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Best ways to see Norway

By train, car or cruise, there are so many ways to see Norway’s top attractions! From summer road trips around the fjords and cruises along the famous west coast, to mountainous train rides and winter northern lights tours, the best way to see Norway is with a custom trip designed just for you by the travel experts at Nordic Visitor.

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Best ways to travel around Norway

There's no singular best way to visit Norway. What’s best for you depends on how you want to travel, the attractions you want to see, your length of stay and the time of year you visit Norway. As a long, mountainous country with deep fjords and thousands of miles of coastline, with many differences in geography and climate from north to south, there are numerous ways to see Norway's top sights.

The most popular ways to get around in Norway are by rental car, train or cruise. With a custom tour arranged by Nordic Visitor it’s possible to experience all of those modes of travel in one trip! Check out our suggestions below for the best ways to explore Norway according to the country’s most popular attractions.

The best ways to see the Norwegian Fjords

The fjords of western Norway are a must-see for most first-time visitors to Norway, so trips from Oslo to Bergen are popular in all seasons. Nordic Visitor offers a few different options to travel this route:

  • By car: If you want to take your time in the fjords and do some hiking at places like Pulpit Rock, then a self-drive holiday in Norway during summer is your best option. It’s possible to drive between Oslo and Bergen or nearby cities in about a week, though we recommend spending at least 10 days on a road trip between May and September. Why not ask the travel experts at Nordic Visitor to make a bespoke itinerary for you?
  • By train: Train holidays, such as the Norway in a Nutshell trip from Oslo to Bergen, are available year-round and take around 7 days or less for a round-trip journey. Nordic Visitor’s railway tours are customisable, so you can spend extra nights in hub cities like Bergen or Trondheim or other towns on the route, like the small fjord village of Flåm.

Don’t want to travel to the fjords on your own? Nordic Visitor’s summertime guided small group tours in Norway are another great option!

The best ways to travel along Norway's West coast

Also a year-round travel option, the Hurtigruten coastal cruise is one of the best ways to experience the beautiful west coast of Norway. This famously scenic voyage is a flexible hop-on, hop-off style of cruise with 34 ports of call -- including major cities like Bergen, Trondheim and Ålesund, so it’s a great addition to travelling by train. Many of Nordic Visitor’s Fjord Tours combine trips by train and cruise in tours ranging from 7 to 14 days. With a holiday of around 2 weeks, It’s also possible to do the entire roundtrip Hurtigruten cruise between Bergen and Kirkenes in Norway’s arctic north.

The best way to see the Northern Lights in Norway

Northern Norway is the best place to see the northern lights and enjoy winter adventures like dog sledding, snowmobiling and more. December to March are the best months for both snow and northern lights conditions, so plan to spend about 4 - 7 days on a winter break that includes overnight stays in places like Tromsø, Kirkenes or the Lofoten Islands. From Norway’s main international airport in Oslo it’s only a 2-hour flight to smaller hubs in the country’s far north.

Need some more ideas for the best ways to explore Norway? Get in touch with the travel experts at Nordic Visitor who can not only suggest the perfect tour for you but also customise the itinerary to your interests.

 

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Explore Norway on a summer road trip

You do the driving, we handle the travel arrangements. Add extra nights or a scenic detour to one of these self-drive tours.

Norway
Self-drive

5 days / 4 nights

Jan - Oct

Lofoten Delights

2036EUR

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5 days / 4 nights

Jan - Oct

Lofoten Delights

2036EUR

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Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
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Self-drive

16 days / 15 nights

May - Sep

Scandinavian Highlights by Car

2473EUR

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16 days / 15 nights

May - Sep

Scandinavian Highlights by Car

2473EUR

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Self-drive

15 days / 14 nights

May - Sep

Amazing Nature, Culture and Kingdoms

1953EUR

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15 days / 14 nights

May - Sep

Amazing Nature, Culture and Kingdoms

1953EUR

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Self-drive

12 days / 11 nights

May - Sep

A Tale of Four Cities

1799EUR

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12 days / 11 nights

May - Sep

A Tale of Four Cities

1799EUR

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See the Norwegian Fjords by train

Experience Norway in a nutshell on a scenic railway journey between Oslo and Bergen, with route modifications available.

