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Family vacation in Norway

The Kingdom of Norway is an absolute dream destination for nature lovers! Whether a relaxing holiday in a holiday home with trips to national parks, a trip by mail boat along the coast or a bus trip to the North Cape – families can go on a discovery tour here!

Fascination Norway – that country, bordering Finland, Sweden and Russia, has always thrilled tourists from all over the world. The North Cape, the Geirangerfjord, the Hurtigruten, the Arctic Circle or the Atlantic coast with all their fjords and bays as well as numerous other attractions and natural spectacles attract numerous families to the Kingdom of Norway every year.

If Norway is always associated with winter, cold and short days, it should be added that Norway is an interesting travel destination all year round. Depending on the season, whether spring, summer, autumn or winter, you just have to choose the right activities.

A holiday with the family in Norway is definitely a unique event – that much is certain. There is a myriad of activities and attractions to choose from for your family vacation. Of course, an environment that is tailored to the needs of families and in which children are welcome is of particular importance. No problem in Norway! In general, the Scandinavian countries are known to be child-friendly and so is Norway.

There are a number of hotels and guesthouses in the cities where you can go on family vacations. In the more sparsely populated regions, it is advisable to rent holiday homes or holiday apartments. With regard to the arrival, there is the possibility of traveling by car and ferry in addition to the flight.

A holiday in Norway stands for an unforgettable experience – the offspring will not be able to wait for the next holiday to go to the land of the moose!


Norway has more than 39 national parks with different flora and fauna. To explore them alone you would need far more than a vacation in the fascinating northern European country. Fjords, glaciers, tundra landscapes and dozens of small islands shape the landscape of Norway. Accordingly, it is a good idea to combine your activities on a family vacation with the overwhelming nature.
For example, there is the Hardangervidda National Park 200 kilometers west of the Norwegian capital Oslo, which invites you to go hiking, mountaineering, fishing and cycling. Or the Jotunheimen National Park, the height of which is largely above the tree line.

It is not only nature itself that has a unique fascination, but also its inhabitants. Who does not get goose bumps thinking about admiring a moose up close and especially in the wild? Make the children’s eyes shine and become an explorer yourself: an elk safari will delight the whole family! Experienced guides will guide you to the places where the moose can be found depending on the season.

Another highlight for the holidays in Norway is skiing. Among other things, the Hemsedal ski area is recommended. With 24 lifts and 48 runs, there is something for everyone here, and there is also the largest children’s area within Norway’s ski areas. A very special highlight for parents of all small is this "Foxnest": here children are looked after from six months!

Travel by ship is no less exciting. Whether a complete boat trip or just a day trip, all options are open to you here. A trip to the North Cape is particularly popular with young and old, the rugged rocks leave no one unaffected. And if you want to take a break from nature’s recreation, there is of course one in Norway too size Number of ways to have a great time with the whole family. One example is the Tusen Fryd amusement park, the largest amusement park in the country with countless attractions of all kinds for the whole family. A water park, carousels, roller coasters and much more have still impressed all visitors. The park is open from May to October each year, the water park is open in the summer months from June to August.

Last but not least, the beautiful capital Oslo should be mentioned, whose old town with the old fortress and its fjord location is definitely worth a visit.

The holiday destination Norway really leaves nothing to be desired!


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