Visiting Norway

Visit Norway in winter to see stunning views and chase the Northern Lights. Norway is an epic winter destination!

Norway in winter isn't actually as cold (or as dark) as people assume. Only the most northerly parts of Norway experience Polar Nights. Find fun things to do in Norway in this guide!

Norway in Winter

Amazing Oslo

When exploring Oslo consider a visit to a museum or The Vigeland Park, a large park and outdoor sculpture museum displaying the works of Gustav Vigeland.


Tromsø is located above the Arctic Circle and is the “capital” of Northern Norway. Consider a Tromsø Beer Safari, which includes tasting some local beers and snacks.

Northern Lights

Winter is a great time of year for a Northern Lights tour in Norway & there are a lot of tours in Tromsø! If you book a “chase”-style tour your chances of seeing the aurora are better!

If in Norway in December, it is such an amazing experience to see the Christmas Markets or try a Sami culture & reindeer experience, where you can learn about Norway's native reindeer herders.


The Outdoors

The winter months are great for outdoor winter activities. Try cross-country skiing or book a dog sledding tour and sled through a true winter wonderland.

Epic Tours

When you book the Norway in a Nutshell Tour,   the highlights include a ride on the famous Flåm Railway and a fjord cruise on Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord.

On this 2-hour cruise, see some of Norway's best fjord scenery, including the Nærøyfjord, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the narrowest fjords in Europe.

Fjord Cruise