Norway – the Scandinavian dreamland of amazing fjords, huge
glaciers, romantic islands and colorful homes. Sometimes covered in a thick
sheet of snow, sometimes drenched in the warmth of the sun and sometimes
glowing under the spectacular Aurora Borealis, Norway is a land of
From cruising along the Norwegian coast to taking a romantic
tour along the fjords, there are plenty of things to do in Norway on your
Best Time of Year for A Honeymoon
Each season is special in its own way, but I strongly
recommend going either in the summer and enjoy the midnight sun or in winter.
Not many people consider winter for their honeymoon, but if the destination is
Norway you might want to think twice.
Winter in Norway offers the best chances to see the amazing
Northern Lights and witness the surreal frozen landscapes the North of Norway
has to offer.
Where to go on your honeymoon in Norway
In 2015, Bergen was voted by a panel of over 10.000
travelers as one of the most romantic destinations in Europe. Surrounded by one
of the most popular attractions in the world, the Norwegian fjords, Bergen is
also a great starting point for many organized fjord tours.
Some of the most popular attractions in Bergen are Bryggen,
Fløibanen Funicular, Bergen Aquarium or the famous Fish Market.
While you’re there, don’t forget to try one of Norway’s best
seafood restaurant situated right by the sea on a small island, Cornelius
Seafood Restaurant. The island can be reached by boat and the trip takes about
20 minutes from the city center.
Best places to stay in Bergen during your honeymoon: Villa Charlotte, Opus XVI, The Hanseatic Hotel, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.
With its colorful little houses, waterways and wooded hills,
Trondheim is Norway’s third-largest city and is, without doubt one of the most
photogenic also. Considered the country’s historic capital, Trondheim is a
pleasure to explore by foot and one of the things that makes it a great
honeymoon destination is that it’s usually not over crowded by tourists.
We recommend booking a romantic kayak trip that will end
with a romantic three course dinner at the local restaurant. After that, you
can catch a serene sunset over the Old Town Bridge (Gamle Byrbro) to understand
why locals have nicknamed this landmark the “Gateway to Happiness.”
Best places to stay in Trondheim during your honeymoon:Thon Hotel Nidaros, Radisson Blu, Clarion Collection Grand Olav.
Geirangerfjord – Romantic Fjord Cruise
Norway is home to some of the most fascinating fjords in the
world and cruising amidst these imposing boulders in the company of your loved
one could be the best thing to do on your honeymoon.
Norway In a Nutshell offers customizable fjord tours that
can be taken as a round trip with return to your starting destination, or as a
one-way trip. You can start your tour in Oslo, Bergen, Flåm or Voss.
On the tour you will travel through some of Norway’s most
beautiful fjord scenery. For an amazing honeymoon experience, we recommend
taking your time and adding overnight stays and extra activities along the
route. If you feel adventurous, put on your hiking gear and a hiking
backpack and enjoy some of the amazing hiking trails in the area.
The hotels you can find along the route are incredibly and
considered an experience in itself. Some of the most romantic hotels we
recommend that are placed by the fjords are Kviknes hotel, Hotel Ullensvang,
Bergstadens Hotel and Vertshuset Hotel.
Lofoten Islands – Chasing the Northern Lights
Norway is one of the best places in the world to catch the
stunning view of the remarkable aurora borealis and sharing this experience
with your loved one will make for an incredibly romantic and unforgettable
Imagine spending a few days with your loved one in a cozy
cabin retreat in Northern Norway with your very own front row view of the
phenomenal Northern Lights.
Best time to see the Northern Lights is in winter, and while
you’ll be without sun from November until mid-January, what you lack in light
you’ll gain in incredible views of the Moon, stars and aurora borealis.
There are plenty of beautiful islands in Northern Norway
destined for catching the magic lights, like Bodø, Lofoten Islands,
Lyngenfjord, Narvik, North Cape and Tromso.
Best places to stay in Northern Norway for your honeymoon: The Arctic Hideaway, Scandic Arctic Hotel, Lauklines Kystferie, Scandic Bodø, Scandic Bryggen Hotel
Juvet Landscape – The World’s Most Unusual
Featured in the popular movie Ex-Machina, the Juvet
Landscape Hotel is considered one of the most beautiful, unusual and romantic
hotels in the world. The hotel is located in a forested watery scene in the
small rural hamlet of Alstad, part of the Valldal Valley. This is on the
northwest coast of Norway, approximately 90 minutes driving from Ålesund.
Each room is a detached small independent house and features
one or two floor-to-ceiling glass walls that frame the surrounding nature and
are positioned in such a way that no room looks onto another.
Although not considered by many a traditional honeymoon destination, Norway offers its own unique experiences and stunning landscapes that will make your honeymoon an unforgettable experience and I highly recommend it.
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