Outdoor Activities in Norway


Being the number one coffee drinking countries, Norwegians are certainly populated by people who like to be up and running during their day; even though there are extremely cold months there are wonderful outdoor activities to partake in during the cold season and of course summer.

skiing in norwaySkiing is an obvious one, and there are so many places to ski. Trysil, the largest ski resort in the country offers 39 lifts and 71 kilometers of runs. Or in the southern part of the country, Hovden is the second largest. Geilo is a great place for kite skiing. Or how about ski skating?

Boating, kayaking, and rafting are vigorous activity on the Sturgeon River. Walleye and Smallies are good catches for fishing here. Jet skiing, surf boarding, and wind surfing can be found at Lake Antoine County Park, Iron Mountain. For a four-hour rafting experience at Valldal Naturopplevingar, enjoy the rush of white-water excursion.

base jumping norwayFumee Natural Area is where hikers and mountain bikers enjoy the beautiful trails and vistas. BASE jumping in southwest Norway has become a popular sport at the
Kjerag boulder) for the extreme sports enthusiasts.

Golfing is very popular and there are a select few courses for eager and serious golfers.

Snow mobiling and ice fishing at Handbury Lake is a winter sport for the hearty. X C skiing, sledding (including dog sledding), snowboarding and snowshoeing are enjoyable in sub-zero seasons at Snowberry Lake and at Oak Crest Golf Course.

The Northern Lights are a gorgeous spectacle not to be missed. Try staying at a lodge near Tromso to watch them into the night.

Briksdalsbreen_glacier_740Glacier trekking on Europe’s largest glacier, Austfonna is a northern adventure for the very fittest.

Taking a train, tram, or cable car up many mountainsides is fun for the whole family with less exercise. The snowy mountain views are breathtaking, especially the Seven Mountains surrounding Bergens in the southwest.

Spa resorts are dotted over the country to entice weekend get-aways, there are also hotels that are historic and luxurious, with top-cabin restaurants serving up Norwegian fare: Rakfisk and Lutefisk are part of this country’s staple in eating; pork sausage is also very popular for dining during breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Norway is a mecca of outdoor activities, and not only Norwegians should be able to explore and enjoy what nature offers here.

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