Welcome to Central Norway


Here on the roof of Norway, trails snake their way past glaciers, waterfalls and snow-bound peaks in more than a dozen national parks. Jotunheimen National Park is one of Europe's premier hiking destinations, and is bisected by one of Norway's most beautiful drives. But Rondane, Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella and the desolately beautiful Hardangervidda are also superb. Within the parks' boundaries you may find wild reindeer, elk and musk ox. At the gateway to the parks, Unesco World Heritage–listed Røros, a centuries-old mining town of timber houses and turf-roofed cottages, and Lom, with its beautiful stave church, are two of inland Norway's most attractive villages.


Top experiences in Central Norway

Central Norway activities

$100 Shore Excursions

Eagle Road, Flydalsjuvet Viewpoint and Mount Dalsnibba

You will be met at the port by a Cruising Excursions representative who will then guide you to your air conditioned transportation ready to commence your tour.This tour offers the opportunity to see some of Geiranger’s most beautiful attractions. We commence our air-conditioned coaches and mini-coaches with our English speaking driver/guide depart and return to the port entrance of Geiranger. Our tour includes an overview of Geiranger’s historical sites along with the beautiful landscape of this wonderful part of Norway.Geiranger is a small tourist town in the western part of Norway. It is situated at the top of the Geirangerfjord which often described as “the most beautiful fjord in the world". Geiranger is home to some of the most astounding landscape in the world. It is truly special and is known by many as the best travel destination in Scandinavia. It would be extremely disappointing to miss out on some of the most beautiful sites in the world. However, with our Discovery Tour of Geiranger, you will be guaranteed to see these beautiful sites, learn a lot about this Scandinavian town and give you a history of the area.This tour is not to be missed. It gives you an insight into the historical and cultural significance of Geiranger while taking you to the sightseeing hotspots of Flydalsjuvet Viewpoint and Mt Dalsnibba to get the best views of this part of Norway for some invaluable photo opportunities.Our tour returns to port in plenty of time to re-join our ship.MT DALSNIBBA (1500m)An easily accessed high mountain experience, one of the highest viewpoint to the surrounding mountains.  During the 45 minute drive you will experience rich flora and fauna, ice blue lakes, geology, glaciers and the incredible peak itself.FLYDAL GORGEOne of Norway's most photographed viewpoints! From the top of an 80m deep gorge is the famous view back to Geirangerfjord and the cruise ship.EAGLE ROAD/BENDDrive up 11 hairpin bends and enjoy the spectacular panorama stretching from Geiranger township back over the Fjord and to the sister's waterfall.This tour is not suitable for customers in wheelchairs or with walking difficulties.

$148.74 Outdoor Activities

Mountain hiking

Welcome to Jakobsbakken in Sulitjelma with magnificent buildings dating back to the mining industry in the late 1800s.Do you want to lie in the heather and dream away, while the only thing you hear is your own pulse and the blowing wind? Starting from Jakobsbakken we can take you along the routes used by the border guides during the war.Experience magical walks under the midnight sun in unspoilt nature, where you can go for hours without meeting a single person. You will get close to the nature in the Arctic mountains and the opportunity to see wildlife close up, including reindeer, grouse and foxes.We can also deliver more extreme summit trips to Suliskongen (1913 moh), Vardetoppen (1715 moh) and Stortoppen (1822 moh) and Norway's highest border mountain Nord-Saulo (1768 moh)

$118.99 Outdoor Activities

Tour the cave systems at Svarthammarhola

Explore Scandinavia's largest cave system Svarthammarhola. Situated approximately 7 km from Fauske town centre, towards the town of Sulitjelma. It contains large halls that are well suited for caving enthusiasts of all backgrounds, and for those looking for something more challenging, there are opportunities to try more complicated routes which require crawling in order to move forward.On your way to the cave system you will walk up alongside the mountain, giving you a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape. The terrain will be steep and rugged, so it is recommended that you have good footwear to make your way up to the cave. This takes around one hour in the summer - a little longer in the winter.We use well-qualified guides who have a solid knowledge of the Svarthammarhola system and who put safety and wellbeing at highest priority. Upon arrival at the opening of the cave there will be a dinner break before changing clothes and heading into the cave.Please bring good quality waterproof mountain boots or strong walking boots. We also recommend that you bring a set of towels that can be used to clean yourself when finished. It's cold inside the cave, so extra warm clothes are essential after the trip.

$106.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

GUIDED TOUR ALONG SULITJELMABANEN

Join an historic journey by bus along “Sulitjelmabanen”, a closed down railway line which today is the national road 830 from Finneid to Sulitjelma. “Sulitjelmabanen” commenced back in 1892 and contains stories around every turn. Over 100 years of mining in a society that is considered unique in Norwegian industrial history has made its mark. Our local guide will take you on a journey to experience the historical whispers and the traces of the mining community's greatness.After our guide has lead you through the fascinating history of the community, you will stop at the Mining Museum. Then you will be taken to Jakobsbakken, a mining community located 600 meters above sea level, on the opposite side of the valley in Sulitjelma. Here you will walk through the unique mining town before lunch is served with a mighty view of Arctic mountains and Norway's highest border mountain.

$214.18 Outdoor Activities

Dog sledding in the mountains of Sulis

Starting from Jakobsbakken in Sulitjelma, with magnificent buildings dating back to the mining industry in the late 1800’s, we will take you dog sledding in the mountains of Sulis.Our certified guide gives you instructions on how to handle the huskies and the sled before you are ready to let your four-legged friends guide you into the Arctic mountains.Experience a magical tour in unspoilt nature, where the dogs can pull you for hours without meeting a single person. You will also experience close proximity to nature and the opportunity to see wildlife close up, including reindeer, grouse and foxes. From September to April there are also good opportunities to see the Aurora Borealis from this beautiful mining town above the Arctic circle.Easy dog sledding intended for larger groupsIn this package, you will try to drive a dog sled along with a friend. We run a round of approx. 2 km, so you can try the dog sled. Suitable for large groups wishing to try dog sledding.Duration: 2 hours

$156.11 Outdoor Activities

Winter experiences in historical surroundings

Welcome to Jakobsbakken in Sulitjelma an old mining town with stunning buildings dating back to the mining industry in the late 1800s.Do you want to make angels in the snow, go with snowshoes and try ice-water fishing or go cross-country skiing in tracks with World Cup standard? Starting from Jakobsbakken we offer you a true winter experiences on historical grounds in the Arctic mountains.Our guides will help with your equipment and instruct you on how to use them. Sledging, skiing or snowshoeing in the vicinity of Jakobsbakken – you choose what you want to try.Experience magic walks in untouched nature, where you can walk for hours without meeting a single person. You will get close to nature in the Arctic mountains and maybe the opportunity to see wildlife including reindeer, grouse and foxes close up.From September to April there are also good opportunities to see the Aurora Borealis from this beautiful mining town above the polar circle. Here we can offer an unforgettable Aurora Borealis chase, and due to limited light pollution, stunning views of the northern lights dancing over the Arctic mountains can be seen.

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