Though we really enjoyed our time in the larger Norwegian cities, like these 5 days in Oslo with kids and doing all the best things to do with kids in Bergen, it was time for us to take to the road and experience some of the more out of the way attractions.
Surrounded by seven mountains and overlooking the sea, Bergen has some of the most impressive scenery in Norway. Whether you plan to use it as a gateway to Norway’s spectacular fjords or to take in the history and culture, you will not be disappointed. It’s the perfect spot to get your fill of both the natural beauty and old world charm this city has to offer.
We were initially hesitant to visit the town of Geiranger after reading some accounts of how touristy it was and that it was not worth it to visit the town. Thankfully, we like to make our own decisions about a place and after looking at some pictures of the world-famous Geirangerfjord, we could see it looked like a place we didn’t want to pass up.
Alesund was the inspiration for our trip to Norway. We had just returned from a month in Italy and were catching up on some TV shows we had missed while we were away. Still fans of the Amazing Race, we were blown away by the images they showed of Alesund. We started looking into a trip to Norway with kids and it wasn’t long before we were hoping on a plane to visit Alesund (with a toddler and preschooler) just a couple of months later.
As you would imagine, the mountain and coastal scenery around Norway is spectacular and I couldn’t imagine a better way to get around Norway with kids than by train. The more we researched getting from Oslo to Bergen, the more we knew the 7 hour journey by train was the best option for us. Seven hours may seem like a long time on a train with two small kids, but the Norwegians do it right.
If you love outdoor activities and beautiful scenery, you simply must visit Norway. With it’s lush mountains and stunning fjords, Norway is one of the most naturally beautiful places we’ve ever seen.
We get pretty excited when we find a city that has plenty of attractions AND has easy access to nature. Not knowing too much about Oslo before planning our trip to Norway, we were pleasantly surprised to find that it was exactly the type of city we love.
Norway is one of the world’s most beautiful countries, but it’s also one of the most expensive to visit. Thankfully there are ways to minimize the costs for your family, while actually improving your experience.
Norway is one of the world’s most beautiful destinations, but it is a tough place to pack for. Even in the peak summer tourist season, Norway will throw the entire range of weather possibilities at you; from sunny & hot to rainy & cold and everywhere in-between. This wide range of possibilities makes it very hard to know what to pack for Norway. Throw a few kids into the mix and the packing gets even more complicated!