Norway is a country in Scandinavia known for its peacefulness, progressiveness, and overwhelming beauty. These features –combined with the fresh air– make taking Norway Tours the best way to unplug from the world and reconnect with yourself.
Whether you’re addressing your physical, mental or spiritual health, this astounding country has something for everyone. Here are some of the best ways to get lost in Norway while finding yourself.
Take a Self-Drive Tour
Group and guided tours have their perks. You get to sit back and relax while someone else does the driving and the talking. On the other hand, you’re usually surrounded by strangers and roaming on someone else’s schedule. Taking a self-drive tour will ensure that you get to see some of the most incredible views Norway has to offer, without the constant chatter of fellow travelers. You will have the opportunity to view the Fjords, walk through Oslo, hike through the woods and stop by the gorgeous waterfalls.
Book a Yoga Retreat
Yoga has long been a favored combination of spiritual and physical exercise. Now, imagine taking your practice to the mountains of Norway. Depending on which retreat you book, you can incorporate various activities in addition to yoga, such as hiking and meditation. You can also book a yoga teacher training course to be able to bring your skills home with you and share them with your peers. Remember to pack according to your destination, as the mountains can be quite chilly even in the summer months.
View the Northern Lights
If you aren’t from a northern country that gets to view the Aurora Borealis on a regular basis, put this experience at the top of your list when traveling to Norway. While the lights dance year-round, October through March is typically when they are most visible.
You may not be able to see the lights during the summer, as the sun rises before 4 am and sets at almost 11 pm in Oslo due to the country’s proximity to the North Pole. The further north you travel, the less nighttime hours there will be. Be sure to book a couple of evenings away from the city or schedule a northern lights tour. The further north you venture, the more visible they will be.
Go Kayaking in Oslo
The combination of physical exercise and proximity to the natural beauty of the water is a perfect fuel for both your body and mind. Oslo is a popular location that you won’t want to miss, while traveling by water will give you a break from the populated area and a cultural experience. Tours and rentals are available only in the summer months and can be paired with cooking on the beach or stopping by local attractions along the shore.
Kayaking presents the perfect passage to some of the local islands, where you can explore, lounge by the water, and sunbathe in the northern sun. The Oslo Fjord is sheltered and usually calm, so don’t worry about hitting the open seas.
Journey into the Ice Caves
During the winter, the Norwegian glaciers become a trove of hidden treasures. One of these treasures is the awe-inspiring ice caverns of the Nigardsbreen glacier. The thick walls and ceilings of ice take on an ethereal blue hue that will make you feel like you’ve walked out of your real life and into a magical dreamland. The experience is unforgettable and aptly captures the overpowering beauty of the natural world.
For this particular experience, you will need a tour guide. The glaciers can be dangerous for those who are unfamiliar or inexperienced in hiking.
Set your phone on airplane mode and enjoy the peacefulness Norway has to offer. Remember to focus more on the experience itself than taking photos.