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** NORWAY TOURS**

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    CarmenSanDriego
    15 Dec 2019
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    Norway is absolutely beautiful and picturesque! There are not that many things to do in the smaller city, however, for the traveler interested in going out for drinks, nightlife etc. I would recommend OSLO, NORWAY in a heartbeat! That’s where all the sauce is at! The Riverfront Bars are the best ones to go to for drinks, you can find these near where the cruise ships dock. ASK literally any taxi driver if your coming from the airport to take you to that district. They automatically know because the ships go there SO much! Also as dot the smaller towns of Norway, you can go on some really gorgeous bikes in places like Flam and especially Geiranger, if you’re into that!

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    Gorgo.Inanna
    23 Jul 2019
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    I gave some low ratings for affordability, nightlife and food but it’s not to discourage anyone from going there.

    This place is full of adventure and if you love nature it’s a MUST!

    Flying in, i thought I’d gone into a LOTR novel. Everything was so green and lush. My main focus was to hike a mountain. Took about 6 hrs total. Every step of the way was a challenge but prof that we can do anything. Basic hiking skills needed. This particular had a boulder stuck between two peaks called the Kjeragbolten. It’s a popular spot for one trippy insta pic! However the view from the top is worth is and is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

    We also went on a much shorter hike to see a waterfall. There’s no shortage of waterfalls in Norway, so this particular one was nothing super special. The hike took maybe an hour in total and required minimum skills.

    Other adventures in Norway: you can camp almost anywhere. If it’s public property it’s not off limits, campers can be spotted all over. There’s water skiing, paragliding, sailing, Norway offers pretty much any outdoor adventure you can dream of.
    Seriously go there, you won’t be disappointed.

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    Meontheglobe
    05 Feb 2019
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    Thanks to my work I got to know Norway, the incredible places, the mountains, the vegetation, the fresh air, an excellent place for relaxation, yes. If you do not know that Norway is an expensive country, NOK is the currency. I learned that Geiranger is a town in western Norway. In front of the Geiranger fjord, you can make the road or the waterfalls that I made. It was amazing to walk from the cruise port to the mountain, but the view was amazing and it’s free. Skjolden Skjolden is a village in the municipality of Luster, in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, and is surrounded by several of the main attractions. from Norway The Jotunheimen National Park is only a few minutes away by car and offers spectacular landscapes with high alpine mountain ranges, glaciers, lakes and waterfalls. Bergen is a city on the southwest coast of Norway. It is surrounded by mountains and fjords. Visit the outdoor fish market in the city center to experience the lively atmosphere and the colorful selection of sea treasures and taste the delicious fresh sea food, and walk to the Bryggen. , also known as Tyskebryggen, is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings and Ålesund is a port city on the west coast of Norway. The center of the city, has some museums, the Waldehuset was the only house in the eastern district that was not burned during the Great Fire of January 23, 1904, must go to know the history. I was surprised that doing some exercises down the stairs to the viewpoint of Fjellstua, Norway was beautiful.

  4. illustratedbysade
    30 Jan 2019
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    First of all, let me start this post by strongly stating that my flight roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale/Miami area to Oslo (direct) only cost me $320 USD. !!!! HUH? YES. Prior to traveling there, I knew very little about Norway, nor was it a country high on my list to visit. If I’m honest, it’s probably because I never believed I would actually get to go there. Norway just seemed like this mystical, far away land out of reach for my budget and reality. But while scanning for flights deals, like I normally do on the Kayak.com’s Explore feature, I saw this flight. 5 minutes later, I was booked. WHAAAA, I’m going to NORWAY!!! I was hella pumped to be going somewhere I never imagined I would visit in my life time – very humbling. I probably shed a tear, thanked God, and thanked Norwegian Airlines for providing transatlantic flights on the cheap for your girl. But continuing on, the flight was as cheap as it was gonna get (LOL). Norway is expensive. Let me repeat – NORWAY IS EXPENSIVE. BUT…but it can be done affordably. Hear me out. I spent 12 days there and I visited 4 cities all on a budget of $500 USD. That’s around $40/day. This was my spending money. This budget does not include hotel, regional transportation, or activities – non of that. The discipline is to have all of your major expenses paid for before you step on that plane. So be sure give yourself time to plan, pay big things off in advance and save. Depending on your level of activity and taste in luxury, budget accordingly. For me, I’m a budget traveler ALL-THE-WAY. Hostels and AirBnB’s are the way to go, if you’re on a budget. For those who are a bit skeptical about Hostels, why?? Hostels are the best! They’re cheap and you get to meet and make friends from all over the world. Hostels are more for the experience than for those seeking privacy and comfort. And anyway, most of the Norwegian hostels look like your living in an Ikea – clean and neat. I rented a bed for max $20 bucks per night – very doable. If you’re traveling with friends, you may be able to splurge a little on an AirBnb, splitting the costs. Regional flights and trains within the country are also really affordable. I flew from Oslo to Stavanger for $50 bucks – not too bad. The railroad is one of the finest in the world, in terms of scenic views, efficiency, comfort and affordability. So you shouldn’t have any problems finding places to sleep and getting around on the cheap. What will get you is the food. Eating out is expensive. Hit up that grocery store and plan out 2 meals you can make “at home” and save the rest of your budget for eating one meal out a day – dinner or for whatever else. Maybe buy some bagels or fruit for breakfast, some snacks and stuff to make sandwiches for lunch. I exchanged $500 USD, and only took with me exactly what I budgeted daily to keep on track. Turns out, $40 per day was more than plenty to get by. Overall, Norway is aesthetically beautiful; the fjords and mountains are breathtaking. Oslo is surprisingly diverse, so don’t fear any #travelingwhileblack incidents because Norwegians are kind, generous and open-minded people – at least that was my experience. Norway really is a magical place, full of adventure and will leave you mesmerized with Mother Nature’s beauty.

