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Norwegian Holiday Ideas

Explore Alesund with our Norwegian holiday ideas

A real year round gem, Norway boasts stunningly beautiful scenery, fabulous outdoor activities, amazing wildlife and some of the world’s finest cruising experiences. Visit this wonderland in winter and look forward to first class snow activities, stunning snow hotels and superb Aurora spotting opportunities. Travel in summer and lose yourself in the beauty of the fjords, lakes and mountains as you take an escorted tour, a self drive or even a fabulous city break. Add to this the opportunity to combine a tour of Norway with trips to other Scandinavia cities and Russian gems and it can be difficult to know where to start planning your break.

Our Norwegian Holiday Ideas page is a simple guide to picking the perfect break for you. You’ll see, at a glance, what’s on offer and when you can travel, ensuring you get exactly what you are looking for. Taking in all kinds of holidays, from activity breaks to relaxing cruises; in many locations, ranging from the remote, Arctic north to the populated, lush south and travelling at any time of year, our Norwegian Holiday Ideas take you where you want to be. What’s more, they’ll introduce new kinds of holidays you hadn’t previously considered. In essence, if you want Norway, we can give it to you bigger and better than you could possibly imagine! Take a look at our full range of itineraries to find the perfect break for you.   

Natural Attractions (holidays for all)

Discover Trolltunga (the Troll's Tongue) with our incredible Norwegian holiday ideas

It’s no secret that Norway is something of a supermodel amongst nations. Stunningly beautiful, oozing charm and featuring the most exquisite features, this country really stands out from the crowd. Here you’ll find the prettiest fjords, the most majestic peaks and some of the most awe-inspiring scenery imaginable. You can explore this beauty on a guided tour, a self drive break or even a coastal cruise. Each one has its own individual charm and benefits but what they all offer is a fascinating insight into this wonderful country.

Our escorted tours range from five to 11 days, you’ll travel by road, rail and water, relaxing in luxury coaches, admiring the views from the Flam railway and exploring the fjords as you cruise their beautiful waters. Each day is brimming with discovery, you’ll see the best sights, enjoy the finest photo opportunities and really get a feel for Norwegian culture.

If you like the idea of a tour, but long for a little more freedom, our Twin Centre City break and Best of East to West holiday invite you to enjoy the same kind of activities as our escorted breaks but travel independently! You’ll spend time in the cultural centre of Bergen and the cosmopolitan capital of Oslo and, between the two, you will embark on an amazing journey by road, rail and boat. Indeed, that journey is an absolute highlight of both holidays, offering you a tantalising snapshot of the incredible beauty of this exquisite country.

Yet more freedom is yours when you select one of our wonderful self drive getaways. Our Norwegian Holiday ideas offers a choice of eight day and two week itineraries, each one coming with a tried and tested route, pre-booked accommodation and the freedom of the open road. Explore at leisure, concentrating on your favourite destinations and stopping whenever and wherever you choose!

Swap land for sea with Norwegian Holiday Ideas onboard the Hurtigruten fleet. These working ships travel up and down the coastline of Norway, taking in 34 sensational ports of call and letting you see the changing landscapes of this wonderful destination. Opt for a week-long cruise north or south, select a specialist fjords itinerary or spend 12 days enjoying the full round voyage. Travel in winter for great Northern Lights and outdoor activities or set sail in summer to enjoy scenic magnificence. And for something completely different, how about adding a few days, before you cruise, in Spitsbergen – a location where Polar Bears outnumber humans?

Norway: Big Five Hiking Holiday in Norway

Opt for our Norway Hiking Holiday and reach the dizzy heights on foot

An eight day, self drive, hiking holiday covering some of Norway’s foremost geological attractions. Explore extraordinary landmarks on this challenging yet unforgettable Norway Hiking Holiday. With the freedom of a hire car, discover some of the...

