Norway's landscape is dramatic. The snow-capped mountains outside Tromsø are perfect for skiing and snowmobiling all year round, and they give you the opportunity to take advantage of other sports you've probably never done before like dog sledding and reindeer sledding. In the winter months, Tromsø is a great place to view the spectacular Aurora Borealis.
Thanks to the Gulf Stream, temperatures in the remote and beautiful Lofoten archipelago, which lies north of the Arctic Circle, are above freezing most of the year. Enjoying the wild beaches, countryside, and forests here during the midnight sun months when daylight never fades will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most people.
The Jostedalsbreen glacier inches imperceptibly down from the mountain passes of Sogn og Fjordane towards the Nærøyfjord, a fjord so beautiful that National Geographic Magazine has dubbed it the world's number one natural heritage site and UNESCO has chosen it as a World Heritage Site. The Nærøyfjord is a branch of the 127-mile Sognefjord fjord that bisects Norway neatly into southern and northern halves. The Sognefjord fjord is surrounded throughout its length by dramatic cliffs 3,000-feet high and is scattered with cascading waterfalls.
Oslo has been Norway's capital since the 14th century, 200 years after it was first founded by pillaging Vikings. Oslo has a number of interesting museums including its National Gallery where Edvard Munch's famous painting "The Scream" resides, a museum dedicated to the life of Norway's famous playwright Henrik Ibsen, a skiing museum, and an ice-skating museum. Admission to these attractions is free. The city also boasts a fine lineup of restaurants that specialize in fresh seafood. There are many affordable Norway hotel deals.
Visiting Norway's rugged countryside takes planning and foresight. Hotels in Norway range from sparse, but comfortable guest lodges to extravagant four-star accommodations. To take advantage of Norway hotel packages and other cheap hotel deals in Norway, you'll want to book your reservations early so you can benefit from top discount rates and other special prices. Whether you're visiting a Norwegian city or the Norwegian countryside, Expedia can help you find a cheap Norway hotel deal that doesn't compromise comfort.