Norway Budget Travel Guide Updated 2023 To Oslo and Tromso
Norway Budget Travel Guide Updated 2023 To Oslo and Tromso: Norway, a Scandinavian country, is one of the most gorgeous countries in the world and is on the bucket list of every travel enthusiast. From the nation’s awe-inspiring landscapes to natural wonders like the polar sun and northern lights, Norway is an incredible and worthy place to visit. Here is a travel guide to two of the most scenic places in Norway: Oslo and Tromso, from where you can enjoy the spectacular beauty of the northern lights.
All Indian passport holders need a visitor’s visa to visit Norway, which can be applied for online. If you are planning to visit several Schengen countries at a time, you can apply for a Schengen visa. The visa application link will be provided below.
Flights to the Norwegian capital, Oslo, can be obtained from New Delhi, which generally include 1 to 2 stops in between.
Travel Guide for Norway
We suggest starting your tour from Oslo, one of the largest and most beautiful capitals in the world. Despite being renowned as a foreign skiing destination and home to tons of great museums, the vast land of the city is still filled with parks, protected forests, hills, and hundreds of lakes, making exploring Oslo’s tourist places exciting.
On the second day, go for a city sightseeing tour using the Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Tour. This tour will cover almost all the major tourist attractions of the city. The first place to visit is the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the most popular tourist attraction in Oslo. This unique sculpture park contains the life’s work of Gustav Vigeland. There are 650 of his dynamic sculptures in bronze, granite, and wrought iron here. You can also find the Oslo City Museum and the Vigeland Museum just outside the park.
The next important place you must visit is the Norsk Folkemuseum, an open-air museum that houses permanent exhibits of Norwegian folk culture from the past 500 years. The buildings of the museum are divided into different areas that highlight various time periods and settings.
After that, visit the Ski Museum, one of the oldest ski museums in the world. If you are a ski enthusiast, then you will find exhibits that tell you the story of nearly 4,000 years of ski history.
Your Oslo tour will be incomplete if you don’t take a boat ride on the Oslofjord. The fjord connects Oslo city to the North Sea, and there are several boat tour options available with full amenities.
Rising from the Oslofjord is the majestic Akershus Fortress, and you can easily spend some time in the museum of this fortress on your day tour.
On the third day, take a flight from Oslo to Tromso, the largest city in Northern Norway located on a small island between Narvik and Hammerfest. Established in the 13th century, it is a major fishing port of the country and is renowned for its awe-inspiring views of the northern lights and the midnight sun.
Witnessing the northern lights is a must-do activity in Tromso and Storsteinen is a great place to view this natural wonder. You can take a ride on the Fjellheisen Cable Car to reach there in the enclosed gondola and watch the lights and the town below from the viewing platform. The best time to witness the northern lights is from late September to early March.
The fourth day in Tromso can be spent exploring some of its great attractions. The Arctic-Alpine Botanic Garden, the world’s northernmost botanic garden, is divided into 25 collections area showcasing different cold-weather species or regions like the plants of the Himalayas, the Arctic, plants from other extreme weathers, and traditional Norwegian plants.
A cruise tour to explore the fjords near the coast of the Norwegian Sea is a must-do activity while you are in Tromso. Lyngenfjord, an 82-kilometer-long passage by the Lyngen Alps, is one of the best fjords near Tromsø and a popular place for witnessing northern lights. Dogsledding, synonymous with the arctic life now, is another exciting activity that you can enjoy here.
On the fifth day of your trip, make your way back to the airport for departure. Norway offers a range of accommodation and dining options to suit different budgets, from hostels and budget hotels to luxury accommodations. In Oslo, consider taking a city hop-on-hop-off tour to visit all the major tourist attractions.
To save on admission fees and transportation costs, consider purchasing a Visit Oslo pass, which can be conveniently booked online. If you found this travel guide helpful, please like and share the article. We value your opinion, so please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Thank you for reading!
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