8 Days From £1552

Norway: The Classic Voyage South

Our Kirkenes to Bergen Cruise is the classic voyage south taking in the best possible views

Seven day, summer break featuring a six day voyage sailing south from Kirkenes to Bergen. Beginning in the far north reaches of Europe, this Kirkenes to Bergen Cruise travels south and west along coastal Norway following a route established over a...

7 Days From £759

Norway: North Norway Aurora Adventure

Choose from our Wildlife and Culture Holidays and become one of the locals

Thrilling, full board, five day, wildlife and cultural tour of Senja, in a small group, searching for the remarkable wildlife that resides here, be it spectacular whales or fascinating land-based, Arctic animals. Looking for a short wildlife...

Winter Activities and Northern Lights (holidays for all)

See the Northern Lights over Tromso, one of the highlights of our Norwegian holiday ideas

Winter in Norway is all about two things: fabulous snowy activities and the amazing Northern Lights! Our Norwegian Holiday Ideas offer you the chance to experience both – whether you cruise or stay. The perfect break here sees you spending days snowmobiling, dog sledding, reindeer sleigh riding and ice fishing and nights travelling out into the wilderness to search for the mystical Aurora.

Choose a break where you keep your feet firmly on terra firma and see the season’s premiere of the Aurora on a magical Autumn break, take in a little bit of Sami culture, when you travel to North Norway or combine fabulous snowy activities and great Aurora spotting with a night in a snow hotel in Sorrisniva. Celebrate Christmas in Norway and we ‘ll add a meeting with Santa to your tick list of things to enjoy and, if you want to balance the thrill of the city with the charm of the wilderness, a short break in Tromso is simply unbeatable!

Our Norwegian Holiday Ideas offer a wide range of winter cruises and that’s because, out at sea, away from the light pollution of the land, the dark night sky provides the perfect canvas for nature’s own light show. Choose from week long cruises north or south or the full round 12 day option. You’ll be able to try some amazing winter activities when you drop anchor at some of the 34 ports of call en route. Try dog sledding, snowmobiling or even King Crab Fishing!

When it comes to specialist cruises, we’ve got an itinerary to celebrate Christmas and the New Year, a voyage which visits the Northern Lights Festival in Tromso and an expert-led digital photography cruise. If you have a real passion for the Aurora, however, our amazing Astronomy Cruise has to be the one! This stunning voyage, led by an expert UK astronomer, features nightly lectures and presentations so you get to know the science behind the phenomena as well as picking up all the tips you need to spot the Aurora.

Norway: Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel and Northern Lights Tour

Discover the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel and the Northern Lights on this unique break

Action-packed, Arctic short break, featuring a magical night in the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel and the chance to see the Northern Lights. Experience a thrilling Northern Lights Safari in the Artic city of Alta - also known as the city of the Northern...

Norway: Northern Lights Cruise - Arctic Wonders Voyage

Our Norway Arctic Cruise offers a fascinating insight into this part of the world

Thrilling eight day break featuring a seven day, northbound cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes and a night in the Kirkenes Snow Hotel. Your Norway Arctic Cruise sets sail from Bergen - a city of breathtaking views. Your adventure will take you along...

8 Days From £962

Norway: Northern Lights Festival Cruise

Join the Northern Lights Festival Cruise and celebrate Norway’s new dawn

Sensational, six day break, with a five day, northbound cruise, travelling from Bergen to Tromso and taking in the Northern Lights Festival – Tromso’s annual celebration of music, dance and culture. Embark on a Northern Lights Festival Cruise to...

Amazing Places to Stay (holidays for singles, couples and groups)

Explore the world's northern-most ice and snow hotel: the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

When you visit Norway, it’s pretty easy to become blasé about amazing sights and experiences. Every time you open your eyes there’s something wonderful to see, something magnificent to encounter. That’s why our Norwegian Holiday Ideas offer accommodation options which will more than live up to your surroundings!

Our snow hotel selection offers you the chance to spend one night of your holiday in a truly magnificent snow room where everything is made from snow and ice. Many of the hotels also have snow bars - where you even drink your favourite tipple from a glass made of ice – and some even have snow restaurants! And when it comes to practicality, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how comfortable a night in a snow room can be, snuggled up in thermal sleeping bags to keep out the icy chill.

