Those who visit South Norway in the summer find several hours of daylight and warm temperatures. In the winter, you will find a haven for all types of snow related sports. A holiday rental home in South Norway will give you all of the comforts of home whilst serving as home base for all of your activities.
No matter when you choose to holiday to South Norway, you will find plenty of activities to keep you busy. In the winter, you can go skiing, skating or sledding. For those who want a truly unique adventure, consider trying your hand at dog sled racing. In the summer, virtually any type of out of door activity is within reach. You can go hiking, cycling, fishing, or bird watching with beautiful, breathtaking scenery serving as a backdrop. There are also many types of water sports available including sailing and swimming. If you golf, you will be pleased to find dozens of courses throughout South Norway. Whale watching excursions in this area may give you the chance to see a number of varieties of whales, including killer whales, as well as other types of marine life.
There are many fine museums and important architectural sites in South Norway. Amongst the most popular of museums is the Munch Museum, featuring works by the famed artist of the same name. Other museums include the Norwegian Folk Museum, the National Gallery and the Museum of Skiing. Those who appreciate architecture will enjoy a visit to Akershus Castle, a medieval castle that was building in the 12 century, and Stortinget, which is the country’s Parliament Building.
The summer weather in Norway draws the most visitors. The average summer temperatures are between 13 and 18 degrees. In the northern part of the country, the sun never sets in the summer. Whilst the sun does go down during the summer in South Norway, it usually does not happen until about 11 o’clock and night. In the winter, the average temperature is between 2 and 3 degrees, making it cold enough for a variety of popular winter sports.
Those travelling to South Norway have several airports from which to choose. Each of the following is located in the southern portion of the country: Bergen Airport (BGO), Fagernes Airport (VDB), Kristiansand Airport (KRS) and Oslo Airport (OSL). The airport that would be best for you will depend on your starting location, your final destination and which would offer the best prices and most convenient flights.