Tourism is seasonal in Norway, with more than half of total tourists visiting between the months of May and August. The country is also home to the natural phenomena of the Midnight sun (during summer), as well as the Aurora borealis known also as the Northern lights.
Most visited tourist attractions >> Fløibanen (Bergen, map) • Bryggen (map) • Flåm Line (long railway line between Myrdal and Flåm) • *Old Town of Fredrikstad (map) • Vøringfossen (Eidfjord, map) • Trollstigen (Åndalsnes, map) • Kjosfossen (Flåm) • Geirangerfjorden (map) • Låtefossen (map) • Steinsdalsfossen (map) • Nærøyfjorden (map) • Briksdalsbreen (map) • Sognefjellsvegen (map) • Atlantic Ocean Road (map)
Den Norske Turistforening (DNT) (The Norwegian Mountain Touring Association) operates many staffed and self-service mountain cabins, marks mountain routes, offers maps and route information, guided tours, and several other services for mountain hikers in Norway. (*Hiking destinations in Norway)
As one of the richest countries in the world and with a strong currency, most visitors should expect higher prices than at home. On the other hand, many attractions in Norway are free of charge, most notably the landscape and nature itself. Furthermore, you don’t have to spend much money on accommodation if you’re prepared to sleep in a tent or under the open sky.
According to the Norwegian right to access, you may stay for up to two nights in one spot in uncultivated land if you keep away from houses and other buildings and out of the way of other people, provided that you leave no trace. If you move far away from people, you can stay for as long as you want.
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The most unusual dangers to visitors are found in nature. Every year, quite a few tourists get hurt, even killed, in the mountains or on the seas, usually after given, unheeded warnings.
Norway’s long coastline has ample opportunity for fishing. Salt water fishing for own consumption is free for all. For pollock/saith and mackerell there is no minimum size. Cod must be at least 40 cm, while sea trout must be at least 30 cm. (info: fiskeridir.no)
Rivers are mostly private and permit for fresh water fishing (mostly salmong and trout) must be obtained from the owner. Permissions are often sold in the local tourist information. Some of the largest lakes have the specific rules similar to salt water fishing.