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Discover Norway

Venture into the heart of the Arctic with our custom-designed Norway vacation.  Ready to experience breathtaking fjords and auroras? Begin your journey today!

Why Visit Norway: Fjords, Northern Lights

Nature is, indeed, the overarching theme of Norway. Fill your days with jaw-dropping adventures and even more astonishing vistas. Squeeze every last minute out of the Midnight Sun in the summer and experience the ethereal magic of the Aurora Borealis in the winter.

Feel the thread of Viking heritage that runs through the friendly, welcoming capital city of Oslo, established in 1000 AD and home to the Royal family.

In Bergen, walk amidst gable-end houses, through narrow alleyways and along bustling ports. Sample salmon and reindeer sausage at the fish market. (Tip: The train from Oslo to Bergen is the way to go, with more than 300 miles of spectacular scenery.)

Experience the thrill of the Flam Railway in Myrdal. Stay in picturesque Balestrand for the best introduction to the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway.

Head to the far north for dog sledding, snowmobiling and visiting with reindeer. Indescribably beautiful and rugged, yet with 21st-century comforts, that’s Norway.

Fun Facts About Norway: Midnight Sun, Land of Trolls

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The Unique Natural Majesty of Norway

Norway is a haven for those seeking to connect deeply with the natural world. This majestic land, with its awe-inspiring vistas, offers a sanctuary that few places on Earth can match. Imagine glaciers, mountains, forests, and fjords coming together to create a landscape that many consider paradise.

One fascinating fact about Norway is that at its narrowest point, you could almost throw a stone across the country from Sweden! This unique feature only adds to the charm and wonder of this remarkable nation.


Norway’s Coastline: A Geographical Marvel

Norway’s coastline is a geographical wonder, offering some of the most intricate and longest stretches of shoreline in the world. When you include its fjords, bays, and islands, it spans approximately 63,000 miles, second only to Canada’s coastline. This extraordinary length is a testament to Norway’s unique landscape, characterized by deep-cut fjords, countless islands, and dramatic cliffs.


A Country of Contrasts

Norway’s contrasting phenomena of the Midnight Sun and Polar Night, with its accompanying Aurora Borealis, make it a unique destination for those who crave extraordinary experiences. Here, you can witness how light, and darkness coalesce to create unparalleled beauty, inviting you to explore, reflect, and be inspired.

Whether hiking under the endless daylight during the summer or marveling at the Northern Lights during the long winter nights, Norway offers a journey that promises to be as diverse and captivating as its landscapes.

Embrace the contrasts. Embark on an adventure. Discover Norway.

Norway Vacation Experiences: Captured Moments

Personalize Your Norway Itinerary: Trip Inspiration

Each trip we create is individually customized uniquely for you, and how you like to travel. Here is a selection of ideas to help you select what is best for you. 

Full-service itineraries in Norway start at $900 per person, per day.

Contact us to plan your personalized Norway trip today.