By their very nature, the snow hotels featured in our Norwegian Holiday Ideas are ideally positioned for great Northern Lights hunting and the snow surrounding the hotels creates a fabulous winter wonderland where you can try all kinds of activities ranging from snowmobiling and dog sledding to kick sledding, reindeer safaris and ice fishing. You can enjoy a short weekend break at our snow hotels or longer activity holidays and, for a truly unforgettable experience, there’s even the chance to celebrate New Year in the world’s most chilled surroundings!

Norway: Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel Weekend Break

A sensational Ice and Snow Hotel Short Break

A fabulous weekend in the Arctic, featuring a magical night in the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. Enjoy an exceptional short break in Alta, Norway and explore the city of the Northern Lights. With a night spent in a magical ice room and ample...

Norway: Alta Igloo Hotel Adventure

The Igloo Hotel Norway offers winter activity and adventure featuring snowmobiling and ice igloos

An exciting, Arctic adventure short break, featuring a night in the magical Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. Enjoy a fabulous, action-packed, short break, including a night in the Igloo Hotel Norway - the world's most northerly ice and snow hotel. This...

Norway: Kirkenes Snowhotel in Norway

Stay at the Snow Hotel Norway for a really diffrerent holiday experience

Charming, short winter break featuring a night at the magical Snow Hotel. Spectacular accommodation, great Aurora spotting opportunities and exciting activities combine to provide the ultimate Arctic experience at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel in...

5 Days From £1099

Cruises (holidays for singles, couples and groups)

Sail through the Lofoten Islands on an unforgettable voyage

Norway’s coastal cruises have become almost as famous as its stunning fjords and mountains. These magnificent itineraries take in up to 34 ports of call and give you a real feel for the majesty and diversity of your destination. You can cruise the coast in summer or winter, each season offering a very different kind of holiday. Set sail in the warmer months and lose yourself in the scenic beauty of this place, admiring the verdant landscapes; breathing in the pure, clean air and exploring each and every port of call. Winter, on the other hand, is all about the Northern Lights, snowscapes and thrilling outdoor activities.

Our Norwegian Holiday Ideas feature an amazing range of cruises, travelling, north, south or on a full round route from Bergen. Take a specialist Astronomy cruise to learn all about the Aurora, experience a cultural extravaganza when you choose our Northern Lights Festival Cruise and make it a Christmas and New Year to remember when you opt for our special itinerary. And for a really different experience, how about concluding your cruise with a night in the Kirkenes Snow Hotel?

Norway: Northern Lights Cruise - Voyage South

Set sail on our Norway Northern Lights Cruise and enjoy the amazing voyage south

A seven day, Northern Lights voyage, travelling south from Kirkenes to Bergen and crossing the Arctic Circle. Our Norway Northern Lights Cruise takes you on an epic journey through breathtaking costal landscapes, in search of the mesmerising...

7 Days From £556

Norway: Norwegian Cruise - The Classic Voyage North

Our Bergen to Kirkenes Cruise is the classic voyage north offering great views of the changing landscape

Fascinating, seven day, summer season voyage travelling north from the cultural city of Bergen to Kirkenes, close to the Russian border. A classic, Norway fjords voyage in summer. This Bergen to Kirkenes Cruise is ideal for travellers who may not...

7 Days From £711

Norway: Northern Lights Cruises - Voyage North

Set sail on our Norwegian Northern Lights Cruise and take in the stunning scenery as you travel north

Fabulous seven day, Northern Lights cruise sailing from Bergen to Kirkenes and crossing the Arctic Circle. Our Norwegian Northern Lights Cruise will take you on an incredible voyage across the Arctic Circle in search of the Aurora Borealis. The...