Norway
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Train

7 days / 6 nights

May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic

1380EUR

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7 days / 6 nights

May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic

1380EUR

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Cruise & Train

7 days / 6 nights

Jun - Aug

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express

Geiranger & Fjord Cruise

1737EUR

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7 days / 6 nights

Jun - Aug

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express

1737EUR

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Cruise & Train

13 days / 12 nights

May - Sep

Complete Norway

4068EUR

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13 days / 12 nights

May - Sep

Complete Norway

4068EUR

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Train

7 days / 6 nights

May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell® and the Pulpit Rock

1471EUR

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7 days / 6 nights

May - Sep

Norway in a Nutshell® and the Pulpit Rock

1471EUR

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Sail along Norway's scenic coast

Hop on a Hurtigruten voyage between Bergen and Kirkenes for incredible scenery. Overnight cruises are great in combo with train journeys.

Norway
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Cruise & Train

7 days / 6 nights

Jun - Aug

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express

Geiranger & Fjord Cruise

1737EUR

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7 days / 6 nights

Jun - Aug

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express

1737EUR

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Norway
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Cruise & Train

13 days / 12 nights

May - Sep

Complete Norway

4068EUR

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13 days / 12 nights

May - Sep

Complete Norway

4068EUR

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Norway
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Partially Guided & Cruise

8 days / 7 nights

Nov - Mar

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2334EUR

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8 days / 7 nights

Nov - Mar

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2334EUR

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Norway
Cruise & Train

10 days / 9 nights

All Year

Lofoten and the Fjords - by Cruise and Rail

3519EUR

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10 days / 9 nights

All Year

Lofoten and the Fjords - by Cruise and Rail

3519EUR

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Experience the northern lights in winter

Head up north to Kirkenes or Tromsø for snowy activities and colourful skies. These short breaks are ideal with extra nights in Oslo.

Norway
Best seller
Partially Guided & Cruise

8 days / 7 nights

Nov - Mar

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2334EUR

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8 days / 7 nights

Nov - Mar

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2334EUR

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Norway
Partially Guided

4 days / 3 nights

Nov - Mar

Tromsø Aurora Break - Huskies and Snowmobiles

1389EUR

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4 days / 3 nights

Nov - Mar

Tromsø Aurora Break - Huskies and Snowmobiles

1389EUR

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Partially Guided & Cruise

7 days / 6 nights

Dec - Apr

71° North - North Cape and the Snow Hotel

2786EUR

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7 days / 6 nights

Dec - Apr

71° North - North Cape and the Snow Hotel

2786EUR

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Norway
Partially Guided

6 days / 5 nights

Dec - Mar

Aurora Adventure Week in Tromsø

2124EUR

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6 days / 5 nights

Dec - Mar

Aurora Adventure Week in Tromsø

2124EUR

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Expand your Nordic adventure

Why not visit Norway and Scandinavia in one tailor-made trip? Check out our most popular multi-country tour packages below.

Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
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Self-drive

16 days / 15 nights

May - Sep

Scandinavian Highlights by Car

2473EUR

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16 days / 15 nights

May - Sep

Scandinavian Highlights by Car

2473EUR

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Norway, Sweden, 2 more …
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Cruise & Train

12 days / 11 nights

May - Sep

Nordic Odyssey

2082EUR

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12 days / 11 nights

May - Sep

Nordic Odyssey

2082EUR

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Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
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Cruise & Train

10 days / 9 nights

All year

The Classic Scandinavian Roundtrip

2151EUR

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10 days / 9 nights

All year

The Classic Scandinavian Roundtrip

2151EUR

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10-15% OFF
Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
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Guided Groups

10 days / 9 nights

May - Aug

Highlights of Scandinavia

Sweden, Denmark & Norway

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

3530EUR

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10-15% OFF
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10 days / 9 nights

May - Aug

Highlights of Scandinavia

3530EUR

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Norway Travel Experts

As a travel agency founded in the Nordic region, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in Norway. We offer a variety of tours — both independent and guided — that include the must-see attractions as well as lesser-known highlights that are hand-picked by our own Norway travel experts. To ensure a stress-free trip, we handle all the local details for you — accommodations, activities, rental car, train tickets, Hurtigruten cruise reservations and other specialist services.

