Norway Travel Guide

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Introducing Norway

The essence of Norway is simple yet remarkable as it is one of the most beautiful countries in on earth. Enjoying nature in Norway is very much active chase, and this is one of Europe’s most exciting and varied adventure tourism destinations. The landscape of Norway serves as a backdrop for some Europe’s prettiest villages. Here you will find yourself in this most extraordinary country and it acts as a means of getting close to nature. When it comes to wildlife Norway has few peers in Europe and at the same time they have a busy calendar of festivals and are worth planning your trip around. Visit this alluring destination with our Norway holiday packages. 


Must Know Facts

Best Time to Visit

It goes without saying that Norway is gorgeous all year long. If you visit this soulful destination in January you will be greeted with famous blue light of the polar nights, where the sun almost doesn’t rise at all during the day. February is the ski month in Norway as the snow is thick and you will have extra day light hours. During this period there are some unique cultural events taking place around the country from Ice Music festival to polar jazz festival. And it is also a great month for Northern Lights sightings. 

June is a joyful month, from late June to early August the weather is at its warmest and it never really seems to get dark something that Norwegians celebrate with bonfires by the sea. Prepare yourself for medieval music, theater performances and a lot of dancing with our International tour packages. Interestingly, everything looks festive in Norway during the month of December as it is merged with Christian traditions which give merry spirit to whole month. So, just join the high-spirits in Santa- Claus real village and explore this dream destination.  


History & Culture

Let’s move on to the whistle stop tour Norwegian history from pre- historic times to the oil era, via the kings. Although, modern Norway has only existed for 200 years the story of Nordic Islands is a long one. From the main pioneers of this previous land to the advanced time of building and innovation, there's such a long way to go.

The Iron Age prompted for less demanding development. New regions were cleared as the populace developed with the increased harvests. An altogether new social structure evolved. On the off chance that and when clashes emerged, the issues would be settled at a thing, a sacred place where all freemen from the surrounding areas would collect and could decide disciplines for violations. Basic disciplines for more minor offenses included fines, payable in food.

From the first century AD, the extending Roman Empire started to apply noteworthy social impact. Norwegians made a runic alphabet in order and started exchanging hides and skins for luxury things from other lands. Maybe the most well known period in Norwegian history, the Viking Age was a time of development for Norway as well as the entire Nordic district. Vikings were all around prepared with great weapons and they believed that being killed in fight brought about them going to Valhalla gave them a psychological preferred standpoint fighting for a long time.

Over 99% of the 4.3m populace of Norway talks the official dialect, Norwegian. Norwegian has 2 composed structures, "Bokmal" (Book Norwegian) and "Nynorsk" (New Norwegian) and they appreciate the equivalent lawful acknowledgment, despite the fact that "Bokmal" is progressively increasingly normal. Minority dialects incorporate Finnish, talked by 0.2% of the populace, basically in the northern district of Finn mark, and also "Sami", a dialect firmly identified with Finnish, talked by 0.9% of the Norwegian populace. Experience the culture and history of Norway with our Norway holiday packages from Mumbai. 



Norway is arranged in the western piece of the Scandinavian landmass. It stretches out around 1,100 mi (1,770 km) from the North Sea along the Norwegian Sea to in excess of 300 mi (483 km) over the Arctic Circle, the most remote north of any European nation. It is marginally bigger than New Mexico. About 70% of Norway is appalling and secured by mountains, ice sheets, fields, and streams. 

The many profound fjords that cut into the coastline give Norway a general oceanfront of in excess of 12,000 mi (19,312 km). Galdhø Peak, at 8,100 ft (2,469 m), is Norway's most noteworthy point and the Glåma (Glomma) is the chief waterway, at 372 mi (598 km) long.