7 Days From £605

Wildlife Watching (holidays for all)

Search for the stunning Orca that frequent the Norwegian waters

If you love nature, if you love scenic beauty, take a look at our Wildlife Watching Norwegian Holiday Ideas. These fabulous breaks introduce you to the creatures of the far north as you set out on sea safaris to discover seals, otters, White-Tailed Eagles and, of course, stunning whales. Enjoy a spot of wildlife watching as part of a Northern Lights, Sami culture and photography break, or go for the full-on experience with one of our expert-led whale watching itineraries.

Available year round and guided by world famous photographer and nature expert Marten Bril, our whale watching breaks take you to Andenes, on Andoyo Island, in the far north of Norway. Marten will take you out to sea in a RIB, giving you the best possible opportunity to get close to Orcas, Humpback and Sperm Whales in their natural habitat. What more could you ask for?

Norway: The Ultimate Whale Watching in Norway

Go Whale Watching in Norway and get up close to the planet's largest mammals

Five day, summer, whale watching adventure to Andenes guided by renowned photographer and wildlife expert Marten Bril. Set in the far north of Europe, above the Arctic Circle, is the fishing village of Andenes - a unique location for Whale...

5 Days From £1016

Norway: Orca Whale Watching holidays

Our Orca Whale Watching Holiday is sure to thrill

Five day, winter, Orca whale watching adventure to Andenes guided by renowned photographer and wildlife expert Marten Bril. Go in search of the creatures of the deep on this gripping Arctic adventure. Our Orca Whale Watching Holiday whisks you...

5 Days From £904

Norway: Autumn Northern Lights

Discover the Northern Lights in Autumn and savour an abundance of natural beauty

Early season, culture, wildlife and photography short break with great Northern Lights spotting opportunities. North of the Lofoten Islands and featuring a varied landscape of rugged, wild terrain and cultivated, populated areas, Vesteralen is a...

Festive Getaways (holidays for families and couples)

Meet Santa at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Fed up of the same old, same old at Christmas and New Year? Well, why not take a look at our Norwegian Holiday Ideas festive breaks? These fabulous getaways let you celebrate in style – Norwegian style!

Opt for a Christmas break and spend Christmas Eve enjoying a festive meal and meeting Santa in a snow hotel, before retiring to your snow suite for the night. Alternatively, spend Christmas and New Year in Norway on our special cruise itinerary and enjoy 12 nights of bliss, discovering amazing destinations and revelling in the joy of the festive season. If New Year is your thing, perhaps you’d like to spend it dog sledding, snowmobiling and King Crab fishing – oh, and did we mention you’ll spend a night in a stunning snow hotel too?

Norway: Northern Lights Christmas Holiday in Norway

Our Christmas Northern Lights break offers all the fun of the Snow Hotel

Magical, five day, Christmas break featuring a night in the Kirkenes Snow Hotel and the chance to see the Northern Lights. Journey to a mesmerising winter wonderland where Christmas is extra special. The Kirkenes Snow Hotel is set amidst a...

5 Days From £2153

Norway: New Year and the Northern Lights at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Opt for a Northern Lights New Year break for a celebration to remember

A magical, five day, New Year, Northern Lights break including a night in the Kirkenes Snow Hotel. Make your New Year one to remember with our Northern Lights New Year holiday and (weather permitting) see the stunning Aurora illuminate the night...

5 Days From £2010

Norway: Christmas and New Year Special Itinerary

See the Fireworks over Tromso on this Christmas and New Year Northern Lights cruise

Full round eleven night Christmas and New Year voyage, departing Bergen and travelling beyond the North Cape (mainland Europe’s northernmost point). Chance encounters with the Northern Lights, traditional Norwegian celebrations, magnificent...

12 Days From £1625

Singles (holidays for solo, adult travellers)

Hike up to Pulpit Rock on an incredible Norwegian getaway

Norway is perfect for the solo traveller as there are ample opportunities to enjoy all the freedom you want, whilst avoiding the hassle of having to make your own arrangements. Our Norwegian Holiday Ideas feature a wealth of breaks created with the single traveller very much in mind. We’ve got escorted tours which take you to see fabulous attractions with like-minded people, yet give you enough time to explore independently, we’ve got cruises where you choose exactly what you want to do in every port of call and we’ve got competitively priced hotel breaks where limited single supplements ensure great value for money. And if you’re looking for a special interest break, our themed Northern Lights and photography cruises could be right up your street!

