Norway Travel, Tours, Backpacking & Gap Year

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.

 
 

Adventure Tours, Backpacking Trips & Gap Year Programs in Norway

Norway Travel Guide

Norway Travel Guide

Travel to Norway with One World 365 and search our amazing activities and trips. View travel advice on our guide including tips for places to go, the best packages available and get information about costs, accommodation, transport, health and safety and how to visit Norway on a budget.

  • 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:

  • Bergen
  • Oslo
  • Trondheim
  • Hurtigruten
  • Geirangerfjord
  • Arctic Circle
  • Lillehammer
  • Atlantic Ocean Road
  • Jotunheimen
  • Spitzbergen
  • Flåm
  • The Lofoten islands
  • Tromsø
  • The Stavanger region
  • Geirangerfjord
  • 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.

Food
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.

Accommodation
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.

 

Norway Tours

Find some of the best and most respected tour operators and companies in the world and you can find options for all budgets. If you are travelling on a shoestring or have a more flexible amount of money to spend you will be able to find something to match your criteria. Iceland is an expensive continent to travel in and you might have to buy your own meals and pay for extra things like sightseeing so budget accordingly. 

There are several different trips available:

  • Overland adventure tours where you can visit a number of locations
  • City tours, these usually last 1 - 3 days and let you get the best of a city
  • Family tours perfect if you have children and would like to travel in a safe and structured way
  • Photography tours which are great if you are looking to meet like minded people with the same hobby
  • Wildlife and nature tours
  • Northern Lights tours

 

Small Group Tours in Norway

Our tours are perfect if you are travelling solo and would like to meet other people and travel in a group. You will get to meet other international travellers and get taken to the best locations in the country with an experienced guide. Most of our tours specifically cater for the 18-35 age group and are a really popular option due to meeting other people, getting day-to-day activities, hotel check-ins, selected meals, accommodation and also transport/guides included in the price. Don't worry if you are slightly older, most tours accept all ages.

 

Norway Budget Tours

We have a selection of tours for all budgets, so whether you are looking to explore on the cheap or you have a bit more money to spend you will be able to find a trip to match your interests. Our website features lots of cheap tours allowing you to discover the highlights of the country and not break the bank. Some tours sell out quickly and so we recommend researching and booking in advance to avoid the disappointment of dates being full.

 

Norway Northern Lights Tours

Would you love to see the Northern Lights? They really are one of the most spectacular things you can see in your whole life and there are lots of trips and holidays. Prices can vary and some trips can end up costing a fortune. This is why its important to reseach options to find cheap breaks to see the Northern Lights.

There is no 100% gurantee you will see the Northern Lights, sometimes the weather and atmosphere conditions can be very difficult to predict and if its cloudy you probably won't get lucky. It might be an idea to plan a holiday to this region and then if you see the Northern Lights treat it as a bonus. Seeing the Northern Lights really is the trip of a lifetime just be sure to book ahead for the best deals.

 

Dog Sledding Tours in Norway 

This is the ultimate challenge, sledding miles through the arctic wilds of Norway, where the extreme conditions and physical demands mean the bond between man and dog becomes essential. Trips take place during winter and involve six days sledding across the frozen lakes, snow-covered mountains and deep forests of Northern Norway.

Participants and guides are responsible for their own team of 4-6 huskies, who will be their companions every day on their journeys across the snow. You will get to feed, harness and look after the dogs throughout the trip, accompanied by an experienced leader, local guide and expedition doctor.

Full training is provided and no previous experience in sledging is necessary, although a love of these beautiful dogs and a reasonable level of fitness are required.