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Introducing Norway

Similar in size to California, but with only 5 million people, Norway has plenty of open space to explore. Its unique fjords, mountains, and picturesque villages give this outdoor adventure paradise a unique character. 

When is the best time to visit?
Norway's latitude, with part of the country located north of the Arctic circle, creates pronounced seasonal differences. Hike and cycle the Scandinavian landscapes, and experience the Midnight Sun during summer; Go dog sledding, skiing, snowmobiling, and see the Northern Lights in winter. More details

Where to go in Norway?
The go-to destinations for many travelers are Bergen, the charming villages along the world-famous Sognefjord like Aurland and Balestrand, and the scenic Lofoten Islands. A cultural must-visit is the city of Oslo with its many museums and rich history, while Tromsø and Alta are ideal destinations to chase the Aurora Borealis in winter and the Midnight Sun in summer. There are also plenty of ways to experience Norway off-the-beaten-path, with dramatic landscapes and rich culture around every corner.

How many days do I need?
Some visitors breeze through Norway in 3 days, and while you can quickly tour the country and get a feel for its natural scenery, we recommend to plan a week or more to really take in all that it has to offer.

Getting Around Norway
It's common to use multiple modes of transport when exploring Norway. The "best way" to go depends on the region you're in and how far you're going. Ferries are great for witnessing the powerful fjords, while many of the national parks lend themselves well to road trips—and if you're heading all the way to the Arctic Circle, domestic flights are usually the way to go. Learn more

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Norway Tours & Itineraries

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The pretty port city of Ålesund shines at dusk.
Map of Western Norway Fjord Road Trip - 8 Days
Western Norway Fjord Road Trip - 8 Days

Get ready to hit the open road on this self-drive adventure down Norway's stunning west coast. Starting in Bergen, you'll hike, bike, and take one of the world's steepest train rides through the country's villages, mountains, and fjords. Top off your well-rounded trip in charming Ålesund, a fairytale city renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture.

The Sognefjord, nicknamed King of the Fjords.
Map of Explore Bergen, Fjords & Waterfalls - 5 Days
Explore Bergen, Fjords & Waterfalls - 5 Days

This picturesque five-day itinerary hits key summer spots using various means of transportation for a true Nordic adventure. You'll start off in your home base of Bergen, the country's 2nd largest city (complete with a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and explore the streets and surrounding mountains on your own and with a local guide. From here, take two day-trips involving a scenic train ride, a ferry through the longest fjord in Norway, and a fjord cruise to nearby waterfalls — all while returning to Bergen each night to enjoy its restaurants and nightlife.

Climb to Preikestolen, or 'Pulpit Rock' – a steep cliff above Lysefjorden
Map of Ultimate Norwegian Fjord Road Trip – 10 Days
Ultimate Norwegian Fjord Road Trip – 10 Days

Experience the best of Norway's spectacular fjords on this active self-drive tour. The trip starts in Norway's second-largest city (Bergen), where you'll pick up a rental car and spend several days exploring charming fjord-side villages and stopping for outdoorsy activities, like hiking, summer skiing, and kayaking. Finish the adventure traveling along Norway's longest and deepest fjord towards Jotunheimen National Park — with more than 250 peaks — to see some glaciers.

The historic Bryggen district along Bergen's picturesque wharf.
Map of Oslo to Bergen Fjord Adventure - 5 Days
Oslo to Bergen Fjord Adventure - 5 Days

This five-day jaunt covers a great deal of Nordic ground, visiting the country's two largest cities and its longest and deepest fjord. Start in Oslo before taking a scenic train and ferry to the fjord-side village of Balestrand. Continue north to Fjærland before getting on another boat—this time to Bergen, a historic wharf city and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A view of Aurora Borealis near Tromsø, Norway.
Map of Norway Northern Lights Road Trip - 7 Days
Norway Northern Lights Road Trip - 7 Days

This scenic winter adventure traverses the Norwegian Arctic and checks off a number of natural and cultural sites starting in the city of Tromsø, nicknamed 'Paris of the North'. From here, hit the road and see rock art in Alta, learn about the indigenous Sami people in Karasjok, and visit a hotel made of snow along the Finnish/Russian border. Each day ends with another opportunity to view the Northern Lights in this beautiful and remote part of the world.

A small harbor in the village of Solvorn.
Map of Western Norway Road Trip - 5 Days
Western Norway Road Trip - 5 Days

This self-drive trip through western Norway offers history, amazing scenery, and even guided hikes—all while staying in some of Norway's best family-run hotels. Start with a local tour of Bergen, and then drive north to explore Norway's two biggest fjords. Finish the adventure with a ferry ride across the Lusterfjord to a UNESCO-listed stave church built in the 12th century.

Make the Most of Your Time in Norway

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
Beautiful view over magical Geirangerfjord
How Many Days Should You Spend in Norway?

With such a wide range of options to explore, Norway can easily keep most travelers occupied for weeks if not months. That being said, an epic itinerary can easily be created...

