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Norway Short Breaks

Our collection of short breaks focus on Norway’s most fascinating cities – from the capital Oslo to the jewel of the fjords Bergen – and are designed to be the perfect introduction to the charm of Norway.  For the ultimate Norway short break, visit two cities or combine with a countryside stay!


In southern Norway, the capital Oslo is uniquely located at the top of Oslofjord, and offers numerous cafes, bars and restaurants, museums, galleries and a variety of shopping possibilities from famous Scandinavian brands to kooky vintage boutiques. The surrounding countryside boasts pine forests, lush farming areas and dramatic highlands.


The colourful town of Bergen has proudly gained a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage list for Bryggen, an old Hanseatic wharf. The Fish Market and the funicular railway to Mt Floyen add to Bergen’s long list of attractions. Gateway to the fjords, Bergen is in a gorgeous coastal setting surrounded by steep forested hills.

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Further north, the unique Art Nouveau town of Alesund is best observed from the high point of Aksla, offering breathtaking views across the city. It’s the starting point for a scenic drive to UNESCO Heritage listed Geirangerfjord.


This Arctic city if nicknamed the ‘Paris of the North’ for its stylish shops, restaurants, street cafes and cultural attractions, with the angular Arctic Cathedral is a striking landmark. During winter, this charming city is hotspot for aurora hunters.