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Norway named top adventure destination

17th September 2013 Print

Norway is listed in the 'Top Ten Adventure Nations' list in Lonely Planet's new book Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Adventures. With its many outdoor thrills like kayaking, hiking and skiing as well as festivals like the Extreme Sports Week in Voss, Norway is hailed as one of the best destinations for active travellers and adrenalin junkies. The book notes,' For raw and rugged beauty, Norway has few peers. Fjords cut deep incisions into the coast and mountains rise on every horizon.'

Norwegian destinations featured on the following lists:

Telemark: Retro Active: Old School Adventures

Midnight Sun Marathon, Tromsø: Mind?Blowing Marathons

Ekstremsportveko: Best Adventure Festivals

Trollstigen: Hair?Raising Road Trips

Lofoten Islands: Epic Sea?Kayak Paddles

Northern Lights, Tromsø: Eye?Catching Atmospheric Extravaganzas

Tackle the Troll Road (Trollstigen): Ultimate Motorbike Adventures

Telemark in Telemark: Iconic European Adventures

Tysfjord: Truly Wild Waterways

Ski across Spitsbergen: Most Magnificent Coast?to?Coast Missions

About Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Adventures book

The book is available in shops from mid-September, and includes the world's most daring and breathtaking experiences. It covers a range of challenges to suit everyone from travelers looking for their first active trip to hardcore adrenalin junkies. For more information: 

For more information on Norway:

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