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Northern Lights in Tromso

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Jaw-dropping fjords and scintillating auroras

Norway Holidays

Introduction

Norway holidays are unforgettable, as travellers can enjoy one of Europe's most luxurious destinations, with a side of adventure. From the Northern Lights to the Midnight Sun, Norway has plenty to offer the discerning traveller.

Cruising the stunning Norwegian fjords, which extend all the way up the west coast of the country, is a key Norway travel highlight. And rightly so - they are truly breathtaking. Geirangerfjord, Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord are the best known and most visited, and seeing at least one of these three is hugely recommended.

You might also like to try fishing for king crabs in the Arctic Circle under the Midnight Sun, watching sea eagles in the Lofoten Islands, viewing the swirling and shifting Northern Lights from Norway's far north while staying in an ice hotel in deep winter, visiting stave churches or small coastal towns, or combining several activities via some of the Norway's most scenic coastal and mountain self-drive routes.

There's also the chance to see polar bears by joining an Arctic expedition cruise in the Svalbard archipelago, a remote outpost of Norway where polar bears outnumber humans.

Back on the mainland, the pretty historic west coast port city of Bergen and the cultured capital of Oslo are two of the most popular starting points for Norway holidays. Both cities are ideal short break destinations, with Viking museums, art galleries and lots of other attractions close at hand. But if time allows it's well worth venturing further afield to see what else Norway has to offer. The Oslo to Bergen railway is an especially memorable way to travel from one city to the other.

All of our Norway holidays can be tailor-made to suit your needs, so call our travel consultants to begin building your ideal getaway.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
2 hours

Time Zone
GMT +1

Currency
Norwegian krone (NOK) = 100 øre

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Norwegian

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None

Where to go in Norway

Tromso

Tromso, the ‘Capital of the North', is a lively university town surrounded by mountains, fjords and islands. This extremely likable and walkable city has for many years been the jumping off point for Arctic expeditions and adventures, and continues to be a hub for tailor-made travel.

Northern Norway

In Northern Norway the season in which you travel is more important than anywhere else in the country. Here, high up in the Arctic Circle, visitors can experience the most dramatic changes in daylight and darkness in the country.

Kirkenes

Kirkenes is a small fishing village at the very tip of Norway as it loops above Sweden and Finland to its border with Russia. It marks the final stop on the Northern Norway coastal cruise route and its 3,000 or so locals speak a mixture of Norwegian, Russian, Sami and Finnish.

Western Norway

Western Norway is best known for its deep fjords and towering mountains, which comprise some of the most spectacular scenery to be found anywhere in Europe. The rugged, expansive and breathtaking fjords continue all the way along the Norwegian coast as far as the Russian border but are at their mos…

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"It's the great north wind that made the Vikings."Scandinavian proverb The two main seasons for travel to Norway are Summer and Winter - and for radically different reasons. Summer is wonderful for hiking, sailing, kayaking, white-water rafting and other outdoor pursuits among the breathtaking fjords, glaciers, rivers and mountains. The main season runs from mid-June to mid-August, though many operators open from May to late September. The midnight sun keeps burning over most of the country from late May to mid-July, and from late April to late August in Arctic Svalbard. Norway's long, dark winters attract cross-country and downhill …

Top itineraries in Norway

Northern Lights in Tromso, Norway

4-day tailor-made break from £615 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
offer

Exclusive offer: Includes an Aurora Safari
Book by: 31 December 2016

Tromso is situated right in the centre of the Northern Lights zone and is, therefore, among the best places on earth to observe this natural phenomenon. Gateway to the Arctic and the capital of northern Norway, Tromso also has many cultural sights and excellent restaurants.

Tromso & Malangen

5-day tailor-made journey from £890 pp incl. flights

A relatively new arrival on the Tromsø winter scene, Malangen Resort is already a hit with our staff and clients alike, due in no small part to its incredible setting on the shores of a quiet fjord, surrounded by snow-covered mountains.

