Norway Travel Guides for Backpackers

Active holidays in Røldal, Norway

Are you looking for a place to go skiing this winter? Somewhere you are guaranteed snow, even powder? Or are you more interested in hiking in the summer? Then, let me tell you about Røldal. Winter activities Skiing, kiting or just afterski? Røldal is a small town located in southern Norway. Not many have heard of it unless you are a skier or a snowboarder. Or maybe a big fan of old stave churches. To live in Røldal you have to love snow, and I guess the 400 people who live there do. Røldal is known for the huge amounts of snow that […]
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The Best Things To Do In Trysil During Summer

Trysil is a small town in Norway, but despite its small size it is incredibly well-known for its skiing slopes during the winter, but in the past few years the small town has been putting a lot of effort into making the small community into a well-known summer destination as well. As a local, I love my town regardless of the season, but I have to admit that summer is by far my favorite time of the year and that is why I have chosen to write an article about all the amazing, fun things you can do in my […]
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48 hours in Oslo, Norway

Having visited many countries and loving travel, reaching 30 countries with a short trip to Norway was exhilarating. 36 hours from landing in Oslo to taking off again, was just enough time to appreciate the Norwegian capital’s stunning sights. Here is a detailed plan of how to spend those 36 hours, which is useful for just about anyone, because it includes hitting the high points of the city without rushing around like crazy to see everything. Arrival in Norway Arrive at the airport and take the high-speed train to the city center, which is about 20 minutes away, or 40 […]
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Experience Norway’s capital Oslo by walking the riverside

Oslo is Norway’s capital and biggest city but in global context a really small city. Although Oslo isn’t the center of the world there is still a lot of things you can see and do while visiting. You can do the regular tourist attractions like seeing the Royal Palace, walk the roof of the Opera, take your picture outside of Stortinget or go to the museums at Bygdøy. But Oslo also has a lot more, cooler places, that you must see. May I suggest walking the riverside? Akerselva is an 8 km long river that runs through five of Oslo’s […]
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Travelling to Norway on a budget? Go to Trondheim.

Norway is famous for being an expensive country, but that should not stop you from visiting such a beautiful place. The capital Oslo attracts many tourists and has all the entertainment a big city has to offer. But if you rather go local on a trip to and have a budget to stay on, Trondheim might be a perfect choice. Make local friends Trondheim is known for gathering university students from all over Norway and the world. So it’s obviously crowded with young people that live in houses and apartments rented with other friends. Students usually rent a hybel, a […]
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Winter wonderland in Norway

A trip to northern norway Usually, around wintertime, I would stay home and go skiing in the mountains of Switzerland, enjoying the time off work with my family and friends. But it has always been a dream of mine to see the northern lights. So one winter, I caught a plane to Tromso, which is a town located in the northern part of Norway. The hotel I stayed in was newly built and situated right by the ocean. The room was tiny, but the bed was the most comfortable one I have ever slept in. But I know you aren’t […]
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A Trip to the Arctic Circle: the Lofoten archipelago

I am on a plane, high above a thick blanket of fluffy white cloud, the red tips of Norwegian’s wings contrasting the absolute blue of the sky. Somewhere to my left, we have just passed Amsterdam, and soon the winding path of the Thames, and the neat patchwork of fields of southern England will once again be visible. I am returning from a trip to Lofoten, an archipelago off the north west coast of Norway, just inside the arctic circle. It was not my first thought when pondering my next place to go, but with a friend currently living in […]
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Trondheim, Norway: Northern lights and dog-sledding

Expensive beer, extremely nice but introvert people, sometimes really cold weather despite the early-spring period, northern lights from the window, amazing landscape, colourful architecture that gives soul to the city and unique adventure of dog sledding…those are just some challenges and great things you'll rarely find in any other (European) country than  in Norway. Already heard about Trondheim? Although Trondheim is actually the third largest city in Norway known by its important role as a harbour and also an university city with a great part of student population, I admit I've never heard about it before I actually applied for my […]
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Norway – the magical Lofoten Islands

Norway – the magical Lofoten Islands A winter fairytale When Norway comes to your mind, you usually think about elk, fjords and amazing seafood. But what if I tell you there is so much more the Scandinavian country has to offer? What if there is a place where you can watch the northern lights dancing in the winter sky, go hiking in the middle of the night in summer, set up your tent anywhere you want to and feel as close to breathtaking nature as you never felt before? Let me introduce you to that place: the Lofoten Islands. In […]
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Norway: The Trolltunga Challenge

It was time for another challenge! My friend and I were looking for a spontaneous adventure that involved nature, so we booked a cheap flight to Norway and decided to take on the Trolltunga challenge. Trolltunga is a breathtaking cliff in Norway, situated 1100 meters above sea level. The hike will take about 10-12 hours depending on whether conditions. After intensive research, we decided to book with a company called “Trolltunga Active” to go on the big hike. We would have tried it on our own if we were travelling in a big group and in the summer; however, since […]
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Skutvik: port of Lofoten

Skutvik has a really special meaning for me, It´s not only the port of Lofoten, Norway and Scandinavia and probably the world´s most unique landscape but It´s also the birthplace of my grandmother and finally some seventeen years later I am back with my family to visit grandmother in her birthplace. Skutvik is quite a small place It has It´s fishery business and also hotell, supermarket and rental boat company. And of course It´s harbour with ferries departing several times a day to Svalvaer and Lofoten. Lodging is quite expensive in Norway in general but one way to cut the […]
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Lofoten, the untamed islands

A far away land of untamed beauty, the Lofoten islands rise on the western Norwegian coast, well above the Arctic Circle, offering a truly unforgettable experience to the nature loving traveler. From mountains to fjords and white sandy beaches, this archipelago has it all. There are a few ways to reach the islands, by plane, ferry or car, since they are connected to the mainland and to each other by bridges. To fully experience the islands I recommend flying to Harstad-Narvik from Oslo and then renting a car there. The roads are in good condition and driving by car takes […]
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Why you should go to Norway during the winter.

I am from Brazil, the land of sunshine, and whenever I am asked where I come from, people just assume I love going to the beaches, go sunbathing and wear tiny bikinis — that isn't true. Most of the times, in fact, I just wish I could move to a cold place — sure, hearing the ocean and looking at the blue sky almost everyday seems nice, but not when you are in the southern hemisphere. Brazil is one of the hottest countries and Rio, is one of the hottest cities. This year I decided that I would go on a winter adventure […]
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The Luckiest Moment of Our Trip in Tromso, Norway

When we (I and my friend) decided to see the northern lights, primarily, we wanted to visit Iceland. However, due to my financial difficulties, I discovered that you can also see them in Norway which is closer to where we lived (the Netherlands) at that moment. About Tromsø Tromso (Tromsø) is located in the north of Norway, we took a plane from Oslo to Tromsø, and a bus to get into town. We arrived on the 27 December and stayed until 29 December 2015. We booked a hostel through Booking.com and booked a tour with the hostel for the northern […]
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