Norway holidays

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Rail route of the month: tracking St Olav from Sweden to Norway
Our slow travel expert train-hops coast to coast from Sundsvall to Trondheim, following a pilgrim trail based on the life of the 11th-century king

Nicky Gardner

03, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Arctic adventure: kayaking in Viking country
Paddling is the best way to enjoy the sawtooth peaks, white coral beaches, rosy red fishers’ cabins and extraordinary light in Norway’s Lofoten Islands

Richard Waters

17, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Rail route of the month: a midsummer odyssey across Norway’s Arctic Circle
Our slow travel expert savours the muted beauty of the solstice on the 10-hour overnight train from Trondheim to Bodø

Nicky Gardner

04, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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An archipelago pedal: e-bikes and islands in northern Norway
With its fast ferry network, quiet roads and jaw-dropping mountains, the Helgeland archipelago is the perfect place to try e-bike touring

Sam Haddad

03, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Finding a slow but steady rhythm: a self-guided skiing tour through Norway’s forests
Cross-country ski-touring needs navigation skills and stamina, but after exhilarating days on the snow, Norway’s network of winter huts offer cosy respite

Peter Beaumont

12, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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I busked to Norway’s midnight sun with a cello and a broken heart | Catrina Davies
Taking a trip in my old yellow van, I tapped into a superpower I didn’t know I had – and found a freedom I never knew existed

Catrina Davies

09, Jul, 2021 @9:30 AM

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What are those glowing orbs that dart across the sky the world over?
Are they bad omens? A freak of nature? Huge, ghostly clusters of light – spotted from Australia to South America – have baffled scientists for decades

David Bramwell

27, Jun, 2020 @10:00 AM

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See the light: why midsummer birding in Norway is life-affirming
Spring starts late in Arctic Norway, but when it comes there is one long blast of daylight so energising it draws birds all the way from Africa

Tim Dee

20, Jun, 2020 @6:00 AM

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‘Moderate becoming good’: my journey to every place in the shipping forecast
From Fair Isle to German Bight, Charlie Connelly has visited all 31 sea areas, but still finds the poetry of the daily radio odyssey mesmerising

Charlie Connelly

02, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Aurora adventure: Norway’s northern lights, on a budget
A cottage stay in a remote winter wonderland is an affordable way to see the northern lights – but will the aurora show its true colours?

Jane Dunford

26, Nov, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Nordic walking: a pilgrims’ route from Oslo to Trondheim
This medieval pilgrim trail has a much lower profile than the Camino. And that’s a good thing for those who like to enjoy Norway’s beauty in solitude

Phoebe Smith

23, Mar, 2019 @11:00 AM

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From summit to sea: a snowboarding adventure in the Arctic Circle
There are no lifts in Norway’s picturesque Lyngen Alps, so if you want to ride down a mountain to the shore you have to hike up it first

Sam Haddad

11, Jan, 2019 @6:30 AM

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