Experiences

  • Arctic Cathedral

    The Arctic Cathedral is a landmark in Tromsø standing at the end of the bridge on the mainland. Its ‘Cathedral’ status is only a nickname, as it is actually a parish church of the Church of Noway. The architecture is quite unique and there is some debate whether it looks like an iceberg, a Sami lavvu or a fish-drying rack.

  • Sledding

    If you’re from a country that doesn’t get snow, then visiting Noway in the winter is an amazing experience. Just being in the snow gives hours of entertainment – feeling it, throwing it, catching snowflakes on your tongue, listening to the crunch under your boots… Norway is a winter play land.

  • King Crab Safari

    The red king crab is a giant crustacean native to the Alaskan coast and the Bering sea. They can grow up to two metres from claw-to-claw. Fleshy and tasty, they are considered a delicacy by many, especially in Asian countries.

  • Straumen Gård

    Traditional houses are scattered throughout Norway. Some are still lived in, some have been turned into open-air heritage museums, and others have been left to survive on their own.

  • Tyholt Tower in Trondheim

    The Tyholt Tower is the second biggest tourist attraction in Trondheim behind Nidaros Cathedral. It is a telecommunications tower and stands 120 metres high overlooking Trondheim city.

  • Byneset Church

    To the west of Trondheim, on the Byneset peninsula is a little farming village. Towards the water in a beautiful pocket of leafy oak trees is the Byneset Church.

  • Kayaking Tromsø

    A popular Summer activity in Norway is kayaking.  The coast of Norway is dotted with thousands of little islands making the perfect conditions for a smooth paddle. Tromsø is a particularly good place for a casual kayak.

  • Spike Stone

    Driving on highway E8, an hour south of Tromsø, you will come across a graffitied stone. This gigantic boulder once broke loose and rolled down from the mountain above. Nordkjosbotn is a landslide-prone area with many large and small boulders decorating the landscape, but this one stands out from the crowd.

  • Reindeer Racing and the Sami Easter Festival

    The Sami Easter festival has something for everyone.  Not only can you get up close and personal with the reindeer but there is a whole array of activities that showcase Sami life and culture.  The festival also includes the Reindeer Racing World Cup, the Sami Film Festival (which is held in an ice-cinema), the Sami Music Festival, better known as the Sámi Grand Prix, (the Sami equivalent to the Eurovision) and the Children’s Festival.  Throw in some Sami theatre, fashion parades, exhibitions, parties and great food, and you have a ‘Samisk’ fun time.

  • Dog Sledding in Alta

    Dog sledding is one of the must-do activities if you come to Norway in the winter. You get to ‘mush’ through some of the best winter landscapes and experience one of Norway’s top sports that was used for hunting and travel since before the Viking Age.

  • Senja Troll

    In a country full of mountains, legends of mystical creatures echo throughout the land. It seems in every valley, on every hilltop, or in every cave, there is a troll waiting to be found.

  • Rock Carvings at Tennes

    Tennes is a small town in Balsfjord with a northern view of the Lyngen Alps. Even though it is in the middle of nowhere, Tennes has somehow always been a gathering place. The Vikings would meet and trade in this area and Tennes became the administrative centre when Balsfjord was declared a municipality in 1856.

  • Season to Pick Blueberries

    I think Autumn is my favourite season in Norway – the weather is still warm here in Tromsø, the sunsets come down over the mountains again and the blueberries are ripe for the picking.

  • Reindeer Racing

    Every Easter the Sami host the World Reindeer Racing Championships. It is held at Kautokeino, a little Sami town just two hours east of Alta. Easter is a perfect time to have the event as there is plenty of snow and the sun is shining bright. (But you still have to keep moving otherwise your toes can turn into icicles.)

  • Bird Watching in Gjesvær

    Gjesvær is a little fishing village at the top of Finnmark near Nordkapp and is the only town in the county recorded in Viking literature. The area boasts having Norway’s largest sea bird colony–a perfect destination for birdwatchers.