Norway’s capital city, Oslo, offers everything from historic treasures such as the 13th century Akershus Fortress, the Viking Ship Museum and Oslo City Museum, to the ultimate in cutting edge culture including the striking Vigelandsparken sculpture park and the ultra-modern Norwegian Opera and Ballet House. Beyond Oslo, make time to explore ancient Lillehammer and Hamar, which offer plenty of cathedral ruins, museums and Winter Olympics remnants. For a real taste of Norway, don’t miss the brightly painted timber-clad buildings of Bergen (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the breath-taking scenery of the Sognefjord which features the second longest fjord in the world, or the incredible waterfalls of the Geirangerfjord either. They’re all testament to the constant beauty of the awe-inspiring nation of Norway and are best enjoyed from up above on the cloud skimming Flam railway, which sits at over 3,000 feet above sea level!
Norway has a rich culture, which is often celebrated in traditional song and costume-wearing, especially on the biggest public holiday, Constitution Day, on 17th May. On Midsummer's Eve, usually on 23rd June, celebrations are held on the beaches. The main Sami celebrations are at Easter, and include reindeer racing, and traditional concerts.