Holidays in Norway
Norway is a sparsely populated country with numerous lakes and forests. It is the perfect destination for those who seek peace and quiet and love nature, even though there are lots of cultural activities as well. Staying in a bed and breakfast is a perfect way to get to know Norway. You can stay everywhere, in fantastic B&B’s.
Oslo: stylish and cosy
is a typical European capital, with stately buildings and lots of shops. Here you can visit the Nasjonalgalleriet (National Gallery) and the Munch Museum, devoted to the famous artist Edvard Munch. Another highlight in Oslo is the ancient old Akershus castle. Tip: take a boat trip through the Oslofjord. On weekends it’s really pleasant and cosy between the other boats, with groups of cheerful people on the ship’s decks. In the evening you can go out in the nightclubs until early in the morning.
Culture and history in Norway
Norway has an illustrious history and traces of that history can be found everywhere. Spread throughout the country lie beautiful ‘stave churches’. These are fairy-like timber churches, often hundreds of years old. On the Bygdoy peninsula near Oslo you can take a close look at real Viking ships in the Viking ship museum. The far North has its own atmosphere. Here you find the town of Tromsø
, ‘Paris of the North’, where the annual Northern light festival takes place. From here you can travel further, even to the Arctic Circle.
Nature in Norway
Norway has widespread pine forests and many lakes. In the central part of the country you find the highest mountains and the largest glacier of the European mainland, the Jostedalsbreen. The further North you travel, the rougher the landscape and the scarcer the vegetation gets. During midsummer nights, the sun does not set in the far North, like in Bodo, Svolvaer, Hammerfest, the North Cape and Spitsbergen. In the northernmost towns, such as Kjøllerfjord and Kirkenes you can regularly view the mysterious Northern Light.
Recreation in Norway
There is no lack of marked hiking routes in the many protected nature parks- and reserves of Norway. Beautiful hiking areas are – among others - Jotunheimen
. This is also a perfect recreation country for cyclists, horsemen and water sports fans. You can go spectacular rafting, canoeing or sailing on the numerous lakes and rivers. Besides, there are marked skiing routes throughout the country, often lighted at night. Some of the popular ski regions include: Bjorli, Eikedalen, Geilo
, Hemsedal, Oppdal
, Valdres and Voss
Book a bed and breakfast in Norway
As varied as Norway is, as varied are the possibilities for an overnight stay. Spend the night in a monumental property or on a farm
, in a mansion or modern villa. Each bed and breakfast is unique. Experience it yourself! Find your perfect B&B in our extensive selection and book directly, without reservation costs.