Officially known as the Kingdom of Norway, the majority of this country shares borders with Sweden, Russia and Finland. It faces the North Atlantic and is famous for its Fjords, which are popular with cruises.
Whether you’re cruising down the Norwegian Fjords, going on a wildlife safari, visiting museums or caving, there are a huge range of things to do when to visit Norway. For those looking for an action packed break, there are a huge range of sporting activities, such as climbing, caving, trekking, kayaking, canoeing or snowboarding. Have a look at lastminute.com’s Norway ski holidays for more ideas on action-packed fun.
For something less energetic, there are a wide range of walking tours, nature attractions, museums, galleries and monuments to visit. There are also a huge range of family friendly activities, such as theme parks, petting zoos and wildlife safaris. For a really relaxing break, there are a number of golf courses, spas and wellness centres, so you can really take the time to chill out.
Visit the country’s capital, Oslo, for a cosmopolitan view of Norway. Oslo is the centre of the country’s science, economy and politics, as well as being one of the most important trading ports in Northern Europe, which has attracted some of the world’s largest maritime traders.
Norwegian food has a focus on local cuisine, such as fish and game, all of which is sourced locally. More recently, Norway has incorporated a wide range of international cuisines, which have been particularly influenced by American culture. Norwegian salmon is some of the finest in the world and is now a major export. Smoked salmon is often served with scrambled eggs, and meatballs and cod are also common.
In the areas north of the Arctic Circle, it is never completely dark during the summer months, which gives Norway its nickname of ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’. The rest of the country can experience an amazing 20 hours of daylight at this time of year. During the winter, days are very short and snow is common.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing city break or a longer visit, Norway has a fantastic range of sights, events, activities and things to do. Great for couples, single people and families alike, this beautiful country offers a great insight into Scandinavian life. Coupled with the great deals available from lastminute.com, this is a holiday destination not to be missed. Book today and get a great deal with lastminute.com.