Top 5 Places to Visit in Norway

When you are looking for those cheap flights to Norway, do not forget to check SAS as it is the flag carrier for Norway as well as Denmark and Sweden. As such it may have special offers that match your dates.

Because of its location at the top of Europe, most tourist attractions in Norway are based on snow or ice but that does not make them less appealing.

Here are what are considered to be perhaps the top 5 places to visit in Norway:

1: Hellmenkollen Ski Jump

Hellmenkollen Ski Jump

Hellmenkollen Ski Jump

Probably the most popular of the things to see in Norway is Hellmenkollen Ski Jump. Located just outside of Oslo the capital, Hellmenkollen is popular with native Norwegians and visitors alike and although most people visit in the winter to take advantage of the winter sports activities available, many also visit in the summer for orienteering, cycling and fishing. It is also home to the famous ski jumping simulator that uses technology that was before limited to flight simulators only

2: North Cape

North Cape

North Cape

The North Cape is a 1000ft cliff that offers spectacular views to the quarter million visitors each year. Referred to as the northern most point in Europe, it is situated in the Finnmark region, also known as Norwegian Lapland and is on the same latitude as Greenland and Alaska. From here you can visit a nature reserve that hosts 2 million seabirds or try midnight deep water rafting (there is no sunset). In the winter the visitors stand on the snow covered cliffs to witness the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

3:Geirangerfjord

 

Geirangerfjord

Geirangerfjord

The Geirangerfjord is popular with visitors, so much so that nearly every Norwegian Cruise ship has Geiranger on their itineraries. This high sided fjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features three magnificent waterfalls; the seven falls of The Seven Sisters, The Veil and the Suitor. Activities available at Geirangerfjord are hiking, fishing and renting boats and kayaks. There are also sightseeing tours across the fjord on offer

4: Guard in Oslo

Guard in Oslo

Guard in Oslo

The Changing of the Guard in Oslo is a big tourist attraction and takes place at 1:30pm every day regardless of the weather. Members of the King’s Guard march from Akershus Fortress at 1:10 in order to change the guard at the Royal Palace at 1:30pm. In the summer the guard is led by mounted policemen and a military band. On Norway’s Constitution Day (17th May), it becomes a city wide event with the Royal Family and marching bands joining the guards on their march.

5:Kirkeness Snow Hotel

Kirkeness Snow Hotel

Kirkeness Snow Hotel

If you like snow, why not visit The Kirkeness Snow Hotel in Norway? You can visit this hotel from 21st November – 21st January and witness the Polar nights. The hotel offers beautifully lit snow art and from mid December offers Snow Suites. These rooms are for 20+ guests who each receive a sleeping bag and mattress. The rooms of course are snow and ice and once again offer some brilliant examples of snow art. In the morning you can warm up with a sauna. The hotel also offers a snow bar and a snow free restaurant.

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