Norway: Nordic Tours - Northern Highlights

Join our Scandinavian Guided Tour and see the best of Norway, Sweden and Finland

An 11 night, escorted, road, rail and boat journey, taking in the capitals of Norway, Finland and Sweden. Scandinavia is epitomised by its stunning scenery. Mountains, lakes, glaciers, colossal fjords and verdant forests combine to create a...

12 Days From £2421

Norway: Land of the Fjords

Embark on our Norway Fjords Escorted Tour and discover sheer natural beauty

A five night, fully escorted, tour travelling by road, rail and water and taking in the highlights of the Norwegian fjords. This incredible Norway Fjords Escorted Tour takes you on a real journey of discovery as you travel through the country's...

6 Days From £1391

Norway: Northern Lights Tromso City Break

Opt for our Tromso Northern Lights break and combine natural wonders and cosmopolitan city life

Memorable, great value, half board, short break in the Arctic city of Tromso, featuring a thrilling, six hour Northern Lights chase. Known as the Arctic Capital, Tromso is a charming city, boasting a plethora of attractions. The streets here are...

4 Days From £614

Multi Centre Holidays (holidays for singles and couples)

Explore Norway's capital; Oslo on a multi-centre break

Our Norwegian Holiday Ideas also cater for those wanting to visit more than one destination during their holiday – be that a twin centre break within Norway or a getaway visiting several countries. Enjoy the delights of the capital Oslo and the cultural centre of Bergen when you choose our Twin Centre City Break or our Best From East to West tour.

Travel further afield and combine the delights of Norway with time in Russia, Finland, Sweden and Denmark. These longer, multi-centre, escorted breaks take you to see the highlights of each and every destination, often featuring guided tours and cultural experiences to ensure you capture the very essence of each and every destination. If you’re in the mood for exploration, these are the holidays for you!

Scandinavia: Scandinavian Tour of Scenic Norway with Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen

Our Scandinavia Tour offer a fascinating insight into this beautiful part of the world

A magnificent, summer, 13 night, luxury, escorted, coach tour of four Scandinavian capitals and the beautiful Norwegian countryside. Travel in style and comfort aboard spacious coaches and luxury ferries and see the best that Scandinavia has to...

14 Days From £2813

Norway: Twin Centre City Break with Norway in a Nutshell Rail Journey

Opt for our Norway Twin Centre break and begin your jouney in Bergen before travelling to Oslo

A seven day, twin centre, summer break to Bergen and Oslo, featuring a journey on the Flam Railway. Explore the exciting cities of Bergen and Oslo on this outstanding Norway Twin Centre tour. As you take a breathtaking journey between the two...

7 Days From £991

Norway: The Best from East to West

Our Norway Explorer invites your to discover a land full of contrasts

Fabulous, five night break, taking in stunning sights and attractions on a journey, by rail and boat, from Oslo to Bergen. Enjoy time in the the cosmopolitan capital of Oslo and the cultural centre of Bergen on this magnificent Norway Explorer...

6 Days From £865

And There's More!

Discover Mount Ulriken and more on our tailor-made holidays

Our Norwegian Holiday Ideas may be extensive but there is, of course, the possibility that we’ve not got exactly what you are looking for. Maybe you want a longer city break in Tromso, would prefer to add some leisure time at the end of your escorted tour or want more of an insight into the local wildlife of your chosen region. Whatever your requirements, we can put together the ideal break for you, combining your chosen elements and selected accommodation to create the perfect getaway. Tailor-made breaks are a speciality of ours, giving you the holiday you want and us the satisfaction of a job well done. To speak to us about your dream getaway, simply call us today on 0333 800 2033! 

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