About The Activity
If you are in Norway there are so many hiking sites like Pulpit Rock and Trolltunga. A long, narrow strip of natural wonders, Norway stretches from the same latitude as northern Scotland to the tundra of the far Arctic north, sporting fine, lake-riddled mountains and the famously gorgeous fjords cutting their way into the uplands from the coastline, and superb and diverse natural life. It is said that its wildly broken coastline is 25,000km long. Its border with Sweden is 1,619km long. It is Europe’s second least densely populated country.
Norway is very mountainous and very watery, a combination perfectly tailored to create some of the world’s most absurdly beautiful … er…beauty, with glaciers and waterfalls tumbling for hundreds of metres into deep, narrow fjords winding between high hills and lake-strewn plateaus. Its weather is lovely but variable in the summer months, when you get nearly 24 hrs of light and can be walking easily at midnight, but it is cold and dark for a very long winter (with compensation coming from the Northern Lights).
As well as being a living textbook on glacial erosion, Norway is a nature-lover’s paradise, where you should see reindeer to beavers to polar bears to eagles on and above the land, and whales and seals in the sea. Vegetation ranges from deciduous and coniferous forests to bog, birch and tundra in the far north, with pretty hill farmland in between.
History effectively started with the Vikings, those terrors of the North Sea and Atlantic, whose remains are scattered around the landscape. After King Olav I introduced Christianity in the late 10th Century, things went pretty quiet for hundreds of years, with a northern artistic awakening disturbing the fishing and agricultural slumber in the 19th Century, Grieg and Munch securing places in the worldwide firmament. Then the discovery of oil in the C20 changed everything. Norway is now one of the world’s richest countries, with an artistic and cultural life to match.
That said, most visitors come for the matchless outdoors. Enjoy a fjord cruise, whale watch off the Lofoten Islands, survey the wild waters of the Northern Cape, raft white waters, etcetera. And, of course, walk.
So, Norway has things to fascinate everyone, children included. The variety of travel and tours you can make in Norway is as a result huge. We tell you about walking below, but have a look here for a wide selection of the Norway travel, tours, holidays and activities available.