Oh, and we can customise your itinerary! If you decide you want to add extra nights at a certain location, for example, your personal Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be happy to make suggestions and modify your itinerary.

Different ways you can experience Norway

We have tours for all varieties of travel styles and interests. See our options for exploring Norway below.

Our Services

Whether you travel by train, cruise ship or car in your Nordic Visitor package, all customers receive personalized service with a designated travel consultant, tailor-made quality travel documents, and our self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines their route, overnight stays and highlights along the way. Furthermore, Nordic Visitor has long-standing professional relationships with local tour operators, which are carefully selected by our staff and are recognized for consistent, quality service.

Book With Confidence

  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • Unexpected change of plans? You won’t lose your deposit.
  • We work closely with trusted, high-quality suppliers.
  • Enjoy personal service from Norway travel experts.
  • Get peace of mind with a 24/7 helpline during your stay.
  • We’re here for you in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Contact us

Whatever your travel needs, we are here to help. If you have any questions about our Norway travel packages or services, please do not hesitate to contact us..

Our main phone number is
+354 578 20 80
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM (GMT)

Or, you can reach us by e-mail.

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Clare, United Kingdom

Scenic Fjords of Norway, April 2018

Excellent service

Second time we've used Nordic Visitor and they will continue to be my first choice for booking tours. Excellent service from travel consultants, value for money and the information provided make it an excellent company. 

Jeanette, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic, October 2017

I did not realize how easy the travel would be

I did not realize how easy the travel would be, it was a great blend of being on your own and the privacy, but having a back up and someone to organize the transportation was great. I felt like I saw the most I could in 5 days. 

Janice Persson, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic, October 2017

Impressed with how well everything was handled

I was impressed with how well everything was handled and the superb communication I received from my agent throughout. He responded to my emails immediately and answered every question I had.  I loved the personal connection I felt and the knowledge that Nordic Visitor would respond appropriately if I ran into a problem.

Swapna, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® and the Pulpit Rock, July 2017

Truly was a trip of a lifetime!

All accomodations were perfect. All hotels were close to all the local attractions, easy to get to from the airport, train station, ferry station. All the rooms were ready when I got there, they were clean and comfortable. The included breakfast were really delicious. I am a vegetarian, and had plenty of options. My whole experience with Nordic Visitor has been exceptional, and I have been telling everyone of my friends how easy everything was. Sofia was very patient with me, and worked with me, to tailor the itinerary to my satisfaction, was prompt in answering all my questions. Everything was done over email, which I loved, because I didnt have to rely on my memory. All in all, Nordic Visitor rocks! This was truly a trip of a lifetime! 

Carolyn, United States

Highlights of Norway, July 2017

I'm so glad I booked the trip with Nordic Visitor

I'm so glad I booked the trip with Nordic Visitor. Norway is spectacular in itself, but have such a knowledgeable, friendly and helpful guide made the trip so much easier and enjoyable.

Robert, Albania

Express Norway, September 2017

Perfect

The Norway landscape is as beautiful as I have ever experienced. The destinations, accommodations, and routes were perfect.

Carla, United States

Highlights of Norway, June 2017

I would recommend your company to anyone going to Scandinavia

Your company provides outstanding tours, guides, and Arrangements. If and when we return to Scandinavia, we would only use your company. We never had to worry about anything and knew our experience would be spectacular. I would recommend your company to anyone going to Scandinavia. In fact we're looking forward to more tours

Ron, United States

Fjord Tour with Pulpit Rock, July 2016

Memorable experience

Nordic Visitor is a knowledgeable, competent and effective travel agent for Norway. Its suggested itinerary for southern Norway produced an enjoyable and memorable experience that leaves one wanting more of Norway as well as other countries in which Nordic Visitor specializes. Mange takk.

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