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Geirangerfjord
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2025MayJun
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Fjords of Norway rail tour
Last 100 Spaces
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Nyhavn Canal
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The Northern Lights & Lapland
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The Northern Lights & Lapland
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Fjords of Norway rail tour
Last 100 Spaces
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Nyhavn Canal
Last 100 Spaces
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  • DestinationDenmark, Norway, Sweden
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Geirangerfjord
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2025MayJun
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Arctic Circle Express
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Lofoten Islands, Norway
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2025JanFeb
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Trondheim
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Huskies
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Highlights of Norway’s Fjords and Cities
24/May
Syed Zaidi
5 stars
“Excellent experience by rail some of the scenery can’t be described in words specifically journey from Bergen to Flåm by boat awesome
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The Northern Lights and Lapland
4/Apr
K Scott
5 stars
“Wonderfull experience . Hotels very good but evening meals poor.Tour manager most efficient , knowledgable and very quick to solve problems, would go on any trip with him at the helm.
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Northern Lights on a Winter Arctic Cruise
14/Mar
Michael Reynard
5 stars
“Very well organised holiday. Loved the cruise up to the northern parts of Norway and seeing the Northern Lights for the first time was an added bonus.
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Norway, Lofoten and Arctic Circle
04 Oct 2023
Peter Brooker
5 stars
“A very well organised and enjoyable holiday, accommodation in hotels and on board ship was clean and comfortable. The experience was enhanced by being part of a friendly group of like minded people. The balance of organised excursions and free time meant you didn’t feel that you were just part of the group.
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Grand Tour of Scandinavia
02 Oct 2023
I Goff
4 stars
“Great trip. Most of the hotels were excellent. Tour guide excellent. Oslo hotel our least favourite. Some of group felt we had too many coach trips. Flam railway our favourite of the entire holiday.
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Arctic Norway and Midnight sun in Lofoten
27 Jul 2023
A Walker
4 stars
“An enjoyable trip with a varied itinerary and spectacular scenery. We had the added bonus of an enthusiastic and friendly tour manager and a great group of fellow travellers. A lot of time was spent on trains and coaches, more of the latter than expected, but there were constant wonderful views - even when raining!
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Norway Holidays & Tours

As spectacular as they are, Norway's famous fjords - u-shaped coastal valleys created by retreating icebergs and subsequently filled by the waters of the Atlantic - tend to hog the limelight in any discussion of the country's natural beauty. 

As guests on any of Great Rail Journeys' superb rail tours of Norway will soon discover, fjords are only one aspect of a country that unfolds one extraordinary landscape after another. From the comfort of a seat on Norway's Bergen Railway our guests are afforded panoramic views of the glaciers and ice fields, forests of conifers, mountain ranges and rocky coastline as they journey through this remarkable destination.

Norway is filled with expansive landscapes, ranging from rugged wilderness to pristine valleys and coastal islands. It's well known for its majestic fjords and towering mountains along the west coast as well as a choice of fantastic cities to explore. In essence, Norway offers a wealth of captivating adventures to keep you wanting more.

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Norway holiday experiences

The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, create breathtaking displays of vibrant colours in the Arctic skies of Norway. These celestial ribbons of green, pink, and purple dance across the dark expanse, forming a wonderful natural phenomenon. The best places to witness this magical spectacle are the remote regions of Tromsø or Lofoten. Here, the lights illuminate the winter nights, captivating both locals and visitors with their awe-inspiring cosmic ballet.

The Midnight Sun

During Norway's summer months, the Midnight Sun, a fascinating natural event, brings weeks of continuous daylight to the landscape. As the Earth tilts towards the sun, Norwegians enjoy longer daylight hours, especially above the Arctic Circle where the sun doesn't set. This mesmerising occurrence turns the country's beautiful scenery into a dreamlike spectacle, providing a unique and awe-inspiring experience for those lucky enough to witness the sun's radiant glow at midnight.

Charming towns and cities

Norway showcases a captivating array of charming cities. The capital, Oslo, captures attention with its sleek architecture and vibrant cultural scene. Nestled in the stunning fjords, Flåm enchants visitors with its scenic beauty, highlighted by the renowned Flåm Railway and in Bergen, you'll discover colourful wharves and a rich maritime history that exudes a timeless charm. Together, these places showcase Norway's diversity, from cosmopolitan elegance to the natural beauty of its fjord landscapes.

Norwegian cuisine

Norwegian cuisine reflects the country's rich maritime and agricultural heritage. Seafood, particularly salmon, cod, and herring, takes centre stage. At breakfast, smørbrød is a must, these open-faced sandwiches feature a variety of toppings such as fish, cheese, and cold cuts. For a sweet treat, try krumkake (thin, crisp waffle-like cookies). Embrace the local food markets for authentic flavours, and don't miss the chance to savour brown cheese (brunost) or indulge in a traditional Norwegian salmon feast.

Norwegian Trains

Norway's railways not only showcase engineering excellence but also allow travellers to immerse themselves in the country's natural wonders. The Bergen Railway, which spans 308 miles from Oslo to Bergen, is considered one of the world's most picturesque train journeys travelling through snow-covered mountains and deep valleys. The Flåm Railway also offers a scenic journey descending from high mountains to Aurlandsfjord with stunning views of waterfalls and lush greenery. Meanwhile, the Dovre Railway serves as a crucial north-south link connecting Oslo to Trondheim.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do British citizens have to get a visa for a trip to Norway?

No, British citizens can visit Norway for short stays (up to 90 days within a 180-day period) without a visa. It's important to stay updated on entry requirements, so check the official Norwegian government website or the UK government's foreign travel advice for the latest information.

What documents do I need to enter Norway?

To enter Norway, you just need a valid passport with at least six months of validity beyond your planned departure date. While a visa isn't necessary for short stays, it's a good idea to have proof of enough funds, return or onward travel plans, and travel insurance.

Can British citizens use healthcare services in Norway?

Yes, British citizens can access healthcare in Norway under reciprocal agreements. You can use your UK passport to get free state-provided medical treatment in hospitals. It's also a good idea to have travel insurance to cover additional healthcare expenses or unexpected emergencies.

What is the currency used in Norway, and are credit cards widely accepted?

The official currency in Norway is the Norwegian Krone (NOK). Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, especially in urban areas. Notify your bank of your travel plans to avoid any issues with card transactions.

Is there a time difference between the UK and Norway?

Norway is in the Central European Time (CET) zone, which is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1). Be sure to adjust your watches and electronic devices accordingly.

What is the weather like in Norway, and what should I pack?

Norway's weather varies by region and season. Summers can be mild, and winters can be cold. Pack accordingly, including layers, waterproof clothing, and comfortable footwear, especially if you plan on exploring outdoor activities.

Are there any cultural norms or customs I should be aware of?

Norwegians are generally polite and reserved. It's customary to greet with a handshake. Tipping is not compulsory, as service charges are often included. Respect for nature is crucial, and littering is highly frowned upon. Familiarise yourself with local customs to ensure a positive cultural experience.

Can I use my UK mobile phone in Norway?

Most UK mobile phones should work in Norway, but roaming charges may apply. Check with your mobile provider for international roaming options or consider purchasing a local SIM card for cost-effective communication.

What emergency numbers should I be aware of in Norway?

The emergency number in Norway is 112 for police, medical, and fire emergencies. Additionally, 113 is the medical emergency number.

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