Polar bears! The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard boasts more of them than humans, and is one of the only places on earth it is still possible to see these majestic predators.
Dave, Original Traveller
Norway is a sort of European Canada - it's all about the outdoors and doing fun stuff in it, and we think it's great. So if you're the type who might like to ski by boat or take a snowmobile safari through polar bear country, you've come to the right place.
Why we think you’ll love it
- Scandinavians argue fiercely over the best place to spot the ethereal northern lights (Aurora Borealis), but Norway can certainly lay claim to some of the most spectacular locations to view them from.
- A fiesta of Fjords awaits you dotted along Norway's Atlantic coastal area. Fly to Bergen and explore by car and boat as one amazing vista after another unfolds before your disbelieving eyes - the landscapes are best described as being on an XXL scale
- Explore the fascinating indigenous Sami culture of Norwegian Lapland that is slowly dying out
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Luxury Adventure in Norway: the Detail
Original Travel has trips to the fjords of western Norway and the Arctic island archipelago of Svalbard, both of which major in big, bold scenery. The fjord region is, quite simply, one of the most dramatic destinations anywhere in the world, while Spitsbergen, the main island in Svalbard, is a frozen landscape of glaciers, mountains and fjords full of blue icebergs - think the Scottish Highlands during an Ice Age with added polar bears and you'll get the picture.
Did you know
- Norwegian law states that you can pitch your tent or hike anywhere in Norway that is not private property
- The indigenous population in Norway are known as Sami
- Nearly 70% of Norway is uninhabitable and covered by mountains, glaciers, moors, and rivers
- The country of Norway is officially known as the Kingdom of Norway
- Norway is the most successful nation in the world at the Winter Olympics
- Norway is home to the world's longest road tunnel. With a length of 15.3 miles, the tunnel has become a tourist attraction in itself
- Oslo is one of the world's most expensive cities