Discover pristine natural beauty, from the deep blue fjords and vast wilderness of the Jostedalsbreen glacier to the sparsely-populated Arctic islands. Cosmopolitan Oslo is packed with museums and eclectic bars, but escape the capital to find remote villages of wooden houses nestled deep in the mountains. Visit in summer to make the most of never-ending days under the midnight sun.
Holidays in Norway
Our recommended holidays in Norway
Norway welcomes visitors to its clean, well-organised cities: Oslo and Bergen. However, the Norwegian capital is miles away – in distance and character – from Bergen, with its brightly-coloured waterfront houses. The Arctic cities of Bodo and Tromso are also worth a trip; and despite being the country’s fourth-largest city, discover the natural beauty surrounding Stavanger. It presides over fjords, mountains and sandy beaches. If you love nature, Norway's dramatic mountains and crystal clear waters are hard to resist.
Take a break in Oslo’s cultural city centre at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel. After days exploring the best of Oslo, unwind in the hotel’s indoor swimming pool and relax in the sauna, or visit the state-of-the-art gym. Taste Nordic dishes or sip a nightcap in the rooftop bar, 34th Restaurant & Bar, and soak up the glistening views of the city.
3 star holidays
Are you ready to hit the slopes in Norway? Book a stay just off the piste and get ready for a scenic ski holiday. After big days out on the mountain, relax tired muscles in the sauna and curl up in the cosy lounge.
4 star holidays
A beautiful retreat anytime of year, the Highland Lodge, Geilo is the perfect base to discover National Parks and mesmerising mountains. When you take a ski break here, you can jump on the free shuttle or walk five minutes to the nearest chairlifts. Savour a dip in the pool after days skiing, then lounge by a crackling fire.
5 star holidays
Savour every touch of opulence at the Continental in Oslo. Here in the heart of Oslo, exploring the city is easy – you’ll only be a short walk from the National Theatre and the National Gallery. When you return to the hotel, relish a stylish dining experience in Eik Annen Etage or slurp oysters and sip flavourful cocktails in Bar Boman.
Things to do in Norway
Begin your excursion in Oslo and discover the sensational land of the Vikings. Hike across extraordinary Nordic national parks, take a ride on the mesmerising Flåm Railway and explore the beauty of Mount Fløyen. With outstanding things to do, breeze through our guide to soak up the best of Norway.
City breaks in Norway
Stroll along Oslo’s glistening harbourside and soak up views of the fjord. See the medieval Akershus Fortress, step back in time on a visit to the Viking Ship Museum and tuck into delicious seafood in stylish Scandi restaurants. Venture west to beautiful Bergen – famous for its UNESCO-listed harbour and the start pointing for cruises along Norway’s fjords. For spectacular views, hop on the Fløibanen funicular and head up to the top of Mount Fløyen.Book a city break
Norway fly-drive holidays
Rural Norway is a land of mountains, lakes and deep valleys – ideal for summer getaways and outdoor adventures. In winter, skiing is the perfect way to soak up the magical snow-covered scenery. The rugged peaks and waters of Norway’s world-famous fjords are the biggest draw. Head for the North Cape and Tromso to see the midnight sun and meet the reindeer-herding Sami people in a spectacular waterside setting.Book car hire
Ski holidays in Norway
Explore the winter wonders of Norway on an epic ski holiday. Whether you are looking for the ultimate ski weekend or an unforgettable family trip, discover a destination plentiful in snow with skiing for all levels. Trysil is a wonderful resort for families, Oslo Vinterpark will satisfy the need for a weekend ski break and the luxurious resort of Geilo provides the perfect blend of spa and ski.Book a ski holiday
Skiing in Norway
Welcome to the birthplace of skiing, and a brilliant alternative to the Alps of central and southern Europe.
Norway’s relatively small population of only five million ensures fewer crowds on the slopes and a natural untouched feeling to the landscape.
Considered the gateway to the Hardangervidda, northern Europe’s largest mountain plateau, Geilo sits below the mighty Hallingskarvet range. It has been welcoming tourists for 150 years, and it is known as the first skiing resort in Norway. Geilo is also one of the largest resorts, with 34 kilometres of slopes. Considered to be a luxury place to ski, enjoy spas and a taste of the ‘good life’ – like wonderful restaurants and shops. Stay at the Vestila Resort for a glimpse into ski luxury.
|Ski season||Mid December to May|
|Piste area||34 km|
|Resort height||1178 m|
Located in the heart of Norway, and boasting sublime views of the Jotunheimen (Home of the Giants) National Park. Beitostølen is an idyllic mountain village surrounded by Norwegian pines – a beautiful unspoilt place, perfect for the whole family. The gentle slopes are great for children and beginners. The après ski opportunities, continental-style hotels and gourmet restaurants will not disappoint even the seasoned traveller. The Bergo Hotel offers comfortable rooms, sauna access, and great views of the Jotunheimen Mountains.
|Ski season||December to May|
|Piste area||21 km|
|Resort height||1100 m|
Located just 20-minutes outside of Norway’s capital, Oslo Vinterpark is a small but well-equipped resort that has been one of Norway’s favourite resorts since the 1930s. They have an amazing snow park, including the only Superpipe open to the public in Europe. Oslo is the only capital city in the world that has ski slopes open 10am until 10pm (Mon-Fri), because all of the slopes are floodlit. Stay at the stunning Lysebu Hotel, which is reminiscent of a winter wonderland, close by to the slopes of Vinterpark.
|Ski season||December to mid-April|
|Piste area||9 km|
|Resort height||531 m|
Surrounded by the high mountains of Norway’s protected forests, Hemesdal sits between Bergen and Oslo. Bringing mountaineering enthusiasts in the summer and skiers in the winter months, this is year-round resort. This is Norway’s second biggest resort, with almost 50 kilometres of piste, brilliant nightlife and an après ski scene more likely to be found in the Alps. Stay at the stylish Skogstad Hotell, which has been serving the skiing world since 1905. Find the perfect run before heading off to the bar for an akvavit or two.
|Ski season||November to May|
|Piste area||47 km|
|Resort height||1497 m|
With 75-kilometres of piste area, this is the largest and most popular ski area in Norway. From steep and difficult black runs to languorous greens taking in the surroundings, this resort will test both advanced skiers and newcomers to the slopes alike. Snow is guaranteed due to the proximity to the Arctic Circle. There are four great snow parks, 30 restaurants, spas, bars and shops. Additionally, most of the accommodation has ski-in ski-out facilities, like the fantastic Radisson Blu Mountain Resort, where you can ski right to the door. For a smooth and scenic journey to the resort, hop on the Trysil Express Bus from Oslo Airport Gardermoen Trysilekspressen, which departs several times, every day, all year round – it is the best value transfer and takes three hours.
|Ski season||November to April|
|Piste area||75 km|
|Resort height||1132 m|
Located in the Voss region, Myrkdalen is a great family-friendly resort two hours from Bergen and five hours from Oslo. While it is only a small resort, it caters for all levels of skier, from kids just starting out to powder seekers. Choose from easy greens and blues and sweeping reds. The superb Myrkdalen Resort sits right at the bottom of the ski centre, and is the ideal place to stay. Myrkdalen is also well-known for its cross country skiing, and as telemark originates in Norway, it would be a shame not to give it a go.
|Ski season||December to April|
|Piste area||30 km|
|Resort height||450 m|
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