Norway

Norway

If you are looking for Norway tour package, it is advised to understand culature and geography. Norway is a country in Northern Europe, located in what would often be considered Western Scandinavia. Approximately 49% of Norway’s population resides in the southernmost region, just around the capital city of Oslo. Most of Norway is covered in mountains, and the country’s deeply indented coastline is dotted with a staggering 50,000 islands that were carved out by glaciers.Norway shares it borders with Finland and Sweden.

Antiquity saw the arrival of Indo-European peoples to the coast of Norway, who eventually founded a permanent settlement in the area around modern-day Oslo. The interior was less populated because of the harsh weather and rugged landscape, and this trend persists to this day. Most Norwegians live in the country’s coastal cities like Bergen and Trondheim. While subsisting primarily on fishing and farming, early Norwegians nonetheless established a seafaring tradition that would reach its zenith during the Viking Age, when Norse warriors routinely raided the British Isles, the coasts of western Europe, and even the interior of Russia; the Vikings also founded colonies in Iceland and Greenland and explored the coast of North America (which Leif Eriksson named Vinland) more than a thousand years ago.

Best time to do Norway tour package

If you’re planning a trip to Norway in January or February, you need pack accordingly for the cold and darkness—even on the southwest coast in Bergen. This is particularly true if you intend on exploring cross-country ski slopes or searching for the Northern Lights.
Visit Norway in March to take advantage of longer days and more snow in ski towns; in April and May, you can see a profusion of wildflowers and blossoms in the countryside, but you’ll still be walking on mushy snow.
During the months of June, July, and August, you may bask in the sun and enjoy the longest days of the year. The summer is a popular time to visit Norway, and the increased costs frequently reflect this.

Norway gets somewhat more inexpensive in the middle of September and October, when many of the country’s outdoor attractions close for the season due to the approach of snow and strong winds.

It’s dark and chilly during the day in November, and there isn’t much going on save snow clouds converging on higher land and the Northern Lights beginning to react to the weather. With snowfall, frozen lakes, and Christmas celebrations, Norway is as bright as a spruce tree in December.

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Best cities to Visit in a Norway tour package

  1. Oslo
  2. Bergen
  3. Alesund
  4. Tromso
  5. Trondheim
  6. Stavanger
  7. Kristiansand

Oslo, originally known as Christiania (1624–1877) and Kristiania (1877–1925), is Norway’s capital and largest city. It is located in the southeast corner of the country, at the entrance to Oslo Fjord. When Oslo was founded, it was located east of the Aker River. In around 1050, King Harald Hardraade established the city, and in around 1300, King Haakon V constructed the Akershus fortification. Christian IV of Denmark-Norway, who ruled during the devastating fire of 1624, rebuilt the city to the west, within the walls of the Akershus fortification, and named it Christiania. Christiania surpassed Bergen, a port city on Norway’s western coast, as the country’s largest and most significant metropolis in the nineteenth century, in part because it absorbed neighboring municipalities to accommodate its burgeoning population.

If you are visiting for a  Norway tour package, these are things to see in Oslo 🙂

  • Frogner Park and the Vigeland Installation
  • The Holmenkollen Ski Jump & Museum
  • Oslofjord
  • Norwegian National Gallery
  • Oslo Opera House

Bergen

Bergen is Norway’s second-largest city and the primary entry point to the West Norwegian Fjords. The city’s proximity to the beach, fjords, and mountains has helped it gain international fame. Within the city, there are a number of steep hillsides and peaks that provide for great trekking. Though the city as a whole is large and extensive, the downtown area is small enough to explore on foot. About one-fourth of the population of West Norway resides in Bergen and its outskirts.

The city is well-known for its vibrant cultural environment and underground/indie music scene, since it is the birthplace of some of Norway’s most successful bands and musicians. Unpredictable weather is just one more thing that gives Bergen its unique character. Bergen has been the capital of Norway for centuries, and many locals are proud to claim that this is still the case.

Bergen’s position, defined by the rugged mountains and the sea, is integral to the city’s identity (straits and fjords). Multiple lakes may be found inside the city limits. It’s a wooden village in the traditional Norwegian style, with even the downtown area including prominent neighborhoods of little wooden houses in a variety of types. One would be hard pressed to find another village with as many centrally located wooden dwellings as this one. The city’s interesting blend of old and new is the result of the gradual replacement of wooden homes with higher masonry constructions in certain locations.

