's oldest region, Balestrand, through an organic orchard tour and cider-tasting experience. Learn about the long-standing apple-growing traditions and the significance of apples in the local community. Taste a spectrum of ciders, from light veranda...
Svolvær
Trollfjord Cruise
4.8
(5)
4 hours
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Small group
Experience Lofoten's Trollfjord on an eco-friendly hybrid-electric ship. Begin your journey from Svolvær and cruise along Lofoten's dramatic coastline, spotting remarkable white-tailed eagles and engaging with the history and traditional fishing culture of the region. As you reach Trollfjord,...
Oslo
Explore Oslo's Hidden Gems
4.5
(16)
3 hours
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Private
Oslo, the capital of Norway, is a city of endless possibilities. Located between the water and evergreen forests, it takes a mere 30 minutes to travel from one end to the other by metro. It's a metropolis known for its rich history and museums, some of which celebrate the macabre works of the...
Hiking to Trolltunga
Hike Trolltunga
5.0
(3)
8 hours
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Small group
Located outside the small village of Skjeggedal (in Hordaland County, western Norway) is Trolltunga, otherwise known as the "troll's tongue." This is no mythical creature—rather, it's a vantage point situated 1,100 meters (3,608 feet) above sea level that looks out over some of the most stunning...
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Oslo
Oslofjord Cruise
4.8
(4)
2.5 hours
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Group tour
Cruise along Oslofjord on board a silent hybrid-electric boat while observing the area’s incredible scenery, wildlife, and city skyline. After departing from Aker Brygge, you’ll cruise by Oslo’s Akershus Fortress, Opera House, Hovedøya Island, and the famous lighthouse on a rock, Dyna Fyr. The...
Put on some snowshoes and explore the scenery
Senja
Dogsledding in Senja
5.0
(2)
4 hours
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Small group
One of the best ways to explore the pristine Arctic wilderness and fulfill your dream of mushing a team of powerful Siberian Huskies is with a dog sledding experience. This sledding trip will bring you close to nature and show you Senja's most beautiful scenes.You'll start by meeting your local...
Aurlandsfjord near Flåm
Flåm
Round Trip Cruise in Nærøyfjord: Flåm to Gudvangen
5.0
(2)
1.5 hours
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Small group
Enjoy a scenic fjord cruise from Flåm to Gudvangen. You'll sail through the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord while taking in some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. The Aurlandsfjord is known for being one of the most picturesque in Norway, while the Nærøyfjord is known for its steep...
Aurland
Norwegian Forest Hike & Organic Dining at Riverside Farm Lodge
5.0
(2)
4 hours
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Private
Indulge in a day of serenity at the Riverside Farm Lodge, where you can unwind and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Start your day with a guided hike through a stunning forest landscape alongside a waterfall, offering beautiful views of the valley and fjord. Enjoy traditional Norwegian cuisine,...
Tromsø glitters after dark
Tromsø
Northern Lights Adventure in Tromsø
4.7
(3)
6 hours
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Small group
Chase the Northern Lights and capture the beauty of Norway at night. Your hosts commit themselves to find the Aurora Borealis and will drive around in the pursuit of clear skies. Along the way, you'll learn about the science behind the colors and hear stories about local culture, folklore, and...
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Bergen
Viking Heritage Walk in Bergen
5.0
(1)
3 hours
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Private
Let a local help you discover Bergen's historic Alrekstaðir, the Norse King's residence during the kingdom of Norway. The old estate sits dramatically at the base of Ulriken, one of the seven mountains surrounding the city. You’ll first follow your guide through Bergen, exploring the cultural...
The aurora borealis over the Lofoten Island
Svolvær
Chase the Northern Lights in Svolvær
5.0
(1)
4 hours
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Private
Get ready to chase the Northern Lights! Leaving from Svolvær, you'll join a tour on a fun after-dark excursion and find the best locations to view the colorful Arctic sky. Your guide will lead you away from the city lights, securing perfect conditions to see and photograph this spectacular...
Photo from Geirangerfjord Service
Geiranger
Kayaking Seven Sisters Waterfall in Geirangerfjord
4.5
(2)
2.5 hours
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Small group
Enjoy a gentle kayaking tour paddling down the UNESCO World Heritage Site Geirangerfjord. First, discover the region's beauty from a unique vantage point in comfortable double or single kayaks. Then, you’ll leisurely make your way to the viewing point of the area’s famous Seven Sisters Waterfall,...
Fjærland
Hike to Neshaugen Glacier Viewpoint
4.5
(2)
5 hours
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Small group
Stretch your legs on a mountain hike to Nesahaugen, a viewpoint with stunning fjord and glacier landscapes. You'll start in the town of Mundal and conquer the first stretch, which is a bit steep. This moderate route weaves through a dense forest up to an old summer mountain farm at about 1,500...
Bergen
Hike with a Local in Bergen
1.0
(1)
5 hours
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Private
Explore one of the seven mountains surrounding Bergen with the help of a local. You’ll first enjoy an informative walk through Bergen, stopping to admire several historic buildings, monuments, and sites. Listen to stories about the city's history and how it has grown to its modern-day size. Stop...
Tromsø
Reindeer Feeding & Northern Lights Experience near Tromsø
2.0
(2)
4.5 hours
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Group tour
This cultural experience takes you on a quest to find the Northern Lights while feeding a herd of reindeer at a traditional lavvo hut. You'll have plenty of time to interact with the animals, feed them, pet them, and take photos. In addition, your guide will share the Sámi people's stories,...
Fishboat
Svolvær
Cruise & Historical Tour of Skrova Island
4 hours
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Small group
Discover the history of Lofoten on this cruise and walking tour on and around Skrova Island. This particular area is rich in unique history, with human settlements dating back over 10,000 years! Lofoten is also home to Northeast Arctic cod's spawning grounds, so you'll enjoy the history of the...
Go reindeer sledding in Norway
Reindeer Sledding & Lavvu Experience
This overnight excursion leaves from the city of Tromsø to a Sami camp in the nearby wilderness. The Sami are a northern Norwegian indigenous group who live on this part of the tundra above the Arctic Circle and enjoy a humble way of life. One cultural tradition that's an integral part of their...
Winter whale watching in Norway
Snorkeling with the Whales
This tour leaves in the morning by boat from the village of Andenes, which is the northernmost settlement of Norway's Andøya Island. It's also a winter migratory destination for orca, humpback, and fin whales who come to feast on the large schools of herring in the nearby Andfjord. This tour...
Hike and hit the beach today
Vesterålen
Hike the Queen's Route in Vesterålen
Self guided
Enjoy a beautiful hike along the popular Queen's Route near the fishing village of Stø on the Vesterålen Islands. You'll pass picturesque views along the coastline, crossing bridges and twisting through fjords and inlets.This moderate trek is called Dronningruta, also known as the Queen’s Route,...
Værlandet
Værlandet
Explore the Wilderness of Værlandet by Bike
Self guided
One of the best ways to enjoy the unique and beautiful wilderness surrounding Værlandet is on a bicycle. Cycling is popular in the region and offers an excellent sample of what the area has to offer. Start by biking through the Nordsjøporten (North Sea portal), a network of six bridges connecting...
Bergen
Flåm Zip Line & Goat Farm Experience
2 hours
·
Self guided
Experience an adrenaline rush on the Flåm Zip Line, the longest zip line in Scandinavia. You'll begin at over 2,600 feet (820 m) and fly nearly an entire mile (1,381 m) across the Flåm Valley. Your starting point is Vatnahalsen Station, and your endpoint is Kårdalen near the Rallarrosa Cheese...
Odda
Explore Hardangerfjord
Self guided
Enjoy time exploring the third largest fjord in the world at 111 miles (179 km) long. The Hardangerfjord region has been an important European tourist destination since the 19th century and offers spectacular nature opportunities.Choose from some of the most amazing hikes in Norway, all set in...
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Oslo
Bike Tour of Oslo Highlights
3 hours
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Small group
Discover Oslo on two wheels, zipping around Norway's capital city and hitting all the major sites. In total, you'll cover about 7 miles (12 km). This fun and relaxed experience navigates car-free bike paths and passes through lush city parks and the 700-year-old fortress. Explore the secrets of...
Sweeping views of the Hardangerfjord
Fjord Cruise to Hardangerfjord
This tour features a lovely cruise from Bergen to Rosendal, a small village on the southern shore of the Hardangerfjord, which is known as the "queen of the fjords." The journey isn't short on scenery either, as the ship sails through the fjords of Bergen and abounds with spectacular views of...

