From fun-filled ski resorts to city breaks in the snow, Norway is a holiday destination built for families and there is a range of kid-friendly destinations across the country to choose from.
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The Best Family-Friendly Destinations to Visit in Norway
To make holiday-planning easier, we've narrowed down our top picks for fantastic family holidays in Norway.
Tromsø is the northernmost city in Norway and is famous for being one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights during the winter months. Book an arctic adventure excursion and spend a day in the snow dog-sledding with packs of Norwegian huskies. If it's too cold outside, make a visit to the Polar Museum, home to exciting exhibitions showcasing the history of arctic exhibitions from Tromsø, also known as the 'Gateway to the Arctic'.
Geilo is a charming ski resort town in southern Norway, which offers national parks, mountain trails, and of course fantastic opportunities for winter sports. It's the perfect place to introduce kids to skiing, with nursery slopes and easy ski runs. Parents can drop off the kids at excellent ski schools with English-speaking instructors, so they can hit the slopes safe in the knowledge that the little ones are having fun. Geilo also has a range of off-slope activities on offer, including horse riding, spa areas and ice fishing, so the kids will never get bored!
Norway's capital is a popular tourist destination and has a good mix of green spaces and fun attractions for families to enjoy. Take a day trip to Vigeland Sculpture Park in Frogner Park, which showcases more than 200 sculptures designed by artist Gustav Vigeland. Kids can run wild through the park while parents can hang back and appreciate the artworks. The park is also home to Norway's largest collection of roses, which is a perfect spot for a family photo. If the weather is nice, check out Nordmarka Forest just outside of the city centre. There is a range of hiking trails to choose from, which is a great way to tire the little ones out before bed.
Bergen is a stunning city on Norway's southwestern coast, surrounded by fjords and mountains. Take a day trip to Sognefjord, Norway's deepest and longest fjord, which runs for 200 km to the base of the Jotunheimen mountains. Don't skip Bergen city centre either, which has a range of family attractions including Bergen Aquarium and Bergen Science Centre VilVite, the perfect choice of a day out for curious kids. To experience the best panoramas Bergen has to offer, take a ride on Ulriken Cable Car to the highest of seven mountains in Bergen, which guarantees spectacular natural views like nothing you've seen before.