Safari – the Norwegian way

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Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella. Photo: Sigbjørn Frengen/VisitNorway.com

Safari may be an activity mostly associated with African savannas, but Norwegian nature also offer animal experiences beyond the ordinary. On safari, you can get close to a myriad of unique creatures in their natural habitat and at the same time learn about the history, flora and fauna of the area.

The adventures are varied, ranging from diving for king crabs to elk safaris.
If you enjoy the ocean, whale watching is an option. These giants of the ocean visit the Norwegian coast every year, showing off for tourists and locals alike. The most common whale to spot during the summer season is the sperm whale, but if you are lucky, you may also see pilot whales, humpbacks, dolphins and killer whales. 

If you are more in to mountain hikes, the rugged musk oxes may fascinate you. Dovrefjell National Park is the only place in Norway, and one of the few places on earth, where you can see the mighty musk oxen. The musk oxen, survivors from the last glacial epoch, are not aggressive, as long as you do not get too close.

Many mountain areas in Norway are world-renowned for bird watching. Northern Norway has the biggest population in Europe of white-tailed eagles. From here, the species has spread to most of the Norwegian coastline, and eagles from Norway have even been brought over to help repopulate Scotland with the majestic birds.

Video of whale safari: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3GiFc42oug

Story sourced from: VisitNorway