Nature and Wildlife

Nature and Wildlife

Norway is so long that it spans several climate zones from the Arctic zone in the north to the temperate zone in the south. The land rises up from sea level to a height of 2,469 metres. This means that there is great diversity in what lives and grows in Norwegian nature.
Havørn, Sea Eagle

In the sea

Young seal approaching photographer diving outside Ålesund. Photo by Lill Haugen
Seals - there are seven different species of seals in Norway, from the rare walrus in the Arctic to species that you see along the entire Norwegian coast, often in colonies on the outermost skerries.

The population density in Norway is low. Only two per cent of Norway's area is developed. The rest is nature. Wild and beautiful.

Experience the Norwegian coast
Seagulls in Finnmark. Photo Johan Wildhagen/visitnorway.com

In the air

Eagle catching fish in North of Norway.
Eagles– the sea eagle is Northern Europe's largest bird of prey, and the largest ones have a wingspan of almost 2.5 metres. This impressive bird is a common sight along large parts of the Norwegian coast.

Reindeers at the Finnmark mountain plateau. Photo Terje rakke/visitnorway.com

On land

Two mooses. Photo Torbjørn Martinsen/visitnorway.com

Moose - the largest land mammal in Norway. Including the antlers, it can reach a height of over two metres. Found in forests throughout Norway and is called the King of the Forest.

Flora

Cloudberries.Photo Foap /visitnorway.com

Cloudberry - the golden jewel of northern marshes. The berry is much sought after for its taste as well as its high vitamin C content.

Our voyages

North- and southboundRound Voyage

Bergen → Kirkenes → Bergen

12 days

Havila ship sailing in the azure blue Geiranger fjord with steep green sides and a partly cloudy sky.
  • Lofoten
  • Geirangerfjorden*
  • Saltstraumen
  • Northern lights or midnight sun
  • The Arctic Circle

Price from £947 per person

NorthboundVoyage North

Bergen → Kirkenes

7 days

Atlantic Ocean road connected by bridges on small islands.
  • Geirangerfjorden*
  • Ålesund
  • The arctic circle
  • North Cape
  • Tromsø

Price from £663 per person

SouthboundVoyage South

Kirkenes → Bergen

6 days

Red houses on rocky shoreline with majestic mountains in the background.
  • Tromsø
  • Lofoten
  • The coast of Helgeland
  • Nidaros Cathedral
  • The Atlantic Ocean Road

Price from £568 per person

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