You have a passion for getting your hands dirty and truly experiencing everything the world has to offer. And you’re no stranger to a challenge!
Women like you who are searching for a place to let their hair down, explore, and run free probably have a bucket list that’s chock-full of dreamy experiences around the globe. We certainly do! In fact, you can check ours out here.
And if Norway isn’t already near the top of your bucket list, don’t worry — it will be soon!
It’s beautiful. It’s untamed. It’s packed with opportunities for adventure around every bend. And it’s calling your name.
Whether you’re a thrill seeker, a nature enthusiast, or a contemplative observer, Norway has something special for you. And if you want to know some of our most favorite Norwegian activities, read on!
Our travel experts have put together a list of the top 6 things to do in Norway for female travelers looking for a wonder-filled vacation:
1. Embark on a magical glacier hike.
When you visit Norway, expect to be completely enchanted by the wild, icy terrain. During the snowy period, powdery snow and blue ice extend as far as the eye can see. And over 2,500 glaciers enhance the peaceful Norwegian landscape.
The glaciers are majestic and nothing short of awe-inspiring. And although they may look intimidating in stature, you can actually safely explore some of them — with proper safety equipment and expert guides leading the way, of course!
Professional guides are trained to help keep you safe from the inherent dangers of glacier hiking. With experts by your side, you’re empowered to explore these rugged, icy giants for an experience you won’t forget!
2. Cycle the renowned Navvies’ Road.
The Navvies’ Road is Norway’s most famous cycling route — and for good reason! When you cycle along this historic route, you’re greeted by mountain lakes, grazing animals, and magnificent waterfalls. It’s no wonder the Navvies’ Road has been named Norway’s Most Beautiful Cycle Path.
With long, winding stretches unencumbered by traffic, cyclers love zipping through the changing landscape on this famous road. And they appreciate the challenge of cycling over the mountainous terrain — with some gravel sections and some paved sections. We know you’ll love taking part in this 100-year-old cycling tradition!
3. Kayak in Norway’s glacier-carved fjords.
Norway’s signature landscape is characterized by unique bodies of water called fjords. According to National Geographic, “A fjord is a long, deep, narrow body of water that reaches far inland. Fjords are often set in a U-shaped valley with steep walls of rock on either side.”
And the cool thing is — fjords were created by glaciers moving through the earth during the last ice age. Pretty fascinating, huh? These curiously-shaped bodies of water provide a fantastic vessel for your kayaking adventure. And if you’re lucky, you may even spot some local wildlife — like otters, porpoises, eagles, and seals — amongst the stunning scenery on your journey.
4. Summit Mt. Prest for some of the best hiking in Europe.
With an elevation of 1351 meters above sea level, Mt. Prest offers a particularly rewarding Norwegian endeavor. The terrain on the trail is rugged and challenging, so we recommend hiking with a supportive group of women to encourage you along the way. And arranging group travel for women like you happens to be our specialty! For more information about our signature women-only adventure tour groups, click here.
Pack a picnic for a delightful mealtime memory, and take your time while soaking up the scenery. The trek up the steep elevation is well worth the effort. Because at the top, the views are incredible. Trust us… you really don’t want to miss this one.
5. Enjoy a train ride across the idyllic Norwegian countryside.
Highly regarded as one of the most beautiful railways in the world, the Flam Railway provides a unique Norwegian experience that’s more on the leisurely side. After all, even the most thrill-seeking female adventurers need a slower moment (or two!) to rest and recharge.
On this famous journey, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of Western Norway’s spectacular landscape — including sparkling rivers, lush valleys, and the Kjosfossen waterfall — all from the comfort of a delightful, vintage train car. It doesn’t get more wholesome than that, does it?
6. Tour the vibrant city of Oslo.
To truly experience the essence of a foreign place, we believe it’s absolutely essential to connect with the locals. On your travels, be intentional about venturing into common marketplaces — like the lively capital of Norway, Oslo.
In this lovely city, you’ll find plenty of friendly Norway natives, museums, street art, world-class dining, alluring shops, and unique treasures galore. Relax in a park, stroll the streets, interact with locals, and stop for a bite to eat for the full Norwegian experience. We’re convinced this place will charm your socks right off!
Are you starting to see why a Norwegian adventure for women is on our bucket list?
We’re guessing it’s near the top of yours now, too — and we’d be honored to help you check it off! At Canyon Calling, our mission is to empower adventurous women like you to experience the world on active, affordable, and fun vacations.
And reservations are now OPEN for our upcoming Active Norway tour. The trip is scheduled for July of 2023, and it’s packed with all 6 of the exciting activities listed here (and more!). Click here to book your trip.
But be sure to hurry and book your spot TODAY — seats tend to fill up quickly on thrilling adventures like these.
We can’t wait to share Europe’s best-kept secret with you!