The peace-loving Kingdom of Norway is an elongated country known for its stunning coastlines cut with intricate inlets known as fjords. Its location at the edge of the Arctic Circle — Norway's territories include the Arctic islands of Svalbard and Jan Mayen — makes it a prime location for various winter activities that require bundling up by a cozy fire afterwards. In this pristine country, you can take part in some cross-country skiing in Hemsedal, check out quaint scenery that includes fishermen's cabins in the Lofoten islands, or enjoy the pleasures of a city in the Oslo harbor area.
NORTHERN LIGHTS IN NORWAY Senja, Norway
Instead of the beach this winter, try something different. It involves snow-covered mountains cutting the shore, plunging into an icy ocean with awesome light floating in a dark sky peppered with billions of stars, and intense cold. In fact, the dead of winter is an exciting time to travel to the extreme north of Norway.
CRUISING ON THE CARONIA Reflections in the Fjords
The main reason to take a fjord cruise is that it is a pure fantasy of unspoiled natural beauty. No painting, photograph, or movie could capture the splendor of the vertical cliffs, the waterfalls, and the postage-stamp farms, miraculously clinging to the hillsides.
BOOK A ROOM Hotels in Norway
Planning a trip to Norway? Before you wax those cross country skis or brush up on your Norwegian, make sure to book a room at a hotel that meets all of your needs. Cherry pick your ideal lodgings with these ratings, reviews and room photos.
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