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Things to do in Norway

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Norway. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Norway attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Norway to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Norway.

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  • Birkebeineren Ski Stadium

    Olympic Pedigree: Italian Manuela Di Centa earned medals in all five cross-country events at Birkebeineren, site of the 1994 Winter Games’ cross-co... More
  • Blå

    The jazz club is part of a trendy arts district of graffiti-covered warehouses on the banks of the Akerselva River. More
  • Carol Arklind

    Special Booking: For several Texan clients, Arklind orchestrated a classic Scandinavian Christmas holiday, with an airport transfer by dogsled and ... More
  • Karin Hansen

    Years as agent: 35. Specialties: Scandinavia, Southeast Asia, China, Thailand. Consulting fee: From $200. More
  • Leonardo's Bridge

    Where: This pedestrian and bike arch bridge is in Akershus, Norway, but da Vinci had planned for the bridge (to be named the Golden Horn Bridge) to... More
  • Munch Museum

  • National Opera House

    With its sloping white-marble roof and delicate glass façade, Oslo’s National Opera House is a grand architectural statement—planting a flag for hi... More
  • National Venue of Theater

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  • Norwegian Cruise Line

    Offering a “Freestyle Cruising” experience, Norwegian Cruise Line has an extensive offering of journeys that vary in destination and length of trip... More
  • Norwegian Epic

    Activities: This is no ordinary water park—think inner-tubing, two pools, three waterslides, five hot tubs, and more. Nearby, you’ll find the talle... More
  • Shoe Lounge

    The designer shoe mecca is a must-see. More
  • Tor Jensen

    Special Booking: Jensen creates itineraries such as tours of Greenland’s northernmost reaches above the Arctic Circle by private helicopter and dog... More
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