- Norway Luxury holidays
Norway's territories cover one of the largest geographical ranges on Earth, with part of the country falling north of the Arctic Circle and, technically, part of it found in Queen Maud Land on the southern continent of Antarctica. This almost pole-to-pole nation once also owned Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, and even Orkney and Shetland until the mid-15th century. Its distinctive long naRow shape is common among the Scandinavian countries, and Norway is the most westerly of these, with a North Atlantic coastline to its west and a long land border with Sweden to its east.
The sun never sets on Norway
The British Empire was famously once so extensive that it was always daylight somewhere on British soil, and while this is not quite true of present-day Norway, it comes very close. The extreme north of Norway falls within the Arctic Circle, and that means that at certain times of year, the sun does not drop below the horizon at night time. This leads to the nickname 'The Land of the Midnight Sun' and is a tourist attraction in its own right, especially at either end of the season when the sun first rises from the Arctic winter, or when it finally dips below the horizon again after months of daylight.
A trip to Norwegian Lapland
Much of the tourist industry's focus on Lapland relates to the part of the region that falls within Finland, but in fact many of the occupants of the area are Norwegian, and the western border of Lapland is formed by its coastline with the Norwegian Sea. Roughly 850,000 people live in Norwegian Lapland, and it is well worth a visit if you don't mind the colder conditions, and want to see the unique sights of this part of Northern Europe.
When should I visit Norway?
As mentioned, Norway is the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’, and it's important to recognise that even south of the Arctic Circle, the summer days are very long - up to 20 hours of daylight - and the winter days are correspondingly short. If you visit between late November and late January, you will not see much sunlight, while from late May to late July you will not experience many hours of darkness. Some people find this quite easy to adapt to, but it's worth keeping it in mind when scheduling your trip.
What’s on offer on a luxury holiday?
Luxury holidays are all about you having an unforgettable time. If you want to splash out on one-of-a-kind experiences you can. If you want a little bit of luxury 'glamping' so you can catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights, you definitely should! The object of a luxury holiday is to treat yourself and ensure all your experiences are perfect in every way. Paying that little bit extra is worth it too; it’s not every day you get to explore Norway. Luxury holidays in Norway are like no other. While you may not have warm sandy beaches, you’ll get to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery on earth,