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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, a 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.

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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.

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Sail along Norway's scenic coast

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

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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.

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Best of Northern Norway Classic - 71° North Cape

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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.

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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 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 – accommodation, activities, rental car, train tickets, 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.

What do our customers say?

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

Christin, United States

Best of Northern Norway Classic - 71° North Cape, December 2023

Perfect

The tour was perfect and went smoothly the entire time. Communication from Nordic Visitor was timely and detailed. Would book with this tour company again.

Ian, United Kingdom

Norway Road Trip - Complete, July 2023

Memories we'll cherish forever

We found Norway to be a fabulous country and enjoyed every minute of our trip. The scenery was fantastic, the places visited were brilliant and the people were incredibly friendly and helpful. The information pack provided by Nordic Visitor was invaluable, the route chosen for us was superb and the places we stayed in were great. Likewise, the excursions offered, especially the Rib Safari were fantastic and gave us memories we'll cherish forever. Lastly, but by no means least, Irja, our travel consultant, couldn't have been more helpful and I would like to extend a huge thank you to her for all that she did.

James, Australia

Northern Lights by Train and Cruise, October 2023

A great experience

Very well-organised tour and a great experience. Nordic Visitor were very professional and their experience was evident in choosing the well-located and comfortable accommodation they selected for us. Best of all we got to see the northern lights!

Jonathan, United States

Norway Fjord Route by Car - Classic, June 2023

Incredibly happy!

Our travel agent, Małgorzata, was amazing to work with! She was able to add a few extra days in Oslo and arranged transportation via train to Bergen. Overall, I thought booking this vacation online and making payments was seamless. All the hotels we stayed in were nice, clean and safe! We loved the breakfast buffets, they were top notch! Also, collecting our rental car and navigating in a foreign country was seamless. We are incredibly happy that our tour package that we received at our first hotel included a physical map that had our tour highlighted.

Violetta, United States

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express, August 2023

Very satisfied customer

This was my second experience using Nordic Visitor. I am a very satisfied customer. A few years ago we did a self-drive tour of Iceland that was just amazing. This time we did a train/cruise combo tour of Norway. Once again, I can only say you will have a fantastic experience and you will appreciate the labuor of organising and planning being handled by experts who know what they are doing. The cruises through the fjords were beautiful as were the train trips. We loved the combination of train and boat travel as each offered distinct beauty from a different perspective. The country is truly lovely and we look forward to booking future travel with Nordic Visitor!

Dian, United States

Classic Norway, May 2023

Extraordinary!

Extraordinary! Everything went off as planned without a hitch. Our travel guide, Juliana, was exceptional, very responsive in answering our questions and providing updates.

Julie, United States

Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords, August 2023

Best vacation we ever had!

Our family of 5 (3 adult children) loved our Norway fjord tour. We saw the most beautiful scenery and loved each hotel. The food was delicious. Something for everyone. Our guide Al and driver Chris kept things running smoothly. We will have memories to last a lifetime. Thank you Nordic Visitor. Best vacation we ever had!

Alan, United Kingdom

Norway in a Nutshell® Express - Winter, March 2023

An excellent decision to book with Nordic Visitor

Following research, we decided to book with Nordic Visitor. This was an excellent decision. The booking process was easy and informative and Hanna was always available for guidance. The accommodation provided was top class and, importantly, convenient to the train stations from which we travelled. Our tour was amazing throughout with stunning scenery and sights.

Travel Guide

Be prepared for just about anything on your Norway adventure.

Our Services

Whether you travel by train, cruise ship or car in your Nordic Visitor package, all customers receive personalised 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.

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  • Protect your money & plans with our flexible booking terms  .
  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
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  • Get peace of mind with a 24/7 helpline during your stay.
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Do you have a question about our Norway tours? Or maybe you want to customise a travel package. Whatever you need, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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