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Fjord Tours Articles / 2 Mar 2020

Helpful Tips for Group Travel in Norway

Not surprisingly, Norway tourism is booming. Perhaps it’s because this beautiful country has a little something for everyone. From city lovers looking for great restaurants and unique shopping, to adventure goers looking for their next adrenaline rush, to lovers of the outdoors looking for some remote peace and quiet.

So, it comes as no surprise that many people travel to Norway in large groups. While sharing a group travel experience with your loved ones can be special, it can also present some unique challenges. If you’re looking for ways to ensure that all of your fellow travel goers have a great time and get a chance to do the activities they’re interested in, here are a few tips to keep in mind!

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Consider a Package Tour

If you are traveling with a large group, Traveling with a large group, a tour from Fjord Tours might be a good option. You can book any of our tours for up to 16 people. On our tours, all transport elements have been sorted for you, and you can choose to add activities and hotels along the way.

We can also help you arrange tours for larger groups than 16. These tours can be combined with overnight stays, activities, luggage transport and meals. If you are interested in booking a tour for more than 16 people, please contact

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Photo: Priscilla Du Preez / Unsplash

Split Up Group Responsibilities

While someone does typically emerge as the travel group leader, it’s nice to ensure that one person’s interests don’t dominate the entire group. This way, everyone has an opportunity to schedule activities and visit places in Norway that interest them.

So, for example, if someone in your group really loves food, let them book the Norwegian Dining Experiences. If someone else loves wildlife, put them in charge of booking a whale-watching tour or other exciting activities. This way you end up with a trip itinerary that has something for everybody and you’ll help ensure that all of the responsibility doesn’t fall on one person’s plate.

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Photo: Frank Busch/ Brim Explorer

Overnight Stays

There are loads of hotels on offer in Norway, but sometimes hotels may not be in your preferred locations, or they might not suit your budget. If you are looking for a hotel in Norway, we highly recommend checking out our selection. We have handpicked and negotiated great deals for our customers. 

If you are looking for something else, you might want to consider an AirBnB. With everyone pitching in, you are often able to book a great house at a lower price than what you would spend on a hotel. You’ll also often get access to helpful amenities like washing machines and a kitchen. Being able to prepare your meals at home will help you save on your travel costs.

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Photo: Soroush Karimi&/ Unsplash

Book Group Activities

While you may divide and conquer different parts of the city you are visiting, there may also be times you want to do an activity with the entire group. Be sure to plan these activities ahead of time so you can see if there are any special offers or accommodations for larger parties.

There are so many activities to choose from in Norway that work well for those traveling in a large group: from wildlife tours to museum visits to white water rafting. When it comes to these activities - the more the merrier!

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Photo: Henk Jan Geel / Unsplash

While group travel does offer a number of unique challenges, it is also a wonderful opportunity to bond with your loved ones. With a little preparation and a destination as beautiful as Norway, you’ll surely create memories to last a lifetime.

If you are interested in planing a group experience in Norway, do not hesitate to contact us or check out our page for Group Travel in Norway.

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