Northern Europe is one of the most spectacular destinations for winter travelling. We love how countries like Norway offer so much despite the extra cold and shorter daylight hours. In fact, if it weren’t for these things, then many of the activities available wouldn’t be half as much fun. The Northern Lights are certainly on most people’s bucket lists. But there are plenty of other awesome things to do in Norway…
Winter sports like skiing and snowboarding have become more and more popular over the years. There are plenty of others that are just starting to trend too. Racing through snow tracks on dogsleds is one of the most exciting activities you can do when you’re in a winter wonderland like Norway. The adrenaline rush and the feeling of teamwork between you and the dogs is amazing.
For all of you who have tried and loved jet skiing, why not take that raw engine power across the snow? Snowmobiling in Norway is high octane and guaranteed to get your heart rate up! It’s certainly one of the favourite activities to take on if you are travelling through Norway. It’s probably the fastest way to cross the expanses of snow while you are there. It’s also a really great way to get into the most remote places in the countryside.
These remote or wilderness areas offer plenty to see and are well worth visiting. It doesn’t matter how you get there. You can snow trek, sled or use a snowmobile. The wildlife here is extraordinary. Reindeer, elks and wolves, remain the most popular to try and see if you fancy a wildlife trek. It’s great for travel lovers and holidaymakers alike.
The coastal Fjords are also spectacular. They are a favourite destination for photographers. The views change so regularly it’s worth returning year on year to see the delights. The sun, time of day, and even the rain can help create some of the most stunning photography. You can try a cruise holiday or charter a boat to get up close and personal to some of the glaciers.
For walkers, Norway is a delight all year round. Hikes into the mountains give you plenty of fresh air and exercise. It gives you some great new perspectives on this region of Scandinavia too. There are plenty of guided walks if you are less experienced. Best of all, hiking is a great way to kick start any new fitness regime.
History lovers should make a day or two for Oslo. This beautiful city is full of great museums and Viking ship displays. The green spaces help make this city feel fresh, free, and friendly. The great atmosphere continues into the evening. The nightlife is vibrant. There are many good restaurants to try out. Cafes and bars are very popular with locals and tourists. Nightclubs bring the evening to a close with good choices of European and Scandinavian music.
Norway is a great country to visit at any time of year. Travelling through the snow here in the winter is a fantastic adventure, though. Take your time to make the most of Norway this winter.