Fjord
Map of 7 Days in Norway - 7 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days in Norway - 7 Unique Itinerary Ideas

From down in the fjords up to the mountain peaks, Norway is full of sweeping vistas and stirring Viking tales. How to capture it all in a week? Hone in on your favorite region...

Life on the edge, Fjord Norway
Map of 10 Days in Norway - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Norway - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With ten days to explore nearly 60,000 miles of coastline, you'll want to make sure you're equipped with a plan to tackle Norway's wide-ranging scenery, wildlife, and culture. ...

Norway Travel Essentials

All you need to know to get started planning the perfect trip
Stunning Geirangerfjord
Best Time of Year To Visit Norway

Despite its northerly location, Norway is an amazing destination any time of year. Summer months bring the endless daylight of the Midnight Sun as well as warmer temperatures,...

Ultimate Norway Packing List
Ultimate Norway Packing List

In Norway they say there’s no bad weather, only bad clothing. Norwegians have made an art out of hacking through any type of terrain, in any kind of weather, at any time of...

Getting Off-the-Beaten-Path in Norway
Getting Off-the-Beaten-Path in Norway

Looking to get off-the-beaten-path in Norway? Here are a number of great ways to experience Norway like a local, from lesser-known coastal regions to scenic train routes to...

Norway Travel Advice

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Besseggen, Norway
Ultimate Guide to Multi-Day Hiking in Norway

Phone off, out-of-office reply on. When it comes to long-distance hikes, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better country than Norway. With cozy, for-public-use cabins dotting the...

Ultimate Guide to Photography in Norway
Ultimate Guide to Photography in Norway

So, you came to Norway to see the fjords, ski the snowy peaks, and gaze over the edges of cliffs at the stunning vistas below? Sure you did, but let’s be honest: you're really...

Norway Hotel Advice

Unique places to stay, curated by kimkim specialists
Top 8 Boutique Hotels in Norway
Map of Top 8 Boutique Hotels in Norway
Top 8 Boutique Hotels in Norway

No one travels just for the hotels, right? Perhaps, but your choice of lodging can make or break your travel experience. A good hotel will forever be ingrained in your memory,...

Unique Lodging Options in Norway
Unique Lodging Options in Norway

Planning a trip to Norway? Make the most of your visit with a standout stay in one of these alternatives to traditional hotels. Spend an unforgettable night in a lighthouse,...

Many of Oslo's hotels are ultra-modern
5 Family Friendly Hotels in Oslo

You'd be hard-pressed to find a European capital more suitable for families and kids than Oslo. A number of hotels cater to parents of both small children and teens — with the...

Family Friendly Hotels in Bergen
Family Friendly Hotels in Bergen

Bergen is an incredibly family-friendly destination, with no shortage of child-oriented activities—both indoor and outdoor. After long days spent exploring the scenic Norwegian...

Best Things to do in Norway

Unique things to do, curated by kimkim specialists
Hiking in Jotunheimen National Park
Norway's Best Day Hikes

Considering its well-earned reputation for dramatic fjords and steep mountains, it probably comes as no shock that hiking is pretty much a national pastime in Norway. With...

Traditional Lofoten fishing village
Top Experiences in the Lofoten Islands

The Lofoten Islands is one of the most popular destinations in Norway. The moment you arrive, you'll understand why, as this stunning archipelago features jagged mountain peaks,...

Stavanger's colorful harbor in summer
Best Things to Do in Stavanger

Set in Southern Norway, Stavanger offers the best of all worlds: stunning natural scenery, picturesque coastlines, charming historic streets, connections to cities like Oslo and...

Our Latest Norway Content

Golden light over the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway
Cruise the Norwegian Coast: Bergen to Kirkenes - 15 Days

Cross the Arctic Circle in comfort on this unforgettable 15-day journey up the Norwegian coast. Starting in Bergen, you'll cruise north through a breathtaking coastal landscape of alpine fjords, towering mountains, and colorful fishing villages. Explore the ancient city of Trondheim, discover the magic of the Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands, and visit the "Arctic capital" of Tromsø. Your trip of a lifetime ends in the far north as you disembark at Kirkenes—the most isolated town in Europe.

The queen of Sunnmøre, Slogen Mountain
Hike Norway's Hidden Fjords - 8 Days

Hike through some of Norway's most spectacular landscapes on this 8-day trekking adventure. Based in the northwestern regions of Romsdalen and Sunnmøre, you'll scale the famous Troll Wall, kayak across tranquil fjords, find hidden waterfalls at Geirangerfjord, and summit the triangular peak of Slogen. With nights spent in historic hotels, local inns, and remote mountain huts, you'll have plenty of time for rest and relaxation between each day's exhilarating excursions.

Stavanger's colorful harbor in summer
Best Things to Do in Stavanger

Set in Southern Norway, Stavanger offers the best of all worlds: stunning natural scenery, picturesque coastlines, charming historic streets, connections to cities like Oslo and Bergen, and easy access to the fjord region. The city is an excellent hub for some of the most popular activities in Norway, including hikes to Kjerag and Pulpit Rock, cruises in Lysefjord, and day trips to charming towns like Flørli.

