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Stunning Geirangerfjord
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 (October to March) 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.

Scenic Lofoten Islands
Top 10 Regions in Norway: Where To Go & What To See

Whether your ideal vacation consists of hiking, surfing, or even dogsledding, Norway has you covered. From Svalbard to Stavanger, this country's unique regional offerings are endless. Start planning your journey with this detailed round-up of the best regions in Norway.

Ultimate Norway Packing List
Ultimate Norway Packing List

In Norway they say there’s no bad weather, only bad clothing. Norwegians have made an art out of hacking through any type of terrain, in any kind of weather, at any time of year, but that often means giving up fashion for function. So leave your high heels and fancy frocks at home, and follow this list to make the most of the space in your suitcase.

Getting Off-the-Beaten-Path in Norway
Map of Getting Off-the-Beaten-Path in Norway
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.

Norway from the air
Five Places in Norway that Most Travelers Miss (But Shouldn't)

From fjords to mountains, waterfalls to fishing villages, Norway is as picturesque as a country can be. More and more travelers are discovering the offerings of this Scandinavian nation, but most stick to the tourist track. Head off the beaten path to find solitude and scenery in these lesser-known locales.

Experience Norway's Northern Lights
How kimkim Trips Work in Norway

When it comes to visiting Norway's fjords, cities, and hiking trails, one size does not fit all. In fact, it's the perfect destination for an adventure customized to your interests and tastes. Here’s some insight into how kimkim accomplishes that and helps you plan and book your dream trip.

Ålesund, Norway
Norway: Frequently Asked Questions

A country as varied as Norway naturally leads to many possibilities — and plenty of questions. Though you may know enough about Oslo or Bergen, what's a vacation like in the villages? On the fjords? Up north to the Arctic Circle? Preparation is key for any vacation to go off without a hitch, so here are the basics for your first trip to Norway.