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Best Things To Do Over The Summer Holidays In Norway - Updated 2020

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With enthralling landscapes that will take your breath away and fascinating history going back centuries, Norway ranks high as an exciting destination. Summer months in Norway are particularly a fantastic time to appreciate the stark, dramatic beauty of this country and explore its many attractions. With warm temperatures and lengthy bright days, there is a whole range of activities that can be enjoyed - from treks to scenic drives and cruises. If you are wondering how best to make your time in this amazing country, then check out our list of best things to do over the summer holidays in Norway. We cover cool options for every kind of traveller so read on!

1. Enjoy breathtaking sights of Bergen on a Segway (from USD 69)

Explore the picturesque city of Bergen on a Segway tour. Cruise through the city’s delightful hilly roads taking in the scenic views of mountains and fjords, as well as its key sights such as the historic harbour and the UNESCO Heritage site Bryggen district. An English-speaking guide will offer insight into the city’s rich history and culture. Comprehensive and fun, this tour is a great introduction to the city and its charms.

Best Views of Bergen - Segway Day Tour

Duration: 2 hours

23 reviews

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2. Explore the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History (from USD 47)

summer holidays in norway | explore the norwegian museum of cultural history

The Oslo Hop on Hop Off City Tour is a convenient way to take in all the major sites of the city. Make sure to get off at the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. This unique expansive museum provides an in-depth look into Norway’s fascinating history. Along with an indoor museum, it has an outdoor one which showcases over 150 historic buildings through the ages. These buildings are authentic having been relocated here from across the country. Walk in and out of them to get a better understanding of the country and its way of life.

Oslo: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Duration: 24 hour

186 reviews

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3. Visit the Oslo Cathedral (from USD 47)

Get to see more of this cosmopolitan city with a guided tour on foot across its major attractions. An experienced guide will take you through various points of interest including the Royal Palace, Parliament House and the Oslo Cathedral. Although not very flashy, the beautiful ambience of the Oslo Cathedral sets it apart. Walk around and take in its remarkable painted ceiling and gorgeous organ player.

Oslo City Highlights Walking Tour

Duration: 2 hours

6 reviews

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4. Marvel at the Vigeland Park (from USD 77)

Oslo’s Vigeland Park is an outdoor sculpture garden that showcases over 200 artworks of Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. Outlandish, bizarre, yet thought-provoking, walking amidst these sculptures is an experience indeed. Get to know all about the artist and his works in this guided tour that will also take you to the Viking Ship Museum. This is a combination of a walking tour and a sightseeing tour where you will get to see major landmarks of the city.

Oslo Viking Ship Museum and Vigeland Sculpture Park Shore Tour

Duration: 4 hours

11 reviews

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5. Visit the village of Geiranger

Geiranger fjord

Appreciate the incredible coastal charm of Norway up close with a visit to the quaint village of Geiranger. This village is best known for being the base for exploring the wondrous natural beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Geirangerfjord with its fjords, waterfalls and hiking trails. However the village itself, though tiny is delightful, with a cluster of charming buildings, wooden houses and shops set against the backdrop of the mountains. Top places to visit include the Geiranger Church and the Norwegian Fjord Centre which gives you insights into the region’s landscapes, its biodiversity and history.

Geiranger Vllage

Address: Møre og Romsdal., Norway

Website: Geiranger Village

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6. Travel along the Atlantic Ocean Road


Spectacular, mindblowing, exhilarating. These are just some of the words that describe a trip down the Atlantic Ocean Road, called the world’s best drive. This 8.3-km (5.2 mi) road stretches from the mainland to the island of Averøy going over several isles and skerries. The road twists and curves, passing at points over eight bridges include some that are over the Norwegian Sea. The whole road is a visual feast of coastal views, sea views, rugged landscape and rural Norway. Stop at any one of the four viewing spots to take in the breathtaking scenery. Rent a car to experience this wonder, or look upon it on a ferry ride.

Atlantic Ocean Road

Address: Atlanterhavsveien, Bud-Kårvåg, Averøy

Website: Atlantic Ocean Road

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7. Tour the Akershus Castle (from USD 50)

tour the akershus castle

Get to know Oslo better with this personalised small group tour where you will be escorted by an experienced guide who will give you insider insights into the city, its history and its landmarks. Don’t miss exploring Akershus Fortress which is a centuries’ old medieval castle and royal residence. An important historical building, you’ll get a chance to understand various facets of Norwegian history.

Oslo: 3-Hour Small Group Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hour

26 reviews

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8. Explore the Geirangerfjord region (from USD 73)

With this tour, you have the opportunity to experience the phenomenal landscapes of the Geirangerfjord region. You will visit the gorge of Flydalsjuvet which offers panoramic vistas of Geiranger, stand on the Geiranger Skywalk atop Mount Dalsnibba for sensational views of the fjord below and get your Insta-worthy photo at the mountain lake of Djupvatn. Additionally, you’ll go on the beautiful Adventurous Eagle Road for unforgettable views of Geiranger.

Geiranger Shore Excursion: Mt. Dalsnibba and Eagle Road

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

29 reviews

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9. Go snowmobiling in the Lyngen Alps (from USD 174)

Get an adrenaline rush with a snowmobile ride through some of the most spectacular alpine vistas in Lyngen Alp. On this tour, you will first cross some of Norway’s awe-inspiring fjords on a ferry ride to reach Lyngen Alp. Then hop onto a snowmobile and ride through stunning scenes of snow-clad landscape and tundra forests. A warm bowl of soup and a rejuvenating drink will close this thrilling experience.

Lapland Lyngen Alps Snowmobile Safari from Tromso with Fjords

Duration: 7 hours

47 reviews

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10. Get closer to Bergen's stunning scenery with a hiking tour

get closer to bergen's stunning scenery with a hiking tour

Appreciate breathtaking beauty of Bergen at close quarters with this guided forest walk atop Mount Fløyen, that’s just minutes away from the city centre. With just a short funicular ride up, you will be in the midst of a Norwegian forest. Here a knowledgeable guide will take you on a two-hour scenic walk that will treat you to unforgettable vistas of mountains and forests. You will also learn about Mount Fløyen’s history, its flora and fauna, as well as the country’s hiking traditions. Summer months are particularly a great time as you’ll get a chance to visit a special viewpoint showcasing rare views of Bergen amidst the mountains.

Hiking Mount Floyen from Bergen

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Enjoying Norway to the full

Norway’s beautiful vistas become that much more accessible and beautiful in summer. A great way to experience the natural wonders of the country is to take tours, else opt for self-driving so you can enjoy it at your leisure. Use our list to find the best things to do over the summer holidays in Norway and create an itinerary to remember!

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