With holidays to Norway now officially open to British travellers, you can escape to the heart of nature in this beautiful country with specialist tour operator Best Served Scandinavia. Be inspired by Autumn colour, framed by a backdrop of spectacular fjords and steep mountains, enjoy a remote secluded fjordside lodge before venturing out into the Arctic Wilderness or see the Northern Lights while staying in an iconic Ice Dome.
Explore the ‘Best of the West’ in Norway
Combine the Art-Nouveau architecture of harbourside Ålesund, with the spectacular scenery of Norway’s western fjords on this six-day self-drive holiday. After a few nights exploring the historic streets, open air museums and Atlantic Sea Park of Ålesund, which boasts Norway’s most famous fishing harbour, you then take to the road for the fjords. Travel via the hairpin bends of the famous Eagle Road to the beautiful shores of Geirangerfjord – described as the jewel in the crown of the Norwegian fjords. The mountains are at their most beautiful in autumn, with waterfalls, outstanding views and the rich seasonal colours reflected in the deep blue fjord. Enjoy three days of mountain hikes and fjord-side walks, perhaps forage for blueberries and cloudberries or take in Europe’s highest fjord view from the spectacular platform at Geiranger Skywalk, some 1500m above sea level.
Tromsø Ice Dome Break
The Arctic capital of Tromsø is a perennial favourite for aurora-seekers. Those in search of the Northern Lights can combine the fjord-side delights of Tromsø with a stay at an ice dome deep in the Arctic Wilderness, with range of activities and excursions beyond the city lights. The four-day Tromsø Ice Dome break combines a city stay with a night at the Tromsø Ice Domes – seven carved ice suites nestled in the Tamok Valley just 90 minutes away from Tromsø. Enjoy a night of adventure with snowshoe hiking and a wilderness dinner cooked on an open fire as well as a thrilling husky safari.
Winter Break at Malangen Resort
Tucked away on the shores of a beautiful fjord, Malangen Resort is the perfect spot to spend time under the clear blue Norwegian winter sky. Its secluded setting – far from any major settlements – makes it a great spot from which to see the Northern Lights, but it is also just a 90-minute transfer from Tromsø. Choose from hotel accommodation or traditional red Norwegian fisherman’s’ cabins complete with lounges and fjord-side balconies. The snow-dusted surrounds offer the chance to enjoy a full range of optional activities, from cross-country skiing to snowshoeing, bringing you right into Norway’s Arctic wilderness. A husky sledding trip is included, travelling in pairs and swapping drivers at the halfway point before returning to hot drinks and a light snack, served by the campfire.