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Top 5 Things to do in Norway This Summer

Norvegija
Photo taken by Koliažas.  Norvegija

Norway is an exquisitely beautiful country where you can find all the space you need for the hike of your dreams. During summer, the country turns into a big playground for nature enthusiasts, and bright summer nights only serve to enhance this impression. Here’s some advice on what you should definitely try and see here.

1. Visit the Lofoten Islands

Scenic road bridges connecting islands on Lofoten
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Scenic road bridges connecting islands on Lofoten

Seen from a plane, the islands of the Lofoten Peninsula look like a bunch of pears held together by a piece of string. Even though the islands are grouped closely together, each island has its own unique climate, lifestyle and distribution of natural resources. Thanks to the warm Gulf Stream, the islands of Lofoten, located beyond the Arctic Circle, have a fairly nice climate, making this region one of the most unique not just in Europe, but also in the whole world. Codfish dishes, calm bays and a truly one-of-a-kind lifestyle – these islands have it all. It’s also one of the planet’s best fishing spots, and the islands of Lofoten host even international fishing championships. As for those who don’t care for fishing, they can always go canoeing, cycling and hiking.

2. Watch the Midnight Sun

The Famous North Cape
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  The Famous North Cape

Even though there are many different ways and opportunities to watch the sun at night in Norway, your best bet is probably the city of Tromsø. During summer, the country’s seventh-largest city, located beyond the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, becomes one of the brightest places on the planet, and what's more, reaching this remote corner of the world is an adventure in its own right. Once there, we recommend you take the lift to the Mount Storsteinen, situated near Tromsø – this way you’ll be able to see the full beauty of Norway, basking in midnight sunlight.

During summer, the city also hosts many different events and music shows, all set to take place at midnight.

3. Stand on the Troll Tongue

Trolltunga
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Trolltunga

The Trolltunga (or Troll Tongue in English) is a protruding cliff that not everyone dares climb. The cliff, located at an elevation of 700 metres in the fantastic mountains of Norway, resembles a stone tongue. Countless tourists take pictures of themselves atop this nature’s architectural wonder every year, though you’ll have to do quite a bit of mountain hiking to reach it. To ensure safety, it’s probably best to go during summer, mid-June to September. Don’t forget to bring appropriate shoes, clothing and hiking gear. The views from the top will be worth your every step.

As an alternative to this trip, we'd recommend the Jotunheimen National Park, the paths of which are considered to be the most beautiful in the world.

4. Get Acquainted with the Sami People and the Arctic Nature in Finnmark

Reindeer in the midsummer night at the North Cape Norway Northernmost point
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Reindeer in the midsummer night at the North Cape Norway Northernmost point

Finnmark, which borders Finland and Russia, is the country’s northernmost part where you will find a unique lifestyle, an even more unique nature and sunlight that shines here 24/7. Here you will find not only Europe’s northernmost towns, but also the Sami tribe, characterised by its northerly lifestyle and deer-raising traditions. The Arctic tundra, cliffs, lakes, forests and even glaciers are enough to surprise almost anyone.

5. Learn More about the Vikings

Famous Osebergskipet
Photo taken by 123rf.com.  Famous Osebergskipet

Norway’s capital city Oslo is one of the best places to get a better understanding of the culture and history of the ancient Scandinavian Vikings. The lifestyle they led during the 9-11th centuries is expertly depicted in the Oslo Museum, and the Museum of Cultural History displays ship-building tools, weapons and everyday utensils used by the warriors. The Viking Ship Museum is another spectacular museum, where you will find a number of authentic Viking vessels.

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