Jotunheimen is a mountainous area and home to Norse giants and trolls of legends and myths. This massive mountain region in located in east Norway. Here you will find many waterfalls, icy rivers, crystal clear lakes, epic glaciers, and forested valleys and also some of the highest mountains in Northern Europe. It is a gorgeous natural area. There are many routes and trails available to hike depending on your interests and level of fitness. Local people like to hike from log cabin to log cabin. However if you feel like doing other activities, you could go rafting, climbing, cycling, or horseback riding. And in the winter there are many ski options.
The Lofoten Islands are photogenic, characteristic, unpredictable and located above the Arctic Circle and consists mainly of high mountains. These islands in Northern Norway are very suitable to visit during a summer trip to Norway as there are also some pearly white beaches. In these islands you’ll also find majestic fjords, special stock fish on wooden racks, beautiful fishing villages such as Reine and Nusfjord and in the months of June and July the endless midnight sun, which is then 24 hours above the horizon.
During a trip to Svalbard (also called Spitsbergen) in winter, you can take many day trips through fascinating natural landscapes that consist of snow, ice and glaciers. Traveling to the edge of the Arctic is an incredible adventure. And with a little luck you will even see a polar bear during your polar expedition. The interior of Svalbard is characterized by steep mountains, but during the summer on Spitsbergen you can also see numerous floating icebergs from which polar bears try to catch their prey.
The route the train takes between Oslo and Bergen in Norway (also known as the Bergen Line) is often named one of the most beautiful train journeys in Europe, if not the world. This spectacular train journey takes you straight through Norway. The trip takes about 7 hours, and the views along the way are spectacular. You’ll travel from the deep coastal fjords to the snowy inland peaks and from vast frozen lakes to endless grassy plains. The views are so diverse and the seasons seem to change simultaneously with the landscape during this unforgettable journey.
According to Lonely Planet: "Norway is the last refuge for some of the most intriguing European wildlife.” During a wildlife safari in Norway you will come face to face with countless unique creatures in their natural environment. You can join various safaris and encounter whales, king crabs, reindeer, eagles and even musk ox - rugged survivors of the last ice age. The polar bears are only found in Spitsbergen. In Norway you can also find several protected islands where bird watchers can indulge.