A honeymoon isn’t just a slow romantic outing anymore, where couples seek a cozy cottage, snuggly ambiance, and good attending hosts. Times are changing and so is the definition of a honeymoon! Now, adventure goals act as bond connecting romantic couples. It wouldn’t be wrong to affirm that common travel interest helps to find the right match for many. Really, millennial are doing it! And a Norway honeymoon is the aptest selection for every couple looking forward to a mesmerizing after-marriage escape!
How about a kiss under the Northern Lights, a stay in an igloo, a peaceful boat ride amidst the fjords, stay in a picturesque mountain village, or a romantic car ride in the snow-swept outdoors chasing the celestial bodies? Honeymoon in Norway is a quintessential fictitious vacay accounting for some of the most amazing days spent. No Norway honeymoon is complete without these exciting pursuits! My advice, experience them all and make sure that you endure the best of your Norwegian honeymoon.
Romantic things to do on a Norway honeymoon
1. Stay in one of the most scenic hotels ever
Norway presents some of the classiest stays ever. Surrounded by nature’s awesomeness, these stays would let you bask in nature’s serenity. Most of these romantic stays in Norway boast of wonderful architecture, sumptuous suites with mountains and lakes in the backdrop. A stay here would leave you mesmerized and account for a lot of wow moments!!
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2. Drive from Oslo to Lillehammer
A drive from Oslo – the capital city, to Lillehammer – once a host of Winter Olympics, is the perfect thing to do to kickstart a perfect honeymoon. The E6 route through Hamar with Mjosa Lake to the east makes for the most convenient way to reach the Olympic town. There are an Olympic Hall and a few scenic ruins Hedmarksmuseet & Domkirkeodden en route.
This route is decorated with breathtaking sceneries and runs along the lake along the west side. Go roadway, because nothing makes better memories than a road trip, the best you can do on a Norway honeymoon.
Distance traveled, and time taken: 184 km, 2 hours and 20 minutes
3. Cruise to Geirangerfjord – the most romantic fjord in the world
Norway is home to some of the fascinating fjords. And cruising amidst these imposing boulders in the company of your beloved could be the best thing to do on a honeymoon. Geirangerfjord is one such place located in the majestic nature of Norway. This place is all about huge mountains, calm waters, colorful flora, and crisp air carrying the beads of water from one of the many waterfalls cascading the mountains.
Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil belong to Geirangerfjord. On the other side lies the picturesque village of Hellesylt. Geiranger village is located towards the innermost part of the fjord. There is no other idyllic location as good as Geiranger. Promising views and numerous viewpoints are exactly what this place comprises of. Make it a point to take a cruise ride across this 15-km long fjord, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, since 2005.
Tour duration: 90 minutes or 60 minutes
Tariff: INR 2600 onwards
Find more info about the cruise here
4. Kiss under magical Northern Lights in Lofoten Island
For the holistic arctic experience, head to Norway. It is the best place in the world to catch the stunning view of the remarkable aurora borealis. Head to a polar park, go for a midnight expedition, take the 24-hour Aurora Expedition in the Beautiful Lyngen Alps, or explore the frozen world at Svalbard Ice Caves, Norway has got you covered.
Best time to see Northern Lights: October to March
Places to spot the Northern Lights at its best: Bodø, Lofoten Islands, Lyngenfjord, Narvik, North Cape, Senja, Svalbard, and Tromso
Most popular stays in Northern Norway: Scandic Alta, Scandic Hotel Vadsø, Scandic Arctic Hotel, Scandic Bodø, Scandic Bryggen Hotel, Scandic Grand Tromsø, Scandic Ishavshotel, Lauklines Kystferie, Svinøya Rorbuer, Green Gold Villa
5. Ride a husky sled in the mountains
Dog Sledding or husky ride is the prime attraction of a Norway Honeymoon. The fact that these tours are available in the snow-swept surroundings, making them even more drool-worthy. As romantic as it seems, these rides are equally adventurous for the honeymoon couples. These rides are available on half-day and full-day basis. Usually, there is around 4.30 hour of dog sledding activity. The tour organizers provide food and all the necessary equipment during the tour.
Find more details about the husky rides and snow tours here
Where to go for a husky ride: Lapland, Lyngsfjord, Tromso, Gelio, and Alta
Timings: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs and 1700 hrs to 2359 hrs
Tariff: INR 9800 onwards for dog sledding tours
Note: Snowmobile safaris are a few other activities for romantic couples to try.
6. Visit the Norwegian Museum
Norway’s culture and rich heritage can be experienced at Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. The museum features the world’s oldest Open-Air Museum and a 12th-century stave church. There are cultural tours and tour of the old town conducted with the church. Visit this place for a different cultural experience.
May 15 to September 14 – 10 am to 6 pm all days,
September 15 – May 14 – 11 am to 3 pm on weekdays & 11 am to 4 pm on weekends
Tariff: Adults – INR 1075, Children – INR 330, free for kids under 6 years
Family – INR 2150 (Parents/grandparents with children)
For group over 15 – INR 827 (retired citizen, students)
Free for holders of Oslo Pass
Adventurous things to do on a Norway honeymoon
7. Hike up to Trolltunga
Trolltunga is for the adventure seeking couple. This piece of huge rock jutting 700 meters above lake Ringedalsvatnet in Norway. And hiking this place isn’t that easy after all. It would include a hike of around 6 hours while going to the venue. This is clearly one of the top scenic hikes in Europe and a couple must try this. At least you will have the backing of each other!
Find more details about the hike here
Total hike distance: 22 km (roundtrip)
Time taken: 10 hours (6 hours up, 4 hours down)
8. Take a whale safari in the frozen Arctic
Whale safari is certainly the most exhilarating things to do on a Norway honeymoon. Tromso and Sto Villages are located at a distance of 350 and 200 km respectively from the Arctic circle and a cruise/boat safari into the sea is an endearing activity for every romantic couple. Whale safari and winter safari are the most popular of them all. Also, you can brace yourself to catch the stunning views of seals and other Arctic birds.
Where: Tromso, The fishing village Stø
Safari duration: 5.5 hours approximately, 4 hours on boat
You can book a whale safari right here
9. Take a blue ice hike at Nigardsbreen
The daunting blue glacier hike is for sure demanding yet fascinating. Usually conducted in a group of 6, these glacier hikes are one of the most exciting activities on a Norway honeymoon. Climbing on a steep ice with the help of an axe is also a part of the tour. There are other frozen ice caves en route that you must explore. The Nigardsbreen Glacier is a dreamy world where honeymoon couples must head to. An ideal tour for a Norway honeymoon it is!
10. Go to the top of Holmenkollen Ski Tower in Oslo
Marvel the exceptional city views from the Holmenkollen Ski Tower. It is a popular tourist site and Norway’s most visited tourist attraction. The exceptional views of Oslo city await you from the top of the Ski tower. You can also take the zipline to get down from the tower, another activity at the tower that you can try.
The Holmenkollen Ski Jump Tower also conducts winter games and would certainly make a wonderful addition to your Norway honeymoon itinerary. The museum happens to be the world’s oldest ski museum giving you a glimpse of the 4000-year-old history of skiing.
Find more details about the Ski Jump Tower and Museum here
June – August: 9 am to 8 pm
October – April: 10 am to 4 pm
May & September: 10 am to 5 pm
Norway is the dreamland for every adventure loving couple! And there is no better place on earth to celebrate a honeymoon other than the Norwegian land. Would you be there when the Aurora beckons?
Further Read: 10 Romantic Things To Do In Norway For Couples
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