Sunday, 13 March 2016

Norway with Children: Where to Go

Norway is a land of outstanding natural beauty, magnificent fjords, ancient legends of trolls, powerful waterfalls, polar nights in winter and midnight summer in summer, mountains and glaciers, history of Vikings, clean towns and vast parks. 

Children, Norway



Thousand Joys

Tusenfryd (Thousand Joys) is an amusement park located 15-20 km to the South of Oslo. It is a perfect place for family holiday. The visitors can have a ride on various attractions for different ages, including the 44 meters’ high big wheel, Speed Monster or Super Splash; enjoy summer waterpark and open swimming pools with areas for kids. Every year new attractions appear in the park. 


Oslo Reptilpark, Norway

When Oslo Reptilpark first opened its doors on 2002, its only manager was the sole employee. It was a yearlong childhood dream came true. Now the park boasts over 50 different species of reptiles, including snakes, lizards, turtles, tarantula, even crocodiles! 

Child Planet 

Child Planet Atlantis

If the weather is bad or if you just want to take a break from excursions, visit Child Planet – a two-storied amusement complex not far from the center of Oslo. Dry pools, chutes, walls for young alpinists and games surveyed by instructors and animators – you can spend the whole day there! Child Planet offers separate rooms for birthday celebrations, and you can also book your own "oasis" (seating area). 

Open Farm with Animals at Bogstad 

Open Farm with Animals at Bogstad, Norway

The youngest tourists will be excited to visit the Open Farm with Animals at Bogstad located in the southern region of Oslo – Sørkedalsveien. Here you can see rabbits, hens, cows, pigs and other animals. 

Bø Sommarland 

Bø Sommarland Amusement Park

It takes about 2 hours to drive from Oslo to Bø Sommarland Amusement Park, the largest aquapark in the country. Various chutes, artificial waves for surfing, rides on inflatable rubber dinghies and much more! There are animators and special performances for children and a playground. 

Kristiansand Dyrepark 

The Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park is a Zoological garden and amusement park situated 11 km east of Kristiansand, Norway. It is Norway's most frequently visited attraction, covering an area of 61 ha. Animals include wolves, lynxes, wolverines, tigers, lions, cheetahs, chimpanzees, moose, zebras, and orangutans. 

Lynx, Kristiansand Dyrepark

Other attractions include Cardamom Town, which is made to look like the town in the book by Thorbjørn Egner, and Captain Sabertooth and pirate village Abra Havn (Port of Abra). 

Hunderfossen Family Park 

Hunderfossen Familiepark is an amusement park north of Lillehammer in the province of Oppland in Norway. The park is one of Norway's biggest tourist attractions, with over 250,000 visitors each summer. 

Troll, Hunderfossen, Norway

Guarded by a 14 meter high troll, behind the gates of the 37 meter tall fairy tale castle the treasure of the Norwegian folk stories is kept safe in Hunderfossen Family park. Step inside and be a part of the fairy tales yourself! In the unique and mysterious atmosphere of Hunderfossen Family Park you will meet the Prince and the Princess, the King and the Queen, Trolls and many other odd characters from the old Norwegian folk stories. 


Kongeparken (The King's park) is an amusement park in the village Ålgård, near Stavanger, Norway. Kongeparken is the biggest amusement park in the southwest of Norway and Rogaland's biggest tourist attraction. The park offers over 50 different rides and adventures for the entire family and has been awarded several times for good service and innovative attractions. 

It is the only amusement park in the world that holds the theme of bears. Brumle, Brumleline, the King and the Queen of Bears, The Bie Queen, Pysjamas, Tranbamsen, Storm and the Icebear is some of the bears you can meet in the park. The park has a BearBotel where your teddybear can check in for a spa treatment, while you enjoy the park. 

In the Freia theater you can watch the bears of BrumleBand or make chocolate with the bears in the Chocolate Factory. 

Residence of Julenissen in Savalen 

If you travel in Norway in winter, we recommend you to visit the residence of Norwegian Santa Claus – Julenissen, or Nisse – situated far away in the mountains on the Savalen lake. The easiest way to get there is from Lillehammer. 

Julenissen  Residence

Nisse lives in a big fairy-tale house where there is a real production line of presents. In a big dining hall dwarfs offer you a cup of tea with biscuits and tell Christmas stories. Not far from the residence, you can see a puppet show in a tent or take a picture with different animals or birds at a farm. 

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