Norway, officially titled ‘The Kingdom of Norway’ is a fantasy world befitting of a Rohl Dahl novel, who was of course a Norwegian legend himself.
The currency is the Krone which translates as Crown and was introduced in 1875. Norway is known to be one of the safest countries in the world and has some impressive cathedrals, spectacular waterfalls and cities that are steeped in History. The ski resorts are known for their long winter seasons and powdery snow. Norway has it all and should be a top choice for anyone who fancies doing something a little different and choosing such a stunningly picturesque country to do it in.
One of the most exciting, chilly weeks of your life begins and ends in Tromso. Embark on a local dofsledding adventure as you learn about Sami culture and make your way far from the city, to find icy pastures void of light pollution, the perfect conditions for seeing the Northern lights. This ensures there's ample opportunity to capture the aurora in it's peak turqoise & magenta bloom!
Summer has the best weather and the most sunlight hours but can be busy and a little higher priced as this is tourist season.
Winter is cold but if you like unspoilt views, snow and the chance to see the Northern lights then this is the time for you.
Norway has some of the best seafood in the world. cod, halibut, and salmon are staples. Norwegian restaurants provide meat and potato-based dishes, waffles and open sandwiches. In most large cities you will find any cuisine you crave.
"New Nordic" cuisine places emphasis on organic local dishes.
Norway is known to be one of the safest countries in the world. Crime rates are extremely low even in major cities such as Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, and Stavanger.
A hugely popular destination at the moment, Iceland has some of the most incredible views, waterfalls and natural scenery in the world.
New Zealand has thousands of miles of untouched natural scenery. With mountains, fjords, beaches and glaciers spread across 600 different islands, there’s enough to do in New Zealand to fuel a lifetime of travel.
The world's largest island is an icy wonderland and prime real estate for whale watching and a 2 month window when the sun never sets!