Inspiring Reviews from Exeter Travelers

Kris SeegerKris Seeger
22:33 28 Oct 22
The Founder's Trip to Turkey this month was amazing in every respect. From start to finish, just perfection! Greg's personally curated outstanding itinerary set the stage for the best small group trip we have ever taken. From our greeting at the Istanbul Airport to our goodbye in Bodrum, everything was seamless ---first class hotel accommodations; fabulous guide; excellent drivers/vehicles; and wonderful dining venues. Every day was filled with history, joy and new friends. We cannot wait to travel with Exeter International again! Kris & Chris
Jennifer AndrewsJennifer Andrews
16:52 24 Jun 22
All my trips with Exeter have been amazing. I worked with Ala and Gwen for different trips and they go above and beyond to make the trip exceptional. They have access to places others don’t, they plan everything from the perfect hotel, experiences and even incredible restaurants. Even better, they communicate within so Ala was able to get with Gwen and tell her my likes and dislikes. You work with the person with the most knowledge of the area you are going and they genuinely know it inside and out. I totally trust Exeter with my travel planning. They are the best.
Nikki DavidsonNikki Davidson
20:31 23 Jun 22
This trip was as close to perfection as one can get.Ala and her team created the most perfect Croatian vacation trip for me, my husband and the other couple that we were traveling with this month. I've had the good fortune to have travelled all around the world and never have I experienced such an incredible team to ensure that literally every detail, every activity, every hotel we stayed at was top-notch.If you are even considering a vacation to this incredible country, I would highly recommend speaking with Ala and her team first. I know I will be recommending Ala friends and family that want to visit Croatia and I can do it with complete peace of mind knowing I am referring them to the best!Nikki Davidson
Nancy HutchisonNancy Hutchison
00:13 08 Jun 22
We just returned from a fabulous trip that included Stockholm Sweden, Helsinki Finland and Amsterdam Netherlands, all arranged by Leigh Landis at Exeter International. Leigh was amazing. She put together individual excursions in each country, arranged hotels, assisted with restaurant suggestions and reservations, purchased train tickets and the tickets for the Silja Line ship to cross the Baltic Sea. Leigh gave us the phone number of an Exeter contact in each city in case of a problem but we did not have to contact them. Still, it was reassuring knowing that we had someone to contact if needed. Each of them reached out to us when we arrived to let us know they were available. The itinerary, guides and tickets were all arranged in advance by Leigh. She spent a lot of time with us before booking anything. We communicated by emails or phone. It was clear to us from our first contact with Leigh that she wanted to make sure the trip had exactly what we wanted.The guides in each city were so fantastic. They each had a wealth of experience as guides, planned the routes well and asked about our interests when we first met so they knew what we wanted to see and do. They were all spot on time! The guides made the trip a truly special experience. They helped us to understand each city, its history, special characteristics and helped us with questions about how to navigate the city and use public transportation. The guides expedited getting into busy museums or other venues because our guides had passes to jump queues. They maximized our time so that it was spent enjoying the sights and venues instead of standing in lines and figuring out how to purchase tickets. They knew where to go and when to go there. Some venues required advance tickets and Leigh took care of that. Leigh arranged our very own private saloon boat tour of the canals of Amsterdam. Leigh checked in on us along the way on our trip and sent us special notes. She arranged to have a gift sent to my hotel room in Helsinki on my birthday.Leigh arranged really great hotel rooms with the best views possible. And our stateroom on the Silja line cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki had an amazing view so we saw the sunset and sunrise over the Baltic from our room and that was stunning. With Exeter involved in making the hotel reservations we were treated like special guests at each hotel by the staff.The drivers were all outstanding. They were polite, helpful, on-time and made all our connections and excursions seamless and stress free. We actually started our trip in Gothenburg Sweden at the Volvo factory. After that Exeter took over and we proceeded on our dream trip to Stockholm, Helsinki and Amsterdam. We did no driving. We used trains and boats all arranged by Leigh at Exeter. And in each city we used drivers arranged by Exeter for excursions outside the city centers, such as when we went to the delightful town of Porvoo, Finland.When we took the train from Gothenburg to Stockholm our train was over an hour delayed and it was late evening when we arrived in Stockholm. The driver who met us in Stockholm, arranged by Exeter, had waited for us. While waiting she arranged for the hotel to have food for us upon arrival. Also when we arrived at our room at the hotel Leigh had arranged for a lovely charcuterie tray to be sent to our room. So although we arrived late and were worried about being hungry, everyone involved made sure that was taken care of without having to ask.I can't say enough positive about Leigh Landis and Exeter International. I feel we got more than our money's worth. Without Exeter we would have wasted so much time trying to figure out what could be seen each day in each city, how to get tickets, how to find a good restaurant and figure out how to make reservations etc. We did not have to worry about any of that. All the details were taken care of in advance and all we had to do was enjoy it!We will be forever grateful for Leigh and Exeter!
Jonathan RosenbergJonathan Rosenberg
16:28 02 Jun 22
My wife and I completed our second trip with Gwen's team at Exeter last month. Our first trip a few years back included Vienna, Prague, Budapest. This trip was Amsterdam, Berlin and Munich. Gwen is absolutely terrific and does a fabulous job of listening to client interests and preferences ex ante and then presenting options and framing the trips. Gwen's advice on hotels and specific rooms in hotels and the Exeter private touring options was consistently spot on. And ALL the guides she uses are terrific which really makes the trip. I was very pleased with both itineraries before the trips started and like any travel experience, circumstances and weather changed during the trip. Gwen and her team were always on top of quickly making changes. They possess the unique combination of pliancy about the route taken coupled with an adamantine resolve to give the client the experience they want and get them to see the things they wish to see. The team also has access to private experiences that were amazing. A tour of a tulip farm, a visit to a closed museum and medieval library, a wine and cheese tasting with a local expert. Not only did we have two good trips, on the second trip, Gwen started with all her notes and preferences from our first trip which made things even easier. I have used many operators in my travels and my experience with Exeter and Gwen Kozlowski in particular was truly top notch.

