One week in Norway

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One week in Norway is the perfect amount of time to experience some of the best that this stunning country has to offer. Whether you want a week surrounded by nature or a week to explore the cool neighbourhoods of Norway’s towns and cities, you’ll have so much to choose from during your time in Norway; whale-watching, skiing, kayaking, fine-dining and so much more. Take a one week tour of Norway to see what makes this place so special.

Best things to see and do for one week in Norway

What to see in one week

Any one week trip in Norway would be incomplete without a trip to see the famous Fjords. These stunning locations, with luscious green backdrops, glistening waters and the freshest air you will have ever experienced are not to be missed under any circumstances. With so many fjords around, it can be hard to choose which ones to visit. Just a few of the many that are worth visiting are Lysefjord, with its excellent climbing and hiking opportunities as well as breathtaking mountain views and Geirangerfjord, with its blue lakes, varied plant life, snowy peaks and cascading waterfalls. If waterfalls are something you want to see, you can’t miss out on a trip to the impressive Voringfossen; one of Norway’s most famous natural sites or to the Seven Sisters Waterfall. Here you can see an incredible waterfall with seven different streams of cascading water. Depending on when you choose to visit Norway, a sighting of the Northern lights is also a must on your itinerary during your stay and is often the principle reason for many visitors to come here. Why not also stop off to see the famous Norwegian reindeer while you’re here?

What to do in one week

Norway is an ideal location for lovers of the outdoors to visit on a week long trip. Hikers and trekkers will find themselves in heaven here, with hundreds of amazing, bewitching and surprising hikes and trails to follow all over the country. Choose a path around a fjord, through a forest or around a mountain for the views of a lifetime. One of Norway’s most famous hikes is in Preikestolen, which ends up at the peak of a 604 metre cliff with panoramic views out over your surroundings. Skiing is Norway’s national pass-time and there are so many amazing places to both downhill and cross-country ski, it’s no wonder that so many locals spend their winters strapped into skis. Head to Voss or to Lillehammer to give this extreme sport a try, as well as to sample other activities, such as parachuting. A trip to Norway is also incomplete without a whale-watching experience and here you’ll be able to see whales as well as killer whales as they swim just off shore at locations such as Senja. Head out on a specially designed boat with a driver who knows just where to find these amazing creatures. You can also try your hand at catching some fish of your own to cook and eat before relaxing for the evening in a traditional Norwegian hot tub.

Best time to travel to Norway for a week

When you choose to organise your 7 day Norway tour will depend on what you plan on doing and seeing during your time here. Each season offers its own unique appeal, making Norway a true year-round destination. The Winter is the best time to visit to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights, the whales or to get in a bit of skiing. It usually also means reduced prices, but this comes at the price of reduced daylight and opening hours too. Springtime is the best time to visit the Fjords, with the luscious greenery out in full force and the pleasant weather perfect for hiking, cycling and exploring. The summer is the busiest time of year, with most visitors choosing to plan their trips during these months meaning that prices are often higher and availability in more rural areas can be reduced. It is also the time of the midnight sun, meaning that some very northern areas remain light for a full 24 hours.

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The best time to travel to Norway is between May and September. With May comes the arrival of spring, totally transforming the appearance of Norway; the days are longer and the country is filled with flowers in full bloom. Between June and August, the weather can be a little unpredictable: nice, warm weather is as likely as chilly, wet weather. In May and September, the weather is quite mild, with clear skies. It's best to travel during this time unless you absolutely must go skiing no matter what or unless you plan to visit Lapland. The thing is, from October to April, it can be freezing cold and many places of interest are closed to visitors. You should also consider the differences in the climates of the various regions of Norway. For example, the southern part of the country isn't too cold so you can travel there throughout the the entire year. Go and experience fjords, dream archipelagos and the northern lights in this extraordinary country.
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