If you’re lucky enough to be heading to Norway, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s one of our Feel At Home destinations.
So if you’re on Three, you can call and text back home at no extra cost using your allowance. What’s more, you can get online and share your experiences, because your data allowance can be used in Norway at no extra cost too.
Norway is arguably one of the most beautiful countries on earth. It’s famous for its natural attractions like Fjords, mountains and midnight sun, but it’s also well known for a vibrant cultural life. Norwegian cities are cosmopolitan and full of stunning Scandinavian architecture.
Here’s our pick of the top 10 things to see and do in Norway, along with some Instagram #holidayspam pics to whet your appetite:
Experience Sápmi Culture Park.
If you travel to Karajok, the Sami capital, you can experience the culture of Norway’s indigenous people. At Sápmi Culture Park you can meet the people, hear the traditional Sami yoik singing, try Sami food, buy traditional souvenirs, have a go at lassoing and meet the reindeer.
Explore the Fjords.
Norwegian Fjords are all different. For example, the tallest waterfalls are in the Geirangerfjord, and the Sognefjord is the world’s second longest Fjord. Hiking, glacier walking, kayaking, fishing and cycling are a way of experiencing this area, as well as a Fjord cruise.
Enjoy the Molde Jazz Festival.
Europe's oldest annual jazz festival attracts almost 100,000 visitors every July. This beautiful northern Norway city (known as the ‘city of roses’) plays host to more than 100 concerts, as well as street sellers, art exhibitions and outdoor restaurants.
Make the most of the midnight sun.
During the Norwegian summer the sun never sets north of the Arctic Circle. So for a couple of months the sun is visible all day. This is a magical time and there are so many things you can do to make the most of it, including whale, seal and fishing safaris, or reindeer watching.
Visit the Vikingskipshuset museum.
Two of the best preserved Viking ships in the world, built in the 9th Century, are at Vikingskipshuset. And the 24m-long Gokstad is the best remaining example of a Viking longship.
Witness the Northern Lights.
The stunning ‘aurora borealis’, or Northern Lights, are a must (if you’re lucky enough to see them). Visible throughout the long Arctic winter nights from October to March, this natural phenomenon of green and white polar lights has to be seen to be believed.
See the changing of the Royal Guard.
This top attraction takes place no matter what the weather’s doing. Between 1.30pm and 2.10pm every day you can witness this impressive event, and in the summer, mounted police officers and a Norwegian military band lead the guards through Norway's capital.
The Holmenkollen Ski Jump.
Holmenkollen Ski Jump is one of Norway's most popular attractions. There is 4,000 years of skiing history in the Ski Museum, and a beautiful view of Oslo and surrounding fjord. World-famous Holmenkollen hosts FIS World Cup ski competitions each year too.
Stay at the Snow Hotel.
The Kirkenes Snow Hotel is stunning. From mid-December, you can stay in rooms called ‘Snow Suites’ which come with sleeping bags, mattresses, and lots of art made of snow and ice. There’s also a Snow Bar and restaurant, and a small communal sleeping area.
Take in Trondheim.
University town Trondheim is a techie's paradise, though is also steeped in history, with the Nidarosdomen Cathedral and the Royal residence (the largest wooden palace in Scandinavia). You can also see the huge granite Trondheim Torg - the world's largest sundial