Expeditions in Norway

8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Longest Ice-free Fjord in the World

Home to Europe’s Northernmost Point!

What makes Norway so special?
The Scandinavian country of Norway is simply one of the most beautiful places on earth. This fairytale destination offers mighty landscapes and a northern charm. The mountains, glaciers and deep fjords are an adventurer’s playground. Colorful fishing villages and a strong viking heritage give this country a special appeal found in only a handful of locations. If you’re looking to craft your own adventure in this once-in-a-lifetime destination please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Norway in a snapshot

Population

5.233 million


Climate

The climate of Norway is much milder than that of most other regions as far north, especially along the country’s west coast. The warm North Atlantic Current of the Gulf Stream keeps nearly all the seaports ice-free, even in the northern regions.


Terrain

Norway has the highest concentration of fjords in the world. Two of these, the Geiranger Fjord and the Nærøy fjord, feature on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


When to go

Weather in Norway is best between May and September when it’s usually mild and clear. The chances of seeing the northern lights are highest between October and March.


National Food

Fårikål, or mutton stew, is the national dish of Norway.


Fact File

Norway was one of the founding nations of the United Nations in 1945.

Explore the Fjords, Waterfalls, and History of Norway

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Oslo

Explore the City of Art & Culture

Oslo is a metropolitan city home to world-class museums, restaurants and shopping districts. With the world’s best preserved viking ship, a viking museum, an interactive folklore museum, as well as one of the most famous paintings in the world – the scream – Oslo is a true cultural hub. Vigeland Park, one of Norway’s most visited locations, contains the work of Gustav Vigeland, a famous Norwegian sculptor. More than 200 Vigeland masterpieces are on display, including the bronze “Sinnataggen” (Angry Boy) and “Monolitten” – a 17-meter spire flanked by 121 commanding figures. Named the European Green Capital 2019 for its conservation and environmental efforts, Oslo is more than a city of art and culture. The city boasts countless parks and its very own fjord where locals often appreciate the fresh air and open spaces.

The North Cape

Adventure in Europe´s Most Northern Point

Commonly known as Europe’s most northerly point, and Scandinavia’s most popular tourist destination, the North Cape is a cliff face jutting into the sea where the Atlantic and Arctic oceans merge. Visitors can enjoy the midnight sun in summer, activities like dog-sledding in the winter months, or simply explore the neighboring colorful fishing villages. This region is a popular spot for hikers wishing to take in the fresh air, observe endless views of the wild ocean, and wander in complete tranquility, far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Given the complete remoteness of the region, wildlife thrives in this protected paradise! Take a bird safari to a nature reserve and feast your eyes on some of the 2 million seabirds resident there. Nordkapphallen (North Cape Hall) is a visitor’s center dedicated to welcoming tourists from all over the world and showcasing the geological and touristic history of the region, as well as offering a chapel and a gift shop! This vast landscape is an adventurer’s playground, and it is obvious why!

Geirangerfjord

Hike in a UNESCO World Heritage Site

One of Norway’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Geirangerfjord is a peaceful location of incredible natural beauty. Boasting a majestic fjord, cascading waterfalls, lush green vegetation, and snow-topped mountains, this region is a nature lover’s dream! Apart from admiring the breathtaking landscape and breathing the freshest air you can find(!), Geirangerfjord offers many exhilarating activities such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, and rafting. Trollstigen mountain road is an absolute “must see” attraction, and an alternative route for getting to the Geirangerfjord area. The road, opened in 1936, winds dangerously up the side of a mountain and passes stunning waterfalls and breathtaking scenery. The locals, largely healthy people who live off a diet of fresh ingredients from the region, take incredible pride in their home and there is a large focus on preserving the nature, culture, and magic of this special region (luckily for us tourists)!