Oh beautiful enigmatic Norway! I have always found it such a mysterious country with an outdoorsy vibe. Maybe I’m right or maybe I’m wrong? All I know is that it is a wonderful place to as a family and there are so many destinations to visit. But how to do you know which ones to choose? Here are some of our recommendations for places to spend Autumn with the family in Norway. Enjoy!
1) Adventure in Tusenfryd
Do you have an adventurous streak? As a family, we absolutely love visiting adventure parks. Tusenfryd is an amusement park in Vinterbro. Located just 20 kilometres south of Oslo, Tusenfryd has more than 30 fun attractions, special rides for the smallest kids, and the water park BadeFryd which sounds super!
Think rollercoasters, carousels, a log ride and much more family entertainment to enjoy across the seasons.
2) Explore Hamnøy
Spend time in the quintessentially Norwegian fishing village of Hamnøy in Moskenes Municipality in Nordland count. This evocative village is located on the eastern side of the island of Moskenesøya and has plenty to offer a family looking for tranquility in a picturesque place.
3) Puffin spotting Runde Island
Family members of all ages are bound to enjoy visiting Runde Island for some puffin spotting this Autumn. The tiny island has only got 150 regular inhabitants with around 80 species nesting there, and more than 230 species having been observed in total.
The bird life can be observed all year round, and during the winter visitors can study those species that are roughest, and thrive in the wild and untamed climate at Runde. This has been a lifelong dream of mine. Can we make it happen?
4) Beautiful Bergen
Located on Norway’s southwestern coast, Bergen is enveloped by mountains and fjords. Visitors love looking at the colorful wooden houses on the old wharf, in what it one of the most picturesque places in this charming country. You may recognise it when you see it!
5) Wander around Jotunheimen National Park
Also in Southern Norway, Jotunheimen National Park has a number of terrific trail-crossed peaks include Galdhøpiggen and Glittertind, in the north. Look out for reindeer, elk, mink and wolverines while there and marvel at this truly amazing place.
This is potentially an extremely active holiday so might be better for slightly longer legs (rather than young little legged kids). Maybe parents and their teens? Make sure you pack your waterproofs!
6) Awesome Oslo
The city of Oslo has become increasingly popular over the last few years and there are lots of activities and places to visit for families in the Norwegian capital. The Norwegian Museum of Science & Technology is a must while Oslo Reptile Centre sounds interested!
Spend time exploring the International Museum of Children’s Art and the Natural History Museum. It would take a long time to visit all of the awesome museums in this city but you can always try!
Have you visited Norway before? If so, we would love to know what you think about it and whether you might have any recommendations too? Let us know in the comments below…