When it comes to unique travel destinations, Norway is hard to beat! This stunning country is located in Northern Europe, famous for its majestic fjords (long, narrow shorelines created by glaciers), rugged mountains, picturesque towns, and Viking history.

One of the more iconic sights of Norway is Bergen, a beautiful coastal town with brightly coloured houses that looks like something out of a fairytale. The city also offers a rich cultural heritage with historic buildings, museums, and galleries. A lively fishing culture provides excellent fresh seafood that must be eaten to be believed!

The Geirangerfjord is one of Norway's most iconic fjords and is known for its dramatic landscapes and pristine untouched beauty featuring waterfalls and steep cliffs that line the shore.

The Lofoten Islands are another highlight of Norway, a remote archipelago in the Arctic Circle with dramatic landscapes and quaint fishing villages. Visitors can explore the islands by hiking, kayaking, or cycling, enjoying views of the towering mountains and pristine beaches.

Norway offers visitors a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. The country's Viking heritage is evident and lasting. Whether you’re a history buff or love scenic beauty, Norway should be on everybody's travel list.

Smaller group size
no more than 28

Scandinavia - In the Footsteps of Vikings

18 Superb Days
  • Start: Oslo
  • Ends: Oslo
  • Countries: Norway

Take in the views from the incredible Geiranger Skywalk.

Touring Norway by Coach

Touring Norway by coach is an excellent way to take in the country's stunning scenery and historic landmarks. Norway is known for its amazing scenic drives such as The Troll’s Road and The Atlantic Road, which offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and coastline. These drives are best experienced by coach, and at Albatross Tours our large, spacious coaches offer huge windows in which to take in these impressive views. Our expert Tour Managers know the best hidden pit stops and photo opportunities. Don’t worry about driving – instead, travel by coach and focus on enjoying the views!

When to Visit Norway

Norway’s weather can be temperamental at the best of times, so it's best to visit Norway during its summer months of June through August when the weather is warmer. Even in summer, you want to pack some warm clothes, in case the weather changes or if you’re heading to a higher altitude. 

Some of Norway’s attractions are only open during specific seasons and certain hikes and areas can even be unreachable during winter. So if there is one specific destination you have your eye on, make sure you do your research before planning your trip!

Norway's Cuisine

Norway’s pristine coastlines and water makes for a great sight, but it also makes for amazing seafood, so it’s no surprise that fish makes up a huge part of the Norwegian diet. Cultural dishes include Fårikål (lamb and cabbage stew), Lutefisk (dried cod soaked in lye), Raspeballer (potato dumplings), and dried cod head. Most Norwegians eat a small breakfast and lunch, with dinner being the most important meal of the day. It’s also common to eat a small evening meal before bed.

Things to Know Before You Go

Here are some important details that you should know before you go:

  • Language - The official language is Norwegian, although English is widely spoken, and you should be able to get by speaking only English.
  • Timezone and daylight - Something to be mindful of is that Norway utilises a daylight savings time system, meaning its timezone will alter throughout the year. During the winter months, Norway follows Central European Time (CET), and during the summer months, it follows Central European Summer Time (CEST).
  • Money - Norway’s currency is the Norwegian krone (NOK), with credit cards being accepted practically everywhere.
  • Electricity - The electricity voltage is 230V, and utilises plug types C and F.