There are around 286,000 people living in Bergen in 2021, and the city stretches for about 40-50 kilometers in any direction, divided by mountains, fjords, and lakes. From the vantage points atop Mount Fyen, you can only see the mountain’s somewhat core regions. A tourist is less likely to spend time exploring outlying metropolitan neighborhoods. But the downtown area is small enough that most tourists can get about on foot. Despite its proximity to the seaside, the terrain inland from Bergen is largely unpopulated. Until the Bergen railway was established in 1909, the most practicable travel east-west required many days of sailing along the coast, as Bergen is isolated from eastern Norway by twisting fjords and huge, unfriendly mountain ranges.

These things should be seen if you are visiting Bergen in a Norway Holiday package .

  • Old Bergen Museum
  • Bryggen
  • Fjord cruises
  • Fløyen
  • Torgalmenningen Square
  • Bergenhus Fortress
  • KODE Art Museum

Alesund

Alesund is a city and port in western Norway, located north of the mouth of Stor Fjord. The city is spread over multiple islands, with bridges connecting Nrvya, Aspya, Heissa (Hessa), and Oksnya. In the 9th century, Rollo (Rolf) the Ganger is said to have constructed a chieftain seat in the area, although the town did not get township status until the 1848. After the devastating fire of 1904, the city was rebuilt in stone in a unique Art Nouveau design. The mountains in the Sunnmre area, the Norang valley, the ye glaciers, and the islands of Runde and Giske are all accessible from Alesund, which serves as a commercial hub for the region. It is home to the Arctic sealing fleet and is one of the main fishing harbors in Norway, where trawlers fish for cod and halibut. In 1994, the town of Alesund, Norway, saw the consolidation of three separate educational institutions into what is now Alesund University College. The estimated 2015 municipal population is 46,316.When in Norways tour package, you will explore these things.

  1. Ålesund Harbor
  2. Art Nouveau Ålesund
  3. Ålesund’s Town Park
  4. Atlantic Sea-Park
  5. Fjord Cruise in Hjørundfjord
  6. Sunnmøre Museum
  7. Runde, the Bird Island

Troms - Norway tour package Speciality

Most people are surprised by Troms since it is a vibrant, little city with art, history, elegance, superb food, and a well-known nightlife. However, everything is surrounded by breathtaking beauty that can be seen from any part of the town. The northernmost university in the world, together with research centers and a satellite-based business, are located in the city. Because of this, the populace is highly trained, yet yet has the frankness and sense of humor that the North is known for.

History
The Troms region was first inhabited 11,000 years ago. In 1252, when the city’s first church was completed, we first learn of Troms. For the next 550 years, Troms served as a small center for religion as people from a large region routinely gathered there to attend the city’s sole church. But because Bergen and Trondheim to the south dominated, trade and industry suffered.

In 1794, a city charter was granted to the 80-person community in order to foster trade in Northern Norway. The Napoleonic Wars initially prevented the city from growing, but it quickly became a small commerce hub with connections from Arkhangelsk to Central Europe, and from 1820 on, Arctic trapping was a significant industry. Early travelers dubbed Troms the “Paris of the North” in full shock that French was spoken, clothes were more or less current, and people knew what was going on below the Arctic Circle. They presumably didn’t anticipate people in Troms to eat with a knife and fork.You will do  below things in Troms while in your Norway tour package.

  • Arctic Cathedral
  • reindeer or husky sled ride
  • whale safari
  • cable car
  • Planetarium & Science Center
  • Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden
  • Tromsø Ice Domes
  • Polaria
  • Storgata Street
  • day trip to Sommarøy

Trondheim

Trondheim, located in central Norway, is a historic port city. It is located on a protected peninsula at the mouth of the Nidelva, 23 miles (37 km) southeast of the Norwegian Sea, on the southern shore of the deeply incised Trondheims Fjord (river).

It was established as the village of Kaupangr by King Olaf I Tryggvason in 997. He also built a church and the royal residence, Kongsgrd, there. The city became well-known as a pilgrimage site as a result of the legend surrounding the miraculous preservation of King Olaf II Haraldsson’s (later St. Olaf) body, which had been buried there after his death in combat at nearby Stiklestad. One of the finest churches in Scandinavia is the present-day Nidaros Cathedral (12th–14th century; Norman–Gothic style). On the site of Olaf’s grave, the first church was built in 1075. It has been destroyed numerous times and rebuilt; the most recent, which began in 1869, is still unfinished. In 1152, the archbishopric of Nidaros was created.

