In Norway you can find both charming Nordic cities and grandiose nature. Norway is good to visit all throughout the year; each season has its own exciting experiences and unique changes in nature. Experience Norway with SAS – we fly to both Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Kristiansand and Trondheim.
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FLIGHTS TO NORWAY
SAS flies directly from Copenhagen to Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Kristiansand and Trondheim. If you fly via Oslo you can quickly and easily travel onwards with one of our Norwegian domestic flights or with our regional airline Widerøe to, for example, Kristiansand in the south or Longyearbyen and Kirkenes in the northernmost part of Norway.
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CHARMING NORWegiAN CITIES WITH AN INTERNATIONAL TWIST
The Norwegian cities are known for their combinations of Scandinavian village charm and a touch of international metropolitanism. The capital Oslo is the home of around half a million people and many different nationalities. Oslo has become the melting pot of the north, making it dynamic and international. If you visit Oslo, you can experience the famous park, the Vigerlandspark, as well as the museum of the painter Edvard Munch.
On the west coast of Norway is the Stavanger-region, which recently was named 2008's cultural capital of Europe. The city offers art, culture and shopping in scenic surroundings such as The Preaching Pulpit (“Preikestolen”), a 604 meter tall mountain plateau. The nearly 100 meter tall waterfall Månafossen as well as the Jæren coast with its beaches stretching for miles are both within range.
MIDNIGHT SUN AND NORTHERN LIGHTS IN NORTHERN NORWAY
The Arctic circle intersects northern Norway and this area offers unique and beautiful nature experiences. The Norwegian archipelago Svalbard is located north of the Arctic circle, about halfway between Norway and the North Pole. The main town Longyearbyen is located on the biggest island, Spitsbergen, and is the northernmost town in the world with more than a thousand inhabitants. The nature and wildlife in Svalbard is unique – approximately 60% of the islands are covered in ice and the archipelago is home to polar bears, seals, reindeer and whales.
In northern Norway, during the summer months, you can experience the midnight sun – the sun never sets, and day and night melt together. Another beautiful and very special light phenomenon is the Northern Lights – aurora borealis. Explosions in the sun release millions of particles thrown from the sun and into the atmosphere where they stay and shine in beautiful colour and light constellations. Late fall or early spring is the best time to experience the Northern Lights.
FJORDS AND IDYLLIC TOWNS IN SOUTHERN AND SOUTHEASTERN NORWAY
The south of Norway is a complete contrast to the rougher north. The southern tip of Norway has a beautiful coastline and is the home of idyllic towns with white wooden houses. The country's capital Oslo is in the southeastern part of the country and combines city life with nature experiences in close proximity.
VISIT NORWAY ALL YEAR AROUND
In Norway each season offers different exciting experiences and unique changes in nature. In springtime, beautiful blossoming fruit trees and nordic country idyl fills Norway. The Hardanger Fjord in western Norway is popular in the springtime when the fruit trees around the fjord fully blossom. The Norwegian summer with its mild temperatures is the perfect time to enjoy everything the country has to offer – trekking in the mountains or kayaking on the fjords are perfect ways to explore Norwegian nature.
In autumn Norway is swimming with golden and red nuances, and around harvest freshly picked fruits are sold in the village areas. Late autumn and winter transforms large parts of Norway to a paradise for skiers. There are plenty of opportunities for both the experienced skier and families with children, and the ski resorts are modern and popular.
SKI VACATION FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
The ski season in Norway typically starts in November and ends in April, and here the mountains are covered in deep, soft snow. There are plenty of recreational opportunities both for the advanced skier and for families with children, and it is possible to do alpine skiing, snowboarding, telemark skiing, cross country skiing and much more. A good example is the ski resort Hafjell north of Lillehammer. The resort is famous for its high standards and was in 1994 the host of the slalom competition of the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.
TREKKING IN FANTASTIC NATURAL SURROUNDINGS
Also outside the ski season Norway offers plenty of opportunities for physical activity. Norway has a strong tradition of trekking and is home to one of Europe's most developed network of hiking trails – more than 20,000 kilometres spread across the country. Enjoy the beautiful Norwegian nature on you own – by foot and with overnight stays in one of the many huts along the hiking trails – or go on a guided tour arranged by Norske Bygdeopplevelser who are experts when it comes to locating the beautiful hiking trails.
RIVER RAFTING, CANOEING, KAYAKING AND DIVING
Norway offers plenty of possibilities to cut loose on the water. River rafting, canoeing, kayaking and diving are all possible in Norway on rivers, lakes and in the fjords. Go to Sjoa in Oppland, for example, a popular place for river rafting. There are plenty of opportunities both to go on physically demanding trips as well as family trips, and there are many trips arrange for beginners.