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Outdoor Adventures in Norway

By Viator, August 2017

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Norway is Europe's ultimate destination when it comes to outdoor adventures, thanks to wilderness, mountains, and a fjord-indented coastline, plus the friluftsliv culture—the belief that returning to nature is returning home. Here are your options.


Cruising the Fjords

Oslo's indented fjord coastline is a mecca for boat trips, from two-hour chugs around Oslofjord to mini-cruises around the city’s architecturally impressive waterfront. Cruise ships meander up the country’s western flank and offer an abundance of life-affirming shore-excursion options, including day-long hikes up Westeras from Geiranger Fjord and Mt Huaren above Nordfjord. Those interested in fishing can head out from Bergen to try sea fishing for mackerel and giant cod around its sheltered skerry archipelago while enjoying the magical fjord scenery.


Hiking
Shaped over centuries by ice and water, Norway's extraordinary fjord-and-mountain landscape is best discovered on foot. Travelers who embark on hiking adventures in the mountains around Stavanger can reward themselves with beer-tasting sessions and overnight stays in wilderness lodges, while bush-craft courses lead into the coniferous forests around Trondheim. Ambitious visitors can take off on a six-hour roundtrip adventure from Bergen up Mts Ulriken and Floyen, covering wild terrain and witnessing panoramic views of the town and fjord below. And for the super-fit, a full day's scramble up Jostedalsglacier requires climbing gear.


Walking Tours
Not up to yomping up mountains? There are plenty of leisurely walking tours available in Norway's cities. The Art Nouveau architecture of Alesund on the west coast and the charming wooden wharves and houses of Bergen's UNESCO-listed Bryggen are all easily explored on foot. Even Oslo is compact, with a crop of themed walking tours through its streets that include spooky ghost hunts, gourmet tastings and the chance to follow in the footsteps of Harry Hole, the unconventional Oslo-based detective created by best-selling author Jo Nesbo.


Cuddling Puppies

Tromso is largely a winter destination, but the summer months bring the unforgettable chance to walk adorable Alaskan husky puppies and watch them being trained in the doggy art of sled racing.

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2-Hour Oslo Fjord Sightseeing Cruise, Oslo, null
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2-Hour Oslo Fjord Sightseeing Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 133 Reviews

Drink in views of Oslo's beautiful setting on the Oslo Fjord (or Oslofjord) on this two-hour sightseeing cruise. It's an enjoyable, relaxing way to get an ...  Read more

Location: Oslo, Norway
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.97
Small-Group Oslo Bike Tour: City Highlights, Oslo, Day Cruises
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Small-Group Oslo Bike Tour: City Highlights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 65 Reviews

See the highlights of Oslo in one afternoon on a leisurely paced, 3-hour bike tour. Suitable for all fitness levels, your tour takes in top Oslo sights, like ...  Read more

Location: Oslo, Norway
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.53
3-Hour Norwegian Evening Cruise Aboard a Wooden Sailing Boat on the Oslo Fjord, Oslo, Bike & ... 
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3-Hour Norwegian Evening Cruise Aboard a Wooden Sailing Boat on the Oslo Fjord

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Journey through Oslo’s beautiful fjord on this Norwegian evening cruise. On board a traditional wooden sailboat, you’ll see Oslo’s waterfront sights. Munch on ...  Read more

Location: Oslo, Norway
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.34
Guided Hike up Mount Floyen from Bergen, Bergen, Night Cruises
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Guided Hike up Mount Floyen from Bergen

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Looking for an soft adventure next to the city center of Bergen! Visit the funicular and do a hike at Mount Fløyen. From June 17 to August 20 we offer a ...  Read more

Location: Bergen, Norway
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.16
River Bike Tour in Oslo, Oslo, Hiking & Camping
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River Bike Tour in Oslo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Discover an alternative Oslo, full of street art, hip cafés, surprising waterfalls, great food and award winning coffee. During this approximately 3-hour ...  Read more

Location: Oslo, Norway
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.09
Puppy Training Experience at a Husky Farm in Tromso, Tromso, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Puppy Training Experience at a Husky Farm in Tromso

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

One of Tromsø's main ambitions is participation in dogsled racing. Training of both dogs and people throughout the year is essential and summer is the ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $120.65
Midnight Sun Kayaking Tour from Tromso, Tromso, Ski & Snow
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Midnight Sun Kayaking Tour from Tromso

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Surrounded by majestic mountains and astonishing nature you kayak down the beautiful fjords of Northern-Norway. Follow our professional guide as they give you ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $201.93
Small-Group Hiking Tour from Tromsø, Tromso, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Small-Group Hiking Tour from Tromsø

Marvel at the scenic mountains and fjords of Norway, and enjoy adventure in the great outdoors on this 5-hour small-group hiking tour from Tromsø. Explore ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 4 to 5 hrs

From USD $139.70
Half-Day Rafting on the Sjoa River, Central Norway, Hiking & Camping
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Half-Day Rafting on the Sjoa River

Afternoon trip rafting on the river Sjoa, the most famous river for rafting in Northern Europe. Sjoa offers quality rafting for both beginners and the ...  Read more

Location: Otta, Norway
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.87
Fishing Trip with Luxury Catamaran in Tromso, Tromso, White Water Rafting
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Fishing Trip with Luxury Catamaran in Tromso

Fishing | Arctic Princess | Luxury catamaran Exlusive Fishing trip with Arctic Princess. This is one of our "best selling" experiences. Imagine ...  Read more

Location: Tromsø, Norway
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $252.09

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