Best Experiences in Norway

Hiking in Jotunheimen National Park
Norway's Best Day Hikes

Considering its well-earned reputation for dramatic fjords and steep mountains, it probably comes as no shock that hiking is pretty much a national pastime in Norway. With hundreds if not thousands of options to choose from, we’ve put together a list of the most spectacular day hikes, from north to south and everywhere in between.

Explore Norway's Winter Wonderland
Map of Top Winter Experiences in Norway
Top Winter Experiences in Norway

At a glance, Norway may not seem like a winter destination—but when the snow hits, its lush landscapes truly turn wild! With fewer crowds to share the wilderness and the Northern Lights dancing overhead, there may be no better season to pay Norway a visit.

Quaint towns to explore in Norway
Top Norway Experiences in Summer

With its lush landscape and truly endless days of summer, Norway is a prime destination for mid-year travels. Hike among fjords, visit quaint towns, and stay up late to experience the magic of a never-setting sun.

Traditional Lofoten fishing village
Top Experiences in the Lofoten Islands

The Lofoten Islands is one of the most popular destinations in Norway. The moment you arrive, you'll understand why, as this stunning archipelago features jagged mountain peaks, colorful hamlets that cling to rocks, and a coastline dotted with islands. If you're looking for outdoor adventures, this is the place for you! Enjoy scenic drives, kayaking, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, sailing, and more.