Norway Cities to Visit: Discover Local Gems

Are you drawn to a certain city? Dive deeper into each featured city with our travel network connections.

Best Time to Visit Norway: Seasonal Guide

Norway is a year round destination. June July and August are the best months to travel to Norway for fine weather. In March there may still be snow on the ground and it is a good time to visit for more daylight than during the winter, November is best to be avoided.





What to Do in Norway: Thrilling Activities​

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Explore Norway’s Stunning Fjords!


Discover one of the most beautiful fjords in the world. With deep blue waters, towering cliffs, and famous waterfalls like the Seven Sisters, Geirangerfjord is a must-see. The village of Geiranger offers rustic beauty with modern amenities.


Known as the ‘King of the Fjords,’ Sognefjord is Norway’s largest and deepest fjord. Perfect for hiking, kayaking, and glacier walking, this region also features charming villages and historic sites.


The ‘Queen of the Fjords’ is famous for its natural beauty and fruit orchards. Visit in spring to see the landscape in full bloom, explore Folgefonna National Park, and enjoy majestic peaks and clear waters.

Traverse Scenic Highlights Year Round

Experience the magic of Norway with breathtaking fjords, majestic mountains, and scenic railways! The Norway in a Nutshell® tour begins at the Bergen railway station with a scenic trip on the Bergen Railway to Voss, followed by a bus ride to Gudvangen. From Gudvangen, you embark on a boat through the narrow Nærøyfjord to Flåm, a charming village surrounded by stunning mountains and waterfalls. Here, you can explore the village or visit the Flåm Railway Museum. Next, you board the Flåm Railway, one of the steepest normal gauge railways in the world, for a breathtaking journey to Myrdal, featuring panoramic views and the famous Kjosfossen waterfall. Finally, you switch back to the Bergen Railway at Myrdal for your return to Bergen. Stay in a Boutiqe Retreat

Norway’s luxury boutique accommodations offer something for everyone seeking a high-end retreat in the fjords and countryside. With breathtaking scenic views and exquisite gourmet dining options, these accommodations promise an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of Norway’s natural beauty and culinary excellence. Whether you are looking to explore the fjords or simply relax in a secluded setting, these luxury boutique hotels provide the perfect base for your Norwegian adventure. Ask our experts for our little Black Book of special stays.

See World-Class Art

Norway has a lot to offer art lovers, but the two new museums that offer a standout experience are the Munch Museum and The National Gallery offering distinct yet complementary experiences for art lovers visiting Oslo. The Munch Museum provides an in-depth look at Edvard Munch’s oeuvre and legacy, delivered through modern, purpose-built facilities. Meanwhile, The National Gallery offers a broader perspective on art history, showcasing a diverse range of works from Norwegian and international artists in a historic setting. Together, these institutions underscore Oslo’s importance as a cultural destination and provide invaluable insights into the world of art.

Norway Travel FAQs

Norway is in Northern Europe. Bordering Finland, Sweden, and Russia, and the North and Arctic seas.

Norway is known for Viking History, outstanding natural beauty, extreme contrasts (Midnight Sun & Northern Lights), and its wealth.

Norwegian is the official language of Norway, and English is spoken fluently by much of the population.

The Krone is the official currency of Norway.

Norway is considered a very safe place to travel.

We recommend spending 10 days in Sweden.

The best way to get around Norway is by rail or car rental.

Decide the time of year you wish to visit and plan around that. We recommend using a travel expert!

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