Norway Family Holidays

Think of Norway and images of dramatic fjords, remote fishing villages and snow-capped peaks come to mind. This is indeed a land of truly spectacular beauty, a natural playground for outdoor-loving families. Perched on the edge of Europe, Norway’s crinkled coastline stretches an astonishing 100,000km due to the endless peninsulas, inlets and islands. It is from this coastline that Vikings set sail hundreds of years ago, setting out into the unknown west in search of bounty.

Inland the scenery is no less impressive, with an endless series of mountains rippling from north to south. Lofty snow-capped peaks soar above meandering rivers that cut through picturesque valleys. Waterfalls thunder down the mountainsides and icy-blue lakes reflect dramatic skies.

Kayaking on Norway family holidays

Kayak in Norway’s spectacular fjords or opt for the thrill of white-water rafting

As might be expected, Norway in the summer is entirely different to Norway in the winter. In the summer, the mountains are verdant and green and on a Norway family holiday you can enjoy a huge range of outdoor activities. During the winter months, much of the country is covered in snow and the northern lights shimmer across the dark skies of the north. This is a time for husky-sledding, snow-shoeing, skiing, warm fires in log cabins and Father Christmas.

Why take the kids?

Some of our favourite activities on Norway Family Holidays include:

  1. Following the Besseggen Ridge hike
  2. E-bike tour up the famous Troll Road
  3. Boat trip through Geirangerfjord
  4. Seeing the Northern lights from a remote log cabin
  5. Swimming in crystal clear (and icy cold!) lakes
  6. Sampling local delicacies in Oslo and Bergen
  7. Winter activities in the Arctic North

See the Auroa Borealis on Norway family holidays

Catch the Aurora Borealis on a winter family holiday to Norway, something the family will never forget

For adventure-loving kids, a Norway family holiday will be a sure-fire success. Long summer days can be spent white-water rafting down sparklingly clear rivers and taking a SUP or kayak out onto a lake to find that perfect picnic spot. Dramatic mountains can be enjoyed by e-bike, leaving the kids puff-free and able to relish the experience.

In winter, cosy log cabins provide a warm welcome at the end of a snow-filled day. The kids will love husky-sledding through pristine snow-fields and wrapping up warm at night to watch the Northern lights overhead. Colourful Christmas markets are a riot of activity, with merry go rounds, twinkling lights, and stalls selling gingerbread and steaming mugs of hot chocolate.

Swimming in crystal clear lakes on family holidays in Norway

In the summer months hardy kids will love swimming in the crystal clear lakes

As you might expect, everything ‘works’ here, meaning that Norway family holidays are very easy. There is a huge range of accommodation, from simple mountain lodges to glitzy city-centre hotels. Norway is not a cheap country (see our price guide for further details) so we will tailor our hotel suggestions to match your budget.

Example family itineraries

All of our itineraries are bespoke which means that they are tailor-made for your own specific family. We will take into account the ages of your children, your interests, your budget and so on. Our suggested itinerary for your Norway family holiday will depend on whether you are travelling in the summer (cue hiking, biking, kayaking and so on) or in winter (for husky sledding, snow-shoeing and the Northern Lights).

Have a look at our Norway in Summer itinerary or our Norway in Winter itinerary for inspiration but remember that we will tailor these to your family.

Norway itineraries - mother and children hiking in stunning Norwegian scenery

Hiking is one of the many outdoor pursuits active families will love in Norway


Call us and we will be happy to provide you with a free-of-charge no obligation itinerary and quotation designed for you.

01728 752751

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