Borgund Stave Church, Borgund, Norway
Map of Guide to Norway's Best Cultural and Historical Experiences
Guide to Norway's Best Cultural and Historical Experiences

A thousand years ago, Norway's influence stretched across all of Europe — did you know that even Dublin was a Viking town? Now, its surprisingly global past can still be seen in its landscape, museums, and churches. Here are just a few of Norway's best historical experiences.

Experience the Northern Lights in Norway
Top Northern Lights Experiences in Norway

Chasing the Northern Lights is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and something that draws many travelers to Norway's upper reaches. The country is the perfect setting to spot the colorful aurora borealis. This bucket-list experience can be easily combined with snowshoeing, dogsledding, reindeer feedings, cultural activities, or simply relaxing under the polar night sky.

Stavanger's colorful harbor in summer
Best Things to Do in Stavanger

Set in Southern Norway, Stavanger offers the best of all worlds: stunning natural scenery, picturesque coastlines, charming historic streets, connections to cities like Oslo and Bergen, and easy access to the fjord region. The city is an excellent hub for some of the most popular activities in Norway, including hikes to Kjerag and Pulpit Rock, cruises in Lysefjord, and day trips to charming towns like Flørli.

Charming fjord hamlets in Norway
Top Experiences in the Fjord Region

Many visitors plan an entire trip to Norway for its famed fjord region, which offers various experiences, such as fjord cruises, kayaking excursions, hikes, biking trails, scenic lookouts, historic train routes, wildlife viewing, waterfalls, glaciers, and national parks. You can explore charming wharf villages, peruse museums like the Glacier Museum, or find old wooden stave churches.

Discover the unbeatable fjord scenery of Norway
Best Scenic Experiences in Norway

Norway is one of the most scenic countries in the world, with over 60,000 miles of coastline, towering mountain peaks, incredible fjord landscapes, endless islets, and a mix of marine wildlife. So if you're looking for a trip that will take your breath away, Norway is it. Discover the unique beauty of the Arctic Circle, explore the dense forests and tall cliffs of the fjords, and embrace some of the country's famous scenic viewpoints.

Norway is filled with historical and cultural hot spots
Top Cultural & Historical Experiences in Norway

Norway has a unique culture, influenced by its centuries-old history and distinct geographic location. You'll find bustling cities with fascinating origins, a quaint culture in fjord villages and coastal fishing towns, and unique customs like dogsledding and reindeer rearing, and mountainside farming. Not to mention, a thrilling Viking history that ties it all together.

Hiking in the Lofoten archipelago
Best Hiking Experiences in Norway

Norway is an outdoor paradise, and one of the most popular activities is hiking through the lush forests, jagged mountain peaks, and rocky fjords. From Troll's Tongue to Pulpit Rock, Norway is home to famous hikes that offer outstanding views of the country's iconic landscapes. You don't have to be an experienced trekker to enjoy the scenery, either. You'll find various trails, ranging from beginner to advanced, for all interests.

Wintry polar dusk in Tromsø
Best Things to Do in Tromsø

Tromsø is Norway's "Gateway to the Arctic," as the city sits above the Arctic Circle and offers easy access to the renowned Lofoten Islands and the country's northernmost reaches. But despite being so remote, the city is a vibrant, lively metropolis, lovingly referred to as the "Paris of the North." Enjoy the annual Bukta open-air music festival or visit one of the famed breweries. Discover the area's wildlife with whale safaris or watch the Northern Lights dance across the sky on a dinner cruise.

Bergen's colorful waterfront
Best Things to Do in Bergen

As an idyllic and colorful harbor city, Bergen is one of the most popular hubs in Norway. It sits on the North Sea coast with access to the county's famous fjord region. But Bergen is much more than just a hub, as it's filled with famous sites, including the historic Bryggen area, Gamle Bergen, several museums, art galleries, churches, and abundant Viking heritage.

Experience the Norwegian scenery with dogsledding
Top Dogsledding Experiences in Norway

Dogsledding is one of those quintessential Norwegian activities that you can enjoy throughout the country's northern reaches in wintertime. From the charming eastern village of Røros to the city of Tromsø or the northern hub of Alta, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy this cultural experience. Even in the summer months, you can still hike with the Huskies and learn about their lives outside of winter.

Climb the famous trails of Norway
Top Active Experiences in Norway

It's no secret that Norway is an outdoor oasis offering every type of recreation you can think of! From climbing some of the most famous trails in the world (like Troll's Tongue) to kayaking through the iconic fjords, there's an outdoor adventure in every corner. And since the entire landscape changes with the seasons, you have a new set of active experiences for each visit.

Oslo's buzzy waterfront
Best Things to Do in Oslo

Oslo is Norway's buzzy, multicultural capital, known for its eco-friendly initiatives and innovation. It houses some of the country's best museums and parks, making it well worth a stop. You'll find the renowned Viking Ship Museum, the Nobel Peace Center, art galleries featuring Edvard Munch, and the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park. A vibrant city, Oslo draws crowds of all interests and ages.