Just in case you were wondering how to make the best out of your Norway vacation, we have got you covered.
The land of the midnight sun, there has to be something special about a country where the sun never sets for some parts of the year! Norway is a place where old meets new, tradition meets modernisation, and they effortlessly merge together to create this unique country that everyone should pay a visit to at least once in their lifetime. If you are among the lucky ones to have booked your Norway vacations, then this article is for you. Once you have made your bookings, here are some things you must do in Norway, if you want to make the most of your trip.
- Explore every corner of Bergen
This city is a welcome change from the modernised capital city of Oslo. For all those of you who seek wanderlust, Bergen provides the perfect backdrop for it. This city proudly boasts of some of the most famous architecture that this country has to provide. Bergen looks like its straight out of a postcard, with its old buildings, a panoramic view of the city from Mount Floyen, beautiful coffee shops safely tucked in all corners and everything you wanted. So, remember to ask your tour operator to make a stop at Bergen and immerse in the beauty of the city.
- Do not miss the opportunity of taking a train ride
The train journeys in Norway offer the best views you could ever asked for. A country that is so deeply etched in the world map for its breathtaking scenery, you cannot afford to miss the best of those views, right? Norway has plenty of picturesque rail tracks that you can take. Include the Bergen Railway and Dover Railway in your Norway bucket list, as these routes stand out the most.
- Take the loveliest ferry ride in the world at Geirangerfjord
Geirangerfjord is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and when you visit this place, you will know why! It’s part of a huge Norway Network that is spread across several miles, with old farm stays and icy cold cascades and serene green waters. Take the ferry ride, try to get an open air seat in the top deck and then just bask in the beauty that the unexplored and secluded sites along the way offer. Take a tour of the entire region because it is THAT good, that if you miss even a corner, you will regret it later.
- Spend a night in Flam
Flam is an important part of the tour itinerary because almost all fjord cruises end here. Also, it is the starting point of the very famous Flam Railway. So what people generally do is get down from the cruise and take the train immediately. But if you want to get the best out of Norway, spend a night here. This is a tiny village, with just four houses. So, imagine how unexplored and majestically beautiful this place is! Flam is perfect if you just want to unwind for a day and relax and want some luxury. That is because this village has a beautiful hotel and a brewery where you can spend a nice, serene evening. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it?
- Go around the Lofoten Islands
Most people who have been here have listed this place as one of those sights that they will never forget in their lives. If that is not reason enough for you to visit the Lofoten Islands, we don’t know what is! Painted in the most soothing shades of yellows and greens, they provide a perfect backdrop to the mountain peaks here. Whether you are on a backpacking trip hiking across the country, or want to travel the traditional way by taking public transport, the Lofoten Islands have something for everyone. Nobody comes back disappointed from here!
- Do not miss the view of the Northern lights, by any chance
One of the most common reasons why people visit Norway is to catch a glimpse of this beautiful show of light that the sky puts up. This phenomenon is visible in the sky throughout October to March, during the long Arctic winter night. If you ever wanted to see a kaleidoscope of lights with naked eye, you should be here. They sky is decorated in bright colours of light that continuously change in intensity. In fact, they change their shapes and sizes too. Though there is no fixed time when you will definitely get to see the Northern lights, if you are lucky enough to catch a glimpse, you won’t be able to forget it for a lifetime.
Considering the country has so much to offer, how about heading there on your next holiday to make beautiful memories for a lifetime!