Norway is a naturally beautiful country with plenty of history. Interestingly, along the coast it is generally warmer than people might expect.

1. The Skiing

Cross country and downhill skiing are both quite popular in Norway, and there are plenty of opportunities to indulge in this winter sport.  Trysil, Hafjell, or Hemsedal are the largest ski areas, though there is a large park close to the capital, Oslo, for cross-country skiing if you’re not planning on venturing too far out of the city.  In Stryn there are two alpine ski centers that are open in the summer only (May-September), offering visitors the opportunity to race down a snowy hill in their t-shirts and shorts.The Skiing

2. The Hiking

With plenty of wilderness, Norway has lots of potential for hiking – whether you’d like an easy walk in the woods, or a full-on alpine climb.  Galdhopiggen, the highest mountain in Norway, is a popular spot for hiking; however, there are various routes available.  Keep in mind that travellers enjoy a right to access in the country, meaning it’s possible to camp freely in most places for a day or two, provided you’re not on cultivated land, and keep your distance from houses and farm buildings.  Leave your site exactly how you left it.The Hiking