The meaning of the name “Norway” is quite literal: “the way north.” And that’s the way I suggest you proceed in order to enjoy the best experiences the nation has to offer. Start in the south, in the sleek capital of Oslo, and work your way north.
As I write this month on The Independent Traveler, along the way you’ll encounter notable art museums, some of the earth’s most scenic vistas, Viking gorge-fests and a few adventures that will get your heart racing. And there are amazing places to stay, including posh and cozy fisherman’s “shacks” that are anything but shabby.
Cover image: The Northern Lights as seen from Finnmark, Norway. (c) Innovation Norway