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Fjord Tours Articles / 13 Jan 2020

Top Romantic Winter Getaways in Norway

Winter is here, which happens to be one of the most romantic times to visit Norway. From quiet retreats in the North with views of the Aurora Borealis to candlelight dinners in the city, there is no shortage of options to explore.

Catch the Northern Lights

No list of romantic winter getaways in Norway would be complete without mentioning the Northern Lights. One of the most magical places to catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis is in the arctic city of Tromsø.

On our Northern Lights & Norway in a nutshell® tour, you travel north from Bergen or Oslo to Arctic Tromsø. During your stay in Tromsø a 7-hour Northern Lights excursion to Camp Tamok is included. Because of its inland climate with stable dry weather, Camp Tamok is considered one of the prime locations to see the Aurora Borealis. Here you will have excellent chances of spotting the spectacular celestial light-show together with your significant other. Read more about the tour here.

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Experience Romantic Røros

If you and your partner are hoping for a little bit of rest and relaxation on your Norway travels, look no further than the Romantic Røros region. Here you will find several charming hotels and lots of interesting and exciting winter activities, perfect for a romantic holiday getaway.

Røros is a traditional and fascinating mining town that offers unique architecture with authentic wooden structures and buildings. You can travel to Røros from Oslo or Trondheim and we highly recommend spending some fun (and romantic) days in the region.

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Share a romantic Meal in Oslo or Bergen

Both Oslo and Bergen have thriving food scenes, so if you and your partner are looking for the perfect setting for a romantic candlelight dinner, Bergen or Oslo are perfect destinations. A favorite winter spot for tourists and locals alike in Oslo is Cru Wine & Kitchen. You can expect cozy, comfortable decor, great wine and cocktails, and traditional British fare with a Norwegian twist.

In Bergen you should consider Lysverket, situated in the center of the city. Head chef Christopher Haatuft whips up the most stunning dishes in elegant surroundings and characterizes his food as “neo-fjordic”. “The fjords are what make Norway different, and that’s what I want my food to be.” Read more about his concept in The New York Times and check out all our Norwegian Food Tours here.

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Romantic Relaxation at Britannia Hotel in Trondheim

For couples who are seeking a little romance in stunning settings, the Britannia Hotel in Trondheim might be just what the doctor ordered. Founded in 1870, Britannia Hotel has a rich history, including serving royalty & dignitaries. The hotel reopened in April 2019, after a dramatic renovation totaling $150 million.

The hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and features 5-star service, several bar & restaurant concepts, as well as large Spa. Perfectly located in Trondheim near historical sights, outdoor activities, and attractions.

You can stay at the Britannia Hotel during the Hurtigruten & Norway in a nutshell® Winter Tour, a tour which also includes a Hurtigruten Coastal Cruise along the west coast of Norway. Could it get more romantic?

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Photo: Britannia Hotel

Night Lights

Nightfall comes quickly in Norway during winter, so it only makes sense to take advantage of the darkness to get into a romantic mood. How about snowshoe hiking at night? The city of Ålesund, with its spectacular Art Nouveau architecture, is a romantic destination in itself, and a night hike is bound to leave a lasting impression! The extra lucky will get to experience the Northern Lights as well.

Ålesund is, in general, an excellent place for an active holiday, and sporty couples should also take the opportunity to see the city’s unique architecture from the sea, going winter kayaking.

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While many people prefer to travel during the summer, we think that winter is perhaps the most magical and romantic time for couples looking to visit Norway. From outdoor adventures in the snow to bars in the city to stunning views of the Aurora Borealis, a winter visit to Norway is sure to be a getaway you and your partner won’t soon forget.

Check out all our winter tours and activities here!

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