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Lofoten Islands, Norway


Jaw-dropping fjords and scintillating auroras

Norway tailor-made holidays


From its plunging fjords and island-dotted coast, to the Arctic wonders of its far north – kissed by the Midnight Sun in summer and dazzled by the Northern Lights in winter – Norway is a land of immense beauty and action-packed adventure. Out of Norway came the Vikings,Thor Heyerdahl, Roald Amundsen (the man who beat Scott to the South Pole), the Nobel Peace Prize and Munch’s The Scream, which hangs in the National Gallery in the capital, Oslo.

Iconic landscapes

But what is it about Norway that inspires such greatness? Well the scenery for a start. Like slices of deep blue carved into vertical rock walls, the fjords of western Norway are staggeringly beautiful, with cascading waterfalls, towering mountain peaks and precipitous viewpoints such as Pulpit Rock at Lysefjord and the Troll’s Tongue Rock at Hardangerfjord among its myriad highlights.

Pulpit Rock, Lysefjord

Summer fjords & the Midnight Sun

The Art Nouveau city of Ålesund is a great place to access the fjords, as are Bergen and Molde, the latter of which marks the start of the Atlantic Road and one of the world’s great driving routes. Bask in the endless days of summer above the Arctic Circle when the Midnight Sun casts its ever-present glow over the Lofoten Islands and Svalbard, places known for their beauty, isolation, thrilling Arctic adventures and, in the case of Svalbard, polar bear sightings. 

Polar bear in Svalbard

Winter adventures & the Northern Lights

In the winter, these same destinations, along with the ‘Arctic capital’, Tromso, provide some of the best chances to see the Northern Lights. Norway’s snows arrive in November and stay late into April. But, far from withdrawing from the cold, the Norwegians make the most out of this seemingly inhospitable season. High in the Arctic you’ll find abundant high-octane adventure, including such winter classics as husky sledding and snowmobiling, along with two spectacular snow hotels – one at Alta and the other at remote Kirkenes near the Russian border. Meanwhile Hurtigruten’s coastal cruises sail to North Cape and Kirkenes on the shores of the Barents Sea.

Northern Lights near Tromso, Norway


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At a glance

Flying time from UK
2 hours

Time zone
GMT +1

Norwegian krone (NOK) = 100 øre


Travel advice
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Special offers in Norway

Lofoten Islands, Hurtigruten Cruise

Hurtigruten – classic round-trip voyage

12-day fly-cruise from £1,895 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Save up to £450 pp
Book by: 30 June 2024

This exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach northern Norway’s historic towns and fishing villages, and enjoy plenty of Arctic fun.

Sognefjord, Norway

Discover the Norwegian Fjords with Silversea

12-day luxury ocean cruise holiday from £5,150 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Exclusive early booking offer – Save up to £2,595pp
Book by: 30 June 2024

Set sail with Silversea on a luxury all-inclusive cruise exploring Norway and its staggering fjords in-depth, with extra time in Copenhagen and Bergen.

Celebrity Apex in Norway

No-fly Norway on Celebrity Apex

8-day no-fly luxury cruise from £1,890 pp

cruise offer

Last suites available for summer 2024 - save up to 30%
Book by: 19 June 2024

Sailing out from Southampton, this no-fly cruse is the perfect introduction to the majestic Norwegian fjords, sailing in style aboard one of Celebrity's state-of the-art Edge-series ships.

Swan Hellenic in Svalbard

Svalbard in depth with Swan Hellenic

10-day expedition cruise from £6,475 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Early booking offer – Save up to £975pp
Book by: 30 June 2024

This is your chance to experience and explore the remotest corners of the Svalbard archipelago in the company of expedition cruise specialists, Swan Hellenic.

Top itineraries in Norway

Northern Lights over Tromso, Norway (Credit: Truls Tiller)

Northern Lights in Tromso, Norway

4-day tailor-made break from £1,030 pp incl. flights

Our most popular Northern Lights break, this city stay in Tromso, which includes an aurora safari, is the ideal introduction to Norway's Arctic delights. Expect wonderful restaurants and bars and easy access to a host of winter adventures.

ICEHOTEL 30 | Art Suite Warm up | Design Aleksandra Pasek & Tomasz Czajkowski | Photo Asaf Kliger | © ICEHOTEL www.icehotel.com

Tromso & the ICEHOTEL on Arctic Circle Explorer

5-day tailor-made holiday from £1,320 pp incl. flights

Pair two Scandinavian icons on one unforgettable adventure. You'll begin with Tromso's dazzling Northern Lights displays before a cross-border train ride brings you to Sweden's world-famous ICEHOTEL.

Northern Lights at Malangen Resort (Credit: David González Foto)

Tromso & Malangen Resort

4-day tailor-made break from £1,440 pp incl. flights

With its incredible aurora viewing and setting on the shores of a peaceful fjord, Malangen Resort is a hit with our staff and clients alike. This trip combines a stay here with a night in Norway's capital of Arctic adventure, Tromso.

Western Fjords, Norway

Highlights of Norway

5-day tailor-made holiday from £1,245 pp incl. flights

Showcase the best of Norway's western fjords with stays in Oslo and Bergen bookending the boat trips and rail journeys of the classic Norway in a Nutshell tour.

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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

Top places to stay in Norway

Clarion Collection Hotel With, Tromso

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, Balsfjord, Norway

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

Lyngen Lodge, 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

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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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.

Northern Lights over Tromso, Norway (Credit: Truls Tiller)


Discover Norway's Arctic capital, which has, for many years, been the jumping off point for adventures into Norway's frozen north. Oh yes, and it's possibly the best place on earth for spotting the Northern Lights.

Northern Lights over the Lofoten Islands

Arctic Norway: Lofoten, Alta & Kirkenes

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.

Trolltunga, Norway

Fjord Norway

Best known for its deep fjords and towering mountains, western Norway's rugged, expansive and breathtaking landscapes are among Europe's most beautiful.

Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway


It doesn’t get much wilder than the islands of the Svalbard archipelago, a rugged, desolate wilderness whose landscapes of snow and ice are home to more polar bears than humans.

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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.

Mefjord Brygge, Mefjordvaer

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.

Husky Sledding in Tromso

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.

Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway (Atlanterhavsvegen)


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.

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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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    Ever felt overwhelmed by crowds when spotting wildlife at a popular destination? For many it leaves them longing for a more authentic and off-the-beaten-path experience. So, while the world's famous wildlife spots are popular for a reason, there are plenty of alternatives waiting to be discovered.

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    A first-timer's guide to Silversea Expeditions

    Follow Wexas specialist Alison Nicolle on a luxury cruise expedition to Svalbard, learning what to expect from an expedition sailing with industry favourites Silversea.

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    How to visit all the filming locations from the latest Bond movie

    From ancient towns in Italy to the fjord-framed roads of Norway, we list all of the filming locations from the 25th Bond film, No Time To Die, and how you can visit them.

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