Norway is a fascinating country that has something to offer every type of traveller. From its expansive mountain ranges and fjords to its viridescent cities, it’s a truly unique place to visit. The tranquillity of the fresh Norwegian air offers a peaceful escape from everyday life – and makes the country the perfect backdrop for your next solo adventure.
In this article, we explore three of our favourite destinations for solo travellers in Norway that are sure to keep every traveller entertained.
As the capital city of Norway and one of its most popular destinations, Oslo is a vibrant city adorned with greenery and iconic landmarks. Even if you’re not someone who is drawn to historical monuments and sightseeing, there are a few mesmerising sights in Oslo that you won’t want to miss.
The Akershus Fortress is one of these. Dating back to the 1290s, it’s a truly incredible sight to behold. It was originally built to protect the royal residents of the city, but has since been used as a prison and even as the office of the country’s Prime Minister.
When you’re done exploring the castle, make sure to take some time to wander the streets of Oslo – particularly the neighbourhoods of Grünerløkka and Aker Brygge. This is the best way to truly appreciate the city’s colourful architecture and breathtaking scenery.
No trip to Norway would be complete without a chance to witness the Northern Lights, and where better to do it than the city with the highest chance in Europe? Tromsø lies within the Arctic Circle and provides excellent visibility of the natural phenomenon, while also having one of the longest viewing seasons.
While the Northern Lights are arguably what draws the most visitors to Tromsø, the city has so much more to offer, particularly for solo travellers. The city is laden with restaurants, cafes and bars with the ultimate Fjordian backdrop, making it the perfect place to meet new people and try new things.
If you’re hoping to visit Norway for its fjords, look no further than Geirangerfjord. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is nestled deep within the fjords, guiding you along a scenic path through towering mountains, cascading waterfalls and crystal blue lakes. The journey itself is a truly memorable experience, with plenty of picture-perfect spots to visit along the way such as Flydalsjuvet and Dalsnibba.
Alongside its spectacular fjords, Geirangerfjord is home to the quaint village of Geiranger which is the epitome of Norwegian culture. Wander the streets and get a taste of the local cuisine from its many authentic cafes and restaurants, or stop by the Norwegian Fjord Centre to learn about the fascinating history of the country’s fjords.
Norway offers a wealth of unforgettable experiences for every solo traveller. Whether you’re seeking adventure, tranquillity or cultural immersion, these three places can do it all – without the need for any co-travellers. If anything, visiting Norway alone presents the perfect opportunity to explore all that it has to offer without any distractions.