Norway Travel Maps

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Norway map: 7 Days in Norway - 7 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days in Norway - 7 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Norway map: 5 Days in Norway  - 8 Unique Itinerary Ideas
5 Days in Norway - 8 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Norway map: 10 Days in Norway - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Norway - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Norway
Travel specialist Linda Veråsdal
active 21 hours ago

Linda Veråsdal

I live part time in Norway and Gambia, and in-between I travel. The passion for exploring new places at the same time as doing it in a good and honest way, led me to the role I have to day....

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Travel specialist Julia Plaschke
active 1 day ago

Julia Plaschke

Hey, my name is Julia. I am originally from Germany. After I took my semester abroad in Norway during my Bachelor, I decided I wanted to live in this beautiful country. Now, working in travel,...

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Travel specialist Tricia Cantlon
active 22 hours ago

Tricia Cantlon

There is so much beauty to discover on this beautiful floating rock we live on! I truly believe that travel, if done responsibly, teaches us meaningful life lessons about ourselves and the world...

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Travel specialist Merée Ruzits
active 2 days ago

Merée Ruzits

Hello! I am Merée Ruzits, an Estonian living in Norway. I came to Norway to study, fell in love with nature, and decided to extend my stay. During my stay here I have found a passion for...

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Trip Reviews for Norway

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

A dream come true
Norway | Aug 19 - Aug 31, 2022

sudhir
sudhir m.
India | Sep 02, 2022

We have wanted to go to Norway for a long time to see the Fjords.We got great advise , where to go what to do from Tom. the planning stage was extensive with multiple revision to my itinerary.
The trip was planned and executed to perfection by Tom. It was personalised to my taste and liking. Tom even figured out a way for me to drive a Porsche 911 GTS , which was an absolute pleasure for me. All the hotels chosen were to my liking and beyond. From when we landed till we left Tom was in... read more

We have wanted to go to Norway for a long time to see the Fjords.We got great advise , where to go what to do from Tom. the planning stage was extensive with multiple revision to my itinerary.
The trip was planned and executed to perfection by Tom. It was personalised to my taste and liking. Tom even figured out a way for me to drive a Porsche 911 GTS , which was an absolute pleasure for me. All the hotels chosen were to my liking and beyond. From when we landed till we left Tom was in touch constantly to help me with my every whims and fancy, it was like have him as friend along with me in the trip. We are planning a trip in winter soon. My friends and relatives who saw the pictures want to come and wanted Toms contacts.
we had an amazing experience in food , places we went , the tours everything.
Cheers!
Thanks Tom

Local specialist: Tom Christer Larsen
Tom Christer
Tom Christer Larsen
Local specialist in Oslo | Sep 02, 2022

Thanks for those kind words, it was both fun to plan and a pleasure arranging your Norwegian journey. I also felt like I was your friend following you around your trip, and it was almost like i was a part of your journey as well (and wish I had been a part of that Porsche drive he he). Happy to hear you had a great time, and both you and family and friends are more than welcome to come back to Norway.

Cheers!

Best regards,
Tom

Julia was amazing!
Norway | Aug 3 - Aug 17, 2022

C
Charles K.
Parole, MD | Sep 01, 2022

We just returned from two weeks in Norway and it was an incredible trip mainly thanks to Julia and her team at KimKim. Julia suggested places to us that we had never heard of loved going to. We would never have gone to them without her suggestions. Also, we had some weather-related travel problems during the trip and Julia worked hard to help find solutions to them. read more

We just returned from two weeks in Norway and it was an incredible trip mainly thanks to Julia and her team at KimKim. Julia suggested places to us that we had never heard of loved going to. We would never have gone to them without her suggestions. Also, we had some weather-related travel problems during the trip and Julia worked hard to help find solutions to them.

Hotel Reviews
Scandic Ishavshotel
Tromsø

Great location and very nice rooms.

Hamn i Senja
Skaland

Fabulous room.

Anker Brygge
svolvær
Opus XVI
Bergen

Beautiful hotel in a great location. Great breakfast. Want to return

292 Aurland
Aurland

Very special place. Totally farm to table. Helpful staff. Beautiful grounds

Authenticity & Character
Staff
Hotel Christiania Teater
Oslo
Activity Reviews
Authentic Norwegian Cuisine & Guided Waterfall Hike
Aurland

loved the goat farm

Ferry to Botnhamn - Explore Senja island
Senja

A ride to a beautiful, peaceful location

Finnabotn Tour
Balestrand

Beautiful, peaceful,

Local specialist: Julia Plaschke
Julia
Julia Plaschke
Local specialist in Fevik | Sep 01, 2022

Thank you so much Charles for the review! I am sure you will not forget this vacation! - All part of the experience!

All the best!
Julia

A well planned trip. Loved our Norway stops w...
Norway | Aug 14 - Aug 23, 2022

Linda
Linda S.
Greensboro, NC | Aug 30, 2022

A well planned trip. Loved our Norway stops which gave good insight into variations of important coastal towns.

Local specialist: Merée Ruzits