Bergen, the southwestern city of Norway surrounded by mountains and fjords, is famous for its colourful wooden houses, outdoor activities and proximity to the beautiful Norwegian nature. I visited the city off-season to discover what to do in Bergen in winter when there are fewer tourists. In this guide, you will find how to experience winter in Bergen, what are the best things to do in Bergen in winter, and how to make the most of your stay even if the Bergen weather is not the best.
Did you know that you can hike on top of the most famous wall in Norway? The Trollveggen, Troll Wall, is the tallest vertical overhanging rock face in Europe. There are several hiking routes that lead to the edge of Troll Wall, such as Stabbeskaret. Have a look at how to hike there yourself!
Do you like mountain adventures, amazing views, and challenging yourself with something more than a mountain hike? Then, you should try Loen Via Ferrata – a prepared climbing path suitable for usually fit people, with the longest hanging Via Ferrata bridge in Europe. If the exposure doesn’t take your breath away, the views towards blue Nordfjord, turquoise lakes, and sparkling glaciers surrounding Loen surely will. Have a look at how to climb Loen Via Ferrata in Norway.
Galdhøpiggen, the highest mountain in Norway, Scandinavia, and Northern Europe is on many travelers’ bucket list. Finally, I managed to get there too! In this post, I share with you the details about the Galdhøpiggen hike, crossing the Galdhøpiggen glacier, and the best routes to get to Norway’s highest mountain.
Hundreds of puffins nesting on the rocks, golf balls that feed the fish, a unique hotel, great restaurant, hiking trails, Lundeura nature reserve, and the salmon industry. Welcome to Lovund, Norway, one of the most special islands in the country.
Spro cave or Spro mine (“Spro gruve” in Norwegian) is one of these places that you wouldn’t expect to find near Oslo. But here it is! The abandoned mine and a cave that shimmers in the sun, with a “diamond beach” and peaceful surroundings. All that makes Spro cave a great place to visit, a short way from Norway’s capital.
Being in the city doesn’t mean you can’t explore the outdoors and get closer to nature. There are a lot of possibilities for hiking in Oslo. Here, I share with you the best Oslo hiking trails with panoramic views, easy access and the landscape you wouldn’t expect to find in this part of Norway.
Fluffy snow, sparkling fairy lights, fire crackling in the wooden houses. The magic of silence, outdoor winter activities, Christmas markets, and comfort food. Oslo in winter is a magical city. Find out the best things to do in Oslo in winter. Continue reading “Fun & Unique Things to Do in Oslo in Winter (By a Local)”
Wintertime in Norway means frozen sea and lakes, which creates great opportunities for ice skating and walking. Especially in Norway’s capital, there are many lakes and fjords that offer that possibility, apart from man-made ice rinks. Check the details for ice skating in Oslo, and safe ice skating in Norway on frozen fjords and lakes.