Tourists from abroad often flock to destinations throughout the Norway to visit the famous fjords or witness the aurora borealis.
Norwegian culture revolves around survival in the region's often-frozen reaches. Locals have learned to appreciate the natural beauty of the moon on the fjords and the northern lights shining visibly, even in the cities. Traditional gothic architecture appears in areas such as Oslo and Tromsø, standing alongside more modern buildings and amenities. Let Orbitz.com help you discover the beauty and wonders of this land.
Temperatures in Norway range from lows of negative 40 degrees Fahrenheit to summer highs of 86 degrees. Rain and windstorms are common in winter, especially in coastal regions. Visitors may receive discounts for staying during these times instead of the more popular spring through late fall seasons. The Northern Lights Festival brings out thousands of viewers to witness the spectacular lights, and the Midnight Sun Marathon packs the city of Tromsø with tourists looking experience the seemingly endless daylight period. Catch these events and more when you book your travel to Norway with Orbitz.com.
Alcohol prices in the country tend to be very high. Vinmonopolet outlets are run by the state and are the only source of spirits and liqueurs in the nation.
Eat like a local with dried and salted cod from this local chain.
The many lakes in this region are popular with locals for swimming. Check the local map to ensure that your swimming hole isn't part of the municipal water facility, though.
Ekebergsletta is one of the locations of the Norway Cup, an international youth soccer tournament, and it provides a great opportunity to mingle with locals and enjoy the game.
Kebabs are a favorite treat of Norway's younger population, and this location in Bodø is considered one of the best in the nation.
Learn the history of aviation and its evolution during the cold war at the country's national air museum.
This trading post was active as early as the 19th century, and the museum teaches visitors about the Norwegian trapping and hunting culture.
The strait of Saltstraumen is home to the world's largest maelstrom. Visitors come from all over the world to fish in its waters.
This popular museum features archeological wonders found throughout the region alongside religious art and depictions of the northern lights.
Discover the secrets of arctic hunting and how it influenced the Scandinavian region at this museum in Tromsø.
This German bunker has been converted into a museum focused on events at the end of World War II. It is only open during the summer due to the cold.
The Folkeparken surrounds the Tromsø museum and offers a great place for a picnic or to wait for the northern lights.
The largest university in Norway is a center for learning and offers many modern amenities for guests.
The most northern botanic garden in the world features plants from all over the world, with a focus on hardier varieties.
This cable car takes winter travelers up the slopes of a nearby mountain. The experience is especially riveting in the late hours when the aurora borealis is visible.