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Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim

Norway Hotels, Restaurants, Spas and More

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.

Red, yellow and green Northern Lights in Senja
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.

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.

Fannarakhytta rests on the Fannarak glacier at Norway's highest elevation
Resting upon the Fannarak glacier at the highest elevated point in Norway, Fannarakhytta cabin is the ideal getaway for adventurous travelers who seek remote accommodations.

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.
Get some R&R at Hotel Continental in Oslo, Norway

For more information, visit the official website of Norway

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