    Cities I recommend you visit: Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen and Flam (as a bonus). Oslo is the capital city and is very walkable. There’s an express train from the Airport right to the heart of the capital for around $14 USD, so there’s no need to cab or rent a car, unless that’s your preference. You don’t need a car because regional flights, trains, ferries, etc. are affordable – but it’s up to you.

    If you’re a thrill-seeker, while in Stavanger, I highly recommend the Kjerag Boulder hike. It’s a boulder that’s been wedged in between two cliffs since the Ice Age. Disclosure, this hike is extremely difficult (lol). And if you’re brave enough, there’s enough space for you to stand on top of the boulder with a 3,000 feet drop below you. It really pushed me outside of my limits, but I did it and it was one of the best experiences of my life – and probably one of my most viral instagram posts to date. If not, there are plenty of other more mellow hikes you can do. Norway is about adventure and there’s something for everyone.

    Bergen was formally the capital city of Norway. We took a ferry from Stavanger through the fjords to get there. It was a 5 hour trip for around $30 bucks, but really relaxing. Bergen is more urban, yet chill and so SO beautiful. There’s a funicular tram that takes you to the top of one of their mountains, where you’ll get an incredible view of the entire city. You can also take a local bus and visit the royal family’s summer palace, which is open to guests to roam the park grounds for FREE – so stunning.

    From Bergen, I hopped on a train to Flam, and very small, picturesque town that sits on a Fjord. I mean words cannot describe how incredibly beautiful this small port-town is – wow. Guess you’ll just have to go see it for yourself. =)

    Hope this helps, or at least motivates you to visit to Norway! I definitely can’t wait to return. Happy travels!

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    deonte_glass
    22 Dec 2018
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    Tromso Norway was one for the books! I completely enjoyed everything about Norway, I had a blast there. I got to really check off my bucket list, I got to dog sled there, I snowmobiled over a frozen lake and on the boarder of Norway and Sweden with Norway to my left and Sweden to my right. I got to see the Northern Lights which almost made me shed a tear, lol. The people was so nice there, I lost my luggage and the hotel personnel name Matt really spent a lot of hours working hard to locate my luggage. This trip was just all around dope for a winter trip!

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    jbgeorge
    25 Sep 2018
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    Norway is a MAJESTIC place ! Its called the land of 1000 waterfalls for a reason. Literally any direction you look in, theres a breathing backdrop/landscape. Theres also alot of activities if you’re the outdoors type. Me and girlfriend visited Norway this September which is right on the beginning of their fall/winter season. The weather wasnt too bad. Temp was in the 50s, low 60s (degrees). It did rain alot but we were told we just got a rainy week because weeks prior was nothing but sun. Their spring/summers can get up to 70s.

    We visited Norway to do some exploring (hiking and other excursions) and sightseeing. It was our first time there so I pretty much mapped out our trip prior. We were going to be on the move alot; we had activities planned in on North Western side, Mid West and Southern regions of Norway so we stayed in Airbnbs for a couple days at a time. Airbnbs were extremely cheap ($30/night max) and were very nice and comfortable. We also rented a car, which was extremely clutch for us getting around. Our activities were spread apart so we had to get a car. That also wasnt too expensive. Used a company called Kemwell which partners with Hertz and was able to get a car for 5 days for ($140). Another great deal ! There are local buses and shuttles in certain small towns but they dont take you that far. Theres huge waterways that separate certain parts of Norway so theres car ferries that you can take to get from one side to the other.

    The most important thing about Norway is preparing for the activities you intend to do prior to arriving. Purchasing things in Norway can definitely add up quickly.

    IMPORTANT THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
    1) If you intend on hiking, PROPER FOOTWEAR and OUTER GARMENTS is a MUST !! Can’t emphasize that enough. Most of the trails are through the mountains where the terrain cant be pretty steep and treacherous. The weather also changes quickly from rain, to sun, snow etc. Be prepared with lightweight (wind and water) jackets and pants. WOOL layers for underneath, cotton with soak up sweat and/or water and will not dry as fast as wool. Hiking boots/sneakers with good grip and tread. NOT regular sneakers. Bring water, gatordade, salted snacks, and protein. Lastly, an extra pair of clothes.
    2) Bring cash. Alot of places dont except American credit cards and those that do, charge high exchange rate fees.
    3) The local people were friendly and welcoming. We personally didnt experience an #travelingwhileblack issues.
    4) Renting a car is your best bet to getting around.
    5) Theres car ferries that take you across some of the waterways. Prices range from ($10 – $20) pp depending on the ports and distance. **Ferries dont run 24hrs so if you’re planning a trip keep ferry times in mind**
    6) Some of the hiking trails have cut off times. If you dont start by a certain, you cant hike. Mainly because the trails takes hours to complete and they dont want anyone hiking in the dark. So plan accordingly.

    All in all, Norway was a great trip. Its was one of the fews places i’ve been that I actually plan on going back and soon.

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