Things to Do in Norway

On your Norway Tour, make sure you go on a ferry ride if you wish to see the most remote parts of the country which are beautiful enough to enchant you. An excellent system of passenger and car ferries makes this journey easy as well as pleasant. Many towns and cities have small passenger ferries which are a delight to hop on.
The Lygen Alps is the perfect destination for skiing and that is the reason why tourists visit during March to June which is a peak season for ski touring. In March and April due to abundance of snow and daylight, it is regarded as the best time for ski-touring whereas if you wish to ski in the middle of the night and enjoy spectacular views, head down during May and June.
Viking Ship Museum is located in Oslo and is a part of the Museum of Cultural History. You can see the world’s best preserved Viking ships up close. In the burial mounds, archaeologists’ unearthed skeletons, beautiful wood carvings and a diverse range of artefacts from the fascinating world of the Vikings. 
Midnight sun safari in the Lofoten Archipelago is a dream come true for many. The Lofoten Archipelago is widely famous for its dramatic mountains and peaks, beaches, untouched lands, open sea etc. and going on a midnight sun safari to experience these natural vistas is a different feeling altogether.
Experience the best of reindeer sledding which is a cultural adventure and tells a lot about the Sami culture and history. People across all ages can participate in this adventure with their families. After the sledding, you will head back to the Sami tent where a bonfire would keep you warm. This would indeed be a perfect setting to learn about the Sami people and their culture.
Atlantic Ocean Road or the Atlantic Road is said to be a long section of the country road that takes you through an archipelago inEide and Averoy in Norway. This road also runs in between the villages of Karvag and Vevang in Eida. Driving on this road is a special affair because it is built on several small islands and skerries.
Flam Railway is a one of its kind train journey wherein this marvel of engineering would take you from the highest mountain station of Myrdal to innermost in the Aurlandsfjord. You also have the option of combining the Flam Railway with an idyllic walk through the beautiful Flam Valley.
This fairytale by the fjord is a deep blue UNESCO protected Geirangerfjord which is surrounded by the majestic snow covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush with green vegetation. Kayaking around this Geirangerfjord is an experience which would be etched in your heart.


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The Only Trouble Is "I Want To Go Back For More"!
The Only Trouble Is "I Want To Go Back For More"!

The Only Trouble Is "I Want To Go Back For More"!

It wasn’t meant to be but it turned out to be a solo trip to Norway, Paris and Bruges…and what a trip it was…Excellent. Flamingo Travels is so far my best tour operator yet.The itinerary was carefully thought through and well balanced. The trip represented great travel for the cost. My booking was easy, the pre-information packet was timely and thorough. Interim questions were handled promptly and thoroughly, including going out of their way to help me with some hard to get reservations. The organization of the tour and the accommodations were excellent. The transfers were perfect and done with a high class Mercedes vehicle. Everything worked like clockwork. However, it was the genius of the itinerary, coupled with  two professionals, Nirali and Hiren, that put this trip into the A plus category.

I would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting a fun, relaxed, enjoyable holiday with fine cultural food - they will deliver!

The only trouble is "I want to go back for more"! A wonderful trip.

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Ahmedabad   Travelled in   July
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Flamingo Managed To Coordinate Every Aspect!
Flamingo Managed To Coordinate Every Aspect!

Flamingo Managed To Coordinate Every Aspect!

Few things command more respect than hard work, integrity, dedication and the ability to follow through. These are among the many attributes we experienced from start to finish when organizing our trip to Scandinavian countries with Flamingo. 
Although our itinerary took us to more than 10 cities and one off the beaten path village of locals,especially when you're not with a group Flamingo managed to coordinate every aspect of our transport, taxis, tours, Ferries planes (also including the flights to/from home in India), boats & trains that are necessary to experience the highlights of Norway, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark & Finland in a short amount of time.They customized the tour to our preferences and all arrangements made were correct and well-effective.  Safety was never a concern.
Recommendations for hotels and accommodations were extraordinary. I am a big believer in managing expectations and I must say that thanks to this flamingo, their years of experience was well crafted in our three-week journey through all five countries significantly exceeded all of our expectations, even the weather cooperated.
While I suppose most people are interested in the large cities, we generally prefer smaller towns like FLAM & BALESTRAND. I am not sure you could fashion a "small town," or "country" tour, but after Stockholm we much preferred the smaller towns. This was our first trip with Flamingo. 
Breakfast was included every day. Our only other expenses were for lunch & dinner, so we had a good handle upfront on what the total cost of our trip would be.
Thank you very much for all that you did to make this part of our holiday so enjoyable - Highly recommend this way to tour Scandinavia, and especially with Flamingo.
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