Apply to work, volunteer, travel or take a gap year in Norway. View our meaningful holidays which will take you off the beaten track and visit spectacular places. On our website you can find adventure tours, volunteer programs, seasonal jobs, winter ski holidays, Northern Lights holidays and unqiue experiences. When traveling in Norway you need to experience the beautiful Northern Lights which is one of the most spectacular things to see in the world, there are also cruise holidays to see the Fjords. View our holidays and travel opportunities in Norway today.
Norway is celebrated for having one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, and the popularity of this destination continues to increase each year. People are drawn to Norway's scenery, long fjords and magnificent midnight sun. Search our adventure tours, Northern Lights tours and Fjord cruises today and get ready for the experience of a lifetime. You can even join marine expeditions here which visit the Arctic!
When thinking about going to volunteer in Europe, not many think of Norway, well at least at first. There are less projects located here than in other countries but if you are looking to be more than just a tourist then search our featured organisations today. Some international agencies and charities offer structured placements where you can live and help for a short or long term period usually working with people or the environment. Participants on these types of voluntary work programs are given room and board, and at times pocket money to cover basic expenses for trips, souvenirs, and personal equipment. Most programs are organised in groups so even if you apply solo you will get to meet other people on arrival. There are placements available throughout the country in places like Oslo, Henningsvær Lofoten, Kristiansand, Stange and Løkta in the Helgeland islands.
There are paid and voluntary positions available on farms throughout the country. Exchanges like WWOOF are very popular in Norway where local families advertise for help throughout the year, you will usually get free accommodation, meals and a basic pocket money and will be expected to work on daily tasks around the farm. Tasks can include helping in fields/gardens, taking care of animals, fixing fencing and clearing fields, planting vegetables, painting, woodworking, sometimes cooking and general cleaning duties. Some farms ask for a minimum stay, sometimes a week or over a month but this really depends on the farm. Long stays are also available and encouraged so you can really get to grips with the role. These types of positions are great if you want to experience Norway cheaply, mix with locals, learn about the local culture and people and also see a different way of life.
Even though the national language is Norwegian, most people speak English so you usually do not need to learn the local lingo. It is recommended if you want to make the most of the experience though to pick up a few words and phrases which will enhance your experience.
There are various paid working holiday jobs available in Norway including in farming and agriculture. Tasks of a working guest can include: regular farm work, painting, fencing, assisting with repairs, cleaning, cooking and serving guests. Previous Experience: Practical experience is desired but not mandatory. Help the family milk the cows, clean the cow stable, feed the animals, painting, cutting grass, etc. No previous experience required but candidates must be physically strong.
Usually a room in a home stay with private bathroom and internet.
What to Do in Your Spare Time
Visiting National Parks, go fishing, sailing, travelling, music, reading, biking, snow scooter or sightseeing. Please note the cost of living can be high compared to other destinations.