Magnificently beautiful, Norway’s landscapes are a dramatic celebration of nature. From the frozen north of Svalbard to the vast, glacial blue fjords of the west, it truly is a photographer’s paradise, and each well-defined season offers a unique perspective of the kingdom. Of course, Norway is an adventure destination and offers the opportunity to set off on once-in-a-lifetime cruises across the Arctic. Polar bear, Arctic fox, puffin and orca are just some of the mighty wildlife that one will discover on our luxury holidays to Norway from Ireland.
We’re adventure experts, having explored the rugged landscapes of beautiful Norway numerous times, the Land of the Midnight Sun. We’ve created long-standing relationships across the country, promising excellent value and the best selection of luxury hotel providers, celebrated cruise operators and the finest local guides. Whether you wish to holiday in the cultural capital of Oslo, follow in the footsteps of great explorers to the Arctic or experience unimaginable remoteness in the northern kingdom, we are ready and waiting to create your bespoke luxury holiday to Norway from Ireland.
POCKET GUIDE TO NORWAY
Enveloped by mountains and sea, Oslo is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities as well as one of its greenest. Get your culture fix at one of the city’s many museums or art galleries before taking a breather in Frogner Park, home to undoubtedly one of Norway’s most famous tourist attractions, Vigeland Sculpture Park. Having established itself as a culinary destination, take your pick from acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurants, trendy food trucks and food halls.
Nicknamed ‘the city between the seven mountains’ and the ‘heart of the fjords’, Bergen is the epitome of natural beauty. For stunning panoramic views, take the Fløibanen funicular to the summit of Fløyen or a cable car to the top of Ulriken, the highest of the seven mountains. On a luxury holiday to Bergen, be sure to visit KODE (art, music & design museum) and the open-air Old Bergen Museum, before heading to the lively Fish Market to stock up on crafts and souvenirs.
OROKO Top Tip
During your luxury holiday to Norway, we recommend a ride on the world-famous Flam Railway, one of the most breathtaking and beautiful train rides in the world. Marvel at the majestic fjords, spectacular waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains as you journey across through the verdant countryside. On arrival in Flam, embark on a scenic cruise through the magnificent Aurlandsfjord and learn about the local history and wildlife, before continuing onto Sognefjord where you can partake in a kayaking excursion.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to holiday in Norway largely depends on which activities you want to take part in. For warm weather, nature in full bloom and outdoor activities including hiking, fjord cruises and mountain biking, May to September are the ideal months in which to visit. Those wanting to see the Northern Lights, experience the adrenaline rush of dog sledding and snowmobiling, learn about Sami culture and marvel at the Christmas lights, the winter months of November to March prove best.