Norway Travel, Backpacking & Gap Year Guide
Norway is a spectacular country where you can experience warm hospitality, tasty local cuisine, explore cities and countryside and if you are lucky see the incredible Northern Lights. Norway offers something for everyone, whether you would like to go backpacking, explore cities or see the Fjords.
Activities & Things to Do in Norway
Travel to Norway
View our comprehensive travel and backpacking guide with tips, ideas for the best things to see and do and information about itineraries, costs, how to save money, and more!
Our destination guide aims to give you all the information you need to have an amazing experience in this amazing country. Find affordable travel and backpacking ideas with advice for amazing things to do and how you can be more than just your average traveller. You can also get recommendations for budget travel tips, where to stay and advice how to stay safe.
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- Capital: Oslo
- Currency: Kroner (NOK)
- Country Size: 323,802 km2
- Population: 5,063,000 (approx)
How to Get to Norway
There are daily regular flights to Norway from worldwide destinations. Most flights arrive into Oslo which is the most popular destination in terms on tourism and business.
Weather & Best Time to Visit
The climate and what you are interested in will play a key role in establishing what time of year you visit. A lot of people visit during winter (around December to March) for winter sports like skiing but temperatures can be freezing during this period. Spring and summer are very pleasant times to visit the country especially if you want to go sightseeing in the great outdoors.
Top Reasons to Visit Norway
- Spectacular scenery
- One of the best qualities of living in the world
- Amazing sporting activities
- Things to do both in summer and winter
- Some of the most scenic rail routes in the world
- See wildlife like whales in their natural habitat
- Experience the Northern Lights
Travelling & Backpacking in Norway
Norway might look small on a map but there are so many things to see and do here. Here are some of the top rated destinations you might want to add to your Norway travel itinerary:
- Arctic Circle
- Atlantic Ocean Road
- The Lofoten islands
- The Stavanger region
- Kirkenes and Eastern Finnmark
- Ålesund and Sunnmøre
Norway Budget Travel Tips
Budget & Costs
Norway is one of the most expensive countries to visit in the world. Not many things here are cheap but there are ways to keep costs down when travelling here.
One of the best recommendations is to avoid eating out, this will be one of your biggest outgoings. A normal meal in a restaurant can be around £20-£40 - and this is nothing amazing either. We recommend buying food at supermarkets where food costs and a lot lower.
Like everything else in Norway finding somewhere to stay on the cheap is tough. Hostel dorms are your best option and remember to book well in advance to secure the best deals.
Norway Gap Year
If you are interested in spending your gap year in Norway search ideas on our directory today.