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Norway Holidays


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.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
2 hours

Time zone
GMT +1

Norwegian krone (NOK) = 100 øre


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Where to go in Norway

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 breath-taking. Geirangerfjord, Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord are the best known and most visited, and seeing at least one of these three is highly recommended.


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 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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What to do in Norway

Norway offers scenic fjord cruises, luxury lodges and log cabins for romantic escapes, world-class cities, plenty of outdoor adventure from the Northern Lights to the Midnight Sun and inviting open roads for independent exploration.


Explore the southern fjords at Stavanger and Hardangerfjord, take a tour of Norway’s historic hotels, drive the Atlantic Road that links an island archipelago and much more with an independent self-drive holiday that you can enjoy at your own pace.

Winter holidays

Winter is when Norway comes into its own—a lively way of life has developed here, from snowshoeing and trekking to cosy indoor getaways in luxury log cabins. Perhaps most of all, this is the season of the Northern Lights, and Norway is home to some of the most dazzling displays on Earth.

Wildlife holidays

If you want to spot whales, polar bears, reindeer, the arctic fox or any of Norway’s iconic wildlife, immerse yourself in pristine landscapes on one of our summer or winter holidays and explore the places that these animals call home.

Adventure holidays

A dramatic coastline, steep fjords and imposing mountains make Norway a fantastic destination for adventure travellers, especially as the sharp contrast between summer and winter allows for a wide range of outdoor activities.

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When to go to Norway

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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 …

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Top itineraries in Norway

Northern Lights in Tromso, Norway

4-day tailor-made break from £595 pp incl. flights


Exclusive offer: Includes an Aurora Safari
Book by: 30 April 2017

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 £960 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.

Lyngen Lodge & the Northern Lights

6-day tailor-made journey from £1,590 pp incl. flights

Set amongst some of Norway's most spectacular scenery, deep inside the Arctic Circle and around three hours from the city of Tromsø, Lyngen Lodge offers guests a truly remarkable location from which to see the Aurora Borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights.

Norway: Best of the West

6-day tailor-made self-drive from £995 pp incl. flights

The architecturally impressive coastal town of Alesund and the equally striking Hotel Union in Geirangerfjord provide perfect bases from which to explore the stunning surroundings of glistening lakes, towering peaks and deep forests.

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Top places to stay in Norway

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.

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.

Lyngen Lodge, Arctic Norway

Small & intimate lodge

An intimate, luxury lodge with magnificent fjord and mountain views and raft of activities for both summer and winter.

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.

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Special offers in Norway

Northern Lights in Tromso, Norway

4-day tailor-made break from £595 pp incl. flights


Exclusive offer: Includes an Aurora Safari
Book by: 30 April 2017

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

4-day tailor-made holiday from £440 pp incl. flights


Stay 3, Pay 2 on selected dates 2016-17
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 £1,093 pp


Christmas and New Year's £200 off
Book by: 28 April 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.

Copenhagen stay and voyage to Norway

11-day stay & cruise from £3,859 pp incl. flights


Special fly cruise and hotel stay offer

Experience Viking culture and Scandinavian style on this voyage. Embrace the exquisite natural beauty that is Flåm from a unique perspective during a panoramic ride aboard the Flåm Railway. Drink in the spectacular scenery in Bergen, gateway to the Fjords, not forgetting picture perfect Copenhagen.

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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

  • Liberty's advice when I booked the trip and her ongoing assistance with my email queries was spot on. She made all the arrangements feel like a really personal experience.

    Michael M

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

    Don D

  • Wonderful holiday - fantastic service.

    Celia C

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