Luxury Norway holidays

Wild and dramatic, Norway’s incredible landscapes are the definitive adventure playground. Little-known beyond the capital and the famous fjords, it remains an enigmatic destination for most visitors. Yet it’s outside the cities and off the major roads that you’ll experience Norway at its most magnificent.

The landscape majors in big, bold scenery offset by Scandinavian design and sophistication; travel here offers a matchless combination of wilderness with exceptional lodging experiences. Norwegians themselves are passionate about being in nature so make like a local and plunge into the countryside to explore by car, boat, kayak, on skis, snowmobile or even husky-drawn sled. Summer and winter bring spectacularly contrasting scenery and experiences so make your way north for the surreal Midnight Sun or to hunt the Northern Lights and discover that regardless of when you visit, Norway never disappoints.


Special experiences in Norway

Take in the capital Oslo, often overlooked in contrast to other Scandinavian cities. Explore the historic lanes behind the bold-coloured clapboard houses of vibrant Bergen before you sample the seafood market and dine on foraged New Nordic Cuisine at a top restaurant. Relax in the waterfront city of Ålesund, before travelling into the western Fjords in a high-speed RIB.

Alternatively, hike or cruise or ski the fjords. Or take to the air in a helicopter to get an aerial perspective. Watch the Northern Lights reflect in the stunning Geirangerfjord from a private yacht. Catch these ethereal dancing lights in Tromso too or enjoy a midnight concert at the Arctic Cathedral here. Discover Viking history and relics throughout the country or uncover the stories of Norway’s famous explorers in Norway’s world-class museums. Get up close to some of the world’s most stunning coastlines by sea-kayaking and island hop around scenic archipelagos.

Experience the thrill of dog sledding in the alpine backcountry, diving for king crabs and uncovering Sami culture and the Arctic wilderness around Finnmark. Take an exhilarating road trip through Trollstigen or drive the scenic Atlantic Road, which curves dips and arches across the Norwegian Sea. Opt for train travel instead, and step aboard for the stunning Flam rail journey. Maximise the summer sun, hiking the endless trails of Jotunheimen National Park with a local guide or trek to an iconic spot such as Pulpit Rock or the Troll’s Tongue or spend a more relaxing day trying your hand at fishing in the world-class waters of the River Aurland for sea trout. Brave a close encounter with an Orca while snorkelling off Narvik or go on a wildlife safari to watch minke, humpback whales and harbour seals; look out for puffins, kittiwakes and guillemots as well.

Beyond the mainland, set sail on an Arctic cruise, be awe-struck as your private boat approaches the towering Lofoten Islands, which might just be more dramatic than the mainland fjords and mountains, or, for the truly adventurous, head north to the untouched Arctic wilderness of Svalbard, where you can go on a snowmobile safari across the completely stunning landscape in search of walrus, polar bear and reindeer.

Norway traditional food, Smorgasbord – Indulge in Nordic delicacies, Scandinavia

Indulge in Nordic delicacies

Northern Lights in Tromso, Norway, Scandinavia

Northern Lights in Tromso

Admire the wildlife in Svalbard, Norway

Admire the wildlife

Where to stay in Norway

Base yourself in chic, sophisticated boutique city stays to start then venture into the countryside, where you’ll find luxury lodges such as the intimate Lyngen Lodge with magnificent fjord and mountain views and slow life hideaways such as the family-owned, scenically sited Storfjord Hotel. Look out too for converted Rorbuer fishing huts and restored trapper’s lodges now decked out with home comforts and stylish Scandinavian design touches where you can have incredibly authentic, immersive experiences. Seasonally, embrace the cold and snow with a stay in one of Norway’s famous winter haunts including an incredible luxury conversion of a 1933 telecommunications outpost at Isfjord Radio, which in winter can only be accessed by snowmobile, dogsled or a lengthy cross-country ski. Ask us as well about snow hotels, igloos and remote Arctic camps or how to stay in a traditional Sami lavvu tent.

When to go to Norway

Although Norway is a year-round destination, every season has its own character and appeal. Travel over the European summer, from June to August for outdoor adventure that seems to last forever under the long daylight hours. Travel in mid-May for the Midnight Sun and chance to see the fjords at their very best. Or head to Norway on a winter holiday between November and March and see how the country transforms into a snowy playground bathed under the glow of the Northern Lights.

Suggested itineraries

Arctic Wilderness Lodge, Norway

Arctic Wilderness Lodge & Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

5 days from £2,895 pp incl. flights

This break ties together two extraordinary accommodation experiences in the heart of northern Norway – a snow hotel and one of the most stylish lodges north of the Arctic Circle.

Northern Lights, Lyngen Lodge, Norway

Arctic Norway: Tromso & Lyngen Lodge

5 days from £2,750 pp incl. flights

High up in the wilds of northern Norway, Lyngen Lodge is a wilderness hideaway on the shores of a spectacular fjord. Take it all in alongside the magic of Tromso's Northern Lights.

Malangen Resort

Winter break at Malangen Resort

5 days from £2,660 pp incl. flights

This short inclusive break brings you to northern Norway and the remote Malangen Resort, where a superb collection of modern waterfront cabins provide the perfect base for arctic adventures and a thrilling winter getaway.


Norway's Western Fjords

7 days from £2,810 pp incl. flights

Couple stylish accommodations with the meandering roads of Norway's majestic western fjords for the ultimate self-drive adventure.

Northern lights in Norway Svalbard in the mountains

Svalbard & the Polar Night

4 days from £1,265 pp incl. flights

A winter break to Spitsbergen in the remote Svalbard archipelago, combining a luxury lodge stay with adventures beneath the inky blue of Norway's polar night.

Polar Bears at Svalbard

Arctic Luxury In Svalbard

6 days from £2,650 pp

Achieve the perfect balance of culture and adrenaline on this epic expedition to Svalbard. Sample the city delights of Oslo, from its art and architecture to pioneering Nordic cuisine.

Svalbard, Silversea

Arctic Adventure: Tromso to Svalbard with Silversea

12 days from £11,900 pp incl. flights

Setting sail from Tromso to remote Svalbard, this luxury Silversea expedition cruise will see you explore some of the Northern Hemisphere’s wildest landscapes.

Colourful Housses with Rainbow in background, Hurtigruten Svalbard, Svalbard

Svalbard Summer Adventure

5 days from £2,050 pp

Experience the sheer magic of summer in Svalbard, when this remote Norwegian archipelago is bathed in the endless light of the Midnight Sun. This short break includes guided excursions and a stay at the stunning Isfjord Radio.

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