Family holidays in Norway

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  • Norway Family holidays

    A family holiday in Norway lets you and your loved ones experience the magic of Northern Europe and of the Scandinavian coastline. Norway's position as the furthest west of the Scandinavian countries means it has a long coast that faces out over the North Atlantic, and the unique shape of this with its many narrow inlets creates the fjords for which the country is known all over the world. The water isn't the only geographic feature that defines Norway though, with a snowy and icy winter wonderland in the north of the country, where it contains parts of Lapland.

    Northern wonders

    The further north you go on a cheap family package holiday in Norway, the more unusual and magical events you stand to encounter, as you pass into the Boreal Forest with its mature spruce trees, the same trees that are traditional donated to London to be used as the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree each December. Enter the Arctic Circle and you're into the Land of the Midnight Sun in summer, with a corresponding period of midday darkness in winter. And if you look overhead at the right moment, you might catch sight of the Aurora Borealis as well, gently dancing across the dark skies.

    Say hello-ho-ho

    Although neighbouring Finnish Lapland is often more closely associated with Santa Claus, Norwegian Lapland has a claim as his homeland too, and you can take family holidays in Norway with the chance to meet Santa in person. You'll also probably meet his elves, who will usually act as your guides during the trip, and you may also be given the chance to build an itinerary of husky sledding and reindeer trekking, as well as other activities that make the most of the snowy landscape this far north.

    Unforgettable memories

    The mystical icy landscape of Norway - especially its northern extremes - and the complex pattern of the fjords along its western coast combine to make cheap family holidays in Norway unforgettable. You're never too old to go and meet Santa Claus in Lapland, especially if you want to take the chance to ride through the snowy forest on a reindeer-pulled sleigh or a husky sled. These are iconic winter pursuits, and everyone deserves to experience them at least once - so make this your turn to do just that.

    Why Norway is so great for families

    The Norwegians love children and make sure that all their younger visitors are treated with the same warmth as their parents. Family holidays to Norway are a fantastic opportunity to experience the magic of the Northern Lights, midnight sun and enchanting Atlantic fjords. Norway also has a wide range of excellent child-friendly attractions to explore, including encounters with reindeers and Santa Claus. All of this, combined with Norway's famously relaxed culture, means that weary families can leave their troubles at home and enjoy this unique destination.

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