Enjoy a driving holiday in Norway for fantastic views

Thursday, 20 October 2011 10:01 AM

Europe boasts plenty of places where you can enjoy a peaceful driving holiday, and Norway is perhaps one of the best destinations to travel to if you're looking for breathtaking views and charming cities.

Once you have looked up caravan insurance quotes, packed your suitcase and loaded your car, you'll be ready to head out on to the open road.

And if you're hoping to enjoy an impressive vista during your driving holiday, you're sure to find this in Norway.

Here, you'll come across miles upon miles of woodlands, national parks and mountain ranges. You'll never be short of things to do as the northern European nation is awash with natural sights every way you turn.

You could find yourself driving past snow-capped peaks, glacial lakes and breathtaking fjords, where glaciers have forced a split in the land. These are sights that you won't forget in a hurry!

But Norway is also renowned for its cities, which are filled with character, making them equally inviting to visit. Its capital Oslo shies away from the busy metropolises of other European cities and, while it is a big area, its small population means that you won't come across crowds, queues or traffic jams on an excursion here.

There are a host of things to enjoy seeing in Oslo, and you could come here to take in some of its most famous cultural attractions. Indeed, it is an ideal location to learn more about the nation's history, culture and traditions, as you can visit museums, castles and galleries during your trip.

The Holocaust Center might be of interest to you if you want to find out more about the impact on the second world war on Norway. Or for a look further into the nation's past, visit Akershus Fortress. Here you can gain a greater understanding into Norway's royal history and catch the breathtaking sights of the medieval castle looking out on to the Oslo Fjord.

Once you have spent all day taking in Oslo's attractions, make sure you head to a restaurant or bar, as the city is well known for its nightlife.

Should you wake up after an evening full of entertainment and want to make the most of Oslo's beautiful mountainous surroundings, this can easily be done as there are many activities on offer on the perimeter of the capital.

You could stretch your legs and go for a bike ride through its woodlands during the summertime. Or, if you're visiting Norway on a winter break, you could take advantage of the many ski resorts nearby and slip and slide down the peaks.

However, if it's the countryside that you came to see in Norway, a drive between to Bergen from Oslo will show you the full spectrum of the nation's beautiful scenery.

Heading west, you're sure to venture through Naeroyfjord. This is one of Norway's most famous fjords, which can be found in abundance in the west of the country.

It is worth stopping here to take in the majestic sight of the river from the top of the peaks. You will be able to see the sliver of water travelling between the rocky cliff faces for miles into the distance. This makes for a fantastic vista, so don't forget to bring your camera!

And once you arrive in Bergen, your views won't change as this charming city is known as the gateway to Norway's fjords, because it is surrounded by equally stunning mountain peaks.

You could opt to stay here, where you may get views of snowy mountain tops, ice blue lakes and wild forests.

While the surrounding scenery is breathtaking, the city itself is a brilliant place to visit. It is steeped in history and tradition, and while walking around Bergen you could be mistaken for thinking you've stepped back in time.

It has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO and it is not hard to see why, as it is brimming with wooden houses and cobbled streets.

The best way to see Bergen is by strolling through it, but once you have set off in your caravan again make sure you keep your caravan insurance nearby so you can enjoy your holiday with peace of mind.

Before you go, it is worth taking time to research favourable rates, so you can receive the cheapest caravan insurance possible.

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