Over the next 200 years, Bergen’s prosperity as a hub of trade and shipping declined after the German Hanseatic merchants took control of northern Europe’s trade and made Bergen their main port. In the past 500 years, at least 15 fires have destroyed its wooden structures, and the city’s decline persisted into the late 19th century. It suffered severe damage during the 17th-century wars with Sweden. The city has expanded considerably since the first rail link between Trondheim and Oslo was completed in 1877. In 1921, a second, more direct rail line was finished.

Things to do in TRONDHEIM  during Norway tour package –

 

  • Visit Nidaros Cathedral
  • Ringve Museum
  • Bakklandet
  • National Museum of Decorative Arts
  • Trøndelag Folk Museum
  • Archbishop’s Palace Museum
  • Rockheim

Stavanger

Explore Stavanger and the region with urban Stavanger, countless surrounding islands, Sandnes with the famous mountain top Kjerag, long-stretched beaches along the Norwegian Scenic route Jaeren, mountains and fjords, lunar landscapes in Magma UNESCO Global Geopark or the winter paradise Sirdal.

The Stavanger region has a lot to offer – the city with spectacular street art, Stavanger art museum, some of the best restaurants in Norway, museums for all ages, Old Stavanger, Stavanger cathedral and the street of colours, Fargegaten. All this is in short distance to countless green islands at Finnøy and Rennesøy, including the absolute gem of an island in the middle of the ocean, Kvitsøy.

  • Gamle Stavanger (Old Stavanger)
  • Lysefjord
  • Stavanger Cathedral
  • Petroleum Museum
  • Sverd i fjell
  • Norwegian Canning Museum
  • Stavanger Art Museum
  • Øvre Holmegate
  • Stavanger Maritime Museum
  • Breidablikk Museum
  • Skagenkaien

Kristiansand

Town and harbor of Kristiansand in southern Norway. It is the most populous settlement in the Srlandet area and is located at the mouth of the Otra River on the Skagerrak (the strait between Norway and Denmark). King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway created and fortified the city in 1641; the Christiansholm fortification, today a tourist attraction, was constructed in 1660. While Christian had grand plans for his city, it never developed into a major economic center until the late 19th century. This formerly sleepy fishing village is today a bustling transit hub and one of the most significant stops along the Oslo-Stavanger railway. It operates a vehicle ferry over the Skagerrak to Hirtshals, Denmark, and a cargo service to a number of ports in Europe and the United States. Located to the northeast, Kjevik Airport provides direct flights to Copenhagen and other major towns in Norway. The city of Kristiansand is a major industrial hub with several shipyards, textile mills, metal processing factories, and wood processing facilities. The preparation of foods (especially wheat and fish) is particularly crucial.Things to do in Kristiansand during Norway tour package are below.

  • Dyrepark (Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park)
  • Ravnedalen
  • Posebyen
  • Kristiansand Cannon Museum
  • Kristiansand Museum
  • Strandpromenaden (Kristiansand Boardwalk)
  • Odderøya
  • Fiskebrygga
  • Kristiansand Cathedral

Frequently asked questions about Norway tour Package

What is the currency of Norway ?
The currency of the Kingdom of Norway is the krone, also written as kroner. English speakers have long referred to it as the Norwegian crown. Although it is theoretically divisible into 100 re, the last re-denominated coins were removed in 2012.
Where northern lights is most visible in Norway ?
Below are the areas where Northern lights are visible in Norway 🙂 Alta Troms Lyngenfjord Nordkapp norway varanger varanger Bod Lofoten Narvik Kirkeness Savlbard Senja Vesteralen
Which countries can be done together with Norway tour package ?
Finland, Sweden are the two neighbouring countries with which Norway tour package can be clubbed.
Is English spoken in Norway ?
It is possible to get by in Norway only on your command of the English language. The Norwegian population has one of the highest rates of English competence compared to other non-native speaking countries. In this article, we take a closer look at how the Norwegians use English and discuss the question of whether or not native English speakers are allowed to live and work in Norway. The majority of Norwegians speak a language other than Norwegian at home. Over 90% of Norwegians can converse in English as a second language. Norway is one of the top five non-native English-speaking countries, ranking only below its Scandinavian neighbors and the Netherlands on the EF Educations English Proficiency Index.