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Norway

Norway travel guide, including map of Norway, top Norway travel experiences, tips for travel in Norway, plus where to see whales in Norway

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Faroe Islands

Halfway between Iceland and Norway, to the north of UK, the Faroe Islands are a jigsaw puzzle of 18 volcanic islands, lying far off the tourist radar.

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of Norway

Fresh air, dramatic fjords and untamed wilderness – Norway is a geographical stunner. Here is everything you need to know to get there now

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A sunny weekend in Sommaroy, Norway

The constant daylight in Sommarøy may mean a few sleepless nights, but this scenic village in Arctic Norway offers a wonderful lightness of being

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Go now! Tromsø, Norway

Legendary polar explorers, Sami culture and perhaps the world’s best place to see the northern lights – north Norway makes for the coolest winter break

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Travel Icon: Sognefjord, Norway

Hewn by the handiwork of ice ages past, Norway’s longest fjord is a stunner. Anthony Ham helps you explore its heights, depths and hidden crannies

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Hunting the aurora in Arctic Norway

This winter saw the peak of the solar maximum period – and there are few better places to see the dazzling northern lights than Norway’s pristine Arctic extremes

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Novel ways to see Norway's Northern Lights

Blanketed in polar night during the winter months, northern Norway is renowned for its aurora. Thomas Rees picks six places where you can see it in style

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Hiking, biking and climbing to Norway's fantastic fjords

Norway’s quirky trio of rock formations have become social media sensations – and are now linked by shuttle bus to make it easier to finish a trekking trilogy (complete with obligatory selfie) in four days

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Discovering glaciers, wildlife and hardy locals in Arctic Norway

Ice caves, reindeer, snowmobiles and the shed that might save the future of humanity. Wanderlust's Editor Phoebe Smith explores Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway: the town at the top of the world...

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Norway's Arctic Circle

What's better than whale watching? Jumping in among them while they guzzle a shoal of herring, says Mark Carwardine

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Short break: Ålesund, Norway

Craving a hiking weekend but don’t fancy the Alps? Daisy Cropper heads to Ålesund, to combine the city’s cultural delights with breathtaking yomps around the nearby fjords

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First 24 hours in Bergen, Norway

With a rich maritime history and great walking on its doorstep, Phoebe Smith discovers the gateway to the fjords is a place worth visiting in its own right…

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Short break: Tromsø, Norway

Tromsø, the self-styled ‘Capital of the Arctic’ is about more than the northern lights – expect humpback whales, epic mountains and lashings of Scandi cool...

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A camping and hiking weekend in Norway

A trip to Lysefjord – the ‘Fjord of Light' – throws up some great hiking, and even greater views

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Swimming with killer whales

Arctic Norway is the place to get in the water with orca - unless you're a herring

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Carl Hiaasen: “I love to go way out on the edge.”

Best-selling American crime writer Carl Hiaasen on big crocs in the Everglades, scalping tickets in London and winters in Norway

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Summer in Svalbard: 6 unforgettable experiences in Arctic Norway

The Arctic might not spring to mind as the ideal summer holiday destination – but you'd be surprised. In Svalbard, everything from hiking and polar bear watching to nights under the midnight sun await...

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7 magical things to do in Norway this winter

Track down glaciers and fjords by day, gaze at an aurora spectacle once darkness falls, and recharge overnight in an ice hotel. We reveal the best experiences for you to get stuck into this season...

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Adventure on the Lofoten Islands

Norway’s Lofoten Islands are a spellbinding mix of fjords, whales and Viking legend – and the drive there’s not bad either…

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5 things to do on Trøndelag's Viking trail

Located in central Norway, Trøndelag and its capital Trondheim, were the heart of Norse culture. Here's how you can discover your inner Viking

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The Arctic Hideaway: Inside Norway's most remote cabin stay

As the Northern Lights fade, discover another side to the Arctic: a sleekly-designed dream sleep on a lonely island retreat, where summer smoulders on and the sun never sets...

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7 extraordinary adventures in Scandinavia you’ll want to book now

From kayaking through vast fjords to herding reindeer and searching for rare eagles, the vast open spaces of Norway, Denmark and Sweden offer experiences unlike anywhere else in the world. Here are 7 of th

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10 things to do for free in Oslo

In a city where a pint can cost you £8 it's easy to be left out of pocket. Budget traveller Lauren Williams reveals ten tips on how to tackle Norway's capital

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35 of the world’s greatest travel experiences, picked by Rough Guides’ expert team

To celebrate 35 years of global adventures, Rough Guides’ travel experts tell us their 35 greatest travel experiences, from trekking in Colombia to meeting humpbacks in Norway

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14 alternative northern lights trips, from husky sledding in Norway to photographing Iceland

Explore wintry landscapes by day and spy cosmic wonders by night. Take your pick from our list of ultimate northern lights escapes...

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11 of the coolest cinemas in movie history

Grab the popcorn! From Spain to South Korea, Norway to India, these gorgeous picture palaces from around the world are film stars in their own right...

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9 of the world's most remote secret beaches

From isolated island shores in Norway to sandy coves on the South Wales coast, we reveal the best crowd-free beaches, as chosen by Wanderlust readers...

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The Norwegian island campaigning to become a 'time-free zone'

An island in Arctic Norway has rallied its residents, in order to become completely time-free. Surely, victory would make it one of the most unique travel experiences in the world?

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The best tour operators in the world 2019 - and their top trips

From seeking out orangutans in Borneo to peeping at polar bears in Norway, these are the top trips from your winning tour operators, as voted for by you in Wanderlust’s 2019 Reader Travel Awards…

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5 reasons to visit Tromsø in the summer

There’s more to Tromsø, Norway, than watching the northern lights. Visit during summer when the days are long and discover a city full of culture, terrific food and incredible nature, right on its doorstep

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Snow and Ice: 5 Landmark Journeys across the Poles

Drive the ice roads of Canada, take the North-west passage or travel by train under the Northern Lights of Norway. Take your lead from the great explorers and create a polar journey to remember...

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Festive fun: 10 frozen festivals to get heated up about

From music played through ice-built instruments in Norway to ice sculptures of Angkor Wat in Japan, these fantastic festivals add fun and colour to cold winters around the world...

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10 itinerary ideas for incredible Arctic adventures

A trip to the planet's tips remain at the top of most travellers' wishlists. Grab your base layers and head north to discover spectacular Arctic wonders across Greenland, Norway, Russia and more...

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13 fantastic short breaks that squeeze big adventures into small timeframes

From whale-watching in the oceans of Norway to exploring the ghost town of Chernobyl, there's no reason why a short break can't mean a big adventure. Take inspiration for your next trip...

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2017’s best active adventure trips

From horseback-swimming in Argentina to heli-cycling in Nepal, these heart-pumping thrillers are guaranteed to get your adrenaline racing. Plus: holidays in New Zealand, Switzerland and Norway...

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