Highlights of Norway

5-day tailor-made holiday from £765 pp incl. flights

See the best of Norway on this five-day journey from Oslo to Bergen, designed to capture the essence of Norway's magnificent fjords and mountains. Discover Oslo's cultural core, admire the views from some of Europe's steepest railways, and enjoy Bergen's charming UNESCO-listed quayside.

Alta: City of the Northern Lights

3-day tailor-made holiday from £400 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Stay 3, Pay 2 on selected hotels 2016
Book by: 30 April 2017

Alta is the perfect destination to see the spectacular beauty of the Aurora Borealis, with the Lights visible on an average 200 nights each year from October to April. Many a myth has surrounded the Lights.

Top places to stay in Norway

Kirkenes Snowhotel

Small & intimate hotel

Located "at the top of the world", Kirkenes Snowhotel resides in the Arctic town of Kirkenes neighbouring the Barents sea, close to the Russian border.

Malangen Resort, Tromso

Contemporary resort

Malangen Resort is also your ideal base for exciting adventures all year-round. Winter or summer, you can relax and indulge yourself at Malangen Resort and also take a day trip or two to other attractions.

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Alta, Norway

Contemporary resort

Further north than Tromso and further east than most of Sweden, Sorrisniva is your gateway to Finnmark, Norway's most remote and Arctic region, and the icy snowy accommodation here makes for a truly special base from which to explore.

Clarion Collection Hotel With, Tromso

Traditional hotel

Clarion Collection Hotel With is a hotel in central Tromso with magical views over the mountains, offering an experience similar to an Arctic adventure.

Special offers in Norway

Northern Lights in Tromso, Norway

4-day tailor-made break from £615 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
offer

Exclusive offer: Includes an Aurora Safari
Book by: 31 December 2016

Tromso is situated right in the centre of the Northern Lights zone and is, therefore, among the best places on earth to observe this natural phenomenon. Gateway to the Arctic and the capital of northern Norway, Tromso also has many cultural sights and excellent restaurants.

Alta: City of the Northern Lights

3-day tailor-made holiday from £400 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Stay 3, Pay 2 on selected hotels 2016
Book by: 30 April 2017

Alta is the perfect destination to see the spectacular beauty of the Aurora Borealis, with the Lights visible on an average 200 nights each year from October to April. Many a myth has surrounded the Lights.

Hurtigruten – Classic round-trip voyage

12-day cruise from £999 pp

Special
offer

Northern Lights Promise Winter 2016-17
Book by: 31 March 2017

Norway's lHurtigruten cruise ships sail along its western coastline, a region of fjords, mountains and, in the winter months, the Northern Lights. The ships stop at more than 30 ports between Bergen and Kirkenes, no other voyage offers such a close look at Norwegian coastal life.

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What our clients say about our Norway holidays

  • Our holiday in Norway surpassed my expectations and we very much enjoyed the excursions booked through Wexas. Everything ran like clockwork and the hiring of the clothing, as suggested by Adam, worked very smoothly and was vital in such cold temperatures. I'm sure Adam was very busy but he did always reply to our questions. All in all a great experience and I can highly recommend it. Judy Statham

    Gail G

  • I had such a lovely time in Norway. Tromso is an amazing city to visit. Thanks to the Wexas who organised everything for us. The flights and the accommodation were stunning. We're also super happy, we've seen Northern Lights, Whales. The experience at the Husky centre was cool. The staff was nice and welcoming. Thanks Wexas for such great experience!

    Marina M

  • We had a lovely time in Tromso. The hotel was very clean and the staff were excellent. I can certainly recommend the breakfasts. people. We wen't to the information office and received excellent advice on trips we wanted to take. Most of all we did see the lights!

    Eileen E

  • Our trip was magical. Maddie at Wexas was so helpful and the organization was excellent. The tours to photograph the aurora were superb and we did see the lights on our second evening.

    Eleanor E

  • Very good service from Amy. She even managed to order the weather. Cold clear and crisp so we able to see the Northern Lights and enjoy the lovely views on our snowmobile trip.

    Susan S

  • An excellent holiday break. It met all my expectations.

    Don D

  • Wonderful holiday - fantastic service.

    Celia C

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